In the lead or in cooperation with key partner organisations we held 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, our 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, the institute emphasises its core expertise in policy advice.

Upcoming Events

    While remaining the most isolated region from the global economy, Africa has realized continuous progress towards a closer and more active... Read more

    International Research Conference
    Africa’s regional and global integration
    Online and Kiel, 17.11.2022 until 18.11.2022

Past events 2022

    While there is substantial evidence of the effect of social protection on poverty, inequality and vulnerability, limited research has... Read more

    Virtual panel discussion and publication launch
    Social protection and social cohesion
    Online, 15.06.2022

    The Think7 Summit is organised by the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) and the Global... Read more

    Think7 Summit 2022
    Berlin / Online, 23.05.2022 until 24.05.2022

    Seit gut 2 Jahren ringt die Weltgemeinschaft mit den Ursachen und Folgen der Covid-19-Pandemie. Die sozialen, ökonomischen und politischen... Read more

    Virtual Event
    Globale Gesundheitsvorsorge
    Online, 09.05.2022

    Discourse Studies have an important record of analysing all types of open and subtle discrimination in and through discourses. Racism in all... Read more

    Decolonising Discourse Studies
    Hybrid (Online and Augsburg University), 21.04.2022 until 23.04.2022

    This year's theme for World Water Day is “Groundwater - making the invisible visible”. Although not directly observable with our eyes,... Read more

    Virtual Event
    Digging Deeper
    Online, 23.03.2022

    Am 17. und 18. Februar findet in Brüssel das sechste Gipfeltreffen zwischen der Europäischen Union (EU) und der Afrikanischen Union (AU)... Read more

    Virtuelles Pressebriefing
    Ergebnisse des EU-AU-Gipfels
    Online, 24.02.2022

    In our fourth virtual DGSG-DIE research-in-progress seminar on Thursday, 3 February, 16:00-17:15 CET (7:00-8:15 AM PST / 10:00-11:15AM EST),... Read more

    Virtual Workshop
    Accountability keywords
    Online, 03.02.2022

    Corruption hampers the achievement of SDG 6 for ensuring water and sanitation for all. In fact, corruption is estimated to be responsible... Read more

    Virtual Event
    Corruption in the water sector
    Online, 18.01.2022

    Expo 2020 Dubai, themed “Harnessing South-South and Triangular Cooperation: How to accelerate contributions to the Sustainable Development... Read more

    Hybrid Event, Forum
    South-South and Triangular Cooperation Forum
    Colombia pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai & Online, 18.01.2022 until 19.01.2022

    In the third of five research-in-progress seminars co-hosted by the American Associations of Geographers’ (AAG) Development Geographies... Read more

    Virtual Workshop
    Compelled to compete
    Online, 13.01.2022

Past events 2021

    Climate change, digitalisation, urbanisation, demographic transition - profound changes like these pose new challenges for German and... Read more

    Project launch
    Megatrends Africa
    Berlin / Online, 14.12.2021

    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

    Researchers of the project "Klimalog: Research and dialogue for a just and SDG-compatible implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement" of... Read more

    UN Climate Change Conference
    Glasgow, 31.10.2021 until 12.11.2021

    Das Deutsche Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) lädt am 27.10.2021 von 10:00 bis 11:30 Uhr zu einem virtuellen Pressebriefing anlässlich... Read more

    COP26 Online-Pressebriefing
    Online, 27.10.2021

    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

    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