UNESCO-UNEVOC Logo open menu

About Us

The UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre: Who We Are | What We Do | Working With Us | Get in Touch

Our Network

The UNEVOC Network: Learn About the Network | UNEVOC Network Directory
For Members: UNEVOC Centre Dashboard

Skills for Work and Life

Thematic Areas: Inclusion and Youth | Digital Transformation | Private Sector Engagement | SDGs and Greening TVET
Our Key Programmes & Projects: BILT: Bridging Innovation and Learning in TVET | Building TVET resilience | TVET Leadership Programme | WYSD: World Youth Skills Day
Past Activities: COVID-19 response | i-hubs project | TVET Global Forums | Virtual Conferences | YEM Knowledge Portal

Knowledge Resources

Our Services & Resources: Publications | TVET Forum | TVET Country Profiles | TVETipedia Glossary | Innovative and Promising Practices | Entrepreneurial Learning Guide
Events: Major TVET Events | UNEVOC Network News

TVETipedia Glossary

Find and compare definitions of key terms in TVET


1-9  A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z

GIZ (Germany)

Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

GIZ is the main German development agency. It was established on 1 January 2011, through a merger of three German development organizations. GIZ's core competence is capacity development:

"GIZ supports people in acquiring specialist knowledge, skills and management expertise. We help organisations, public authorities and private businesses to optimise their organisational, managerial and production processes. And, of course, we advise governments on how to achieve objectives and implement nationwide change processes by incorporating them into legislation and strategies. The political and social framework plays a crucial role in ensuring reforms are effective and sustainable. Without an enabling environment, changes remain superficial and have no real impact in the medium term.

This all calls for capacities and experience in a wide variety of areas: health, legal affairs, public finance, communications, organisational development, education and training. But that in itself is not enough. Long-term impact can only be achieved if all activities and strategies are efficiently coordinated and stakeholders in all sectors are adequately consulted. If a country is to take charge of its own destiny in the long term, it must be able to organise complex processes and foster an enabling environment without external assistance. This involves developing the capacities of individuals, organisations and social institutions."

Source: GIZ website, Core competence (accessed 1/2023)

GIZ acknowledges the role of TVET as a central pillar of sustainable and viable economic development. "In line with the objectives of the German Government and on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), GIZ supports its partner countries in developing and implementing strategies and policies for TVET."

Source: GIZ website, Microsite TVET (accessed 1/2023)

GIZ Website

Browse related topics




Data privacy notice | Contacts | © UNESCO-UNEVOC