GEI’s work supports the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that was adopted by all UN member states in 2015. It is a plan of action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. At its core, it created 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets of critical importance for humanity and the planet.
We share the 2030 Agenda’s vision of a sustainable world – a world where all people can live productive, vibrant and peaceful lives on a healthy planet.
Our purpose is to unleash the catalytic impact of international education, engagement and exchange to address key challenges set out by the SDGs. To do so, we blend research, education, training and innovative practical solutions that support transformations toward sustainability.
It is our Social Impact Lab that coordinates our development interventions from our headquarters in Berlin. Projects take place at our African and Asian regional centers in Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa and Vietnam. Current priority work areas include mental health, maternal & newborn health, education, and economic growth. For further information on these areas, please click on the links below.
Our priority work areas
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Maternal & Newborn Health