Multi-stakeholder partnerships (MSPs) are vital tools for addressing complex global challenges. It is no coincidence that the 17th Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 17) emphasizes partnerships for the goals. Under the theme “Global Partnerships – Key to Sustainability”, a series of events starting on November 13, 2023, will focus on the significance of partnerships for implementing the 2030 Agenda.

Every year, Engagement Global and the German Development Cooperation (GIZorganize a series of events – this time in cooperation with the Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development (HNEE). The lectures will address how the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda can be put into practice. This year, the events will focus on the role of global partnerships. 

Over five evenings, experts from academia, politics, civil society, and development cooperation will share their perspectives on SDG 17 and the importance of partnerships for international cooperation. The series of lectures will provide an overview of ongoing political and academic discussions. All events are free of charge, accessible online, and will be held from 6.00 to 7.30 pm. 

Registration for attending the kick-off event (in German) in person will be open until November 9. The first evening will focus on the potential of different partnership forms and the role of civil society in Germany and partner countries. For online lectures, interested individuals can sign up on the website of Engagement Global until the day of the event.

The following selection of events will be conducted in English:  

November 20, 2023: Protecting biodiversity worldwide – Global goals – Local implementation

November 27, 2023: Development partnerships with the private sector: The role of the private sector 

December 11, 2023: The contribution of universities to a sustainable transformation (Breakout Session 2: ZooMap // Breakout Session 3: Cooperation and conflict on natural resources // Breakout Session 4: Decolonize universities)

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