Programm

 

Programm 12. - 13. Mai 2015, World Conference Center Bonn

Moderation: Melinda Crane und Natasha Walker

Dienstag
Mittwoch
Workshops
09:00

Begrüßung

Angelica Schwall-Düren
Tanja Gönner

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  • Angelica Schwall-Düren

    Angelica Schwall-Düren

    Ministerin für Bundesangelegenheiten, Europa und Medien des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf


    Dr. Angelica Schwall-Düren ist seit 2010 Ministerin für Bundesangelegenheiten, Europa und Medien des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen sowie Bevollmächtigte des Landes beim Bund. Von 1994 bis 2010 war sie Mitglied des Deutschen Bundestages, ab 1998 als Parlamentarische Geschäftsführerin und ab 2002 als stellvertretende Vorsitzende für Angelegenheiten der Europäischen Union der SPD-Bundestagsfraktion. Vor ihrer Wahl in den Bundestag arbeitete Angelica Schwall-Düren als Lehrerin an Gymnasien in Ahaus und Gronau und ließ sich nebenberuflich zur Familientherapeutin und Supervisorin weiterbilden. Angelica Schwall-Düren studierte Geschichte, Politische Wissenschaften und Französisch in Montpellier, Münster und Freiburg, wo sie im Bereich der Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte promovierte.

  • Tanja Gönner

    Tanja Gönner

    Vorstandssprecherin, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Bonn / Eschborn


    Tanja Gönner ist seit 2012 Vorstandssprecherin der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. Zuvor war sie Ministerin für Umwelt, Naturschutz und Verkehr sowie Sozialministerin des Landes Baden-Württemberg. Von 2002 bis 2004 war Gönner Mitglied des Deutschen Bundestages. Seit 1987 ist sie Mitglied der CDU und gehört von 2000 bis 2012 dem Bundesvorstand an. Im Rahmen ihrer politischen Tätigkeit nahm sie 2008 an der Weltklimakonferenz in Posen und 2009 an der Folgekonferenz in Kopenhagen teil. Tanja Gönner studierte Rechtswissenschaften in Tübingen und absolvierte ihr Rechtsreferendariat am Landgericht Ravensburg. Nach der Zulassung als Rechtsanwältin wurde sie Partnerin in einer Anwaltskanzlei. Sie übt zahlreiche ehrenamtliche Tätigkeiten aus.

09:30

Global Transformation - Challenges and Solutions

Friedrich Kitschelt

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  • Friedrich Kitschelt

    Friedrich Kitschelt

    Staatssekretär des Bundesministeriums für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung


    Dr. Friedrich Kitschelt ist seit Januar 2014 der beamtete Staatssekretär des BMZ. Von 2010 bis 2013 leitete er als Ministerialdirektor die Abteilung für „Afrika, Lateinamerika, Globale und Sektorale Aufgaben“. Er diente dem BMZ unter anderem als Asien-Beauftragter, Sonderbeauftragter für Afghanistan und als Europabeauftragter. Im Bundeskanzleramt leitete er das Referat Nord-Süd-Beziehungen und Menschenrechtspolitik der Bundesregierung. Kitschelt hat mehr als 12 Jahre im Ausland gearbeitet, unter anderem in Jamaika, Indien, Kenia und Belgien. Er ist ausgebildeter Journalist und studierte Soziologie, Volkswirtschaftslehre und Jura an der Albertus-Magnus-Universität zu Köln und der Universität Bielefeld.

10:00

Driving Transformation: A Mind Shift

John Elkington
Su Kahumbu Stephanou

Für einen globalen Wandel braucht man mehr als internationale Abkommen. Ein Wandel hin zu mehr Nachhaltigkeit betrifft alle Facetten unseres täglichen Lebens und erfordert eine neue Denkweise und die Einsicht, dass jeder von uns die Zügel in der Hand hält. Unsere Redner stellen sich der Frage, wie ein solcher Wandel auf lokaler Ebene möglich ist. Wie inspiriert man Menschen dazu, sich und andere zu verändern?

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  • John Elkington

    John Elkington

    Executive Chairman, Volans Ventures, London


    John Elkington ist Schriftsteller, Serien-Unternehmer und Berater. Er ist Mitbegründer und Vorstandsvorsitzender von Volans, einem Beratungsunternehmen und Think-Tank, das sich auf marktorientierte Lösungen für die großen künftigen Herausforderungen spezialisiert hat. Elkington ist zudem Ehrenvorsitzender des Think Tanks „SustainAbility“ und Mitglied in über 30 weiteren Gremien und Beiräten. Gerade erschien sein neuestes Buch „The Breakthrough Challenge: 10 Ways to Connect Today's Profits With Tomorrow's Bottom Line“, das er gemeinsam mit Jochen Zeitz herausbrachte, dem ehemaligen Verwaltungsratsvorsitzenden von PUMA. Mit diesem Buch schließt Elkington an sein 1997 erschienenes Buch "Cannibals with Forks" an, in dem er das Konzept der „Triple Bottom Line“ prägte, die heute als Teil von Geschäftsberichten nicht nur die finanzielle, sondern auch die ethische und ökologische Leistung von Unternehmen ausweist.

  • Su Kahumbu Stephanou

    Su Kahumbu Stephanou

    Künstlerische Leiterin, Green Dreams TECH Ltd., Nairobi, Kenia


    Su Kahumbu Stephanou ist eine kenianische Bio-Landwirtin und Vorreiterin im Bereich Bio-Lebensmittel in Afrika. Sie ist Sozialunternehmerin und Gründerin ihrer eigenen Firmen Green Dreams Ltd und Green Dreams Tech Ltd., die sie bis heute leitet. Zudem ist sie ein TED Global Fellow und sucht stets nach kreativen Lösungen, um das Leben von Kleinbauern in Afrika nachhaltig zu verbessern. 

    1997 beginnt Su Kahumbu Stephanou den Anbau von Biogemüse in Kenia. Wenig später verkauft sie ihre Lebensmittel an große Supermarktketten im Land und eröffnet den ersten Bioladen in Kenia. Sie baut ein Netzwerk von Hunderten kenianischer Kleinbauern auf und teilt mit ihnen ihre Erfahrungen von der Produktion über Marketing, Vertrieb, Handel und Verkauf von Bioprodukten. 2010 entwickelt sie die mobile Lernplattform iCow, die weltweit mit Preisen ausgezeichnet wird. 

11:30

Global Transformation: One Target – Different Views

Yunus Arikan
Alejandro Litovsky
Dirk Messner
Vandana Shiva
Daniele Violetti

Der globale Wandel zu einer nachhaltigen Entwicklung ist notwendig, darin sind sich alle einig. Doch in puncto Dringlichkeit, Prioritäten, Verantwortlichkeiten, verbindliche Regeln und Pflichten scheiden sich die Geister. Welche Kräfte treiben einen globalen Wandel voran, welche verlangsamen ihn? Die Panelteilnehmer teilen ihre Erfahrungen und diskutieren, wie die Chancen für die Umsetzung globaler nachhaltiger Entwicklungsziele wirklich stehen – in einer unbeständigen, unsicheren und überaus komplexen Welt.

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  • Yunus Arikan

    Yunus Arikan

    Head of Global Policy and Advocacy, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, Germany


    Since 2013, Yunus Arikan has been Head of Global Policy and Advocacy, leading ICLEI´s work at the United Nations, with intergovernmental agencies and on multilateral environmental agreements. In 2009, he started his career at the World Secretariat of ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability in Bonn, Germany. His work there focuses on climate change and has included coordinating the Low Carbon City Agenda, establishing the Bonn Center for Local Climate  Action and Reporting (carbonn), managing the secretariat of the World Mayors Council on Climate Change and acting as the focal point for the Local Governments and Municipal Authorities Constituency to the UNFCCC. Between 2002 and 2008, he played an active role in promoting progressive climate change policies in Turkey and Central and Eastern Europe, specifically in Turkey´s involvement in the international climate process and its accession to the Kyoto Protocol in 2009.

  • Alejandro Litovsky

    Alejandro Litovsky

    Gründer und Vorsitzender, Earth Security Group


    Seit 15 Jahren berät Alejandro Litovsky Unternehmen, Regierungen, Investoren und globale Initiativen bei drohenden Nachhaltigkeitsrisiken in Schwellenländern. 2012 erhielt er den BMW Foundation Young Leaders Award und 2004 den Hobhouse Memorial Prize der London School of Economics, wo er Politische Soziologie studierte. Litovsky ist Argentinier und lebt seit elf Jahren in London.  

  • Dirk Messner

    Dirk Messner

    Direktor des Deutschen Instituts für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)


    Dirk Messner ist seit 2003 Direktor des Deutschen Instituts für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) und lehrt am Institut für Politikwissenschaft der Universität Duisburg-Essen. Zuvor war er wissenschaftlicher Geschäftsführer des Instituts für Entwicklung und Frieden an der Universität Duisburg. Er ist Co-Vorsitzender des Wissenschaftlichen Beirates der Bundesregierung globale Umweltveränderungen (WBGU) und Mitglied des China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development, das die chinesische Regierung zu Fragen der Wirtschafts- und Umweltpolitik berät.

    Messners beschäftigt sich unter anderem intensiv mit den Themen Globalisierung und Global Governance,  Auswirkungen des Klimawandels auf die internationale Entwicklung und Low carbon-Transformationspfade.

  • Vandana Shiva

    Vandana Shiva

    Club of Rome und Preisträgerin des „Alternativen Nobelpreises“, Neu Delhi, Indien


    Dr. Vandana Shiva studierte Physik und Naturwissenschaften an der Panjab University.  An der University of Western Ontario in Kanada promovierte Shiva über Grundlagenfragen der Quantenmechanik.

    1982 begründete sie das unabhängige Institut "The Research Foundation for Science Technology and Ecology in Dehra Dun, das sich der Erforschung einer nachhaltigen Entwicklung in der Landwirtschaft widmet. 1991 rief sie Navdanya (Neun Saaten) ins Leben, eine Bewegung zur Bewahrung von regionalem Saatgut. Die Bewegung fördert außerdem biologische Anbaumethoden und fairen Handel. 

    2004 gründete Vandana Shiva Bija Vidyapeeth, eine internationale Hochschule für nachhaltiges Leben. Im November 2010 wurde sie vom Forbes Magazine als eine der sieben mächtigsten Frauen der Welt bezeichnet.

  • Daniele Violetti

    Daniele Violetti

    Stabschef, UN-Klimasekretariat (UNFCCC)


    Daniele Violetti ist Stabschef des UN-Klimasekretariats (UNFCCC). Davor war er Koordinator der hochrangigen Beratergruppe des UN-Generalsekretärs für Klimafinanzierung in New York. Violetti hat umfangreiche Erfahrung mit dem Mechanismus für umweltverträgliche Entwicklung (CDM) des Kyoto-Protokolls: Er war Sekretär des CDM-Vorstands und Führungskraft in der CDM-Prozessmanagement-Einheit des Programms „Nachhaltige Entwicklungsmechanismen“ im UN-Klimasekretariat. Violetti promovierte an der Universität Bologna.

14:30

Policy Forum I: Green Transformation – Achieving Sustainable Energy for All

Obaid Amrane
Sven Becker
Xianzhang Lei
Tania Rödiger-Vorwerk
Christine Lins (Moderation)

Eine nachhaltige Energieversorgung – erschwinglich, verlässlich, allseits verfügbar und modern – ist für alle Dimensionen der Nachhaltigkeit von zentraler Bedeutung: für den Erhalt unseres Planeten, Wirtschaftswachstum und für menschlichen Fortschritt. Die richtige Balance zwischen diesen verschiedenen Dimensionen einer nachhaltigen Energieversorgung herzustellen, bleibt hingegen eine enorme Herausforderung für alle Gesellschaften und Staaten. Die Diskussionsteilnehmer stellen sich dieser globalen Herausforderung und entwickeln gemeinsam Lösungen. Im Zentrum steht die Frage: Wie kann man Milliarden von Menschen und eine wachsende Zahl aufstrebender Volkswirtschaften mit nachhaltiger Energie versorgen?

Moderiert von Christine Lins*, Exekutivsekretärin, REN21 Netzwerk Erneuerbare Energiepolitik für das 21. Jahrhundert, Paris

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  • Obaid Amrane

    Obaid Amrane

    Mitglied des Vorstands, Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN), Marokko


    Obaid Amrane ist Mitglied des Vorstands der Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN). Zuvor war er Generaldirektor von GCE Marokko und arbeitete für die Bankengruppe BPCE in Paris. Davor bekleidete Amrane unterschiedliche Führungspositionen im marokkanischen Finanzministerium. Er studierte Ingenieurwissenschaft und Finanzwirtschaft und absolvierte 2005 das Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Programm des CFA Instituts.

  • Sven Becker

    Sven Becker

    Sprecher der Geschäftsführung, Trianel GmbH, Aachen


    Sven Becker ist seit 2005 Sprecher der Geschäftsführung der Trianel GmbH.
    Darüber hinaus übt er unterschiedliche Organfunktionen in den Tochter- und Beteiligungsgesellschaften der Trianel-Gruppe aus. Zuvor arbeitete er bei Statkraft Markets GmbH, von 2003 bis Ende 2004 als Geschäftsführer. Von 1998 bis 2001 war er für Enron Europe Ltd. in unterschiedlichen Vertriebs- und Handelsfunktionen tätig – in London, Oslo und zuletzt in Frankfurt. Seinen Einstieg in die Energiewirtschaft fand Becker 1993 bei der Ruhrgas AG.
    Becker studierte Volkswirtschaft in Kiel und Dublin und absolvierte ein MBA-Studium an der University of Chicago. Seit 2009 lehrt er als Gastdozent an der RWTH Aachen. Becker ist Mitglied in zahlreichen energiewirtschaftlichen und politischen Gremien.

