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Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)


As a service provider in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) has over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment, environment, governance, peace and security.

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) has been working in Armenia since the early 1990s. The projects implemented as part of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) Caucasus Initiative, being active in all three countries of the South Caucasus are the most important elements of GIZ’s activities in Armenia.

Priority areas of cooperation for the Caucasus Initiative are:

  • Governance and Democracy
  • Environment and Climate Change
  • Economic Development and Employment


Within the priority area “Environment and Climate Change” the regional programme “Management of natural resources and safeguarding of ecosystem services for sustainable rural development in the South Caucasus” (ECOserve) is implemented together with partners in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia.

For many years, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Environmental programme has been assisting the three countries in protecting their biodiversity and sustainable management of the natural resources available to them. ECOserve environmental programme is built on the achievements of the previous regional programmes implemented by GIZ: “Integrated Biodiversity Management, South Caucasus”, “Sustainable Management of Biodiversity, South Caucasus” and “Integrated Erosion Control in Mountainous Regions”.

In Armenia, the main directions of ECOserve programme are sustainable pasture management and energy efficiency\alternative energy. It aims to create a balance between the usage of resources and their conservation by introducing and implementing models for the sustainable use of natural resources and thereby fostering biodiversity and climate protection. Furthermore, the programme focuses on improving energy efficiency and promoting the use of alternative biofuels that further will release the pressure on forests and pastures.

Duration: December 2018- November 2021
Partners in Armenia: RA Ministry of Territorial Administration and Infrastructure (MoTAI), RA Ministry of Environment (MoEnv), RA Ministry of Economy (MoE), Municipalities, NGOs, Research institutions.

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Environmental programme

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