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Sustainable Development Seminar in University of International Business and Economics – Invitation

Posted: 19.07.16

Sustainable Development – From Global Goals to Local Implementation

Learning Opportunity on International Practice from the North and the South

University of International Business and Economics, 22nd to 25th July 2019, Beijing

 

Development Cooperation links global and national goals with local implementation. It brings together partners with very different cultures and institutional backgrounds, who work together in mixed, non-hierarchical teams. How does that look like in practice? Which theories, concepts and methods lay behind?

Building on years of international development cooperation experience, Sino-German Center for Sustainable Development invited senior practitioners with decades record in development cooperation and colleagues from Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH to deliver a week-long intensive seminar on sustainable development topics with real project cases that are being implemented at present.

The seminar aims at an intercultural learning experience on means and methods for innovative and participatory implementation of development cooperation. Besides the students from UIBE, afternoon sessions of this seminar are also open to a broader audience.

Participating students will gain insights on lessons learnt from Latin American and German practice in development cooperation. Apart from theoretical and conceptual inputs, they will receive in depth insights on project cases. In working groups, they will create a project of their own based on concrete challenges. Teaching methods are interactive and invite to form own opinions and apply approaches taken from practice.

From 22nd Monday to 25th Thursday, there will be real projects cases presented by colleagues from GIZ. The topics cover a wide range and interest from quality infrastructure, trilateral cooperation to textile and elderly care. Each afternoon, additional seats are reserved for participants from other institutions including government agencies, think tanks, NGOs and private sector representatives.

Speakers

Lead lecturers


Dr. Ulrich Müller
Senior Adviser

Networks, Knowledge Sharing, Triangular Cooperation and Cooperation Agencies, Sectoral Department, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, GIZ, Eschborn, Germany

Dr. Ulrich Müller specializes in development policy, networks, funds, knowledge sharing and trilateral cooperation. Ulrich also works as a university teacher at Darmstadt Technical University and has published a couple of books on development related issues.


Carolina de la Lastra
Partner, KALEIDO

Carolina de la Lastra has worked in the field of development cooperation since 1988, collaborating with international organizations such as GIZ, World Bank, Canadian Cooperation Agency, Swiss Cooperation Agency, FAO, Economic Commission for Latin America CEPAL and many others.  As a consultant she has worked with multi-stakeholder development initiatives from the public and private sector, as well as the civil society in most Latin American countries, mainly planning and evaluating projects, as well as training teams in cooperation project management.

Pioneering in triangular cooperation with GIZ from 2009 onwards, she has worked for the Iberoamerican Program for the Strengthening of South South Cooperation since 2011.

Guest Lecturers

22nd July, Monday
13:30 – 16:30 Topic: Sino-German Cooperation on Sustainable Development in Africa and Asia


Hagen Ettner
German Director of the Sino-German Center for Sustainable Development (CSD).

Hagen Ettner holds the position as the Germany Director of CSD in GIZ China since the opening of the Center in May 2017. He joined GIZ in 2005 and served in several positions in Berlin and Eschborn before moving to Tajikistan in 2012. There he worked in a flagship economic development programme which focussed on agricultural value chain development, rural inclusive growth and economic resilience. From 2015 he headed the British-German co-funded programme.

23rd July, Tuesday
13:30 – 16:30 Topic: “Fostering and Advancing Sustainable Business and Responsible Industrial Practices in the Clothing Industry in Asia” (FABRIC) – stakeholder mapping


Alexandra Behns
Coordinator Regional Cooperation & Country Coordinator China, GIZ FABRIC, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Alexandra Behns joined GIZ in 2011, where she first worked for an in-house agency and think tank in the field of business development and marketing. She then joined GIZ‘s strategy unit at headquarters in 2015, before moving to China in May 2018, to work in a regional project on sustainability in the textile and garment industry in Asia. In GIZs regional program “Fostering and Advancing Sustainable Business and Responsible Industrial Practices in the Clothing Industry in Asia” (FABRIC), she is now responsible for coordinating activities in the field of regional exchange and regional cooperation and the cooperation with the relevant stakeholders is China.

24th July, Wednesday
13:30 – 16:30 Topic: Importance of a well-functioning national Quality Infrastructure


Matthias Bach
Portfolio Manager, Global Project Quality Infrastructure Country Component China
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Matthias Bach works at GIZ in Beijing in the China country component of the Global Project Quality Infrastructure, where he has the role of portfolio manager. He also implements a public-private partnership project in the healthcare sector. His academic background is economics and politics, having studied in the UK, Hongkong and Beijing.


Jan-Patrick Schnell
Deputy Project Director, Global Project Quality Infrastructure Country Component China
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Jan-Patrick Schnell is a project director at GIZ in Beijing, where he currently leads the China country component of the Global Project Quality Infrastructure, facilitating political and technical dialogues on the regulatory frameworks needed to ensure the quality and safety of tradable goods and services.Previously, