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

  • Apr 12, 2023 The First International Infrastructure ESG Forum Brings Stakeholders on Board for Improving ESG Practice in Infrastructure Industry

    GIZ, the China International Contractors Association (CHINCA), and the Standard Chartered Bank co-organized the First International Infrastructure ESG Forum on 11 April 2023 in Beijing.   Themed “Empowering Companies to Develop with High Quality”, the forum brought together more than 220 participants from over 150 institutions. It marked the official integration of Environment, Social and Governance […]

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  • Mar 22, 2023 Call for Applications: Youth Development Leaders Cultivation China-Europe-Africa 1+1+1

    Supported by Sino-German Center for Sustainable Development (CSD), the College of International Development and Global Agriculture (CIDGA), China Agricultural University has opened the call for application to join the second China-Europe-Africa 1+1+1 Youth Development Leaders Cultivation project from April to October 2023. Dedicated to empowering tomorrow’s leaders in the field of international development, the “Youth […]

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  • MGG call for application©IDOS
    Feb 08, 2023 MGG Academy 2023 – Call for applications from China

    The German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS) has opened the call for applications to its training and dialogue format Managing Global Governance (MGG) Academy 2023 which will take place from 17 August to 3 December 2023 at IDOS in Bonn, Germany. Online application is open until 5 March 2023. What is the MGG Academy? […]

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Projects Database

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