Saba Meeting Service ends in December – Welcome to Skype for Business!

The virtual communication services and webinars with Saba-Meeting on the Global Campus 21 end on 16.12.2018 at 00:00 CET.

In order to harmonize the IT systems in the GIZ, the Saba Meeting Service will be discontinued on December 16, 2018 on the Global Campus 21 (GC21). All events planned after this date can no longer be held. In addition, all recordings will be deleted from the system and will no longer be available after this date.

Moderators and webinar administrators can save their existing sessions until December 16, 2018. If necessary, please contact us at

For virtual communication and webinars the GIZ standard system Skype for Business (SfB) will be integrated into the GC21.

From the GIZ Campus to the Global Campus 21: Self-learning offers are moving

Well-known content at a new location: The web-based learning opportunities that GIZ employees have been able to use on the GIZ Campus platform ( are now being moved to Global Campus 21. Apart from the location from which the company’s eLearning offers are accessed, nothing changes for the users. The deadline for the virtual move is November 8, 2017. From then on, all courses will be available under the so-called ‘GIZ Area’ of Global Campus 21. New company-wide digital learning opportunities will also be available there in the future.

This means that all GIZ online services are bundled on the Global Campus 21. In addition to the self-study courses, other learning communities for GIZ employees can be found there. Registration for the Global Campus 21 is as usual for GIZ employees by a simple click on the GIZ Staff login button.

The background of the relocation is the standardization of IT systems and the desire to offer all colleagues a unified virtual learning interface.

If you have any questions, please contact the support of the GC21

Are you interested in further learning opportunities, be it online or presence formats? Then take a look at the academy program.

To the GIZ Area on the Global Campus 21  (Access only for GIZ Staff)
To the academy program of the AIZ (Access only for GIZ Staff)


MOOC 2018: Land Matters! Integrating soil degradation concerns & solutions into policy processes


At a Glance:

Are you working in the field of soil protection?
Are you interested in the topic?
Do you have a message and the evidence?
Join this Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) implemented by GIZ, the University of Leeds and ICRISAT and

  • Share your experiences in an international network for soil protection!
  • Exchange with experts!
  • Learn how to share your knowledge with those who can influence policies!

The 8-week course, which will run from August 27th through October 15th, 2018, will focus on how to integrate soil degradation concerns and solutions into policy processes as one major aspect of sustainable soil protection.

  • Free of charge
  • 8 weeks with 8 modules and video lectures
  • 3 hours of work-load/week for participants who would like to receive a certificate
  • Held in English with French subtitles
  • More details here!

GIZ wins eLearning-Award   |   Good, better, MOOC!

The Global Campus 21 has won an e-Learning award – already for the third time! The prize was awarded by the „eLearning Journal“ themed „The best eLearning has to offer“ to projects from Germany, Austria and Switzerland, and handed over at the education fair Didacta in Cologne mid February. The learning and networking platform of the GIZ “Global Campus 21” impressed the jury in the category „MOOCs – Massive Open Online Courses International“ with their specially developed education format.
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How to measure quality in digital learning? 

The GIZ on behalf and in close cooperation with the ECBCheck Initiative is launching a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on “Quality in Digital Learning”.

This 6 week course starts on February 15th and lasts until March 25th, 2016. It is free of charge and addresses a broad target audience: educational specialists, administrators, managers, lecturers, trainers and everyone working in the field of learning with digital media in development cooperation who wishes to learn more about quality management in digital learning.

Please visit our registration page for more Information.


Learn globally, succeed locally!

Global Learning Database for Social Protection and Universal Health Coverage (UHC)

The set-up of social protection systems is a complex and challenging task which requires development partners to adequately invest in human capacities and technical expertise. Worldwide there exists a vast array of trainings and courses tailored to specific needs, which nonetheless often remains very difficult to navigate for the individual user. This is where the new Global Learning Database for Social Protection and Universal Health Coverage (UHC) comes in! It gives an overview of relevant capacity building opportunities offered by GIZ and a large number of other renowned providers, facilitating the choice of the right course through detailed filter options.

