The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
UNOPS partners with GIZ International Services
A Memorandum of Understanding signed between UNOPS and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ InS) will enable collaboration on sustainable development initiatives in some of the world’s most challenging environments.
"UNOPS is proud to establish a new global partnership with GIZ InS in support of advancing sustainable development and building better futures for people and communities around the world,” said UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo.
“We look forward to working with GIZ InS in complementary areas of common interest to enhance the impact of our work together,” she added.
The agreement will allow UNOPS and GIZ to collaborate on development projects across multiple sectors – including renewable energy, water, waste management, cross-border management, peace and security, health and transportation.
“By joining forces with UNOPS we are able to offer partners an impressive range of skills and resources, based on the mutual goal to improve people’s lives,” said Carsten Schmitz-Hoffmann, designated Director General of GIZ InS.
GIZ InS offers cooperation services to international clients to advance sustainable and economic development, peace and security. In particular, the organization’s technical competence and knowledge in skills development, community engagement and the provision of social services to support local communities will complement UNOPS own expertise supporting sustainable development initiatives.