Every three years we hold our conference on municipal partnerships with Asia in close cooperation with a German municipality. Here, federal and local policy-makers, administrators, civil society stakeholders and other engaged citizens have an opportunity to share ideas on current priorities in municipal partnership work for development, and to network internationally. The conference is also open to our Asian partners.
Diverse though the various municipalities may be, the themes of cooperation remain similar. Many municipalities, for instance, are interested in funding, human resources support or injecting fresh vitality into a municipal partnership. Concrete examples presented by other municipal practitioners often make participants aware of new ways of further developing their own municipal partnerships.