Global Learning Database

Digital tracks to problem solving and capacity building
Hack-test in Addis Abeba (May 2015)

A total of 30 young entrepreneurs, designers, programmers and creatives met for a so called Hackathon during the conference E-Learning Africa in Mai 2015 to develop Apps, applying the Gamification-approach to such diverse topics as “Financial Education”, “Entrepreneurship” or “Citizenship” – all in just four days. Gamification refers to tools for positive change management und describes the use of game technologies, game design techniques and game elements in a non-gaming context, in this case social challenges in Africa. …more


e-Quality counts

Training Course for “Open ECBCheck” – the Quality Label for Capacity Building

By attending the new blended learning course “Open ECBCheck”, you can become a certified reviewer for the Open ECBCheck certification.

The course starts online on

February 24, 2014, and will be ending with a final face-to-face workshop in Turin, Italy, from April 2 until April 4, 2014, In the course you will be provided with in depth knowledge of qualit

y management of e-learning delivery and e-learning development and learn how to use the toolset for developing and checking the quality of programmes and courses of ICT enhanced learning.

It will be facilitated by a team of international e-learning experts from the various institutions taking part in the initiative. Those are, amongst others, ITC-ILO, UNU, FAO, GIZ, and EFQUEL.

Find out more about the course and how to apply for it.

Learn more about the Open ECBCheck Initiative.

ELD Website

Second MOOC on GC21 – Register now

The Economics of Land Degradation (ELD) Initiative is launching a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on ‘Options and pathways for action: Stakeholder Engagement’, hosted by Global Campus 21®. This 8 week course begins on May 5th and lasts until June 29th.
It is entirely free of charge, and open to any interested party.

Register now

Please also visit our registration page for more info.

In continuing to support the ELD Initiative capacity-building endeavours, a second ELD MOOC is being offered by the Initiative. Building off the 2014 ELD MOOC, which focused on performing cost-benefit analyses to promote sustainable land management, the 2015 ELD MOOC addresses the importance of working with relevant stakeholders to implement sustainable land management choices effectively and sustainably.

The course introduces approaches to identify options and pathways for action, methods to identify stakeholders, and how to establish a basis for initiating engagement and discussion. At the end of the course, participants will develop their own stakeholder engagement plan. This MOOC will help participants understand how to effectively engage with stakeholders, and address and remove barriers to the successful adoption of sustainable land management. It draws from a range of publications, guidelines, examples, and case studies (inclusive of both successes and failures in order to identify best practices), selected under the guidance of experts of the ELD Initiative.


Finden Sie Hintergrundinformationen zur Bodendegradation und der ELD-Initiative hier.


Get more background information on land degradation and the ELD Initiative.

Open-ID for GIZ staff


During the course of integration of the GIZ eLearning systems, the Global Campus 21 will be made available to the GIZ staff via the Open-ID process.


What does this mean?

From now on all GIZ staff members will be able to use their GIZ registration data to log on to Global Campus 21 as well!




Re:publica, GIZ and AfriLabs invited to their Global Innovation Lounge

From May 06th until May 8th the re:publica invited – in cooperation with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and AfriLabs – innovation hubs from Africa, Asia and Latin America to Berlin in order to come together and discuss their experiences in promoting local technologies and business innovations and community building. An open forum was thought to create a space-for-thought where new ideas on revolutionizing international cooperation could be generated.



New opportunities, hand in hand with CSR

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is transforming Latin American companies; according to Pedro Lins, business consultant based in Sao Paulo, Brazil and Alumni of the CSR course offered as part of the CSR Mercosur programme organised by the GIZ between 2006 and 2010, the change in mentality has reached company managers in remote areas of the region. A total of 1.161 people from Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay received training through this course; as multipliers, it is now their turn to offer and apply the course, which is still available in the Global Campus 21, the GIZs e-learning platform, in their own countries.