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About GIZ

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a federal enterprise that supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in international cooperation for sustainable development.  GIZ offers workable, sustainable and effective solutions in political, economic and social change processes. GIZ operates in more than 130 countries worldwide with over 16,510 staff with a business volume of over EUR 1.9 billion as at 31st December 2013. While German cooperation with Uganda started in 1964, the GIZ country office in Uganda was established later, in 1974. Today, about 25 seconded staff, 112 national personnel, 20 development advisors and 8 CIM integrated experts work in Uganda.

Most of our work is commissioned by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). We also operate on behalf of other German Ministries like the Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, and the Foreign Office. GIZ Uganda has also been commissioned by development agencies like the European Union, DFID, and USAID to work in several sectors.

In Uganda, GIZ offers technical support in three focal areas: Renewable energies and energy efficiency, Agricultural and rural finance, and Water and sanitation. Other areas of cooperation are human rights, good governance, transparency and accountability, climate change mitigation, preservation of peace in northern Uganda, and capacity development for evaluation and governance statistics.


The Promotion of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Programme (PREEEP) is implemented by GIZ on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the Dutch-German-Norwegian-Australian-British-Swiss Partnership “Energising Development” (EnDev) and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB).

PREEEP works under the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development to promote sustainable use of energy for social economic empowerment, increased access to renewable energy, and efficient utilisation of the existing energy resources.

The programme focuses on :

PREEEP similarly implements activities such as energy mainstreaming at district level, monitoring and evaluation, and mainstreaming of cross cutting issues such as Gender and HIV/AIDS.

PREEEP is funded by :

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