The GIGA addresses issues with high societal and political relevance. Through their research, our scholars identify trends early and provide strategic analyses, giving political and social debates important impetus.
On the basis of our research, we actively engage with academic, political, and societal stakeholders in Germany, at the European and international levels, and in the regions of the Global South. Research-based policy exchange and knowledge transfer are essential elements of our mandate.
We collaborate with leading institutions and researchers worldwide and we are active in the regions we study via Research Platforms, established and new networks, and research stays. Our Information Centre fosters a unique and rich library collection on Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and global issues. We make the results of our research readily available to a global audience (Open Access).
The GIGA disseminates its research via high-impact journals and publishing houses. Our various events and open-access publications bring together leading academics and practitioners for dialogue and exchange. We address the media (Press Centre) and the general public, also via our Social Media channels.