  • Xianzhang Lei

    Xianzhang Lei

    Director General of European Representative Office, State Grid Corporation of China


    Dr. Xianzhang Lei ist Generaldirektor der Europa-Repräsentanz des chinesischen Energieunternehmens State Grid Corporation, das für den Großteil des elektrischen Netzbetriebs in der Volksrepublik China zuständig ist. Er promovierte an der Technischen Universität Berlin und in Yale und wurde anschließend Senior Manager im Bereich Power Systems bei Siemens in Deutschland. Seit 2010 ist er für die State Grid Corporation of China in Peking und Frankfurt am Main tätig.

  • Tania Rödiger-Vorwerk

    Tania Rödiger-Vorwerk

    Deputy Director General for Sustainable Development, Natural Resources, Economic Policy and Infrastructure, Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Berlin


    Dr. Tanja Rödiger-Vorwerk ist Leiterin der Unterabteilung 31 "Nachhaltige Entwicklung, natürliche Ressourcen, Wirtschaft und Infrastruktur" im Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung. Nach ihrem Studium der Rechtswissenschaft und Skandinavistik in Freiburg i. Br. und München und ihrer Promotion im Europäischen Umweltrecht war sie zunächst in der Privatwirtschaft tätig und arbeitet seit 2002 im Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung, zuletzt als Leiterin der Unterabteilung Planung und Grundsatz.

  • Christine Lins (Moderation)

    Christine Lins (Moderation)

    Exekutivsekretärin, REN21 Netzwerk Erneuerbare Energiepolitik für das 21. Jahrhundert, Paris


    Christine Lins ist seit 2011 Geschäftsführerin des Netzwerks für erneuerbare Energien des 21. Jahrhunderts (REN21). REN21 ist ein weltweites öffentlich-privates Multistakeholder-Netzwerk für erneuerbare Energien, das internationale Organisationen, Regierungen, Industrieverbände, Forschung und Wissenschaft sowie NGOs miteinander verbindet. REN21 hat seinen Hauptsitz beim Umweltprogramm der Vereinten Nationen (UNEP) in Paris, Frankreich. Zwischen 2001 und 2011 war Lins Generalsekretärin des Europäischen Dachverbands für erneuerbare Energien. Zuvor arbeitete sie in einer österreichischen Energieagentur, die Energieeffizienz und erneuerbare Energie in der Region fördert. Christine Lins hat einen Masterabschluss in Internationaler Wirtschaft und Angewandter Sprachwissenschaft. 

14:30

Policy Forum II: Inclusive Transformation – Reducing Inequalities

Jean-Marc Fournier
Rodrigo Martínez
Claudia Roth
Sanjit „Bunker“ Roy
Daria Ukhova
Tilman Altenburg (Moderation)

Weltweit ist Ungleichheit ein wachsendes Problem – innerhalb von Staaten, zwischen und innerhalb gesellschaftlicher Gruppen und zwischen Generationen. Auf Basis neuer Erkenntnisse und Daten benennen die Teilnehmer dieses Forums die treibenden Faktoren für Ungleichheit und diskutieren gemeinsam Optionen und mögliche Lösungen, um diesen Trend umzukehren.

Moderiert von Tilman Altenburg, Abteilungsleiter, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Bonn

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  • Jean-Marc Fournier

    Jean-Marc Fournier

    Ökonom, Organisation für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (OECD), Paris


    Jean-Marc Fournier ist Wirtschaftswissenschaftler und arbeitet seit 2010 für die OECD. Von 2012 bis 2014 war er hier in den Abteilungen EU, Euro Raum und Luxembourg tätig. Heute untersucht Fournier in der Abteilung Public Economics  die Wirkung von Strategien zur Wachstumssteigerung der Einkommensverteilung. Zuvor war er Mitarbeiter des National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE) und hatte einen Lehrauftrag an der Hochschule ENSAE. Fournier veröffentlichte zahlreiche Aufsätze zu den Themen Makroökonomie, Einkommensungleichheit, Ökonometrie und zur Finanzkrise. Er studierte an den Elitehochschulen Ecole Polytechnique, der ENSAE ParisTech und der EHESS (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales).

  • Rodrigo Martínez

    Rodrigo Martínez

    Beauftragter für Beschäftigung und Soziales der UN-Wirtschaftskommission für Lateinamerika und die Karibik (ECLAC), Santiago de Chile


    Rodrigo Martínez ist Beauftragter für Beschäftigung und Soziales der UN-Wirtschaftskommission für Lateinamerika und die Karibik (ECLAC). Momentan verantwortet er die Komponente „Soziale Sicherheit“ des Programms „Strukturwandel für eine nachhaltige und inklusive Entwicklung in Lateinamerika und der Karibik“, das die Wirtschaftskommission und die GIZ gemeinsam durchführen. Der chilenische Soziologe hat 22 Jahre Erfahrung in der Sozialpolitik. Er koordiniert Projekte zu den Themen Hunger, Mangelernährung und Sozialkosten. Martínez ist Autor verschiedener Studien.

  • Claudia Roth

    Claudia Roth

    MdB, Vizepräsidentin des Deutschen Bundestages, Berlin


    Geboren 1955 in Ulm studierte Claudia Roth nach dem Abitur 1974 Theaterwissenschaften an der Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität in München. 1975 wurde sie Dramaturgin an den Städtischen Bühnen in Dortmund sowie am "Hoffmans Comic Teater" in Unna. Von 1982 bis 1985 arbeitete sie als Managerin der Band „Ton Steine Scherben“. 1985 wurde sie Pressesprecherin der ersten Grünen Fraktion im Bundestag. 1989 bis 1998 war sie Mitglied des Europaparlaments, ab 1994 als Fraktionsvorsitzende der Grünen im EP. 1998 wurde sie in den Deutschen Bundestag gewählt, von 1998 bis März 2001 war sie Vorsitzende des neu gegründeten Ausschusses für Menschenrechte und Humanitäre Hilfe. Von März 2003 bis Oktober 2004 war sie Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Menschenrechtspolitik und Humanitäre Hilfe im Auswärtigen Amt2001 wurde Claudia Roth erstmals Parteivorsitzende von Bündnis 90/Die Grünen. Sie wurde 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 und 2012 in dieses Amt wiedergewählt. 2013 schied sie aus diesem Amt aus und wurde am 22. Oktober 2013 zur Vizepräsidentin des Deutschen Bundestags gewählt.

  • Sanjit „Bunker“ Roy

    Sanjit „Bunker“ Roy

    Gründer, Barefoot College, Indien


    Sanjit „Bunker” Roy ist Gründer und Leiter des Barefoot Colleges, einer NGO, die Gemeinden auf dem Land hilft, ihre Grundversorgung zu sichern und Probleme nachhaltig zu lösen – zum Beispiel mit Solaranlagen, sauberem Wasser und Bildung.

    Roy ist in Indien geboren und aufgewachsen. Er war Squash-Champion und Absolvent des renommierten St. Stephen’s College in Delhi, als seine „richtige“ Ausbildung begann: 1965 zog er in den ärmsten Bundesstaat Indiens und begann, Trinkwasserbrunnen zu bauen. Dort gründete er auch das Barefoot College als Schule für die arme Landbevölkerung. 

    2010 zählte das Time Magazine Roy zu den 100 einflussreichsten Menschen der Welt. Sein TED-Vortrag über die Barefoot-Bewegung aus dem Jahr 2011 wurde in 42 Sprachen übersetzt und 3,4 Millionen Mal online aufgerufen.

  • Daria Ukhova

    Daria Ukhova

    Inequality Policy Advisor, Oxfam OK, Oxford


    Daria Ukhova is a policy adviser within Oxfam´s new campaign against inequality. She previously worked as a regional research officer and later research and policy development coordinator on Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States for the MECIS region. 

    Prior to joining Oxfam, she held a range of short-term research positions with the UN Economic Commission for Europe, Transparency International, and the Regional Office for Europe of the World Health Organization, focusing on gender and other social inequalities in access to social services in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

  • Tilman Altenburg (Moderation)

    Tilman Altenburg (Moderation)

    Abteilungsleiter, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Bonn


    • since 2006: Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Head of Department „Sustainable Economic and Social Development”
    • 2000-2006: Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Head of Department „Latin America”
    • 1995-2000: Researcher
    • 1994-1995: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG): Research on "World market integration and industrial competi-tiveness exemplified by small Latin American countries"
    • 1992-1994: Research fellow of Philipps University Marburg, Research project "Trade liberalization and deregulation in small Third World countries"
    • 1989-1991: Deutsche Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), Research on "Possibilities and limits of regional development in peripheral areas of Costa Rica"
    • 1986-1989: Research fellow of the Latin American Institute of the Free University Berlin, Research project "Agro-industrial development as key to overcome the crisis in Costa Rica?"
    • 1991: PhD in Economic Geography, Thesis on: “Regional Economic Development. Case Studies from Peripheral Regions in Costa Rica”
16:00

Workshop 1 – Industrial relations for a green economy

European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC), German Trade Union Confederation (DGB) North Rhine-Westphalia

The workshop will demonstrate that trade unions have a key role to play in the transition towards a green economy. For many years now, trade unions have been supporting efforts to make a low-carbon and resource efficient economy in Europe and internationally. This is an absolute priority since what is at stake is preserving the habitability of our planet.

However, it is crucial that the social dimension becomes a central component of a transition towards a low-carbon and resource-efficient economy. We need a policy framework for a ‘just transition’. Such a framework should aim at supporting climate and environmental policies with a set of labour instruments that will maximise the potential to create quality jobs, while cushioning the possible negative impacts of the transition.

‘Just transition’ also means that the transition towards a low-carbon and resource-efficient economy must include initiatives to promote social dialogue and workers’ participation. Workers have a role to play in greening their workplace and must also be able to anticipate the changes and restructuring which could impact them. 

Why you cannot afford to miss this workshop
The greening of enterprises, workplaces and the labour market as a whole is an enormous challenge for trade unions. How can trade unions become active agents for change? What have been their experiences? How do they maintain the balance between the need to maintain jobs in traditional industries and the need to build low-carbon sustainable societies? The workshop presents recent examples and lessons learnt from European trade union activities. Share your views with trade unionists in a world café.

Presenters

  • Benjamin Denis, Advisor, ETUC, Brussels, Belgium
  • Lene Olsen, Senior Specialist, ILO-ACTRAV (Bureau for Workers’ Activities), Geneva, Switzerland
  • Achim Vanselow, Head of Department for Economic Policy, German Trade Union Confederation (DGB NRW), Düsseldorf, Germany
  • World Café: Trade union representatives from Belgium, France, Greece and Italy

Organisers
European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)
DGB NRW

16:00

Workshop 2 – Realities of decarbonisation: lessons from ongoing economic transformations

German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), University of Cape Town

A rapidly increasing number of studies and integrated assessments contend that comprehensive decarbonisation of the global economy is indeed possible. At the same time, they emphasize the need to step up relevant efforts if the ensuing transformation is to be compatible with limiting global warming to a maximum of 2°C. Accordingly, this workshop seeks to facilitate a better understanding of generic transformative strategies that respond to different national and regional contexts. It asks specifically how interests and actor constellations can be managed for the benefit of feasible decarbonisation pathways. To this end, the workshop will start by outlining the challenge of deep decarbonisation and proceed to draw lessons from empirical studies on the political economy of transformative policies in developed and developing countries. It will discuss strategies for generating ‘buy-in’ from the public and private sectors and will highlight the potential of co-benefits to driving the implementation of ambitious policies that go beyond ‘business as usual’.

Why you cannot afford to miss this workshop

  • The workshop will stress the feasibility of decarbonisation and then focus on the oft-neglected political and economic hurdles to this transformation: who is in favour of the necessary policy measures, who is against them, and why?
  • The workshop will show how political and economic hurdles can be overcome and how can we ensure that we get both the public sector and the private sector on board
  • The workshop will discuss the practical realities of decarbonisation in specific national contexts and outline the lessons that can be learned for different types of countries.

Presenters

  • Mike Morris, Professor, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Anna Pegels, Senior Researcher, DIE, Bonn, Germany
  • Guido Schmidt-Traub, Executive Director, Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), Paris, France
  • Hubert Schmitz, Professorial Fellow, IDS, Sussex, United Kingdom
  • Commentator: Belynda Petrie, CEO OneWorld South Africa, Cape Town, South Africa

Facilitator
Clara Brandi, Senior Researcher, DIE, Bonn, Germany

Organisers
German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
University of Cape Town

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16:00

Workshop 3 – Transforming energy systems: experiences from industrial regions

Cluster EnergieForschung.NRW, Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (KWI) in Essen, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy GmbH

The energy transition – the so-called ‘Energiewende’ – requires a profound change in Germany’s evolved energy system that entails significant challenges concerning existing infrastructure and production processes. Along with technical solutions, the energy transition must be embedded in appropriate political, social, cultural and institutional contexts. For example the experience in North Rhine-Westphalia shows that innovative planning and steering processes, participation formats, new business sectors, and specific forms of transformation design are needed.

