In the lead or in cooperation with key partner organisations, the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), helds numerous scientific and policy conferences and workshops every year. Events cover all topics of development policy and bring together researchers and practitioners of development cooperation to discuss and work out common solutions to global problems. In addition, DIE experts give (key) notes at national and international workshops and conferences on a regular base and participate in meetings with ministries and implementing agencies.

By organising and participating in events on current issues of development policy, DIE emphasises its core expertise in policy advice.

Upcoming Events

    Held shortly before the Glasgow Climate Conference COP26, this knowledge-exchange dialogue will bring researchers and practitioners together... Read more

    Expert workshop & Closing plenary
    Pre-COP26 Knowledge-Exchange Dialogue
    Online, 20.10.2021 until 21.10.2021

    Am 28. Oktober 2021 findet die 8. Deutsche SDSN Versammlung statt. Zwischen der Bundestagswahl am 26. September 2021 und den... Read more

    Netzwerk Event
    8. Deutsche SDSN Versammlung
    Online, 28.10.2021

    Der zweite Beirätedialog 2021 wird am 09. November 2021, 14-17 Uhr, online stattfinden. Forciert durch die Corona-Krise sowie unter dem... Read more

    SDSN Germany Beirätedialog
    Online, 09.11.2021

    When the EU published the European Green Deal with the beginning of the von der Leyen Commission in 2019, it aspired to make Europe the... Read more

    MGG Conference
    The EU and global green transformation(s)
    Villa la Collina in Cadenabbia, Italy, 28.11.2021 until 01.12.2021

Past events 2021

    Climate change impacts cities in manifold ways and often affects water resources: floods and other natural hazards damage urban... Read more

    Session at the Daring Cities Conference
    It’s about water!
    Online, 07.10.2021

    A significant body of literature establishes the critical role of social protection in strengthening risk management and adaptive capacities... Read more

    Session at the Adaptation Futures 2020
    Managing climate risks
    Online, 06.10.2021

    Workshop objective and background The aggregation of information is a mundane procedure in research processes. Clustering, labelling and... Read more

    Virtual Workshop
    Contested Categories
    Online, 04.10.2021 until 05.10.2021

    Oceans fulfil important functions for human livelihoods and wellbeing. They regulate the global climate, provide food and economic resources... Read more

    Virtual Event
    The art of knowing the ocean
    Online, 28.09.2021

    G20-TIRN is a cross-country, independent, network of trade and investment policy researchers whose shared goal is to provide substantive,... Read more

    Virtual Event within the framework of the T20 Roundtables
    Key Priorities for the G20
    Online, 08.09.2021

    The online seminar series "Policy Implications of Recent Globalization Research" aims to encourage the exchange and discussion of empirical... Read more

    Virtual Seminar
    The Impact of Immigration
    Online, 30.06.2021

    In diesem Workshop laden das Netzwerk Fluchtforschung (NWFF) in Kooperation mit FFVT Netzwerke aus der ganzen Welt ein, die sich mit Themen... Read more

    Virtueller Workshop
    CoNet Connecting Networks
    Online, 31.05.2021

    Der Beirätedialog 2021 wird am 17. Mai 2021 online stattfinden. Bei der Überwindung der Corona-Krise und der Gestaltung einer nachhaltigen... Read more

    SDSN Germany Beirätedialog
    Online, 17.05.2021

    Um die international vereinbarten Nachhaltigkeits- und Klimaziele zu erreichen, müssen Deutschland und die Europäische Union (EU) die... Read more

    Virtuelle Veranstaltungsreihe
    Zu Hebeln gewendet?
    04.05.2021 until 05.05.2021

    The Bonn Water Network*) cordially invites you to join a virtual event on the occasion of (and one day after the actual) World Water Day... Read more

    Virtual book launch and round table discussion
    World Water Day 2021
    Online, 23.03.2021

Past events 2020

    Amidst the global Covid-19 pandemic, Germany took over the Presidency of the Council of the EU. The Presidency has been largely dominated by... Read more

