Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Working together worldwide
GIZ has over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment, energy and the environment, peace and security.
GIZ is a public-benefit federal enterprise that works with companies, civil society actors and research institutions, fostering successful interaction between development policy and other key areas. GIZ main commissioning party is the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
The registered offices of GIZ are in Bonn and Eschborn. GIZ has 18,260 staff in around 120 countries.
GIZ helps organizations, public authorities and private businesses to optimize their organizational, managerial and production processes. This all calls for capacities and experience in a wide variety of areas: health, legal affairs, public finance, communications, organizational development, education and training and at the same time involves developing the capacities of individuals, organizations and social institutions.
GIZ in Sierra Leone
GIZ has been working in Sierra Leone since 1963 on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Work was suspended in 1990 for ten years because of the civil war. Since 2010, GIZ has once again been represented through a regional office for Sierra Leone and Liberia based in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone.
GIZ supports Sierra Leone on behalf of the German Government in the areas of employment promotion, infrastructure development, raw materials governance and health system reform.
GIZ coordinates its activities closely with international donors, including the United Kingdom, European Union (EU) and the World Bank.