The workshop focuses on these non-technical transformation aspects of the energy transition. In his keynote address, Franz Mauelshagen will outline the history of the topic and examine what we can learn from historical transformational processes. Klaus Töpfer will discuss the opportunities and risks related to large-scale transformation. In a third keynote speech, Andrew Karvonen will contribute an international perspective using the example of the local energy transformation taking place in Manchester. A discussion with other participants will round-up the day to address the role of technical and socio-economic aspects in shaping transformation processes and the importance of regional activities for the global implementation of an energy transition.

Why you cannot afford to miss this workshop

By focusing on energy system transformation, the workshop highlights one of the most important thematic priorities in the global transformation debate. While the debate about the future supply of energy is often limited to the technical possibilities, this workshop focuses on the social, economic and cultural dimensions. The workshop’s speakers will provide diverse perspectives on the topic. By drawing attention to historical transformation processes and highlighting international experience, the workshop will help to enrich the current national discussion while placing it in context.

Presenters

  • Manfred Fischedick, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy GmbH, Germany
  • Andrew Karvonen, Lecturer for Architecture and Urbanism, The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Franz Mauelshagen, Research Associate, Rachel Carson Center, Munich, Germany

Facilitator
Manfred Fischedick, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy GmbH, Germany

Organisers
Cluster EnergieForschung.NRW
Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (KWI) in Essen
Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy GmbH

16:00

Workshop 4 – DPDHL: on the transformational path towards sustainable supply chains

Deutsche Post DHL Group

When Deutsche Post DHL set a voluntary target in 2008 for improving its carbon efficiency by 30% by 2020 (baseline 2007), it was the first company in its sector to do so and has since led the way in sustainable logistics provision. While the company is progressing towards its 2020 target, it also recognises that the expectations of its stakeholders, be they employees, customers, investors or society at large, are evolving. In 2013, DPDHL embarked on a new journey to revolutionise the way it achieves its environmental objectives by shifting the focus to customer engagement, viewing sustainability through a wider lens and furthering its ambition to be an all-round responsible business.

In the workshop, DPDHL will explain how the company has gone about making these changes and discuss the key driving forces in the process. Furthermore, it will share its experience of engaging the entire company in a debate about sustainable objectives and how to achieve them. Together with the participants, the workshop organisers hope to determine what a sustainable supply chain should look like for the coming decade.

Key topics to discuss in the workshop will be

  • Transformation in a global organisation: what are the key factors?
  • Defining the future of (sustainable) supply chains/transportation/logistics

Why you cannot afford to miss this workshop

Based on the DPDHL case study, this workshop affords a deeper insight into a successful transformational strategy for sustainable supply chains. The case study will be presented by two key actors who are involved in the transformational process. Attending the workshop will give participants the opportunity to engage in discussion and learn from each other’s experiences.

Presenters

  • Amanda de Silva, Manager, Corporate Communications & Responsibility, DHL Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, Singapore
  • Wing Huo, Head of Responsible Business Practice Team, DPDHL, Bonn, Germany
  • Katharina Tomoff, Vice President Shared Value, DPDHL, Bonn, Germany

Organiser
Deutsche Post DHL Group

16:00

Workshop 5 – How to achieve universal access to sustainable and modern energy services

Energising Development Partnership (EnDev)

Sustainable development is not possible without sustainable energy. Access to modern energy services is central to human development and an investment in our collective future. Therefore, in 2011 UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon launched the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) initiative with the goal of making universal access to energy a reality by 2030.

Universal access to energy is also expected to be one of the sustainable development goals (SDGs), making energy supply an issue of strategic importance in international development cooperation for years to come. This workshop will focus on approaches and pathways to achieving this goal and will highlight the challenges and practical solutions regarding universal access to energy. Experts will briefly illustrate best practices on the ground and reveal policy solutions on the national and global level, and share their visions and experience with the audience.

Why you cannot afford to miss this workshop

This Workshop is part of the theme: Global Transformation: Achieving Sustainable Energy for All. Universal access to energy is currently the goal of many international initiatives, and a main objective of the UN Decade Sustainable Energy for All as well as Goal 7 of the SDG.

The challenges facing a global energy transition are manifold. Apart from meeting increasing energy needs, especially in developing countries, it is an immense global task to transform the energy sector from fossil fuels to sustainable energy systems while eradicating energy poverty that still prevails in many countries of the Global South.

This workshop will outline the political, economic and social challenges of a green transformation with the goal of universal access to energy, outline solutions on the ground, demonstrate best practices, and illustrate visions and concepts from stakeholders in the international political arena.

Presenters

  • Lennart Deridder, European Commission, Directorate-General Development and Cooperation (Energy Unit), Brussels, Belgium
  • Anna Ingwe, Programme Manager, EnDev Kenya, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Nairobi, Kenya
  • Ruud Kempener, Technology Analyst at the Innovation and Technology Center (IITC), International Renewable Energy Agency, Bonn, Germany
  • Andreas Spieß, CEO, Solarkiosk AG, Berlin, Germany

Facilitator
Stefan Gsänger, Secretary General, World Wind Energy Association, Bonn, Germany

Organiser
The Energising Development Partnership (EnDev) is a joint impact-oriented global programme of Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Australia, United Kingdom and Switzerland, with additional co-funding from Ireland and the European Union.

16:00

Workshop 6 – Integrated education systems as a basis for global transformation

United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)

Global transformation is a long term, ongoing process that will not be achieved within a single generation. At the heart of this process stands education and thus the need to re-engineer educational systems and programmes in several different ways, namely in terms of:

  • Geography: Schools, universities and research institutions need to build networks if they are to master the global transformation agenda.

  • Transdisciplinary: Only a few of the most urgent problems can be handled by means of a single-discipline approach. What we need is further progress in inter- and transdisciplinary education.

  • Permeability: Successful education systems are characterised by cooperation and permeability between different sectors, e.g. academic, applied sciences and vocational education programmes.

Why you cannot afford to miss this workshop
If you are keen to engage in dialogue with high-level actors in this field and are interested in pursuing this conceptual approach, particularly in the light of new technological possibilities, then this workshop is for you.

Presenters:

  • Kenneth Barrientos, Programme Officer, UNESCO-UNEVOC
  • Jürgen Bode, Vice President for International Affairs and Diversity, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences
  • Thomas Greiner, Head of Directorate: Lifelong Learning, Research on Education, Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
  • Klaus Greve, Department of Geography, University of Bonn
  • Jakob Rhyner, Vice Rector, United Nations University
  • Dorothea Rüland, Secretary General, DAAD

Facilitator:
Anke Rasper, Senior Editor Globalization, Deutsche Welle

Organiser
United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)

16:00

Workshop 7 – Leave no child behind: promoting inclusive societies from the start

Bertelsmann Stiftung

Social inequality is a challenge that all societies have to address, and this is also true for relatively prosperous ones. International research shows that the social background of a child has a highly significant impact on its educational achievement and on its opportunities in life. Social equality can be promoted though the provision of early support and by putting the perspective of the child first. The workshop will address this issue by discussing the European policy cooperation in the field of early childhood education and care (ECEC) and by examining experiences from European member states. Good practice examples from the United Kingdom, Denmark and Sweden will be presented alongside experiences from the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia where prevention-approaches have been adopted that aim to promote equal opportunities from the cradle to university. In this approach, prevention applies to the entire childhood development – from birth to the beginning of employment.

The workshop will show that providing good and comprehensive support at an early age – independent of a child’s background –improves a child’s opportunities substantially and furthers their chances to develop positively, attain a good education, and participate and integrate into society successfully. In terms of prosperity and social cohesion at the individual and societal level, early investment in children – especially in children from disadvantaged families –promises to have the greatest long-term impact.

Why you cannot afford to miss this workshop

Discuss different approaches that aim to

  • promote inclusive societies by improving development prospects and providing equal opportunities for every child;
  • create communities that help children grow up with more hope, opportunity, and better outcomes;
  • improve the effectiveness and efficiency of local support and intervention practices.

Presenters

  • Elke Loeffler, Chief Executive, Governance International, Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Nóra Milotay, Policy Officer, DG Education and Culture, School Policy Unit, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
  • Klaus Peter Strohmeier, Senior Professor, Centre for Interdisciplinary Regional Studies (ZEFIR), Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
  • Regina von Görtz, Project Manager, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Gütersloh, Germany

Organiser
Bertelsmann Stiftung

Cooperation Partner
State Government of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

16:00

Workshop 8 – Transforming the economy: shaping inclusive growth

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Inclusive growth matters! But how do we achieve it?

The transition from the Millennium Development Goals to the Post-2015 agenda is characterised by an apparent paradox. Developing countries and emerging economies have witnessed historic reductions in poverty over the last 25 years. At the same time, global wealth is now distributed more unevenly than ever before. The gulf between top earners on the one hand and people on medium to low incomes on the other has widened significantly in many industrialised countries as well as in emerging economies. One of the biggest challenges facing both national and global policy-makers in the post-2015 context is thus to redefine and restructure growth in an inclusive way. This calls for profound changes in policy-making, but also in economic development at regional and local level, and within businesses themselves.

This workshop aims to bring together practitioners to share their insights on what inclusive growth means, what specifically can be done to promote it at regional and local level, what obstacles exist, and what lessons we can learn to help bring about success. Question such as ‘How can structurally weak and poor regions be promoted?’, ‘How can firms combine growth and social issues?’, and ‘How can political actors and companies work together to create jobs and income for the most vulnerable?’ will be raised and debated interactively with the audience.

Why you cannot afford to miss this workshop
This workshop combines proven, field-tested recipes with food for thought on how to generate inclusive growth. But one ingredient is missing: your opinion on how to shape inclusive growth in your region or local community!

Presenters

  • Marita Brömmelmeier, Head of Unit ,Economic Development and Employment', Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
  • Hélène Giacobino, Executive Director, The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) Europe, France 
  • Masato Hayashikawa, Advisor, Inclusive Growth and Knowledge Sharing Alliance unit, Office of the Secretary-General, OECD, Paris
  • Roland Moezer, Formerly Project Leader Cobblestone Project, Germany/Ethiopia
  • Ananya Raihan, Co-Founder, Dnet, Bangladesh

Facilitators
Jacqueline Jaspert, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Michael Vollmann, Ashoka

Organiser
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

16:00

Workshop 9 – Inclusive fiscal policy and how to mobilise public support

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Most countries have seen inequality increasing within their societies during recent decades. Despite significant growth levels, poverty remains high and the gap between rich and poor widens. This results in many countries in social tension, and even increases in crime and conflict. In response, a number of governments have taken measures to reduce inequality of income and wealth in their countries. Fiscal policy is a crucial instrument in encouraging redistribution. However, redistribution is a highly sensitive issue, and governments may have to prepare for public debates about the right mechanisms for mobilising and allocating resources.

An observable lack of success in taxing the top earners in most countries might be linked to weak enforcement mechanisms, existing tax exemptions, low compliance levels and targeting issues. If inequality is to be reduced, developing countries especially need to broaden or deepen their tax base in order to ensure sustainable financing of additional spending for social policies.

In this workshop we will discuss the following questions with experts from financial institutions, think tanks and civil society: Which measures can garner public support for redistribution through taxation and transfer mechanisms, and promote social cohesion? What is the importance of well-designed social protection systems in legitimising public spending? What can be done to convince politicians and citizens alike of the benefits of paying taxes and maintaining social transfer systems based on principles of solidarity? What measures might increase tax compliance and willingness to bear high tax rates, especially among top earners?

Why you cannot afford to miss this workshop
Since the global financial and economic crisis, inequality has become a highly debated topic within the OECD, including in Germany, but also in the context of developing countries. Those calling for a reduction in inequality have become more vocal, but there is strong disagreement as to how this objective could be achieved. The reforms needed for any redistributive mechanism involving taxes and transfers will face opposition. If the Open Working Group’s proposed Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 10, ‘Reduce inequality within and among countries’, is to be achieved, change-makers need to discuss ways of gaining public support for reform options.

Presenters

  • Juan Pablo Jimenez, Economics Affairs Officer, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Santiago de Chile, Chile
  • Catherine Olier, EU Policy Adviser on Development Finance and Essential Services, OXFAM INTERNATIONAL EU OFFICE, Brussels, Belgium
  • Achim Truger, Department of Business and Economics, Berlin School of Economics and Law, Berlin, Germany

Facilitator
Jutta Barth, Head of Sector Project Eradicating Poverty and Reducing Inequality, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Organiser
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

16:00

Workshop 10 – Sustainable, inclusive cities as drivers of global transformation

Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

This workshop recognises the many examples of inclusive development initiatives existing in urban contexts around the world. But inclusive transformation within cities remains a challenge. In this regard, the inclusion of the goal for sustainable cities and human settlements in the Sustainable Development Goals and Habitat III represent a promising framework for future action. The drafted SDG on cities, with its targets and indicators, is already playing a unique role in current discussions. This provides a great momentum for reaching consensus among the urban community on what inclusive cities should look like and what kind of transformation is needed.

As such, this workshop will address this debate on the SDG and on Habitat III, highlighting the next steps and consequences for the future agenda of cities worldwide, and German cities in particular. As the successful achievement of inclusive transformation depends on the effective integration of different stakeholders and on the applied methods and concepts, the guiding question is: What are the success factors for an effective and inclusive urban transformation?

