Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit - German Society for International Cooperation works flexibly to deliver effective and efficient solutions that offer people better prospects and sustainably improve their living conditions. GIZ has a wealth of international experience and provides advisory services and projects on a wide range of topics (trade, climate change mitigation and adaptation, sustainable urban mobility, vocational training adapted to labour market needs, fund management, development partnerships with the private sector, stakeholder dialogues) in more than 120 countries around the globe.
In April 2019, the German development agency - GIZ - started implementing a new initiative called “Technology Based Adaptation to Climate Change in Rural areas of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan”. This project, which is financed by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) aims at strengthening adaptation measures to climate change in both countries.
CartONG’s involvement in this larger initiative started in February 2021 following a Grant Agreement with GIZ Tajikistan for a project named “Addressing climate change through participatory mapping: using technology and community-based approaches to support climate change adaptation in rural Tajikistan”. This project aimed at strengthening adaptation measures to climate change based on geographic information and open-source technologies and was conducted in collaboration with the Tajik association Little Earth.Read more »
In 2011, after having completed the REDD+ pilot financed by TIDES in another province, GIZ expressed interest in supporting them and their local counterparts to set up a Buffer Zone Development Plan for the Phong Nha Khe Bang National Park in Quang Binh Province, Vietnam. The project’s overall goal is “Contribution to the conservation of the Northern Annamite Region, its biodiversity and ecological services in close relation with a sustainable socio-economic development“ and more specifically: “Reduction of the pressure on the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park (PNKB NP) and amelioration of the legal income of the target groups living the park region”. CartONG was supporting the elaboration of the spatial component of the conservation-oriented socio-economic development master plan for PNKB NP bufferzone until 2020 and with the vision until 2030, more concretely to assess available spatial data, ensure sufficient data is collected and to produce a set of thematic maps depicting the current situation.Read more »
GoogleREDD is a project run by CartONG and GIZ in Vietnam investigating sustainable forest management options for ethnic minorities in the Central Highlands region in the context of the United Nations’ Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation of forests in Developing countries programme.
After being responsible for the thematic and spatial component of the buffer zone development plan for buffer zone communities of the Phon Kha Khe Bang national park in 2011, CartONG was requested in 2012 to document the whole process, analyze it and elaborate a step by step guideline. A side aspect was also to describe potential REDD+ activities and assist in kick-starting the process.Read more »