    Virtual high-level debate
    Germany’s Council Presidency
    Online, 14.12.2020

    Seit der Ankunft hunderttausender Geflüchteter in Deutschland im Jahr 2015 hat sich die öffentliche Diskussion über Flucht und Migration in... Read more

    Virutelle Podiumsdiskussion
    FFVT Politik- und Praxisdialog 2020
    Online, 10.12.2020

    To mark the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement, the EESC and the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für... Read more

    Virtual Event
    Race to Zero
    Online, 04.12.2020

    In recent years social cohesion has been receiving increasing attention not only in policy circles but also in academic discussions. The... Read more

    Online Event Series
    Social Cohesion Week
    Online, 09.11.2020 until 12.11.2020

    Global migration policies, formulated at international and national levels, play a significant role in the quality of life and opportunities... Read more

    Contested mobility
    Online, 23.09.2020

    Im Beirätedialog beraten Vertreter*innen wissenschaftlicher Beiräte der Bundesregierung sowie von Bundesministerien aus unterschiedlichen... Read more

    Welche Zukunft nach der Krise?
    Berlin/Online, 21.09.2020

    Facilitated by the German Development Institute’s Managing Global Governance Programme (MGG), the National Schools of Public Administration... Read more

    Building Back Better
    Online, 14.07.2020

    Coping with the Corona crisis will significantly shape the cooperation between Germany and the EU with African partners in the coming months... Read more

    Online Event Series
    The AU-EU summit in October 2020
    Online, 28.05.2020 until 16.09.2020

    Conservation needs a revolution. This is the only way it can contribute to the drastic transformations needed to come to a truly sustainable... Read more

    Online Book Launch
    The Conservation Revolution
    Online, 19.05.2020

    Das Schwerpunktthema der 11. Sitzung des Erweiterten Lenkungsausschusses war: Weiter so? Die Zukunft der Deutschen Nachhaltigkeitsstrategie... Read more

    Gremiensitzung SDSN Germany
    11. Erweiterter Lenkungsausschuss
    Berlin, 11.02.2020

    More than 3,700 large dams are planned or under construction worldwide, to service growing demands for energy, irrigation, urban water or... Read more

    Bonn Water Lecture
    Building Better Dams
    Bonn, 04.02.2020

Past events 2019

    This event provided a unique opportunity to explore pathways to advance existing Loss and Damage governance and finance mechanisms.... Read more

    Official COP25 Side Event
    Breaking new ground
    Madrid, 12.12.2019

    The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) is represented by Mariya Aleksandrova, Sander Chan and... Read more

    UN Climate Change Conference
    Madrid, 02.12.2019 until 13.12.2019

    The main purpose of the MGG Network Days 2019 was to create opportunities to jointly shape and strengthen the MGG Network and to intensify... Read more

    MGG Network Meeting
    MGG Network Days 2019
    Bonn, 25.11.2019 until 27.11.2019

    In June 2018, the Commission tabled an ambitious new EU budget characterised by reform, tough choices, new aspirations and a budget where... Read more

    The next EU budget
    Berlin, 20.11.2019

    The event was the opening reception of an exhibition about alternatives to drug crop production in the entry hall of DIE. It had been... Read more

    From Coca to Cocaine
    Bonn, 19.11.2019

    We were pleased to present to you the European Think Tanks Group’s ‘Agenda for Europe in the World’. The agenda outlines what we think the... Read more

    Panel event and discussion
    An Agenda for Europe in the world
    Brussels, 31.10.2019

    From 28 to 30 October 2019, municipal practitioners from Sub-Sahara Africa, Latin America and Europe met at the MUPASS Dialogue Forum the... Read more

    Dialogue Forum
    MUPASS Dialogue Forum 2019
    Bonn, 28.10.2019 until 30.10.2019

    Results of the DIE research project “Supporting Sustainable Peace” and Global Launch of the OECD’s new States of Fragility Online Platform... Read more