Why you cannot afford to miss this workshop
There has been much excitement in the urban community about the potential inclusion of sustainable cities and human settlements within the SDGs. However, there is of course a recognition that the goal is only as strong as its targets and indicators. The drafted targets are a good start, but consensus is needed among the urban community. Consequently, effective dialogue processes in urban transformation at local and global level are on the agenda. Attending this session will allow you to participate in this dialogue.

Presenters

  • Yunus Arikan, Head of Global Policy and Advocacy, ICLEI
  • Hilmar von Lojewski, Councillor of the German Association of Cities and the Association of Cities North Rhine-Westphalia Urban Planning - Building - Housing - Traffic
  • Günther Meinert, Programme Manager Policy Advice for Urban Development, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
  • Shin Wei Ng, Senior Policy Advisor, E3G, United Kingdom
  • Aromar Revi, Co-Chair of the SDSN Thematic Group „Sustainable Cities“; Director of the Indian Institute for Human Settlements, India
  • Rüdiger Wagner, Executive Director, Environment and Health Division, City of Bonn

Facilitator
Albert Eckert, denkmodell GmbH, Germany

Organiser
Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Review and Slides

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18:00

Inspirational Outlook

Jeffrey D. Sachs

Sprecherinformation

  • Jeffrey D. Sachs

    Jeffrey D. Sachs

    Sonderberater des UNO-Generalsekretärs Ban Ki-moon für die Millenniumsentwicklungsziele; Direktor des Sustainable Development Solutions Network der UN, New York


    Jeffrey D. Sachs ist Direktor des Earth Institute an der Columbia University, Professor für nachhaltige Entwicklung sowie für Gesundheitspolitik und -management an der Columbia Universität. Er ist Sonderberater für die Millennium Development Goals des Generalsekretärs der Vereinten Nationen Ban Ki-moon. Sachs ist zudem Direktor des Sustainable Development Solutions Network der UN.

    In den vergangenen sieben Jahren schrieb Sachs drei New York Times Bestseller:  Das Ende der Armut (2005), Wohlstand für viele (2008) und The Price of Civilization (2011). Von der New York Times wurde er als der „vermutlich wichtigste Ökonom der Welt“ bezeichnet. Sachs gilt als einer der weltweit führenden Experten für wirtschaftliche Entwicklung und den Kampf gegen Armut.

19:00

Empfang

Jürgen Nimptsch

Empfang der Landesregierung Nordrhein-Westfalen, der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH und der Bundesstadt Bonn

Grußworte des Bonner Oberbürgermeisters Jürgen Nimptsch

Sprecherinformation

  • Jürgen Nimptsch

    Jürgen Nimptsch

    Oberbürgermeister der Bundesstadt Bonn


    Jürgen Nimptsch (Jahrgang 1954) wurde im August 2009 zum Oberbürgermeister von Bonn gewählt. Als Oberbürgermeister der deutschen Stadt der Vereinten Nationen will Nimptsch den internationalen Standort weiter ausbauen. Im „Geist von Bonn“ möchte er dabei eine Kultur des Miteinanders, des Austauschs und der aktiven Teilhabe pflegen.

09:00

Begrüßung

Melinda Crane (Moderation)
Natasha Walker (Moderation)

Begrüßung durch Melinda Crane und Natasha Walker

Sprecherinformation

  • Melinda Crane (Moderation)

    Melinda Crane (Moderation)


    Dr. Melinda Crane moderiert regelmäßig Veranstaltungen und Diskussionen internationaler Organisationen und Unternehmen. Die erfahrene Fernsehmoderatorin ist leitende Politik-Korrespondentin bei Deutsche Welle TV und moderiert die DW-Talkshow „Quadriga" sowie das Politikmagazin „People and Politics". Außerdem kommentiert sie die US-Politik für den deutschen Nachrichtensender n-tv.

    Melinda Crane studierte Geschichte und Politikwissenschaften an der Brown University in Providence, USA, und Jura an der Harvard Law School. Danach studierte sie Volkswirtschaft an der Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in Medford, wo sie auch promovierte.

    Für die TV-Sendung „Sabine Christiansen" führte sie  Interviews mit Kofi Annan, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton und George Bush. Sie schreibt für das New York Times Magazine, den Boston Globe und verschiedene deutsche Zeitungen und Fachzeitschriften.

  • Natasha Walker (Moderation)

    Natasha Walker (Moderation)


    Natasha Walker ist Kommunikationsberaterin mit Schwerpunkt Moderation, Beteiligung und Dialogprozesse. Sie studierte Englische Literatur und Moderne Sprachen in Oxford und Göttingen und war Stipendiatin der State University of New York. Von 1995 an baute Walker die Beratungsfirma IFOK mit auf, wo sie 2009 das Geschäftsfeld Dialogprozesse und Moderation leitete. Anfang 2010 gründete sie ihre eigene Firma: NWA. In Deutschland und international ist sie als Moderatorin und Prozessberaterin gefragt. Sie arbeitet für Unternehmen, die EU-Kommission, die UN, für Bundesministerien sowie für Stiftungen und Thinktanks. Themen ihrer Moderationen sind vor allem Sozialunternehmertum, Gender, Energie und Klimaschutz, Nachhaltigkeit und Biodiversität. 

09:15

‘Bonn Speech’ on Global Transformation

Ed Gillespie

Sprecherinformation

  • Ed Gillespie

    Ed Gillespie

    Co-Founder, Futerra, London


    Ed Gillespie is Co-Founder of Futerra, one of the world’s only communications consultancies to specialise solely in sustainable development and corporate social responsibility. He has shaped and driven the creative direction of Futerra’s work since its foundation 13 years ago. Aside from writing regularly for the Guardian, Ed is a highly sought after public speaker and lecturer, renowned for his memorable and entertaining presentations laced with refreshing humour and wit. Ed is author of ‘Only Planet - a flight-free adventure around the world’, Chairman of European Rail Business Loco2, a London Sustainable Development Commissioner, and Director of Zero Carbon Food and carbon emissions campaigning organisation Sandbag. He’s also a visiting lecturer at Cambridge University and investor in FoodTrade.

10:00

Workshop 11 – Civil society actors as change agents

Association of German Development and Humanitarian Aid NGOs (VENRO), One World Network North Rhine-Westphalia

A number of civil society actors believe that political, social and economic sustainability is only achievable through a socio-ecological transformation of society. The following key questions arise for civil-society actors with regard to their role in promoting sustainable development: How can we become change agents and play our part in shaping a sustainable (global) society? What resources and traits do we have that could help to initiate and shape global transformation? What powers do we have at our disposal? Our watchdog, think-tank and advocacy roles, the education services we provide, and our close relationship with our target groups combine to give us a broad base in terms of legitimacy. How do we leverage this power to influence developments and make change happen?

Why you cannot afford to miss this workshop

If you want to

  • discuss global challenges with activists from around the world,
  • discover innovative approaches to social change,
  • contribute to transforming legitimacy into political leverage, and
  • establish civil society activists as change agents

then make sure you attend this workshop!

Presenters

  • Vandana Shiva, Club of Rome and Recipient of the Right Livelihood Award, New Delhi, India
  • Frank Twinamatsiko, Uganda Water and Sanitation NGO Network (UWASNET), Kampala, Uganda
  • Soledad Briones, CONCORD: the European NGO confederation for Relief and Development, Brussels, Belgium

Facilitator:
Monika Dülge, One World Network North Rhine-Westphalia, Düsseldorf, Germany

Organisers
Association of German Development and Humanitarian Aid NGOs (VENRO)
One World Network North Rhine-Westphalia

Review and News
Venro informiert: "Civil Society as Change Agents" (German)

10:00

Workshop 12 – Transforming governance through gender equality

UN Women National Committee Germany

When it comes to creating a new development agenda and agreeing on the means to finance the agenda, 2015 is a crucial year for development and gender equality. UN Women is working with the Beijing+20 campaign to ensure that gender equality and the empowerment of women are at the heart of all decisions that are set to determine our future.

Women drive transformation and need to be included in all processes of governance. Gender responsive budgeting is, in this context, an effective and specific governance instrument for implementing transformation.

In Macedonia, UN Women has demonstrated that gender responsive budgeting has an impact on the lives of women and their communities. The workshop will explain how UN Women supported the development and implementation of this first gender-budgeting strategy.

Why you cannot afford to miss this workshop
‘Empower women, empower humanity. Picture it!’ The slogan used by UN Women to launch a year-long campaign in 2014 will be put into practice in this workshop. Gender-budgeting will be fundamental in the forthcoming processes if we are to create the future we want. Be part of it.

Presenters

  • Marion Böker, Consultant & Entrepreneur / Member Executive Board International Alliance of Women (IAW)
  • Ermira Lubani, Regional Project Manager, UN Women, Skopje, Macedonia
  • Vilma Petro, Head of Cabinet of Deputy Prime Minister of Albania         

Facilitator
Merjam Wakili, Project Manager, Trainer and Moderator, DW Akademie

Organiser
UN Women National Committee Germany

Cooperation Partner
Gender equality network: Gender@International Bonn

10:00

Workshop 13 – Translating the SDGs into national and sub-national strategies

Bertelsmann Stiftung, Sustainable Development Solutions Network Germany (SDSN Germany)

At the United Nations in September 2015, world leaders will agree upon a new framework for global transformation: the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, global transformation will only come about if the SDGs are adopted by actors at all levels. Against this backdrop, the workshop highlights the role of national and sub-national strategies for adopting and translating the SDGs, and addresses the following questions: 

  • How should we characterise and assess the current situation regarding the framing of the SDGs and the emerging role of their national and sub-national implementation?
  • How can we build in general terms on lessons learned when designing strategies for sustainable development?
  • To what extent do vertical integration in particular and the alignment of strategic objectives with SDGs represent success factors for sustainable development strategies? 

The workshop will open with two presentations on the current status of the international SDG-debate and the success factors that can generally be defined for strategies at national and sub-national level. Two case studies of specific success factors in strategy processes in North Rhine-Westphalia and Costa Rica will provide a broader picture. The discussion will involve comparison of the success factors presented with the experience of workshop participants.

Why you cannot afford to miss this workshop
If you wish to make a difference when adopting the SDGs within your specific societal and political context, then you need to know what works best and what doesn’t.

Presenters

  • Jaime Echeverría, President and CEO, EAE Consult, San José, Costa Rica
  • Harald Heinrichs, Professor of Sustainability and Politics, Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Lüneburg, Germany
  • Christian Kroll, Project Manager, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Gütersloh, Germany
  • Marc-Oliver Pahl, Ministry for Climate Protection, Environment, Agriculture, Conservation and Consumer Protection of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (MKULNV), Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Guido Schmidt-Traub, Executive Director, Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Paris, France

Facilitator
Imme Scholz, Deputy Director, German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Bonn, Germany

Organiser(s)
Bertelsmann Stiftung
Sustainable Development Solutions Network Germany (SDSN Germany)

Review and Slides

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10:00

Workshop 14 – Transformative alliances: how small groups of stakeholders could make a big difference

Development and Peace Foundation (sef:), Germanwatch

International cooperation is necessary to achieve a major transformation towards more just and sustainable societies in the global North and South. Smaller groups of stakeholders – including national and sub-national governments, civil society and businesses – could complement formal multilateral negotiations and make a significant contribution in this regard. Such alliances of pioneers could provide incentives, enable participants to go further faster and to maintain the international community’s ability to act. This has been proven already in the area of security policy, for example with the Coalition for the International Criminal Court or the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect.

During the workshop, we will discuss how such an approach could work in the area of climate change. While there are many initiatives and partnerships already in existence in the sustainability sector, many of them only support incremental change at best. We suggest that a new type of alliance is necessary for transformational change.

The workshop will explore the vision, criteria and benefits of such alliances. On a more specific level, we will also try to figure out what institutional arrangements might look like, which countries, regions and stakeholders would be potential members, and what options are available to middle powers such as Germany, regional actors such as the EU, and sub-national entities such as the German federal states.

Why you cannot afford to miss this workshop
Join us as we work out how to go further faster in transforming our societies in a creative and inspiring way.

Presenters

  • Kirsten Meersschaert Duchens, Europe Coordinator, Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC), The Hague, Netherlands
  • Lutz Weischer, Team Leader - International Climate Policy, Germanwatch, Bonn, Germany
  • Rafael Guevara Senga, Manager, Energy Policy Asia Pacific, WWF International, Manila, Philippines

Facilitator
Silke Weinlich, Senior Researcher, German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Bonn, Germany

Organisers
Development and Peace Foundation (sef:)
Germanwatch

10:00

Workshop 15 – Facilitating global transformation: insights from interdisciplinary development research

Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn

Drawing on international interdisciplinary research in Central Asia and in West and East Africa, this panel discussion offers insights into research on global transformation processes.

Countries in Central Asia are struggling to manage economic growth and processes of political transformation and still protect their natural environment at the same time. In this workshop we look at the various challenges and opportunities for strengthening research infrastructure and capacity in the field of social and environmental change in Uzbekistan, a country where ZEF has spent over ten years restructuring water and land management.

