The following is a selection of our projects.

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Bridging the Gap: Approaches and Policies for Reducing Inequalities

On September 5-6, 2016, 70 participants gathered for an international experts’ workshop, following an invitation by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Scientists and representatives of governmental and non-governmental development agencies deliberated the characteristics and impacts of vertical and horizontal inequality in lectures and discussion groups. In plenary sessions and working groups the participants discussed strategies and approaches how to combat these inequalities.


consulting for concept development, participation management, coordination of service providers, documentation, quality control on site at the Berlin Representation of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

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From Divestment to Green Investment: Perspectives from Finance, Science, and Society

To discuss this topic high-level representatives from the finance sector, the sciences and associations gathered together on 20/21 July 2016 in the Senate Hall of the Humboldt University Berlin.  The daylong invitation-only conference by AXA, CDP Europe, PIK and UBS culminated in a public evening event to present the results of the day.


invitation and participation management, coordination of service providers, quality control at the Senate Hall of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

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The Special Initiative EINEWELT ohne Hunger

of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) appeared at the International Green Week (IGW) from 15-24 January 2016 to showcase successful ideas, innovations and solutions for a world without hunger. The focus was on nutrition and sustainable farming. By 2030, hunger and malnutrition should be defeated – that is one of the sustainable development goals that the global community agreed on in the summer of 2015. Various contributions at the IGW illustrated helpful measures for achieving this aim.


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The Global Compact Network Germany Foundation

hosted together with the Alliance for Integrity (AfIn) a conference in Berlin titled “Global Compact+15 Europe: Conference on the Future of Corporate Sustainability and the UN Global Compact in Europe” in recognition of 15 years of UN Global Compact on 13 and 14 October 2015. A mix of high-level panels and 19 workshops, the “GC+15 Europe” was geared towards fostering an exchange between relevant German and European players in finance, politics, civil society and the sciences. In addition, the company-driven multistakeholder initiative, AfIn, realized by the GIZ GmbH on behalf of the BMZ, was officially launched.


invitation and participation management, coordination of service providers, quality control on site, CO2 calculation and compensation.

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The Night of Visions

brought the worldwide engagement of the international children's fund World Vision in various manners to life. Prominent guests like actress Maria Furtwängler and singer Judy Bailey contributed to the evening's success, while Judith Raker enhanced the event through her moderation.


concept development, invitation and participant management, coordination of service providers, quality control on site

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15th International Economic Forum on Africa

is an annual conference organized by the OECD Development Centre in Paris. As president of the G7, the German government cooperated on the event and hosted the first Berlin Africa Forum. High-ranking international experts like President of Ghana John Dramani Mahama, former UN General Secretary Kofi Annan, former President of Germany Prof. Dr. Horst Köhler and Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Dr. Gerd Müller addressed over 500 guests on matters of Africa Beyond 2015.

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Living well in Germany - What's important to us

The Federal Government is engaging its citizens in a dialogue under the umbrella of this motto. During two public dialogues in Freising (Bavaria) and Fredersdorf-Vogelsdorf (Brandenburg), citizens were given the opportunity to speak with Dr. Gerd Müller, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, about current development policy issues like tackling the global refugee crisis and sustainable consumption and come up with suggestions and possible solutions for future challenges.