    Research Presentation
    Overcoming Conflict and Fragility
    Berlin, 23.10.2019

    The digital revolution has changed human interaction significantly since the launching of the first personal computer end of the 1970s and... Read more

    Digital revolution
    Bonn, 16.10.2019

    Engagement Global, das Film Festival Cologne, MISEREOR, Deutsche UNESCO-Kommission, die Deutsche Welle Akademie und das Deutsche Institut... Read more

    Talk & Filmvorführung
    Global Day
    Köln, 15.10.2019

    Der Lenkungsausschuss von SDSN Germany vertritt mehrheitlich deutsche SDSN Mitgliederorganisationen und besteht aus bis zu zwölf... Read more

    10. Erweiterter Lenkungsausschuss von SDSN Germany (Gremiensitzung)
    Deutsche Europapolitik für die SDGs
    Berlin, 14.10.2019

    SDSN Germany veranstaltete im Rahmen des Global Goals Forums „Agenda 2030: Läuft uns die Zeit davon?“ einen von insgesamt sechs Workshops... Read more

    Science and the SDGs
    Berlin, 10.10.2019

    Digitalization should be considered a transformative factor for tax systems worldwide. The use of ICT in economic transactions and tax... Read more

    Taxation and digitalization
    Bonn, 01.10.2019 until 02.10.2019

    The International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD) provides a forum for academia, government, civil society, UN agencies, and... Read more

    Parallel Panel Session
    MGG at ICSD
    New York, 24.09.2019

    In the wake of the Arabellion and the ‘Arab winter’, a new, peaceful order in Europe's neighbouring region is not yet apparent. With the... Read more

    Public Panel Debate
    Beyond reconstruction
    Berlin, 16.09.2019

    On 29-30 August 2019, DIE hosted the First Meeting of the Technical Expert Group on Comprehensive Risk Management (TEG-CRM) organized by the... Read more

    Expert meeting
    1st TEG-CRM Meeting
    Bonn, 29.08.2019

    Europa ist im 21. Jahrhundert politisch nach rechts gerückt. Parteien, die offen nationalistische und rechtspopulistische Positionen... Read more

    Bonner Impulse
    Bildung gegen rechts
    Bonn, 04.07.2019

    This event presented innovative findings from empirical research on forest conservation in Indonesia. It launched the recently published... Read more

    Book launch and expert roundtable
    Telling the wood from the trees
    Bonn, 18.06.2019

    The 50th sessions of the UNFCCC Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA)... Read more

    SBI/SBSTA 50 Events
    Bonn Climate Change Conference 2019
    Bonn, 13.06.2019 until 27.06.2019

    The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in cooperation with the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik... Read more

    Jan Walliser Memorial Lecture
    Economic Development in Africa
    Bonn, 04.06.2019

    Im Mai 2018 berieten erstmals Vertreterinnen und Vertreter wissenschaftlicher Beiräte der Bundesregierung sowie von Bundesministerien aus... Read more

    Wird Zukunft beraten schwerer?
    Berlin, 23.05.2019

    The 2030 Agenda is essential to peace and stability worldwide and is becoming an important point of reference for foreign policymakers. As... Read more

    Driving transformative Change
    Berlin, 30.04.2019

    The core idea of this event was to reflect ongoing peace operations in Afghanistan and Mali, which are both of high interest for European... Read more

    13. Käte Hamburger Dialogue
    Berlin, 29.04.2019

    Mit den Wahlen zum Europäischen Parlament am 26.05.2019 sind Bürgerinnen und Bürger aufgefordert, auch über die Rolle mitzubestimmen, die... Read more

    Die EU als globaler Akteur
    Bonn, 11.04.2019

    In the face of the rising wave of populism, continued humanitarian crises and increased urgency for climate action, which direction should... Read more

