[digital.global] im Dialog

Das [digital.global] Netzwerk vereint weit über 100 Akteure aus Politik, Wirtschaft, Zivilgesellschaft und Wissenschaft in Deutschland, unseren Partnerländern sowie unserem multilateralen Partnersystem.

Als Plattform für alle Akteure, die eine sozial-ökologischen und feministische digitale Transformation vorantreiben, lebt das Netzwerk von seinen starken Partnerschaften und dem kontinuierlichen Austausch. Sein Ziel ist es, die Innovationskraft der Digitalwirtschaft für entwicklungspolitische Ziele zu nutzen und sich dabei an den Bedarfen der Partnerländer zu orientieren. Um die technische und finanzielle Zusammenarbeit an die sich laufend verändernden Herausforderungen der fortschreitenden digitalen Transformation aller Lebensbereiche anzupassen ist das Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ) im ständigen Dialog mit seinen Initiativen und Partnern.

SDG Digital Futures

SDG Digital – launched in 2023 – will be back this year…

Online discussion round: how AI is shaping online work

  Artificial intelligence or machine learning requires extensive “training data” that helps…

Democratizing Gender Data for Better Policymaking – Official HLPF Side Event

Democracy Forum – Alliance for Integrity

The digitally transformed global economy – an engine…

Launch of the GovStack e-Learning Hub at WSIS

The official launch…

AI for Good Global Summit 2024

The AI for Good Global Summit highlighted the potential of Artificial…

“Data Against Disasters: How Big Data and AI can protect us from future health crises” at re:publica

UNICEF ‘Digital (Re:) Public Goods: Putting the Next Generation in Charge’ at re:publica 2024

World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) 2024

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum in Geneva…

Global Solutions Summit

The Global Solutions Summit (GSS) is an international conference aimed at…

International Women and Girls in ICT Day

The International Women and Girls in ICT Day draws attention to the…

Connected Africa Summit

A step into the Future with the Connected Africa Summit 2024!…

  • Berlin

    Global Solutions Summit

    The Global Solutions Summit (GSS) is an international conference aimed at addressing key policy challenges facing the G20 and G7 and other global governance fora. Digital policy is one of the 2024 focus topics of the GSS.

    Since 2017, the Global Solutions Summit has provided an intense, two-day forum for the world’s leading minds to propose expert-based policy recommendations for the G20, G7 and beyond. Distinguished experts from think tanks, research organisations, governance, business, and civil society come together each year in the middle of every G20 Presidency to work on concrete policy solutions. German Development Minister Svenja Schulze (BMZ) takes part.


  • International Women and Girls in ICT Day

    The International Women and Girls in ICT Day draws attention to the significant problem of a widening gender digital divide. Despite progress, women and girls worldwide are more likely to face barriers in accessing and using digital technologies than men. As a result, women are more likely to be deprived of economic opportunities, leading to social marginalization. Especially new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence present a major risk of exacerbating existing inequalities. That’s why the Connected Africa Summit is dedicating its entire program at April 25 to closing the gender digital divide and fostering leadership opportunities for women and girls in ICT. Leaders from Africa and TeamEurope engage in inspiring sessions.

    The motto is crystal clear: we must empower women and we must learn to live with empowered women!


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  • Connected Africa Summit

    A step into the Future with the Connected Africa Summit 2024!

    On April 21-25 partners from Africa and Europe assemble in Nairobi to shape Africa’s digital future and enable sustainable growth beyond current connectivity. The forum brings together around 200 participants to discuss on investments in Africa’s digital infrastructure and economy for a human-centric, inclusive, and sustainable digital transformation. The summit is orchestrated by the dynamic collaboration of the African Union with Smart Africa and Team Europe through the Digital for Development Hub.

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  • Digital development cooperation at the World Bank Spring Meetings

    As leaders from government, private sector, civil society, and academia converge in Washington D.C. for the 2024 World Bank Group – IMF Spring Meetings, they are discussing solutions to tackle global development issues end explore what’s needed to scale up the solutions and investments. The World Bank’s Digital Development Partnership (DDP) helps developing countries leverage digital innovations to solve their most pressing challenges. Being core partner of DDP, BMZ and GIZ will meet with world bank leaders to discuss the increasingly role of DDP for contributing to a sustainable and inclusive digital transformation in our partner countries.

  • Online
    15:30 - 17:00 CEST

    Unlocking Digital Impact – Official Launch of the Scaling Toolkit

    Ready to Amplify Impact? Join Us for the Grand Unveiling of the Scaling Toolkit!

    Dive into the world of scaling digital innovation like never before! Our toolkit is your go-to guide for turning tested digital solutions into impactful, sustainable success stories. Join the event and be part of the movement towards high-quality, context-driven impact. Let’s scale it up together!

    Mark your calendar to be at the forefront of digital innovation scaling. 🚀


    Date: 15.04.2024

    Time: 15:30 – 16:30 (CET) + 30 minutes interactive session (16:30-17:00 CET)

    Location: Online

    Dial-in link: Click here to join the meeting


    Preliminary agenda


    01 | Welcome – Scaling at GIZ

    Insights from Arlette Stojanovic, Head of Competence Centre Innovation (GIZ)

    02 | Diving into Scaling Impact

    Interview with John Gargani co-author of the book “Scaling Impact: Innovation for the Public Good”

    03 | Scaling Toolkit – The grand unveiling

    Launching the scaling toolkit together with Eva Scholtes and Debarun Dutta from the Smart Africa Digital Academy

    04 | Interactive Session: Tools for Scaling Impact – The next level

    Open exchange with participants

    The Scaling Toolkit, thoughtfully curated from practical experience and profound insights gleaned from real-life projects, is the result of a collaborative endeavor by the #SmartDevelopmentFund team at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in partnership with Endeva and minds & makers. Supported generously by the European Union and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, this resource signifies a united commitment to empower and grow impact across diverse initiatives.