In West Africa, rapidly growing economies pose a challenge to the sustainable use of natural resources. ZEF has conducted decades of interdisciplinary research into water basin management, desertification, migration and climate change in this region – efforts that have culminated in the establishment of the West African Science Service Center (WASCAL) on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use. Today WASCAL is supported by 10 West African countries and offers 10 graduate programmes. The panel includes a West African researcher who has been involved in research development in this region.

In East Africa, ZEF has focused on transforming environmental protection. Research began with a small-scale biodiversity project on the management and protection of wild coffee resources in the Ethiopian rain forests. Ultimately, large-scale local capacity building efforts culminated in the establishment of a local NGO that has succeeded in creating a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in the wild coffee region. One of the researchers involved in this process will speak at the panel.

ZEF outlines the role research and capacity development can play in facilitating sustainable transformation.

Why you cannot afford to miss this workshop
After the panel discussion there will be a half-hour ‘market place’ with the opportunity to engage in one-on-one talks with our international speakers, take a look at some posters and… enjoy some Ethiopian coffee!

Speakers

  • Felix Asante, Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana
  • Anna-Katharina Hornidge, Senior Fellow, ZEF, Bonn
  • John Lamers, Senior Researcher, ZEF, Bonn
  • Djibi Thiam, ZEF, Bonn

Chair
Saravanan V.S. Subramanian, Senior Researcher, ZEF, Bonn

Host
Center for Development Research (ZEF)
University of Bonn, Germany

10:00

Workshop 16 – Implementing transformation – sharing urban knowledge

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment, and Energy

This workshop will discuss the challenges cities face in implementing an agenda of inclusive urban transformation. To that end, it will present a variety of existing initiatives supporting effective urban dialogue as well as networking approaches to knowledge-sharing and joint learning. The guiding questions are: what experience has been gained and what activities exist when it comes to urban knowledge-sharing, joint learning and change management between cities and between different stakeholders worldwide and at city level in particular? What are the success factors for effective dialogue processes in urban transformation? How can sharing and learning support urban transformation? How can successful innovations be replicated in other urban contexts? What kind of support could be made available to cities by national governments and international stakeholders?

Why you cannot afford to miss this workshop
When it comes to helping cities to implement transformation, there are a variety of practical ways of supporting effective urban dialogue and several networking approaches to sharing knowledge and engaging in joint learning. Being aware of success factors is a prerequisite to initiating effective change processes. By taking part in this session, delegates will gain an insight into ongoing and proven approaches to knowledge sharing and networking for inclusive transformation.

Presenters

  • Ralf-Rainer Braun, Head of Environmental Office, City of Hagen/Connective Cities, Germany
  • Ana Paula Rocha, Metropolitan Planning Company (Emplasa), Sao Paulo State Government, Brazil
  • Fasil Giorghis, Professor of Urbanism, City Forum Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Stephen Kovats, Founding Director, r0g_agency for open culture and critical transformation, Berlin, Germany
  • Shin Wei Ng, Senior Policy Advisor, E3G, United Kingdom
  • Ralf Schüle, Co-Director Research Group 2: Energy, Transport and Climate Policy, Wuppertal Institute, Germany

Facilitator
Albert Eckert, denkmodell GmbH, Germany

Organisers
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Sustainable Development Solutions Network
Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment, and Energy

10:00

Workshop 17 – How do war-torn societies transform? Narratives from on the ground

BICC (Bonn International Center for Conversion)

Countries such as Afghanistan, the DR Congo and South Sudan are striking examples of war-torn countries. Long-lasting violent conflicts have deeply impacted these societies - be it in everyday life, at the level of social security, human rights and political participation, or in terms of economic infrastructure.

The workshop addresses processes of transformation in the societies of these (post-) conflict countries: what does ‘transformation’ mean in this context? Which criteria must be used? Who are the main actors? Narratives from on the ground are intended to help participants understand life in conflict-ridden countries so that realistic approaches to co-operation can be found and mutual learning processes initiated.

In addition, the workshop seeks to examine different perceptions of ‘transformation’ in the global North and South: is ‘transformation’ something that can be implemented? Is there a gap between capacity-development efforts and the realities in (post-) conflict countries? If so, who are the main actors that can bridge this gap - civil society, academics, politicians, or particular institutions? Is there also a need for ‘transformation’ on the part of these actors?

Why you cannot afford to miss this workshop
This workshop uniquely connects insights from on the ground with an overarching applied research approach. Participants can jointly discuss and compare knowledge from and experiences in transition processes in countries such as Afghanistan, the DR Congo and South Sudan.

Presenters

  • Isabella Bauer, Aktionsgemeinschaft Dienst für den Frieden e.V
  • Masood Karokhail, Director and co-founder, The Liaison Office (TLO), Afghanistan
  • Luuk van de Vondervoort, Technical Advisor in South Sudan, BICC, Netherlands

Facilitator
Elke Grawert, Senior Researcher, BICC, Germany

Organiser
BICC (Bonn International Center for Conversion)

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Workshop 18 – Living labs – a tool for transformation on the ground

Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) Potsdam; Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment, Energy

Any ‘great transformation’ needs concepts that are both scientifically capable and yet practically savvy. Given that transformational projects do not come with a guarantee for success, various kinds of real-world experiments and transformational labs on the ground are smart tools when it comes to understanding and driving local transformation. The emerging approach of ‘living labs’ offers researchers and practitioners a transdisciplinary framework for mutually enriching cooperation, co-design and co-production.

This workshop briefly outlines the state-of-the-art of real-world laboratories and presents examples of thriving projects in Europe and Brazil. Since living labs are highly dependent on their local context, special attention is given to the ‘texture of urban transformation’ and the idea of ‘scaling up’ vs. ‘the dissemination of good ideas to a million places’. The workshop also discusses different ways of spreading transformation that are not based on ‘copy-n’-paste’ solutions.

Together, scientists and practitioners will examine the criteria for sound transdisciplinary research and get the chance to lay the foundations for – or to rethink – their own living laboratory.

Why you cannot afford to miss this workshop
Living labs: learn about inspiring projects of urban transformation and hone your understanding of the innovative methodology of transdisciplinarity. This is where science meets practical transformation: a perfect match!

Presenters

  • Katleen De Flander, Research Fellow, IASS Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany
  • Tom Henfrey, Senior Researcher, The Schumacher Institute & Transition Research Network, Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Monica Picavea, REconomy entrepreneur, Brazilian Transition Research Institute, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Matthias Wanner, Scientific Assistant and PhD Student, Wuppertal Institute, Wuppertal, Germany

Organisers
Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) Potsdam
Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment, Energy

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Workshop 19 – Open, big or smart – digital data as a catalyst for SDG achievement worldwide

World Wide Web Foundation, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

‘Data are the lifeblood of decision-making and the raw material for accountability.’ This was the recent conclusion by the Independent Expert Advisory Group set up by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Statistics, figures and data have always been important for measuring impacts in international development. But this age of extremely rapid technological progress – and the associated increase in online and mobile digital connectivity – is giving rise to a whole new world of opportunities for producing, distributing and using digital data in a much wider context. Digital data act as a catalyst for SDG achievement worldwide.

Ministries and public authorities are already making data available to the public in an effort to promote transparency and active citizenship. Also, anonymised user data from telecommunications companies are being analysed in order to better understand the spread of diseases and improve health systems.

At the same time, questions are being raised that have yet to be answered: Who actually benefits from the increasing availability of data? What is the quality of this data? How is it collected and accessed? And how is personal information protected? The goal is nothing less than to establish a socio-political code for the collection, use and protection of data in general and within the narrower context of the post-2015 agenda.

The workshop will examine these issues and use case studies as a basis for discussing the potential and risks that this increasing flood of information entails for the political, social and economic advancement of developing countries and emerging economies.

Why you cannot afford to miss this workshop
Because the so-called ‘data revolution’ is the gateway to a fundamental shift in the way we create and measure impact across all social and economic spheres – which makes it essential to global transformation.

Presenters

  • Anne Doose, Advisor, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
  • Andreas Pawelke, Director, Open Data Lab Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Claudia Schwegmann, Board Member, Open Knowledge Foundation, Hanover, Germany
  • Nanjira Sambuli, Researcher, iHub Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya

Facilitator
Savita Bailur, Open Data Research Lead, World Wide Web Foundation, London, England

Organisers
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
World Wide Web Foundation

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Workshop 20 – Transformative Power: How media contribute to change and development

DW Akademie, Deutsche Welle

Transformative power: how media contribute to change and development

How do media contribute to transformative developments? What role does media development play? And which factors play a role in establishing an enabling environment so that media can contribute to transformation processes?

The workshop looks at three areas involving DW Akademie projects, and aims to establish a link between the media and political – or other – areas. The workshop also looks at the conditions required for media to contribute effectively to transformation processes.

Transformation through innovation: the power of web-based technologies

The internet is one of the main drivers of change. Innovative projects from the Global South show how digital technologies are promoting freedom of expression and access to information.

Yet freedom of expression in countries of the Global South is often challenged by undemocratic regimes, human rights abuses, inequality, poverty, corruption, surveillance, lack of access to information, poor media literacy and high costs of the internet and communication services. However, the South2South manifesto shows how digital technologies can be used in innovative, ethical, democratic, inclusive and collaborative ways to solve problems and improve people’s lives.

Transformation through public broadcasting: the challenge of restructuring big players in national media systems

Public radio and television stations have a public mandate to explain or at least look critically at global changes. Broadcasters often remain the prime source of information and educational content and thus continue to play a major role in many media markets and societies. State broadcasters, however, are among those institutions that require a major shift in values and self-perception. We take a closer look at the conditions necessary and opportunities for a successful transformation of state media institutions.

Transformation through transparency: the data revolution and its implications for development

While the internet makes information increasingly accessible and transparent, huge amounts of data and highly complex content often require an approach known as ‘data journalism’.

So how is this changing journalism? How is it affecting the media’s role as a watchdog? And how can data journalism help civil society push political actors and public institutions to be accountable for their actions?

‘Why you shouldn’t miss this workshop!’

Transformation processes start in the mind but are often sparked by the media. That’s because media provide information, raise awareness, offer know-how, help form opinions, uncover wrongdoings, make dialogue possible and offer platforms for participation. Transformation processes can later be translated into action by the state and by civil society. Media play an important role here, too – whether in conveying development goals or organising protests via social media.

Speakers:

  • Erik Albrecht, Researcher at Department of Strategy and Consulting Services, DW Akademie
  • Penhleak Chan, Managing Editor, Open Development Cambodia, Cambodia
  • Holger Hank, Head of Knowledge Management and Digital Innovation, DW Akademie
  • Steffen Leidel, Project Manager for Digital Innovation and Knowledge Management, DW Akademie

Moderator:

Patrick Leusch, Head of International Affairs, DW Akademie

Organiser
DW Akademie
Deutsche Welle

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Making Transformation Work

Michael Karnitschnig
Miguel Lago
Peter Limbourg
Lara Birkes

Was ist notwendig, um einen globalen Wandel hin zu nachhaltiger Entwicklung herbeizuführen und die Lebensqualität für alle zu verbessern? Welche Schlüsselfaktoren treiben den Wandel voran? Wie können die vielen  einzelnen Aktivitäten und Lösungen zu einem globalen Wandel führen? Was werden die SDGs zur dieser globalen Transformation beitragen? Welche Einblicke und Erkenntnisse aus der Bonn Conference werden unser tägliches Arbeitsleben bereichern und inspirieren?

Sprecherinformation

  • Michael Karnitschnig

    Michael Karnitschnig

    Head of Cabinet of EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn, EU Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy & Enlargement Negotiations, Brussels


    Michael Karnitschnig ist Kabinettchef des EU-Kommissars für Europäische Nachbarschaftspolitik und Erweiterungsverhandlungen, Johannes Hahn. Er berät den Kommissar für die EU-Politik gegenüber den Westlichen Balkanstaaten und der Türkei, den östlichen Partnern von der Ukraine bis nach Aserbaidschan sowie den südeuropäischen Nachbarn vom Libanon bis Marokko.

    Karnitschnig hat langjährige Erfahrung in der EU Außenpolitik: Als Berater für auswärtige Angelegenheiten, Energie- und Klimapolitik (2011–2014), als außenpolitischer Pressesprecher von Kommissionspräsident José Manuel Barroso (2010–2011) und als politischer Berater der EU-Kommissarin für Außenbeziehungen, Benita Ferrero-Waldner (2007-2010). Von 2006 bis 2007 war er in das Deutsche Außenministerium in Berlin entsandt.

    Bevor der studierte Rechts- und Politikwissenschaftler seine Laufbahn bei der Europäischen Union begann, war er im Österreichischen Außen- und Verteidigungsministerium tätig.

  • Miguel Lago

    Miguel Lago

    Mitgründer & Geschäftsführer, Meu Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brasilien


    Miguel Lago ist Geschäftsführer und Mitbegründer der brasilianischen Online-Plattform „Nossas Cidades“ (Unsere Städte), die die Beteiligung von Bürgern an politischen Entscheidungsprozessen vereinfachen soll. Nossas Cidades entwickelte sich aus dem lokalen Netzwerk Meu Rio, das den Bürgern von Rio de Janeiro seit 2011 als Plattform dient, um sich aktiv an den politischen Entscheidungen zur Stadtentwicklung zu beteiligen. Das Meu Rio-Netzwerk ist eine Kombination aus Online-Tools und Offline-Community-Management.
    Miguel Lago studierte Politikwissenschaft und Public Affairs an der Sciences-Po in Paris.

