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About GIZ

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a global service
provider in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development dedicated to shaping a future worth living around the world. As a public-benefit federal enterprise, GIZ supports the German Government – in particular the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) – and many public and private sector clients in achieving their objectives in international cooperation in around 120 countries.

Since 2004, GIZ has been a reliable and trusted partner of the African Union (AU) to enhance
inclusive growth and sustainable development on the African continent in line with the AU’s Agenda 2063: The Africa We Want. With more than 200 staff, GIZ African Union cooperates with the AU Commission, as well as the AU’s specialised institutions and agencies, such as the Development Agency AUDA-NEPAD, at continental, regional and national level in more than 35 member states. Key areas of engagement include Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention, Governance and Migration, Sustainable Economic Growth and Employment, as well as Health and Social Development. The African Union Commission (AUC) has the mandate to develop and to coordinate appropriate implementing strategies to achieve the goals of the Agenda 2063: The Africa We Want and spearhead common African positions.

The AU has set itself on a path of establishing the African ontinent as a powerful and equal partner at the global level. This includes improving Africa’s position in the global governance system, with a particular emphasis on international finance institutions. Based on the Agenda 2063 and the Second Ten-Year Implementation Plan (2024- 2033), the AU’s goals are detailed in the (i) Africa Speaks with One Voice on Global Affairs and the (ii) Africa’s Common Position on Global Matters initiatives



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