    Panel discussion
    Peace Project Europe!?
    Berlin, 09.04.2019

    Sorgen um den Bestand der Demokratie und liberaler Werte machen sich derzeit nicht nur in den Leitmedien, sondern auch in Politik und... Read more

    Informelles Fachgespräch
    Die Demokratie braucht Hilfe!
    Berlin, 04.04.2019

    The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), the United Nations University Institute for Environment... Read more

    Presentation and Discussion
    Art and Sustainability
    Bonn, 03.04.2019

    The G20 is struggling to provide strong support for global climate action and sustainable development. At the 2016 Hangzhou Summit the G20... Read more

    Expert Conference
    Fit for purpose?
    Berlin, 20.03.2019

    Wenige Wochen vor dem geplanten Austrittsdatum sind die EU und das Vereinigte Königreich in die Details ihres Trennungsprozesses vertieft.... Read more

    Bonner Impulse
    Global Europe vs. Empire 2.0?
    Bonn, 27.02.2019

    Der Lenkungsausschuss des SDSN Germany vertritt mehrheitlich deutsche SDSN Mitgliederorganisationen und besteht aus bis zu zwölf... Read more

    Gremiensitzung von SDSN Germany
    9. Erweiterter Lenkungsausschuss
    Berlin, 11.02.2019

Past events 2018

    Implementing ambitious climate policies – aimed at limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees – should not be perceived as only posing... Read more

    COP24 Side Event
    Pursuing 1.5 degrees
    Katowice, 12.12.2018

    This year’s D&C days aimed to influence the ‘Ambition Mechanism’ processes under the UNFCCC – particularly the Talanoa Dialogue and Global... Read more

    Development and Climate Days 2018
    Katowice, 08.12.2018 until 09.12.2018

    Addressing global challenges by joint knowledge production is at the core of the dialogue, research and training programme Managing Global... Read more

    MGG Alumni Conference
    MGG Alumni Conference Brazil
    Rio de Janeiro, 06.12.2018 until 07.12.2018

    Addressing global challenges by joint knowledge production is at the core of the dialogue, research and training programme Managing Global... Read more

    MGG Alumni Conference
    MGG Alumni Conference China
    Beijing, 03.12.2018

    The Klimalog project of the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) has been happy to play an active... Read more

    UN Climate Change Conference
    Klimalog @COP24
    Katowice, 02.12.2018 until 14.12.2018

    Addressing global challenges by joint knowledge production is at the core of the dialogue, research and training programme Managing Global... Read more

    MGG Alumni Conference
    MGG Alumni Conference Indonesia 2018
    Jakarta, 26.11.2018 until 27.11.2018

    The G20 will meet at the end of 2018 for their annual summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In contrast to its early years, the G20 today is... Read more

    The G20 @ 10
    Bonn, 23.10.2018 until 24.10.2018

    Die jährliche deutsche SDSN-Versammlung hat sich an Vertreterinnen und Vertreter von Mitglieds- und Partnerorganisationen sowie an Freunde... Read more

    Mitglieder -und Partnerversammlung
    5. Deutsche SDSN-Versammlung
    Bonn, 16.10.2018

    The conference is organised within the ‘Managing Global Governance’ (MGG) programme of the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut... Read more

    MGG Partner and Planning Conference
    Global Cooperation for the Agenda 2030
    Brussels, 03.10.2018 until 05.10.2018

    On 26-27 September 2018, practitioners and academics met at the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik... Read more

    Building Sustainable Peace
    Bonn, 26.09.2018 until 27.09.2018

    Foreign aid is about charity. International development is about technical fixes. At least that is what we, as donor publics, are constantly... Read more

    Book Presentation / Panel Discussion
    Why we lie about aid
    Bonn, 17.09.2018

    PANELS OF THE T20 AFRICA STANDING GROUP (TASK FORCE “COOPERATION WITH AFRICA”)Panel I: Why G20 – Africa cooperation matters for global... Read more