  • Peter Limbourg

    Peter Limbourg

    Intendant, Deutsche Welle, Bonn


    Peter Limbourg studierte Rechtswissenschaften in Bonn, wo er 1987 das Erste Juristische Staatsexamen ablegte. 1996 übernahm er das Bonner Büro von ProSieben, 1999 wurde er zum Co-Chefredakteur von N24 und Politikchef von ProSieben berufen, 2001 zusätzlich auch von SAT.1. In den Jahren 2004/05 und 2008/09 arbeitete Limbourg als Geschäftsführer von Pool TV, einem Gemeinschaftsunternehmen der Privatsender in Berlin. Zwischen 2008 und 2010 verantwortete er als alleiniger Chefredakteur das Programm von N24. Seit 2008 war er Hauptmoderator der SAT.1-Nachrichten, seit 2010 Informa-tionsdirektor von ProSiebenSat.1 TV Deutschland. Peter Limbourg ist seit dem 1. Oktober 2013 Intendant der Deutschen Welle.

  • Lara Birkes

    Lara Birkes

    Director Global Policy & Strategic Partnership, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)


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Schlusswort

Melinda Crane (Moderation)
Natasha Walker (Moderation)

Sprecherinformation

  • Melinda Crane (Moderation)

    Melinda Crane (Moderation)


    Dr. Melinda Crane moderiert regelmäßig Veranstaltungen und Diskussionen internationaler Organisationen und Unternehmen. Die erfahrene Fernsehmoderatorin ist leitende Politik-Korrespondentin bei Deutsche Welle TV und moderiert die DW-Talkshow „Quadriga" sowie das Politikmagazin „People and Politics". Außerdem kommentiert sie die US-Politik für den deutschen Nachrichtensender n-tv.

    Melinda Crane studierte Geschichte und Politikwissenschaften an der Brown University in Providence, USA, und Jura an der Harvard Law School. Danach studierte sie Volkswirtschaft an der Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in Medford, wo sie auch promovierte.

    Für die TV-Sendung „Sabine Christiansen" führte sie  Interviews mit Kofi Annan, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton und George Bush. Sie schreibt für das New York Times Magazine, den Boston Globe und verschiedene deutsche Zeitungen und Fachzeitschriften.

  • Natasha Walker (Moderation)

    Natasha Walker (Moderation)


    Natasha Walker ist Kommunikationsberaterin mit Schwerpunkt Moderation, Beteiligung und Dialogprozesse. Sie studierte Englische Literatur und Moderne Sprachen in Oxford und Göttingen und war Stipendiatin der State University of New York. Von 1995 an baute Walker die Beratungsfirma IFOK mit auf, wo sie 2009 das Geschäftsfeld Dialogprozesse und Moderation leitete. Anfang 2010 gründete sie ihre eigene Firma: NWA. In Deutschland und international ist sie als Moderatorin und Prozessberaterin gefragt. Sie arbeitet für Unternehmen, die EU-Kommission, die UN, für Bundesministerien sowie für Stiftungen und Thinktanks. Themen ihrer Moderationen sind vor allem Sozialunternehmertum, Gender, Energie und Klimaschutz, Nachhaltigkeit und Biodiversität. 

Dienstag
16:00

Workshop 1 – Industrial relations for a green economy

European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC), German Trade Union Confederation (DGB) North Rhine-Westphalia

The workshop will demonstrate that trade unions have a key role to play in the transition towards a green economy. For many years now, trade unions have been supporting efforts to make a low-carbon and resource efficient economy in Europe and internationally. This is an absolute priority since what is at stake is preserving the habitability of our planet.

However, it is crucial that the social dimension becomes a central component of a transition towards a low-carbon and resource-efficient economy. We need a policy framework for a ‘just transition’. Such a framework should aim at supporting climate and environmental policies with a set of labour instruments that will maximise the potential to create quality jobs, while cushioning the possible negative impacts of the transition.

‘Just transition’ also means that the transition towards a low-carbon and resource-efficient economy must include initiatives to promote social dialogue and workers’ participation. Workers have a role to play in greening their workplace and must also be able to anticipate the changes and restructuring which could impact them. 

Why you cannot afford to miss this workshop
The greening of enterprises, workplaces and the labour market as a whole is an enormous challenge for trade unions. How can trade unions become active agents for change? What have been their experiences? How do they maintain the balance between the need to maintain jobs in traditional industries and the need to build low-carbon sustainable societies? The workshop presents recent examples and lessons learnt from European trade union activities. Share your views with trade unionists in a world café.

Presenters

  • Benjamin Denis, Advisor, ETUC, Brussels, Belgium
  • Lene Olsen, Senior Specialist, ILO-ACTRAV (Bureau for Workers’ Activities), Geneva, Switzerland
  • Achim Vanselow, Head of Department for Economic Policy, German Trade Union Confederation (DGB NRW), Düsseldorf, Germany
  • World Café: Trade union representatives from Belgium, France, Greece and Italy

Organisers
European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)
DGB NRW

Dienstag
16:00

Workshop 2 – Realities of decarbonisation: lessons from ongoing economic transformations

German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), University of Cape Town

A rapidly increasing number of studies and integrated assessments contend that comprehensive decarbonisation of the global economy is indeed possible. At the same time, they emphasize the need to step up relevant efforts if the ensuing transformation is to be compatible with limiting global warming to a maximum of 2°C. Accordingly, this workshop seeks to facilitate a better understanding of generic transformative strategies that respond to different national and regional contexts. It asks specifically how interests and actor constellations can be managed for the benefit of feasible decarbonisation pathways. To this end, the workshop will start by outlining the challenge of deep decarbonisation and proceed to draw lessons from empirical studies on the political economy of transformative policies in developed and developing countries. It will discuss strategies for generating ‘buy-in’ from the public and private sectors and will highlight the potential of co-benefits to driving the implementation of ambitious policies that go beyond ‘business as usual’.

Why you cannot afford to miss this workshop

  • The workshop will stress the feasibility of decarbonisation and then focus on the oft-neglected political and economic hurdles to this transformation: who is in favour of the necessary policy measures, who is against them, and why?
  • The workshop will show how political and economic hurdles can be overcome and how can we ensure that we get both the public sector and the private sector on board
  • The workshop will discuss the practical realities of decarbonisation in specific national contexts and outline the lessons that can be learned for different types of countries.

Presenters

  • Mike Morris, Professor, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Anna Pegels, Senior Researcher, DIE, Bonn, Germany
  • Guido Schmidt-Traub, Executive Director, Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), Paris, France
  • Hubert Schmitz, Professorial Fellow, IDS, Sussex, United Kingdom
  • Commentator: Belynda Petrie, CEO OneWorld South Africa, Cape Town, South Africa

Facilitator
Clara Brandi, Senior Researcher, DIE, Bonn, Germany

Organisers
German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
University of Cape Town

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Dienstag
16:00

Workshop 3 – Transforming energy systems: experiences from industrial regions

Cluster EnergieForschung.NRW, Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (KWI) in Essen, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy GmbH

The energy transition – the so-called ‘Energiewende’ – requires a profound change in Germany’s evolved energy system that entails significant challenges concerning existing infrastructure and production processes. Along with technical solutions, the energy transition must be embedded in appropriate political, social, cultural and institutional contexts. For example the experience in North Rhine-Westphalia shows that innovative planning and steering processes, participation formats, new business sectors, and specific forms of transformation design are needed.

The workshop focuses on these non-technical transformation aspects of the energy transition. In his keynote address, Franz Mauelshagen will outline the history of the topic and examine what we can learn from historical transformational processes. Klaus Töpfer will discuss the opportunities and risks related to large-scale transformation. In a third keynote speech, Andrew Karvonen will contribute an international perspective using the example of the local energy transformation taking place in Manchester. A discussion with other participants will round-up the day to address the role of technical and socio-economic aspects in shaping transformation processes and the importance of regional activities for the global implementation of an energy transition.

Why you cannot afford to miss this workshop

By focusing on energy system transformation, the workshop highlights one of the most important thematic priorities in the global transformation debate. While the debate about the future supply of energy is often limited to the technical possibilities, this workshop focuses on the social, economic and cultural dimensions. The workshop’s speakers will provide diverse perspectives on the topic. By drawing attention to historical transformation processes and highlighting international experience, the workshop will help to enrich the current national discussion while placing it in context.

Presenters

  • Manfred Fischedick, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy GmbH, Germany
  • Andrew Karvonen, Lecturer for Architecture and Urbanism, The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Franz Mauelshagen, Research Associate, Rachel Carson Center, Munich, Germany

Facilitator
Manfred Fischedick, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy GmbH, Germany

Organisers
Cluster EnergieForschung.NRW
Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (KWI) in Essen
Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy GmbH

Dienstag
16:00

Workshop 4 – DPDHL: on the transformational path towards sustainable supply chains

Deutsche Post DHL Group

When Deutsche Post DHL set a voluntary target in 2008 for improving its carbon efficiency by 30% by 2020 (baseline 2007), it was the first company in its sector to do so and has since led the way in sustainable logistics provision. While the company is progressing towards its 2020 target, it also recognises that the expectations of its stakeholders, be they employees, customers, investors or society at large, are evolving. In 2013, DPDHL embarked on a new journey to revolutionise the way it achieves its environmental objectives by shifting the focus to customer engagement, viewing sustainability through a wider lens and furthering its ambition to be an all-round responsible business.

In the workshop, DPDHL will explain how the company has gone about making these changes and discuss the key driving forces in the process. Furthermore, it will share its experience of engaging the entire company in a debate about sustainable objectives and how to achieve them. Together with the participants, the workshop organisers hope to determine what a sustainable supply chain should look like for the coming decade.

Key topics to discuss in the workshop will be

  • Transformation in a global organisation: what are the key factors?
  • Defining the future of (sustainable) supply chains/transportation/logistics

Why you cannot afford to miss this workshop

Based on the DPDHL case study, this workshop affords a deeper insight into a successful transformational strategy for sustainable supply chains. The case study will be presented by two key actors who are involved in the transformational process. Attending the workshop will give participants the opportunity to engage in discussion and learn from each other’s experiences.

Presenters

  • Amanda de Silva, Manager, Corporate Communications & Responsibility, DHL Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, Singapore
  • Wing Huo, Head of Responsible Business Practice Team, DPDHL, Bonn, Germany
  • Katharina Tomoff, Vice President Shared Value, DPDHL, Bonn, Germany

Organiser
Deutsche Post DHL Group

Dienstag
16:00

Workshop 5 – How to achieve universal access to sustainable and modern energy services

Energising Development Partnership (EnDev)

Sustainable development is not possible without sustainable energy. Access to modern energy services is central to human development and an investment in our collective future. Therefore, in 2011 UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon launched the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) initiative with the goal of making universal access to energy a reality by 2030.

Universal access to energy is also expected to be one of the sustainable development goals (SDGs), making energy supply an issue of strategic importance in international development cooperation for years to come. This workshop will focus on approaches and pathways to achieving this goal and will highlight the challenges and practical solutions regarding universal access to energy. Experts will briefly illustrate best practices on the ground and reveal policy solutions on the national and global level, and share their visions and experience with the audience.

Why you cannot afford to miss this workshop

This Workshop is part of the theme: Global Transformation: Achieving Sustainable Energy for All. Universal access to energy is currently the goal of many international initiatives, and a main objective of the UN Decade Sustainable Energy for All as well as Goal 7 of the SDG.

The challenges facing a global energy transition are manifold. Apart from meeting increasing energy needs, especially in developing countries, it is an immense global task to transform the energy sector from fossil fuels to sustainable energy systems while eradicating energy poverty that still prevails in many countries of the Global South.

This workshop will outline the political, economic and social challenges of a green transformation with the goal of universal access to energy, outline solutions on the ground, demonstrate best practices, and illustrate visions and concepts from stakeholders in the international political arena.

Presenters

  • Lennart Deridder, European Commission, Directorate-General Development and Cooperation (Energy Unit), Brussels, Belgium
  • Anna Ingwe, Programme Manager, EnDev Kenya, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Nairobi, Kenya
  • Ruud Kempener, Technology Analyst at the Innovation and Technology Center (IITC), International Renewable Energy Agency, Bonn, Germany
  • Andreas Spieß, CEO, Solarkiosk AG, Berlin, Germany

Facilitator
Stefan Gsänger, Secretary General, World Wind Energy Association, Bonn, Germany

Organiser
The Energising Development Partnership (EnDev) is a joint impact-oriented global programme of Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Australia, United Kingdom and Switzerland, with additional co-funding from Ireland and the European Union.

Dienstag
16:00

Workshop 6 – Integrated education systems as a basis for global transformation

United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)

Global transformation is a long term, ongoing process that will not be achieved within a single generation. At the heart of this process stands education and thus the need to re-engineer educational systems and programmes in several different ways, namely in terms of:

  • Geography: Schools, universities and research institutions need to build networks if they are to master the global transformation agenda.

  • Transdisciplinary: Only a few of the most urgent problems can be handled by means of a single-discipline approach. What we need is further progress in inter- and transdisciplinary education.

  • Permeability: Successful education systems are characterised by cooperation and permeability between different sectors, e.g. academic, applied sciences and vocational education programmes.

Why you cannot afford to miss this workshop
If you are keen to engage in dialogue with high-level actors in this field and are interested in pursuing this conceptual approach, particularly in the light of new technological possibilities, then this workshop is for you.

