12.12.2017 | FIW/GIZ/DW/Stadt Bonn: Focus Government – New ways of thinking and doing politics in Germany and partner countries

As national governments play a key role in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda , the panel discussion on December 12 will bring together government representatives from Germany and partner countries to provide a snapshot of national implementation efforts. Special attention will be given to experiences, lessons learned and challenges when designing or revising strategies, development plans, or sustainability governance to implement the 2030 Agenda.


To implement the 2030 Agenda and to achieve its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in an integrated and balanced manner, we need new ways of thinking, new ways of partnering and new ways of doing politics. All countries are called upon to mainstream the 2030 Agenda into national strategies, plans and planning processed. In Germany, the National Sustainable Development Strategy provides the framework for implementing the 2030 Agenda. The strategy outlines the importance of sustainable development for the Federal Government’s policies and defines concrete targets and measures for all policy fields. It thus provides a benchmark for the required long-term perspective.

Germany has a long tradition in promoting sustainable development and is therefore in a good position to support its partner countries. The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has started to redefine development policy in terms of international cooperation for sustainable development. Among many other initiatives, the BMZ launched the Initiative Program 2030 Agenda, which supports “early movers” with jump-starting the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. The areas of support focus on aligning national policies and processes to the 2030 Agenda, mobilizing domestic resources and private investment for sustainable development and building capacities for monitoring and review.


Panel discussion:

  • Dr. Ingolf Dietrich, Commissioner for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
  • Ned Sibeya, Acting Chief of National Development Advice, National Planning Commission, Namibia
  • Ketevan Sarajishvili, Head of Public International Law Department, Ministry of Justice, Georgia

Moderation: Holger Hank, Deutsche Welle Akademie

  • Please note: Event language will be German.
  • After the event, the co-operation partners kindly invite you to a reception with drinks and snacks.
  • Please register until December 08, 2017.
    Registration ist open from November 22, 2017.

Source: Notification GIZ, 04.12.2017