5th Conference of Partnerships between German and African Municipalities in Dresden
Creating sustainable digitalisation together
Here you will find the latest news on our 5th Conference of Partnerships between German and African Municipalities, which will take place in Dresden from 20 to 22 September 2022. Find out more about the programme and online participation here. We look forward to seeing you!
Every three years, municipal actors from African and German municipalities that are linked though partnerships have the opportunity to come together at the 'Conference of Partnerships between German and African Municipalities' in Germany. In addition to meetings and exchanges, the conference also brings participants up to date with the latest information on municipal partnership work. Everyone involved benefits from the dialogue of partnerships between Germany and Africa, because many global challenges can be tackled together at the local level. Municipal actors can jointly initiate and develop strategies to address many thematic areas of municipal practice. Moreover, as well as extending their expertise, they can also develop their intercultural competences. What is special about this conference format is that – with the support of the Service Agency Communities in One World (SKEW) – you will have the opportunity to (i) participate together as a partnership in Germany, and (ii) further develop your project ideas at a pre- or post-conference working meeting.
Partnership Conference 2022!
This year, together with the municipal partnership Dresden-Brazzaville, we are inviting you to the 5th Conference of Partnerships between German and African Municipalities. The conference will take place in Dresden from 19 to 22 September 2022. Together with you, we will address the topic of sustainable digitalisation in municipalities – in beautiful Dresden, the 'Florence of the Elbe'.
The Germany-wide partnership conference is primarily aimed at delegates from German municipalities and their partner municipalities in Africa. Other committed actors, such as migrant and civil society groups who are involved in shaping the municipal partnership, are also cordially invited.
The conference languages will be German, English, French and Portuguese with simultaneous interpretation.
Invitation for the virtual part: Join us live on 20 September!
We are very pleased about the numerous expressions of interest that have been received. The face-to-face event in Dresden is already fully booked.
However, we will allow all other interested parties to participate virtually in the conference on Tuesday, 20 September 2022. Register now! Virtual participation is possible from Africa and Germany.
Monday, 19 September 2022 – arrival and evening programme
Your arrival day in Dresden will include opportunity to discover the city, as well as enjoy an evening get-together with stories from the Dresden-Brazzaville partnership.
Hybrid: Tuesday, 20 September 2022 – day one of the conference
On the first day of the conference, you can expect presentations and panel discussions on opportunities, needs and challenges in the digitalisation process of African and German municipalities. You will also learn about good practice examples from the work of the partnerships.
Throughout the morning, you can join us live virtually in the conference hall in Dresden and actively participate in the exciting discussions!
All in-person participants are invited to end the evening at the City of Dresden's reception, by invitation of the Lord Mayor Dirk Hilbert.
Wednesday, 21 September 2022 – day two of the conference
On the second day of the conference, you can use the Open Space to exchange partnership work with your colleagues from the field and network. The Engagement Global and SKEW teams will be available at the Market of Opportunities to advise you on our funding opportunities.
You can spend the last evening of the conference by taking a boat trip on the River Elbe and getting to know the cultural side of Dresden.
Thursday, 22 September 2022 – exchange for Nakopa and FKKP projects
On day three of the conference, active Nakopa and FKKP projects will be able to dialogue with each other until the afternoon. All other partnerships can travel on to their German host municipalities, unless their working meeting already took place before the conference.
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Hanover, 9 to 11 September 2019.
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