Presenters:

  • Kenneth Barrientos, Programme Officer, UNESCO-UNEVOC
  • Jürgen Bode, Vice President for International Affairs and Diversity, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences
  • Thomas Greiner, Head of Directorate: Lifelong Learning, Research on Education, Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
  • Klaus Greve, Department of Geography, University of Bonn
  • Jakob Rhyner, Vice Rector, United Nations University
  • Dorothea Rüland, Secretary General, DAAD

Facilitator:
Anke Rasper, Senior Editor Globalization, Deutsche Welle

Organiser
United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)

Dienstag
16:00

Workshop 7 – Leave no child behind: promoting inclusive societies from the start

Bertelsmann Stiftung

Social inequality is a challenge that all societies have to address, and this is also true for relatively prosperous ones. International research shows that the social background of a child has a highly significant impact on its educational achievement and on its opportunities in life. Social equality can be promoted though the provision of early support and by putting the perspective of the child first. The workshop will address this issue by discussing the European policy cooperation in the field of early childhood education and care (ECEC) and by examining experiences from European member states. Good practice examples from the United Kingdom, Denmark and Sweden will be presented alongside experiences from the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia where prevention-approaches have been adopted that aim to promote equal opportunities from the cradle to university. In this approach, prevention applies to the entire childhood development – from birth to the beginning of employment.

The workshop will show that providing good and comprehensive support at an early age – independent of a child’s background –improves a child’s opportunities substantially and furthers their chances to develop positively, attain a good education, and participate and integrate into society successfully. In terms of prosperity and social cohesion at the individual and societal level, early investment in children – especially in children from disadvantaged families –promises to have the greatest long-term impact.

Why you cannot afford to miss this workshop

Discuss different approaches that aim to

  • promote inclusive societies by improving development prospects and providing equal opportunities for every child;
  • create communities that help children grow up with more hope, opportunity, and better outcomes;
  • improve the effectiveness and efficiency of local support and intervention practices.

Presenters

  • Elke Loeffler, Chief Executive, Governance International, Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Nóra Milotay, Policy Officer, DG Education and Culture, School Policy Unit, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
  • Klaus Peter Strohmeier, Senior Professor, Centre for Interdisciplinary Regional Studies (ZEFIR), Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
  • Regina von Görtz, Project Manager, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Gütersloh, Germany

Organiser
Bertelsmann Stiftung

Cooperation Partner
State Government of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Dienstag
16:00

Workshop 8 – Transforming the economy: shaping inclusive growth

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Inclusive growth matters! But how do we achieve it?

The transition from the Millennium Development Goals to the Post-2015 agenda is characterised by an apparent paradox. Developing countries and emerging economies have witnessed historic reductions in poverty over the last 25 years. At the same time, global wealth is now distributed more unevenly than ever before. The gulf between top earners on the one hand and people on medium to low incomes on the other has widened significantly in many industrialised countries as well as in emerging economies. One of the biggest challenges facing both national and global policy-makers in the post-2015 context is thus to redefine and restructure growth in an inclusive way. This calls for profound changes in policy-making, but also in economic development at regional and local level, and within businesses themselves.

This workshop aims to bring together practitioners to share their insights on what inclusive growth means, what specifically can be done to promote it at regional and local level, what obstacles exist, and what lessons we can learn to help bring about success. Question such as ‘How can structurally weak and poor regions be promoted?’, ‘How can firms combine growth and social issues?’, and ‘How can political actors and companies work together to create jobs and income for the most vulnerable?’ will be raised and debated interactively with the audience.

Why you cannot afford to miss this workshop
This workshop combines proven, field-tested recipes with food for thought on how to generate inclusive growth. But one ingredient is missing: your opinion on how to shape inclusive growth in your region or local community!

Presenters

  • Marita Brömmelmeier, Head of Unit ,Economic Development and Employment', Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
  • Hélène Giacobino, Executive Director, The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) Europe, France 
  • Masato Hayashikawa, Advisor, Inclusive Growth and Knowledge Sharing Alliance unit, Office of the Secretary-General, OECD, Paris
  • Roland Moezer, Formerly Project Leader Cobblestone Project, Germany/Ethiopia
  • Ananya Raihan, Co-Founder, Dnet, Bangladesh

Facilitators
Jacqueline Jaspert, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Michael Vollmann, Ashoka

Organiser
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Dienstag
16:00

Workshop 9 – Inclusive fiscal policy and how to mobilise public support

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Most countries have seen inequality increasing within their societies during recent decades. Despite significant growth levels, poverty remains high and the gap between rich and poor widens. This results in many countries in social tension, and even increases in crime and conflict. In response, a number of governments have taken measures to reduce inequality of income and wealth in their countries. Fiscal policy is a crucial instrument in encouraging redistribution. However, redistribution is a highly sensitive issue, and governments may have to prepare for public debates about the right mechanisms for mobilising and allocating resources.

An observable lack of success in taxing the top earners in most countries might be linked to weak enforcement mechanisms, existing tax exemptions, low compliance levels and targeting issues. If inequality is to be reduced, developing countries especially need to broaden or deepen their tax base in order to ensure sustainable financing of additional spending for social policies.

In this workshop we will discuss the following questions with experts from financial institutions, think tanks and civil society: Which measures can garner public support for redistribution through taxation and transfer mechanisms, and promote social cohesion? What is the importance of well-designed social protection systems in legitimising public spending? What can be done to convince politicians and citizens alike of the benefits of paying taxes and maintaining social transfer systems based on principles of solidarity? What measures might increase tax compliance and willingness to bear high tax rates, especially among top earners?

Why you cannot afford to miss this workshop
Since the global financial and economic crisis, inequality has become a highly debated topic within the OECD, including in Germany, but also in the context of developing countries. Those calling for a reduction in inequality have become more vocal, but there is strong disagreement as to how this objective could be achieved. The reforms needed for any redistributive mechanism involving taxes and transfers will face opposition. If the Open Working Group’s proposed Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 10, ‘Reduce inequality within and among countries’, is to be achieved, change-makers need to discuss ways of gaining public support for reform options.

Presenters

  • Juan Pablo Jimenez, Economics Affairs Officer, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Santiago de Chile, Chile
  • Catherine Olier, EU Policy Adviser on Development Finance and Essential Services, OXFAM INTERNATIONAL EU OFFICE, Brussels, Belgium
  • Achim Truger, Department of Business and Economics, Berlin School of Economics and Law, Berlin, Germany

Facilitator
Jutta Barth, Head of Sector Project Eradicating Poverty and Reducing Inequality, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Organiser
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Dienstag
16:00

Workshop 10 – Sustainable, inclusive cities as drivers of global transformation

Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

This workshop recognises the many examples of inclusive development initiatives existing in urban contexts around the world. But inclusive transformation within cities remains a challenge. In this regard, the inclusion of the goal for sustainable cities and human settlements in the Sustainable Development Goals and Habitat III represent a promising framework for future action. The drafted SDG on cities, with its targets and indicators, is already playing a unique role in current discussions. This provides a great momentum for reaching consensus among the urban community on what inclusive cities should look like and what kind of transformation is needed.

As such, this workshop will address this debate on the SDG and on Habitat III, highlighting the next steps and consequences for the future agenda of cities worldwide, and German cities in particular. As the successful achievement of inclusive transformation depends on the effective integration of different stakeholders and on the applied methods and concepts, the guiding question is: What are the success factors for an effective and inclusive urban transformation?

Why you cannot afford to miss this workshop
There has been much excitement in the urban community about the potential inclusion of sustainable cities and human settlements within the SDGs. However, there is of course a recognition that the goal is only as strong as its targets and indicators. The drafted targets are a good start, but consensus is needed among the urban community. Consequently, effective dialogue processes in urban transformation at local and global level are on the agenda. Attending this session will allow you to participate in this dialogue.

Presenters

  • Yunus Arikan, Head of Global Policy and Advocacy, ICLEI
  • Hilmar von Lojewski, Councillor of the German Association of Cities and the Association of Cities North Rhine-Westphalia Urban Planning - Building - Housing - Traffic
  • Günther Meinert, Programme Manager Policy Advice for Urban Development, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
  • Shin Wei Ng, Senior Policy Advisor, E3G, United Kingdom
  • Aromar Revi, Co-Chair of the SDSN Thematic Group „Sustainable Cities“; Director of the Indian Institute for Human Settlements, India
  • Rüdiger Wagner, Executive Director, Environment and Health Division, City of Bonn

Facilitator
Albert Eckert, denkmodell GmbH, Germany

Organiser
Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Review and Slides

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Mittwoch
10:00

Workshop 11 – Civil society actors as change agents

Association of German Development and Humanitarian Aid NGOs (VENRO), One World Network North Rhine-Westphalia

A number of civil society actors believe that political, social and economic sustainability is only achievable through a socio-ecological transformation of society. The following key questions arise for civil-society actors with regard to their role in promoting sustainable development: How can we become change agents and play our part in shaping a sustainable (global) society? What resources and traits do we have that could help to initiate and shape global transformation? What powers do we have at our disposal? Our watchdog, think-tank and advocacy roles, the education services we provide, and our close relationship with our target groups combine to give us a broad base in terms of legitimacy. How do we leverage this power to influence developments and make change happen?

Why you cannot afford to miss this workshop

If you want to

  • discuss global challenges with activists from around the world,
  • discover innovative approaches to social change,
  • contribute to transforming legitimacy into political leverage, and
  • establish civil society activists as change agents

then make sure you attend this workshop!

Presenters

  • Vandana Shiva, Club of Rome and Recipient of the Right Livelihood Award, New Delhi, India
  • Frank Twinamatsiko, Uganda Water and Sanitation NGO Network (UWASNET), Kampala, Uganda
  • Soledad Briones, CONCORD: the European NGO confederation for Relief and Development, Brussels, Belgium

Facilitator:
Monika Dülge, One World Network North Rhine-Westphalia, Düsseldorf, Germany

Organisers
Association of German Development and Humanitarian Aid NGOs (VENRO)
One World Network North Rhine-Westphalia

Review and News
Venro informiert: "Civil Society as Change Agents" (German)

Mittwoch
10:00

Workshop 12 – Transforming governance through gender equality

UN Women National Committee Germany

When it comes to creating a new development agenda and agreeing on the means to finance the agenda, 2015 is a crucial year for development and gender equality. UN Women is working with the Beijing+20 campaign to ensure that gender equality and the empowerment of women are at the heart of all decisions that are set to determine our future.

Women drive transformation and need to be included in all processes of governance. Gender responsive budgeting is, in this context, an effective and specific governance instrument for implementing transformation.

In Macedonia, UN Women has demonstrated that gender responsive budgeting has an impact on the lives of women and their communities. The workshop will explain how UN Women supported the development and implementation of this first gender-budgeting strategy.

Why you cannot afford to miss this workshop
‘Empower women, empower humanity. Picture it!’ The slogan used by UN Women to launch a year-long campaign in 2014 will be put into practice in this workshop. Gender-budgeting will be fundamental in the forthcoming processes if we are to create the future we want. Be part of it.

Presenters

  • Marion Böker, Consultant & Entrepreneur / Member Executive Board International Alliance of Women (IAW)
  • Ermira Lubani, Regional Project Manager, UN Women, Skopje, Macedonia
  • Vilma Petro, Head of Cabinet of Deputy Prime Minister of Albania         

Facilitator
Merjam Wakili, Project Manager, Trainer and Moderator, DW Akademie

Organiser
UN Women National Committee Germany

Cooperation Partner
Gender equality network: Gender@International Bonn

Mittwoch
10:00

Workshop 13 – Translating the SDGs into national and sub-national strategies

Bertelsmann Stiftung, Sustainable Development Solutions Network Germany (SDSN Germany)

At the United Nations in September 2015, world leaders will agree upon a new framework for global transformation: the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, global transformation will only come about if the SDGs are adopted by actors at all levels. Against this backdrop, the workshop highlights the role of national and sub-national strategies for adopting and translating the SDGs, and addresses the following questions: 

  • How should we characterise and assess the current situation regarding the framing of the SDGs and the emerging role of their national and sub-national implementation?
  • How can we build in general terms on lessons learned when designing strategies for sustainable development?
  • To what extent do vertical integration in particular and the alignment of strategic objectives with SDGs represent success factors for sustainable development strategies? 

The workshop will open with two presentations on the current status of the international SDG-debate and the success factors that can generally be defined for strategies at national and sub-national level. Two case studies of specific success factors in strategy processes in North Rhine-Westphalia and Costa Rica will provide a broader picture. The discussion will involve comparison of the success factors presented with the experience of workshop participants.

Why you cannot afford to miss this workshop
If you wish to make a difference when adopting the SDGs within your specific societal and political context, then you need to know what works best and what doesn’t.

