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

    CLIMA: Auction-Based Subsidies in Low- and Middle-Income Countries   We are excited to extend an invitation to participate in a pivotal... Read more

    International Expert Discussion during UNFCCC SBs
    Innovative Climate Finance
    Bonn, 10.06.2024

    Founded in 1964, the German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS, formerly the German Development Institute / Deutsches... Read more

    Anniversary Conference
    IDOS at 60
    Bonn, 04.07.2024

    The adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was welcomed by practitioners... Read more

    International research conference
    GLOBALGOALS2024 - The Future of the SDGs
    Utrecht, The Netherlands, 29.08.2024 until 30.08.2024

    Africa finds itself at a critical moment in its global economic engagement. The continent's abundant resources have recently attracted... Read more

    International Research Conference
    Africa in the global economy
    Bonn, 05.12.2024 until 06.12.2024

Past events 2024

    Global Policy Special Issue edited by Sebastian Haug, Rosemary Foot and Max-Otto Baumann Has China’s expanding engagement led to any power... Read more

    Special Issue Launch
    China at the United Nations
    Online, 28.05.2024

    vom 6. bis 9 Juni findet in den 27 EU-Mitgliedstaaten die Europawahl statt. Sie ist eine wichtige Weichenstellung für die zukünftige... Read more

    Virtuelles Pressebriefing
    Europawahl 2024
    Online, 23.05.2024

    The Promoting Research on Digitalisation in Emerging Powers and Europe Towards Sustainable Development (PRODIGEES) project, under the aegis... Read more

    MGG/PRODIGEES Policy Labs
    Digitalisation Towards Sustainable Development
    Stellenbosch & Cape Town, South Africa, 28.04.2024 until 03.05.2024

    On the occasion of World Water Day 2024, the Bonn Water Network and its members including the United Nations Convention to Combat... Read more

    Virtual Event
    The land-water nexus
    Online, 22.03.2024

    Whether droughts or floods – extreme water events are occurring more and more frequently, not only in the Global South but also here in... Read more

    Event list for World Water Day
    Water for Peace
    Bonn and Online, 19.03.2024 until 08.04.2024

    Climate change is not just about getting the right technology. It is also about changing behavior and policies. And it is not (only) about... Read more

    3D-Digital Development Dialogue
    Good Economics for Warmer Times
    Online, 29.02.2024

    2023 has been a year of worldwide flooding disasters that, among other places, had devastating impacts in Libya, washed away entire villages... Read more

    Online debate
    The Urban Water Challenge
    Online, 24.01.2024

Past events 2023

    This workshop aimed to facilitate exchange among researchers on common issues related to the role of academic research in advancing the... Read more

    Evidence-based implementation of the GCR
    Maison de la Paix, Graduate Institute, Geneva & Online, 11.12.2023

    The 2023 UN Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, which will take place from November 30 to December 12, would... Read more

    Dubai, 30.11.2023 until 12.12.2023

    The fourth lecture in the INTERFACES colloquium series on “Sustainable land management in sub‐Saharan Africa: Improving livelihoods through... Read more

    Colloquium Series
    INTERFACES Colloquium Series #4
    Online, 30.11.2023

    The workshop explored how the UN system is currently funded, what challenges UN financing faces, and what the future of UN financing could... Read more

    Expert workshop
    Funding the UN system
    Bonn, 06.11.2023 until 07.11.2023

    The third lecture in the INTERFACES colloquium series on “Sustainable land management in sub‐Saharan Africa: Improving livelihoods through... Read more

    Colloquium Series
    INTERFACES Colloquium Series #3
    Online, 02.11.2023

    At this year's World Health Summit in Berlin, 3,000 health leaders and experts from around the world came together to address the most... Read more

    Side-event World Health Summit
    Putting Policy into Practice
    Berlin, 17.10.2023

    The second lecture in the INTERFACES colloquium series on “Sustainable land management in sub‐Saharan Africa: Improving livelihoods through... Read more

    Colloquium Series
    INTERFACES Colloquium Series #2
    Online, 05.10.2023

    The concept of ‘global digital commons’ (UN, 2020) constitutes a key component of the emerging Global Digital Compact of the United Nations.... Read more

