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About the sponsors

GIZ is an international cooperation agency, which provides services worldwide in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. With over 50 years of experience in economic development and employment, energy and the environment, and peace and security, GIZ and its commissioning parties work together in order to generate ideas for political, social and economic change, develop them into concrete plans and implement the envisaged change processes.

GIZ works with the German Government, European Union institutions, the United Nations and governments of other countries all-benefiting from its services. The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and development (BMZ) is the GIZ’ main commissioning party. However, GIZ works also with the private sector, which fosters a successful interaction between development policy and foreign trade.

The registered offices of GIZ are in Bonn and Eschborn. In 2015, the business volume exceeded 2.1 billion euros. With 17,319 staff in over 130 countries, around 70 per cent are national personnel working in the field.


ECI is an engineering consultancy that works in multiple fields related to sustainable development, including the environment, climate change, economy and green financing, private sector development, and many others. ECI brings over 18 years of experience, a large international and local network of contacts in its fields of expertise and provides professional services with the highest quality to clients from public and private sectors as well as international donors such as the World Bank, UNDP, GIZ, UN WOMEN, among others.

Whatever the nature or scope of a project, ECI is committed to personalized service focusing on proactive communication, in order to ensure that it satisfies all of its customers' expectations in terms of technical compliance and the agreed budget and schedule. In this regard, a rigorous quality control and assurance program has been established.

Composed of a senior professional staff with extensive crosscutting experience between strategic consulting, technical expertise, and the private and public sectors, ECI is able to accurately understand the needs of its clients and to translate them into projects with high added value.

Since its inception, ECI has demonstrated its ability to efficiently and independently integrate into decision-making teams in order to plan, manage and implement effective, efficient and successful large-scale projects for high profile clients. ECI is regularly providing input to Governments for setting up strategies and policies. It engages in capacity building activities around climate finance, green economy and climate change policies, renewable energies and carbon market-based instruments.