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 therefore invited 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.
Over 300 selected representatives from the digital scene, ICT sector, science, civil society and politics attended 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.) was invited.
After the actual event and the launch of the network, participants had 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).
Find out more about the newly launched [digital.global] network and how it is joining forces with a broad network, which already counts well over 100 actors from policy making, the (digital) economy, civil society and the academic and scientific communities in Germany, the partner countries and the multilateral system of partners of BMZ, to shape a global digital transformation that is aligned with social, environment and feminist principles.
The event in pictures
You can watch the recording of the [digital.global] launch from December 1, 2022 here.
- Katie Gallus (Host)
- BMin Svenja Schulze (BMZ)
- Doreen Bogdan-Martin (ITU)
- Thorsten Schäfer-Gümbel (GIZ)
- Stefan Wintels (KfW)