    T20 Summit Side Event
    Utopias of Global Cooperation
    Mysuru, India, 31.07.2023

    The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), the technical branch of the Africa Union Commission on all matters of agricultural... Read more

    Side Event
    INTERFACES Side Event
    Durban, South Africa, 05.06.2023 until 08.06.2023

    The 2nd Annual Conference on Global Climate Governance in the Face of Obstruction (31 May – 2 June 2023), organized by the Climate Social... Read more

    Virtual Panel Session
    Funding “Loss and Damage”
    Online, 31.05.2023

    This September, United Nations (UN) member states will come together in New York for the SDG Summit and the Ministerial Meeting on the 2024... Read more

    Virtual Event
    UN Global Digital Compact
    Online, 24.05.2023

    Welcome note& introduction by the co-hostsDr. Steffen Bauer, IDOS Mathias Boehning, WEASC  „Tour de table“ with introductions “If you think... Read more

    Bonn Climate Group Meeting
    Regrouping back better
    Bonn, 17.05.2023

    This September, United Nations (UN) member states will come together in New York for the SDG Summit and the Ministerial Meeting on the 2024... Read more

    Virtual Event
    HLAB Report and GSDR
    Online, 03.05.2023

    The German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) funds transdisciplinary research on sustainable land management in order to... Read more

    Status Seminar
    Bonn, 26.04.2023 until 28.04.2023

    Deutschland und Europa verfolgen sehr ehrgeizige Strategien für den Einsatz von Wasserstoff zur Dekarbonisierung von Teilen ihrer... Read more

    Hydrogen in Brazil
    Bonn, 25.04.2023

    The concept and mainstream approaches of development cooperation have been criticised since the early beginning of their existence.... Read more

    Virtual expert discussion
    Online (Zoom), 17.04.2023

    22nd of March is World Water Day, and this year global attention to our important but yet seriously threatened water resources is higher... Read more

    UN 2023 Water Conference
    New York, 22.03.2023 until 24.03.2023

    Von den Ressourcen der Meere, einer gesunden Meeresumwelt, einer sicheren Schifffahrt sowie gesicherten Küsten als Siedlungsraum sind... Read more

    Oceans, Poles, North and South
    Bonn, 23.02.2023 until 24.02.2023

Past events 2022

    The Managing Global Governance (MGG) Programme turned 15 in 2022. In the three-day online conference “Celebrating 15 years of MGG” from 23... Read more

    MGG Conference
    15 Years Managing Global Governance
    Online, 23.11.2022 until 25.11.2022

    Unter der Schirmherrschaft von Oliver Krischer, Minister für Umwelt, Naturschutz und Verkehr des Landes NRW, fand am Montag, 21. November... Read more

    50 Jahre „Limits to Growth"
    German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS), Bonn, 21.11.2022

    Social cohesion (SoCo) is increasingly recognised as an important condition for the resilience of societies and the wellbeing of its... Read more

    Social cohesion in context
    Bonn, 15.11.2022 until 16.11.2022

    At the Conference of the Parties to the 27th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate... Read more

    UN Climate Change Conference
    Sharm El-Sheikh, 06.11.2022 until 18.11.2022

    The workshop took place to bring together network members of the German Institute of Development and Sustainability’s (IDOS) ‘Managing... Read more

    MGG Meeting
    VSS on Crossroads
    Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies – House De Dorlodot – Ch. Deberiotstraat 34, Leuven, Belgium, 25.10.2022 until 26.10.2022

    The Earth System Governance Project is a longstanding global research alliance that seeks to mobilise research at the interface of global... Read more

    Earth System Governance
    Toronto, 20.10.2022 until 24.10.2022

    The creation and development of the G20 was envisioned to address global problems more effectively and overcome blockages in global... Read more

    T20 Summit Side Event
    Utopias of Global Cooperation
    Kuta Selatan, 04.09.2022

    As the Sustainable Development Goals move steadily towards the year 2030, Indonesia has another plan in fruition: the development of the new... Read more

    MGG Conference
    Building from Scratch
    Jakarta, 02.09.2022

    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

    Bonn Water Network 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