Many regions in the world lack the economic and political conditions needed for a humane lifestyle. Access to infrastructure, education and markets in some areas is not equal.

Sustainable development creates the freedom to develop personal per­spectives. To achieve this, basic necessities must be taken care of first. This is why we provide local support.

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News MapAction: Mapping the Way from Chaos to Order

Can maps save lives? They can certainly help – when a distaster strikes, the MapAction team synthesises incoming information from numerous sources into maps that can be used by people on the ground. This allows disaster relief operations to run more smoothly and effectively. Read on

Video The Roots of Indias Water Crisis

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Wissen Drones: Propelling Sustainable Development

The word 'drone' often conjures up imagery and associations with warfare due to the heavy use of drones by the military. However, drones, which are often referred to as UAVs – unmanned aerial vehicles, are being used more and more in other ways in society. Read on

Organisation IICD

To help people in Africa and Latin America access the information that can transform their lives, we use ICT: Information and Communication Technology. Read on