Presenters

  • Jaime Echeverría, President and CEO, EAE Consult, San José, Costa Rica
  • Harald Heinrichs, Professor of Sustainability and Politics, Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Lüneburg, Germany
  • Christian Kroll, Project Manager, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Gütersloh, Germany
  • Marc-Oliver Pahl, Ministry for Climate Protection, Environment, Agriculture, Conservation and Consumer Protection of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (MKULNV), Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Guido Schmidt-Traub, Executive Director, Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Paris, France

Facilitator
Imme Scholz, Deputy Director, German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Bonn, Germany

Organiser(s)
Bertelsmann Stiftung
Sustainable Development Solutions Network Germany (SDSN Germany)

Review and Slides

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Mittwoch
10:00

Workshop 14 – Transformative alliances: how small groups of stakeholders could make a big difference

Development and Peace Foundation (sef:), Germanwatch

International cooperation is necessary to achieve a major transformation towards more just and sustainable societies in the global North and South. Smaller groups of stakeholders – including national and sub-national governments, civil society and businesses – could complement formal multilateral negotiations and make a significant contribution in this regard. Such alliances of pioneers could provide incentives, enable participants to go further faster and to maintain the international community’s ability to act. This has been proven already in the area of security policy, for example with the Coalition for the International Criminal Court or the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect.

During the workshop, we will discuss how such an approach could work in the area of climate change. While there are many initiatives and partnerships already in existence in the sustainability sector, many of them only support incremental change at best. We suggest that a new type of alliance is necessary for transformational change.

The workshop will explore the vision, criteria and benefits of such alliances. On a more specific level, we will also try to figure out what institutional arrangements might look like, which countries, regions and stakeholders would be potential members, and what options are available to middle powers such as Germany, regional actors such as the EU, and sub-national entities such as the German federal states.

Why you cannot afford to miss this workshop
Join us as we work out how to go further faster in transforming our societies in a creative and inspiring way.

Presenters

  • Kirsten Meersschaert Duchens, Europe Coordinator, Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC), The Hague, Netherlands
  • Lutz Weischer, Team Leader - International Climate Policy, Germanwatch, Bonn, Germany
  • Rafael Guevara Senga, Manager, Energy Policy Asia Pacific, WWF International, Manila, Philippines

Facilitator
Silke Weinlich, Senior Researcher, German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Bonn, Germany

Organisers
Development and Peace Foundation (sef:)
Germanwatch

Mittwoch
10:00

Workshop 15 – Facilitating global transformation: insights from interdisciplinary development research

Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn

Drawing on international interdisciplinary research in Central Asia and in West and East Africa, this panel discussion offers insights into research on global transformation processes.

Countries in Central Asia are struggling to manage economic growth and processes of political transformation and still protect their natural environment at the same time. In this workshop we look at the various challenges and opportunities for strengthening research infrastructure and capacity in the field of social and environmental change in Uzbekistan, a country where ZEF has spent over ten years restructuring water and land management.

In West Africa, rapidly growing economies pose a challenge to the sustainable use of natural resources. ZEF has conducted decades of interdisciplinary research into water basin management, desertification, migration and climate change in this region – efforts that have culminated in the establishment of the West African Science Service Center (WASCAL) on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use. Today WASCAL is supported by 10 West African countries and offers 10 graduate programmes. The panel includes a West African researcher who has been involved in research development in this region.

In East Africa, ZEF has focused on transforming environmental protection. Research began with a small-scale biodiversity project on the management and protection of wild coffee resources in the Ethiopian rain forests. Ultimately, large-scale local capacity building efforts culminated in the establishment of a local NGO that has succeeded in creating a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in the wild coffee region. One of the researchers involved in this process will speak at the panel.

ZEF outlines the role research and capacity development can play in facilitating sustainable transformation.

Why you cannot afford to miss this workshop
After the panel discussion there will be a half-hour ‘market place’ with the opportunity to engage in one-on-one talks with our international speakers, take a look at some posters and… enjoy some Ethiopian coffee!

Speakers

  • Felix Asante, Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana
  • Anna-Katharina Hornidge, Senior Fellow, ZEF, Bonn
  • John Lamers, Senior Researcher, ZEF, Bonn
  • Djibi Thiam, ZEF, Bonn

Chair
Saravanan V.S. Subramanian, Senior Researcher, ZEF, Bonn

Host
Center for Development Research (ZEF)
University of Bonn, Germany

Mittwoch
10:00

Workshop 16 – Implementing transformation – sharing urban knowledge

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment, and Energy

This workshop will discuss the challenges cities face in implementing an agenda of inclusive urban transformation. To that end, it will present a variety of existing initiatives supporting effective urban dialogue as well as networking approaches to knowledge-sharing and joint learning. The guiding questions are: what experience has been gained and what activities exist when it comes to urban knowledge-sharing, joint learning and change management between cities and between different stakeholders worldwide and at city level in particular? What are the success factors for effective dialogue processes in urban transformation? How can sharing and learning support urban transformation? How can successful innovations be replicated in other urban contexts? What kind of support could be made available to cities by national governments and international stakeholders?

Why you cannot afford to miss this workshop
When it comes to helping cities to implement transformation, there are a variety of practical ways of supporting effective urban dialogue and several networking approaches to sharing knowledge and engaging in joint learning. Being aware of success factors is a prerequisite to initiating effective change processes. By taking part in this session, delegates will gain an insight into ongoing and proven approaches to knowledge sharing and networking for inclusive transformation.

Presenters

  • Ralf-Rainer Braun, Head of Environmental Office, City of Hagen/Connective Cities, Germany
  • Ana Paula Rocha, Metropolitan Planning Company (Emplasa), Sao Paulo State Government, Brazil
  • Fasil Giorghis, Professor of Urbanism, City Forum Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Stephen Kovats, Founding Director, r0g_agency for open culture and critical transformation, Berlin, Germany
  • Shin Wei Ng, Senior Policy Advisor, E3G, United Kingdom
  • Ralf Schüle, Co-Director Research Group 2: Energy, Transport and Climate Policy, Wuppertal Institute, Germany

Facilitator
Albert Eckert, denkmodell GmbH, Germany

Organisers
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Sustainable Development Solutions Network
Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment, and Energy

Mittwoch
10:00

Workshop 17 – How do war-torn societies transform? Narratives from on the ground

BICC (Bonn International Center for Conversion)

Countries such as Afghanistan, the DR Congo and South Sudan are striking examples of war-torn countries. Long-lasting violent conflicts have deeply impacted these societies - be it in everyday life, at the level of social security, human rights and political participation, or in terms of economic infrastructure.

The workshop addresses processes of transformation in the societies of these (post-) conflict countries: what does ‘transformation’ mean in this context? Which criteria must be used? Who are the main actors? Narratives from on the ground are intended to help participants understand life in conflict-ridden countries so that realistic approaches to co-operation can be found and mutual learning processes initiated.

In addition, the workshop seeks to examine different perceptions of ‘transformation’ in the global North and South: is ‘transformation’ something that can be implemented? Is there a gap between capacity-development efforts and the realities in (post-) conflict countries? If so, who are the main actors that can bridge this gap - civil society, academics, politicians, or particular institutions? Is there also a need for ‘transformation’ on the part of these actors?

Why you cannot afford to miss this workshop
This workshop uniquely connects insights from on the ground with an overarching applied research approach. Participants can jointly discuss and compare knowledge from and experiences in transition processes in countries such as Afghanistan, the DR Congo and South Sudan.

Presenters

  • Isabella Bauer, Aktionsgemeinschaft Dienst für den Frieden e.V
  • Masood Karokhail, Director and co-founder, The Liaison Office (TLO), Afghanistan
  • Luuk van de Vondervoort, Technical Advisor in South Sudan, BICC, Netherlands

Facilitator
Elke Grawert, Senior Researcher, BICC, Germany

Organiser
BICC (Bonn International Center for Conversion)

Mittwoch
10:00

Workshop 18 – Living labs – a tool for transformation on the ground

Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) Potsdam; Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment, Energy

Any ‘great transformation’ needs concepts that are both scientifically capable and yet practically savvy. Given that transformational projects do not come with a guarantee for success, various kinds of real-world experiments and transformational labs on the ground are smart tools when it comes to understanding and driving local transformation. The emerging approach of ‘living labs’ offers researchers and practitioners a transdisciplinary framework for mutually enriching cooperation, co-design and co-production.

This workshop briefly outlines the state-of-the-art of real-world laboratories and presents examples of thriving projects in Europe and Brazil. Since living labs are highly dependent on their local context, special attention is given to the ‘texture of urban transformation’ and the idea of ‘scaling up’ vs. ‘the dissemination of good ideas to a million places’. The workshop also discusses different ways of spreading transformation that are not based on ‘copy-n’-paste’ solutions.

Together, scientists and practitioners will examine the criteria for sound transdisciplinary research and get the chance to lay the foundations for – or to rethink – their own living laboratory.

Why you cannot afford to miss this workshop
Living labs: learn about inspiring projects of urban transformation and hone your understanding of the innovative methodology of transdisciplinarity. This is where science meets practical transformation: a perfect match!

Presenters

  • Katleen De Flander, Research Fellow, IASS Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany
  • Tom Henfrey, Senior Researcher, The Schumacher Institute & Transition Research Network, Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Monica Picavea, REconomy entrepreneur, Brazilian Transition Research Institute, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Matthias Wanner, Scientific Assistant and PhD Student, Wuppertal Institute, Wuppertal, Germany

Organisers
Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) Potsdam
Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment, Energy

Mittwoch
10:00

Workshop 19 – Open, big or smart – digital data as a catalyst for SDG achievement worldwide

World Wide Web Foundation, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

‘Data are the lifeblood of decision-making and the raw material for accountability.’ This was the recent conclusion by the Independent Expert Advisory Group set up by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Statistics, figures and data have always been important for measuring impacts in international development. But this age of extremely rapid technological progress – and the associated increase in online and mobile digital connectivity – is giving rise to a whole new world of opportunities for producing, distributing and using digital data in a much wider context. Digital data act as a catalyst for SDG achievement worldwide.

Ministries and public authorities are already making data available to the public in an effort to promote transparency and active citizenship. Also, anonymised user data from telecommunications companies are being analysed in order to better understand the spread of diseases and improve health systems.

At the same time, questions are being raised that have yet to be answered: Who actually benefits from the increasing availability of data? What is the quality of this data? How is it collected and accessed? And how is personal information protected? The goal is nothing less than to establish a socio-political code for the collection, use and protection of data in general and within the narrower context of the post-2015 agenda.

The workshop will examine these issues and use case studies as a basis for discussing the potential and risks that this increasing flood of information entails for the political, social and economic advancement of developing countries and emerging economies.

Why you cannot afford to miss this workshop
Because the so-called ‘data revolution’ is the gateway to a fundamental shift in the way we create and measure impact across all social and economic spheres – which makes it essential to global transformation.

Presenters

  • Anne Doose, Advisor, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
  • Andreas Pawelke, Director, Open Data Lab Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Claudia Schwegmann, Board Member, Open Knowledge Foundation, Hanover, Germany
  • Nanjira Sambuli, Researcher, iHub Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya

Facilitator
Savita Bailur, Open Data Research Lead, World Wide Web Foundation, London, England

Organisers
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
World Wide Web Foundation

Mittwoch
10:00

Workshop 20 – Transformative Power: How media contribute to change and development

DW Akademie, Deutsche Welle

Transformative power: how media contribute to change and development

How do media contribute to transformative developments? What role does media development play? And which factors play a role in establishing an enabling environment so that media can contribute to transformation processes?

The workshop looks at three areas involving DW Akademie projects, and aims to establish a link between the media and political – or other – areas. The workshop also looks at the conditions required for media to contribute effectively to transformation processes.

Transformation through innovation: the power of web-based technologies

The internet is one of the main drivers of change. Innovative projects from the Global South show how digital technologies are promoting freedom of expression and access to information.

Yet freedom of expression in countries of the Global South is often challenged by undemocratic regimes, human rights abuses, inequality, poverty, corruption, surveillance, lack of access to information, poor media literacy and high costs of the internet and communication services. However, the South2South manifesto shows how digital technologies can be used in innovative, ethical, democratic, inclusive and collaborative ways to solve problems and improve people’s lives.

Transformation through public broadcasting: the challenge of restructuring big players in national media systems

Public radio and television stations have a public mandate to explain or at least look critically at global changes. Broadcasters often remain the prime source of information and educational content and thus continue to play a major role in many media markets and societies. State broadcasters, however, are among those institutions that require a major shift in values and self-perception. We take a closer look at the conditions necessary and opportunities for a successful transformation of state media institutions.

Transformation through transparency: the data revolution and its implications for development

While the internet makes information increasingly accessible and transparent, huge amounts of data and highly complex content often require an approach known as ‘data journalism’.

So how is this changing journalism? How is it affecting the media’s role as a watchdog? And how can data journalism help civil society push political actors and public institutions to be accountable for their actions?

‘Why you shouldn’t miss this workshop!’

Transformation processes start in the mind but are often sparked by the media. That’s because media provide information, raise awareness, offer know-how, help form opinions, uncover wrongdoings, make dialogue possible and offer platforms for participation. Transformation processes can later be translated into action by the state and by civil society. Media play an important role here, too – whether in conveying development goals or organising protests via social media.

Speakers:

  • Erik Albrecht, Researcher at Department of Strategy and Consulting Services, DW Akademie
  • Penhleak Chan, Managing Editor, Open Development Cambodia, Cambodia
  • Holger Hank, Head of Knowledge Management and Digital Innovation, DW Akademie
  • Steffen Leidel, Project Manager for Digital Innovation and Knowledge Management, DW Akademie

Moderator:

Patrick Leusch, Head of International Affairs, DW Akademie

Organiser
DW Akademie
Deutsche Welle

Review and News

'Media as catalyst: driver for a new development agenda' (by DW Akademie)