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Formative years that create bonds – 10 years of GIZ

2021 was an anniversary year at GIZ. Ten years earlier, in January 2011, the company was created through a merger between the German Development Service (DED), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) and InWEnt – Capacity Building International, Germany. Our 10th anniversary was the focus of various activities throughout the year. These included ‘story-telling circles’ at which staff had the opportunity to share their own personal experience of working at and with GIZ and to engage in dialogue with other employees.

Did you know that …

... the overall number of staff in the Africa Department has doubled over the past decade?

... more than 7,500 new staff have been recruited over the same period to work for GIZ in Germany and abroad?

... around a quarter of the current workforce was employed at one of GIZ’s predecessors 10 years ago?