Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and Impact Hub have already successfully collaborated on a number of projects around the world in recent years and now we are taking our partnership further. With the support of Impact Hub, GIZ has for example designed a digital transformation center in Kigali, launched the GIZ Innovation Fund, and implemented the #eSkills4GIRLS initiative.

Partnering with Impact Hub gives GIZ access to a diverse community of impact-driven entrepreneurs and innovators and takes GIZ’s innovation and digital agenda to the next level. We’ve created this website for you to learn more about this partnership and to make it easy for you to engage.

About Impact Hub

Impact Hub is a global network of entrepreneurial communities, places, and programs that inspire, connect and enable impact. Impact Hub supports thousands of impact-driven entrepreneurs and innovators in more than 50 countries worldwide by building supportive peer-to-peer communities, offering incubation and acceleration programmes, and providing coworking, meeting and event spaces.


Every local Impact Hub is initiated, developed, and run by a local team and thus is deeply rooted in the local market and community. Each takes a unique shape to reflect the local context whilst preserving the core Impact Hub DNA.


Currently, Impact Hub hosts more than 16,000 members who provide innovative products or services to more than 40 million people worldwide. Together with its partners, Impact Hub has successfully implemented dozens of local, regional and global incubation, acceleration, and scaling programmes that have benefited thousands of enterprises around the world.

Get in Touch

If you’d like to reach the team that is coordinating and supporting this partnership, just get in touch with

Christian Gmelin



As part of GIZ’s sectorial department Christian advises GIZ projects on how to best make use of the innovative potential of a digital society. He strongly believes in the necessity of collaborative innovation for GIZ’s work. For this he searches for new and exciting cooperation partners. Christian has been working enthusiastically with the Impact Hub for many years.

Tobias Straube



Tobias works for GIZ’s sectorial department. He advises projects across sectors and regions, particularly with regard to leveraging the impact of financing and fund instruments and tapping into the potential of digitalisation to achieve sustainable development objectives.