  • 16:00 - 16:45 CEST

    bitkom Digital Sustainability Summit

    Panel dicussion: “Smart Earth, Smart Tech: A Sustainable Planet in the Digital Age”

    The digital transformation in the context of the global sustainability agenda

    The bitkom Digital Sustainability Summit, a conference for the green and digital twin transition, is taking place for the second time this year and brings together innovators from the digital industry, the sustainability community, science and politics.

    The panel discussion “Smart Earth, Smart Tech: A Sustainable Planet in the Digital Age”  looks at the digital transformation in the context of the global sustainability agenda and discusses how digital innovations can be used worldwide for environmental protection and sustainability and what Europe can learn from its partner countries.


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  • 16:00 - 19:00 CEST

    First Presentation: Draft of the Global Digital Compact

    The United Nations are underway to develop a Global Digital Compact (GDC): an international framework to ensure an open, free and secure digital future for all. On April 05, Sweden and Zambia, who are leading the negotations, are presenting the draft of the document to member states and interested stakeholders. The GDC sets out to accelerate progress across the SDGs and close all digital divides.


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  • UNESCO Headquarter Paris

    UNESCO Global Education Coalation Annual Event

    The Fourth annual Meeting of the Global Education Coalation takes place in Paris and brings together partners from a range of sectors such as multilateral institutions, non-governmental organizations, civil society actors, networks and agencies and international media groups.  The coalition aims to prevent and mitigate disruptions in the education sector, such as pandemic-related school closures, by mobilizing support and coordinating local, national, regional and global action to ensure continuity of learning.


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  • Update of the Principles for Digital Development

    The Principles for Digital Development are nine living guidelines that are designed to help integrate best practices into technology-enabled development programs. After open consultations with numerous stakeholders, a new version of the Principles has been issued in March. 

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  • Using data & AI to solve local & global challenges: Launch of the Data to Policy Network

    Data holds the key to achieving the SDGs and tackling global challenges such as climate change and public health. But how can we get from theory to practice and enable policymakers to better use data and AI to address local and global policy challenges?

    Together with UNDP and the UN Office of South-South Cooperation, BMZ has launched the Data to Policy Network. Expressed by Iliya Nickelt, Chief Data Scientist at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, in his opening remarks:

    “This Network will create a collaborative atmosphere encouraging us to explore the benefits of data together. Let’s discover the transformative power of data to propel the SDGs.”

    The new Data to Policy Network is already bringing together 52 policymakers from across the globe.
    Through learning sessions, open houses and hands-on workshops, different priorities will be tackled, such as Gender Data, Building Data Capacities, Data Ethics and Privacy and Data & AI.

    Does this opportunity sound relevant to you? Policymakers from the digital.global network are invited to join the Network. You can sign up to be informed about the next learning session.

    Sign up here

  • DTC Cambodia

    “Women and Girls in Digital Transformation” Forum Discussion hosted by DTC Cambodia

    DTC Cambodia with Ministry of Women Affairs and other stakeholders in Cambodia to host an Youth Subcommittee Discussion Forum to celebrate the 113th Anniversary of the International Women’s Day March 8, 2024 under the theme “Women and girls in the digital revolution” and “Women and Girls in Digital Transformation”



  • Washington D.C.

    Worldbanks Global Digital Summit

    The World Bank is launching its inaugural Global Digital Summit to bring together government officials, private sector, partner organizations and thought leaders to explore these opportunities and risks, around the shared goal of Accelerating Digital for Development. Our political initiative Data Economy will join the summit.


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  • Barcelona

    GSMA Mobile World Congress

    The annual Mobile World Congress Barcelona is one of the largest and most influential events in the connectivity sector. Global mobile operators, device manufacturers, technology companies and vendors came together in Barcelona to discuss technical innovations. From  the [digital.global] a team of the Digital Transformation Centers attended the congress.


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  • Yaoundé, Cameroon

    Salon PROMOTE 2024: Central Africa’s biggest business fair

    PROMOTE is a biennial multi-sectoral exhibition organized in Cameroon, at the confluence of Central Africa and West Africa, on a non-commercial basis and in the general interest of the economy, on behalf of the highest Cameroonian authorities by INTERPROGRESS International Foundation.

    During the conference, more than 1000 exhibitors from 30 countries will come together under this year’s theme ‘Integration and economic development’.

    atingi, the digital learning platform of the BMZ, will be attending together with their partner project Women Going Digital from the Business Scouts for Development to promote their digital learning activities in the region. They will be present with a booth in the EU pavilion together with other projects from GIZ Cameroun.

    The conference will take place from February 17-25, 2024 in the Congress Hall in Yaoundé, Cameroon.

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  • Nairobi and online
    07:00 - 16:00 CET

    Conference “Data-Driven Cities: Conference for the Urban Common Good”

    Data-Driven Cities: Conference for the Urban Common Good

    hosted by the Kenyan Ministry of Information, Communications and The Digital Economy (MICDE), the German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) and the German Federal Ministry for Housing, Urban Development and Building (BMWSB) this conference brings together stakeholders from city and national governments, academia, business and civil society from Germany as well as Kenya, Ghana, South Africa and other African nations to discuss the sharing and use of data for urban development.

    Data-driven cities leverage technology and data to enhance urban life and sustainability. However, there are many challenges to using data successfully in the urban realm. Stakeholders from different sectors must collaborate to overcome data siloes and maximise impact. The objective of this conference is to achieve a common understanding of the benefits of data use for data-driven cities and share best practices.

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    Please note that on-site participation is limited. After you have registered for on-site participation, we will confirm your spot in due course. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at digital-dialogues@giz.de.