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

  • 29.09.2020 Online theoretical TVET trainings for Laos—innovative training approach during the Covid-19 pandemic

    On the morning of 29th September 2020 in the Secondary Vocational Technical School of Pingdu, China, Mr. Zheng Tongsheng, a teacher specialized in mechatronics was holding a capacitive proximity switch to his computer camera, trying to demonstrate how to install it. 2690 km away in Laos, 19 vocational school teachers were watching him from their […]

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  • 29.09.2020 Training on Sustainable Development for Chinese International Contractors

    On 28th September 2020, a training for Chinese infrastructure firms was co-organized in Beijing by the Chinese International Contractors’ Association (CHINCA) and GIZ. The training targeted contractors which are also implementing foreign aid projects and highlighted aspects of environmental and social sustainability for infrastructure projects. In the opening ceremony, Ms. ZHANG Xiang, Secretary-General of CHINCA, […]

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  • 27.09.2020 German Experience on SDG Reporting Shared at the “China and the World in a Changing Global Context Symposium”

    On September 26th 2020, the “Symposium on China and the World in a Changing Global Context” was held by the China Center for International Knowledge on Development (CIKD) in Beijing. On behalf of the Sino-German Center for Sustainable Development (CSD), Mr. Hagen Ettner, the German Director of the CSD, was invited to attend and advise […]

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Project database

  • This database features international projects