The Foundation

The Sino-German Center for Sustainable Development was established on May 11, 2017 as a joint initiative between the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of the Federal Republic of Germany (BMZ) and the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China (MofCom).

The 3 pillars

The Sino-German Center for Sustainable Development operates in three pillars:
1. Sino-German Dialogue on Development Cooperation
2. Triangular Cooperation Projects
3. Partnership with businesses

The Work Mode

The Trade Development Bureau (TDB) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) were designated to run the Center. They report to MofCom and BMZ as the political partners who are jointly steering the work.

News & Events

  • Jun 27, 2024 Pioneering Triangular Cooperation: Ethiopia, China, and Germany Unite for Sustainable Development in Infrastructure Sector

    China National Electric Engineering Co. Ltd. (CNEEC), Ethiopia Electric Power (EEP), and GIZ signed a Joint Declaration of Intent (JDI) on June 26, 2024, at CNEEC’s Beijing office. The signing of the JDI marks the launch of the triangular cooperation project, Making the Reppie Waste-to-Energy Plant a Sustainable Success by Fostering Local Capacities and Skills, […]

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  • Jun 24, 2024 GIZ Showcases Climate Finance Innovations and Triangular Cooperation at Green Investment for Global Energy Transition Forum

    On June 21 2024, GIZ, the China International Contractors Association (CHINCA), and World Wildlife Fund co-hosted the Forum “Green Investment for Global Energy Transition”, during the 15th International Infrastructure Investment and Construction Forum (IIICF) in Macao. The Forum also served as the annual meeting of MISIP, the Mechanism for International Sustainable Infrastructure Promotion. More than […]

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  • Dec 03, 2023 GIZ exchanges with the delegation of the Global Development Promotion Center on international development cooperation in Eschborn

    On December 1st, 2023, Matthias Giegerich, the Director General of the Department for Asia, Pacific Islands, Latin America, Caribbean of GIZ, welcomed a delegation from the Global Development Promotion Center (GDPC) of the China International Development Cooperation Agency (CIDCA) and the Chinese Consulate General in Frankfurt at the GIZ headquarters in Eschborn, Germany. The two […]

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Projects Database

This map does not necessarily reflect the official position of the Sino-German Center for Sustainable Development.