Germany joined the Cities Alliance in 2000. The German government is represented at the Alliance by the following organisations:
The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
The German Organisation for International Cooperation (GIZ)
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, or GIZ, is a government-owned, international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations. GIZ hosts URBANET, a network for GIZ staff, associated professionals and researchers working in the fields of municipal and urban development, decentralisation and regionalisation.
GIZ Network for Regionalisation, Decentralisation and Municipal Development
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Postfach 51 80
65726 Eschborn, Germany
Phone: 0049 - 6196 - 79 -1657 / 1529
Fax: 0049 - 6196 - 79 -6104
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
KfW (Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau) is a German government-owned development bank. It offers support to encourage sustainable improvement in economic, social, ecological living and business conditions, among others, in the areas of small- and medium-sized enterprise, entrepreneurship, environmental protection, housing, infrastructure, education finance, project and export finance, and development cooperation.
Competence Centre Urban Development