AIZ Training: Development Politics – Mission and Responsibility in the Context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Group of Participants:

You work in financial or technical cooperation in the context of Official Development Assistance (ODA9). You are an actor in German and European development cooperation and you want to know how the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development relates to your work. You want to understand better what expectations international actors in development cooperation have with regard to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. This course addresses GIZ staff and external customers.

Aims and Objectives:

Your learning goals and your course contents

  • What is the international perspective of development politics?
  • What does working in the field of sustainable development mean?
  • Understanding the transition from the MDGs to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
  • Grasping the focal areas in German development cooperation
  • Learning the principles and objectives of German bilateral and multilateral contributions
  • Identifying the national and international actors in the field of development politics
  • Understanding the European vision and approaches to development policies
  • Learning about national development strategies
  • Understanding the trilogy of donor harmonisation, transparency, and accountability


The two-and-a-half day course builds on your knowledge and experiences. Short film sequences and presentations alternate with interactive elements, role plays, and group work. Problem-based learning based on case studies and guided reflections come on top of the educational and teaching conversation guided by the trainer. You will be encouraged to undertake self-directed learning and assisted in your individual research.


11-13 Jul, 08-10 Aug, 12-14 Sep, 10-12 Oct, 07-09 Nov, 12-14 Dec

Language of instruction: English

Lodging and board during the course in Bad Honnef is provided by the facility management. After registration participants will receive a separate registration form for lodging and board.

Contact: conference management centre (tagungsmanagement.bad.honnef@giz or phone 02224/926-0)
Source: Website AIZ, 28.06.2016