    T20 Summit Argentina 2018
    Buenos Aires, 16.09.2018 until 18.09.2018

    Fulfilling its goal of contributing to transformative change at the global and domestic level, the ‘Managing Global Governance’ (MGG)... Read more

    MGG Conference in New Delhi
    New Delhi, 15.09.2018 until 19.09.2018

    The event main objective was to share and amplify the results of researching on Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) Non-State Actors (NSA)... Read more

    Affiliated event Global Climate Action Summit
    Latin American Non-State Actors
    San Francisco, 13.09.2018

    Panel 1: 14h-15.30h New Global Leadership in the Climate Regime without the U.S. Federal Government The climate regime requires leadership... Read more

    Affiliated event Global Climate Action Summit
    New Climate Leadership
    San Francisco, 13.09.2018

    The Managing Global Governance (MGG) Academy is on its 16th round with a new group of young enthusiastic professionals joining us from six... Read more

    Welcome event
    MGG Global Village
    Bonn, 16.08.2018

    Social cohesion is an indispensable precondition for sustainable development everywhere. At the same time, it is associated with some of the... Read more

    Social Cohesion in Africa
    09.07.2018 until 10.07.2018

    The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) supports the review progress towards the SDGS at the... Read more

    United Nations High-level Political Forum
    DIE @HLPF 2018
    New York, 09.07.2018 until 19.07.2018

    In April 2018 the LSE-Oxford Commission on State Fragility, Growth and Development has published its report “Escaping the fragility trap"... Read more

    Discussion Forum
    Escaping the fragility trap
    Bonn, 06.07.2018

    WE EXIST! hat eine Erzählstruktur, die sich vom üblichen Journalismus unterscheidet: Er nimmt den Zuschauer an die Hand und geht unter die... Read more

    We exist!
    Bonn, 03.07.2018

    The policy research workshop explored the economic and social implications of emerging trends in new digital production technologies, their... Read more

    Industry 4.0
    Bonn, 28.05.2018 until 29.05.2018

    Unter dem Titel „Was rät uns die Zukunft? Herausforderungen für politisches Handeln aus Sicht wissenschaftlicher Beiräte der... Read more

    Was rät uns die Zukunft?
    Berlin, 23.05.2018

    The Network of Southern Think Tanks (NeST) and the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)... Read more

    Expert Workshop
    The Way Forward
    New York, 23.05.2018

    Willkommen auf dem Klimagipfel zur Rettung der Erde: In nur elf Tagen sollen sich 20.000 Vertreter aus 195 Ländern in Paris auf das erste... Read more

    Guardians of the Earth
    Bonn, 23.05.2018

    2018 launches an international effort to enhance climate action and ambition by 2020, the first “ratchet” since the Paris Agreement. Cities,... Read more

    Breakfast event
    Step up together
    Bonn, 07.05.2018

    The German Development Institute/Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) is collaborating with researchers from Purdue University... Read more

    The Tipping Point Negotiations
    Bonn, 03.05.2018 until 04.05.2018

    With the Klimalog the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) promotes awareness for interlinkages... Read more

    Official SB48 Side Event
    Klimalog Booth
    Bonn, 30.04.2018 until 05.05.2018

    The Klimalog project of the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) is happy to play an active role... Read more

    SB 48 Side Events
    Klimalog @SB48
    Bonn, 30.04.2018 until 10.05.2018

    The EDP network is a collaborative project of six partner institutions: the two Leibniz institutes Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF)... Read more

    Bi-Annual Meeting
    Bonn, 26.04.2018 until 27.04.2018

    ZNE!, als Wanderausstellung konzipiert, tourt seit 2010 durch verschiedene Länder, u.a. Deutschland, Indien, Äthiopien, China, Brasilien,... Read more

    ZNE - Zur Nachahmung empfohlen!
    Bonn, 18.04.2018 until 15.07.2018

    Initiated by the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), the Managing Global Governance... Read more

    Annual Meeting
    T20 Africa Standing Group
    Addis Abeba, 14.04.2018 until 15.04.2018

