[digital.global] launch

Kick-off event for the strategic realignment of BMZ’s digital policy

December 1, 2022

In its national digital strategy, the German government has decided to present a strategy for an international digital policy for the first time.

For Germany and the EU, the implementation of a socio-ecological-feminist transformation of global economic systems toward resilient structures, which is essential in the global competition of systems in the face of the turning point of time, can only succeed if we continue to support our partners in the global South in sustainably transforming themselves digitally in the fight against hunger and poverty, pandemics, climate change and discrimination against women.

Minister Svenja Schulze is therefore inviting a broad network of international partners from the digital scene and ICT sector to the kick-off event for the strategic realignment of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (BMZ) digital policy.

Approximately 240 selected representatives from the digital scene, ICT sector, science, civil society and politics will attend the event as an audience. Virtually, a very large circle of all relevant networks of the BMZ (Make IT Alliance, digilab, SPTA, participants of the transformation forums, etc.) is invited.

After the actual event and the launch of the network, participants will have the opportunity to engage in conversation with the BMZ, the keynote speakers and the other participants about the BMZ’s digital reorientation in the context of four Open Spaces on the leadership priorities (Covid-19 pandemic and its consequences, poverty and hunger, Just Transition and feminist development policy).

Program

    • Katie Gallus (Host)
    • BMin Svenja Schulze (BMZ)
    • Doreen Bogdan-Martin (ITU)
    • Thorsten Schäfer-Gümbel (GIZ)
    • Stefan Wintels (KfW)

Participants

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