Information resource on donors activities
in the Kyrgyz Republic




Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Broad-based expertise for sustainable development
The services delivered by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH (German federal enterprise for international cooperation) draw on a wealth of regional and technical expertise and tried and tested management know-how. As a federal enterprise, we support the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. We are also engaged in international education work around the globe.

Tailored services
We offer demand-driven, tailor-made and effective services for sustainable development. To ensure the participation of all stakeholders, we apply a holistic approach based on the values and principles upheld in German society. This is how we facilitate change and empower people to take ownership of their own sustainable development processes. In doing this, we are always guided by the concept of sustainable development, and take account of political, economic, social and ecological factors. We support our partners at local, regional, national and international level in designing strategies and meeting their policy goals.

Developing solutions
GIZ operates in many fields: economic development and employment promotion; governance and democracy; security, reconstruction, peacebuilding and civil conflict transformation; food security, health and basic education; and environmental protection, resource conservation and climate change mitigation. We also support our partners with management and logistical services, and act as an intermediary, balancing diverse interests in sensitive contexts. In crises, we carry out refugee and emergency aid programmes.

Through programmes for integrated and returning experts, we place managers and specialist personnel in key positions in partner countries. We also promote networking and dialogue among actors in international cooperation.

Who we work for
Most of our work is commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. GIZ also operates on behalf of other German ministries – including the Federal Foreign Office, the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, at alias – as well as German states and municipalities, and public and private sector clients in Germany and abroad. These include the governments of other countries, the European Commission, the United Nations and the World Bank. We work closely with the private sector and promote synergies between the development and foreign trade sectors.

Global reach – the company at a glance

GIZ operates throughout Germany and in around 120 countries worldwide. Our registered offices are in Bonn and Esсhborn. We have more than 25,422 (as of 12.2022) staff across the globe, some 70 percent of whom are employed locally as national personnel. There are also around 353 development advisors working for GIZ.

GIZ in Kyrgyzstan

GIZ has been active in Kyrgyzstan since 1992. GIZ employs close to 105 people (as of 02.2024), including 93 local staff. Bishkek is the location of GIZ‘s country office for Kyrgyzstan.

On-going projects, implemented by GIZ:

Sustainable Economic Development: Education, Training and Sustainable Growth for Good Jobs

  • Green Economy and Sustainable Private Sector Development in Kyrgyzstan
  • Promotion of Employment and Vocational Qualification
  • Professional Education in Central Asia – Fostering Systemic Approaches in the Food Processing Sector
  • Trade Facilitation in Central Asia


  • Improving Mother and Child Health in Central Asia
  • BACKUP Health in Kyrgyzstan

Environment and Natural Resources

  • Integrative and Climate-Sensitive Land Use in Central Asia
  • Climate-sensitive water resources management in Central Asia
  • Climate Risk Management in Central Asia

Promotion of the Rule of Law

  • Promotion of the Rule of Law in Central Asia

Security, Reconstruction, and Peace

  • Prevention of Violent Extremism in Central Asia
  • Strengthening biosecurity worldwide

For details of GIZ programs and activities worldwide, please visit GIZ website at

Country Director GIZ in Kyrgyzstan: Mr. Viktor Wetzel

Contact person: Serafima Kaliuzhnaia, Assistant to the Country Director
22, Erkindik boulevard
Bishkek, 720040
Tel:  (+996 312)909070,  909082
Fax: (+996 312) 909080
Business Hours:8.30-5.30 Monday-Friday