Global Governance and post-2015 development agenda challenges in Brazil

Event Type
MGG Alumni meeting

Brasilia, 24.02.2016


Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
Ministério do Meio Ambiente (MMA) do Brasil 

Since 2007 the programme Managing Global Governance as part of the German Development Institute organizes a platform for young professionals from rising powers. Hereby they discuss problems of global relevancy and search for possible solutions. However, not only the German Development Institute fosters the global exchange of knowledge, at the Brazilian Ministry of Environment – a long-term partner of the MGG – this year the common experience of learning was taken up and deepened.

The alumni meeting took place at 24 February between 10 am and 5.30 pm at the Brazilian Ministry of Environment under the title “Global Governance and post-2015 development agenda challenges  in Brazil“. After the opening of the event by representatives of the Ministry of environment, the German embassy and a representative of the MGG-programme the participants discussed relevant questions of the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Brazil. Main aspects are the implementation of the SDGs in the context of poverty reduction and inequality, their political, economic and social implications, the environmental dimension of sustainable development and the question about possible options to act. The discussants came amongst others from the Brazilian ministry of foreign affairs as well as from relevant think tanks which work on the topic.

The event was organized amongst others by Zeljko Crncic who is the MGG-country-coordinator for Latin America.

The meeting is one of a series of events that will take part this year in the partner countries of MGG (Mexico, Brazil, South Africa, India, China and Indonesia) and is designed to deepen the relations with partner institutions and alumni.

The MGG Academy, conducted for the 14th consecutive time this year, is aimed at highly qualified young professionals from rising powers. It comprises among other elements the two-month Global Governance School (GGS) at the DIE, training units for soft skills development as well as a two-week seminar at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin. MGG is implemented on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).


10:00 – 12:00
Inauguration and Introduction panel
Representatives of Ministry of Environment of Brazil, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, German Embassy and MGG-program

13:30 – 16:00
Panels on poverty reduction, sustainability and environment as well as recommendations for action
Representatives of Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), representatives of Ministry of Environment of Brazil and alumni

16:00Report about MGGMGG-coordinator and alumni

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Event information

Date / h
24.02.2016 / 11:00 - 18:30


Ministry of the Environment
SEPN 505, Bloco “B”
W3 Norte Auditorium (underground floor)
Brasilia, Brazil


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