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Advising is a cross-sectoral responsibility for all GIGA scholars. Based on their research, they inform political decision makers not only of new developments and challenges in the study regions of Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, but also of global issues such as the rise of new regional powers. The GIGA offers thorough background information for current and strategic decisions, independent assessments of practical policies, and new courses of action for decision makers.
The GIGA primarily advises:
The GIGA provides its expertise to political decision makers in a variety of ways, such as:
The GIGA is also involved in the Foreign Office’s international diplomatic training as well as the GIZ’s training programme for foreign professionals and executives. Moreover, GIGA researchers regularly collaborate with the Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb). They also prepare concepts and write articles for special issues and the journal Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte (APuZ).