    Addressing global challenges by joint knowledge production are at the core of the dialogue, research and training programme Managing Global... Read more

    MGG Alumni Conference India
    New-Delhi, 12.04.2018 until 13.04.2018

    With the negotiation on the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) post-2020, the Eu will have to answer the question of what policy... Read more

    The future of the EU-budget
    Berlin, 20.03.2018

    Leider musste die geplante Veranstaltung kurzfristig aufgrund einer Krankheitswelle entfallen. Wir bemühen uns, gemeinsam mit der... Read more

    Klima-Frühstück in der bpb
    Bonn, 27.02.2018

    One of the key features of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is the relevance of domestic policy and performance to the... Read more

    3rd German Future Earth Summit
    From Knowledge to Action
    Berlin, 08.02.2018 until 09.02.2018

    The World in 2050 (TWI2050) seeks to frame the solution space for sustainable development pathways, based on comprehensively achieving the... Read more

    Internal Workshop
    The world in 2050
    Bonn, 29.01.2018 until 30.01.2018

    Am 18. und 19.01.2018 fand am Deutschen Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) das Jahrestreffen des Netzwerks „Neue Institutionenökonomik... Read more

    New Institutional Economics (NIÖ) Network Meeting
    Governing the Water-Energy-Food Nexus
    Bonn, 18.01.2018 until 19.01.2018

Past events 2017

    Das Deutsche Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) präsentiert den dritten Film der Trilogie von Sönke C. Weiss, den er mit Unterstützung... Read more

    Movie presentation
    Filmpräsentation Grenzgänger
    Bonn, 06.12.2017

    Das Bonn Symposium 2017 wird sich mit lokalen Partnerschaften zur Umsetzung der SDGs beschäftigen. Was sind gute Beispiele für... Read more

    Bonn Symposium 2017
    Lokale Partnerschaften
    Bonn, 05.12.2017 until 06.12.2017

    The increasing prominence of growing inequality around the world has intensified the interest in global tax fairness. In most countries, the... Read more

    Global tax fairness
    Bonn, 29.11.2017 until 01.12.2017

    Mark your calendar for this first in a series of upcoming opportunities to exchange lessons and discuss good practice in effective... Read more

    Informal Exchange with Researchers
    Towards a shared understanding
    Paris, 24.11.2017

    The MGG network celebrated its 10th anniversary with a global alumni conference on “Global Justice and Social Cohesion: Key Challenges of... Read more

    MGG Alumni Conference
    Key challenges of the 2030 Agenda
    Bonn, 19.11.2017 until 22.11.2017

    This year's COP23 LESC was a bit different as we invited innovators and decision-makers to join us for an evening dialog. The event took... Read more

    Low-Emissions Solutions
    Bonn, 13.11.2017

    During the middle weekend of COP 23, the annual Development & Climate Days took place from 11-12 November 2017. The German Development... Read more

    Development and Climate Days
    Bonn, 11.11.2017 until 12.11.2017

    The international Climate Change Conference 2017, under the presidency of Fiji, was held in Bonn from 6 to 17 November 2017. This year’s... Read more

    Side events and conferences
    Bonn, 04.11.2017 until 17.11.2017

    Die jährliche deutsche SDSN-Versammlung richtet sich an Vertreterinnen und Vertreter von Mitglieds- und Partnerorganisationen sowie an... Read more

    Mitglieder- und Partnerversammlung
    4. Deutsche SDSN-Versammlung
    Berlin, 26.10.2017

    The interplay between trade and the environment is one of the most puzzling institutional interactions at the international level. While one... Read more

    Trade and the Environment
    Bonn, 29.09.2017 until 30.09.2017

    Johannes Urpelainen, the Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Professor of Energy, Resources and Environment and the Founding Director of the... Read more

    Book Presentation
    Global Environmental Politics
    Bonn, 28.09.2017

    The Trade for Sustainable Development Forum brings together business people, researchers, standards organizations and international trade... Read more