Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
For over 60 years, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH has been working jointly with partners in India for sustainable economic, ecological, and social development. Currently, GIZ has over 330 employees in India, of whom 85 percent are national personnel.
The thematic areas of Indo-German cooperation currently are: Energy, Environment, Climate Change and Biodiversity, Sustainable Urban and Industrial Development and Sustainable Economic Development.
The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) as well as the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) are the main commissioning parties of GIZ in India. Other clients include Indian public sector clients, the European Union, and foundations.
The Government of India has launched numerous important initiatives to address the country’s economic, environmental, and social challenges, and GIZ is contributing to some of the most significant ones. For example, it supports key initiatives such as Smart Cities, Clean India Mission, and Skill India. GIZ, in close cooperation with Indian partners, devises tailor-made, jointly developed solutions to meet local needs and achieve sustainable and inclusive development.