The Elements of the Aceh Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Programme
Since the firstweeks after the tsunamiGTZhas been providing substantial humanitarian and reconstruction assistance in Aceh.
Karin Kortmann, Parliamentary State Secretary in the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), undertook a five-day fact-finding mission at the end of March that took her to GTZ projects in Kenya, Rwanda and Burundi. She travelled with a delegation of BMZ officials, SPD, CDU, FDP and Green members of the German Bundestag, and representatives of the press.
In Kenya, Ms Kortmann visited an emergency aid project in the north-east of the country, which is currently suffering from severe drought.
Eschborn, 29.12.05. Many villages in Pakistan's Siran Valley at the foot of the Himalayas were almost completely levelled by the earthquake on 8 October. In cooperation with the Pakistan NGO HAASHAR, GTZ had over 2,300 igloo-like tents with metal roofing constructed by Christmas. "These have space for up to eight people, withstand earthquakes, are so robust that they can withstand even four metres of snow, and provide insulation against the cold," reports Ingolf Vereno, GTZ Country Director in Pakistan.
After over twenty years of civil war, the Sudanese people are daring to hope again. In January 2005 a peace agreement was signed between the Muslim Arab government in Khartoum and the Christian African Sudan People's Liberation Army/Movement (SPLAM) in the south. Now in the coming years up to 500,000 refugees will return from the neighbouring African countries, and four million internally displaced persons will return to their home regions.
This document examines the rationale, implications
and constraints of a multisectoral response to HIV/AIDS for technical cooperation
programmes, focusing on GTZ-supported agricultural and rural development
projects in Sub-Saharian Africa. For this purpose, it deals with the following
- Personal safety and professional competence of project staff
- Vulnerability of the project target group to HIV infection and AIDS impact
- Linkage between HIV/AIDS and project objectives, strategies and activities