Delegations from the OECD, the Japanese City of Kitakyushu and the Federal City of Bonn met in Bonn from 21 to 23 November for a workshop on the implementation of the Agenda 2030. Bonn participates in the pilot project "A Territorial Approach to the SDGs" in cooperation with the Service Agency Communities in One World (SKEW) of Engagement Global. Peer-to-peer visits will provide a total of five pilot municipalities and regions with new insights to the process of localising Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) worldwide.
The first day took place in the facilities of Engagement Global. The focus was on measuring the SDGs at the local level and the cooperation of the various institutions in Germany. The city of Kitakyushu presented its projects, which have much in common with the German activities.
During the second day, the delegations met up with various departments of the City of Bonn and visited a project of the "Socially Integrative City" programme in the district of Tannenbusch. On Friday, all participants summed up their experiences. The reprensentatives of the City of Kitakyushu gave valuable feedback on Bonn's SDG process and took new ideas back home.
The OECD will prepare a report for the City of Bonn in 2019. The final report will be launched at the World Urban Forum in Abu Dhabi, in February 2020. The other participating pilot municipalities and regions are besides Bonn and Kitakyushu the metropolitan region of Cordoba in Argentina, Flanders in Belgium and the region Southern Denmark.