Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)


Organizational profile: 
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH or German Corporation for International Cooperation GmbH (GIZ) is a German development agency that implements technical cooperation projects in partner countries on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the Federal Ministry of Health (BMG) and the German Federal Foreign Office (AA). GIZ is also commissioned by federal state governments, international institutions (European Union, World Bank, United Nations and others), governments around the globe, foundations and global companies. It works around the globe to shape a future worth living. GIZ has over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including economic development, energy and the environment, and peace and security.  
GIZ administers funds within the context of the projects or programmes implemented on behalf of its commissioning parties. GIZ can therefore grant financing to third parties. In such cases, it provides the recipient with a financial contribution that is earmarked for a specific purpose to implement certain development measures. 
GIZ offers services and provides funding in a wide variety of areas, and one of the areas is “climate, environment, management of natural resources”. Regarding the area, GIZ funds initiatives and advises partners regarding biodiversity preservation, climate and forest protection and it assists developing countries in decentralizing management of natural resources, to ensure greater efficiency and closer orientation to local needs. 
Financing Instrument: Grants 
Project scale: project scale differs for each call. 
Recipient countries regions/country groups: Global 
Recipient categories: public bodies, non-profit organizations and foundations, private entities in partner countries, or German and international public-benefit organizations and institutions. 
Eligibility Criteria: 
Eligibility criteria differ for each call. 
Application guidelines: 
GIZ issues both calls for project/programme funding in one or two stages. Spontaneous requests for project funding are not accepted. There is no unified repository of GIZ funding proposals. Information on specific regional and country strategies and funding opportunities should be retrieved directly at the German Embassies and GIZ offices at the country level or on the standalone website of thematic programmes. 
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Publication Date
Sunday, 27 March 2022
Applicable location
Forest law enforcement, governance and trade (FLEGT)
Forest conservation and management
Forest landscape restoration
Biodiversity conservation
Climate change
Financing opportunities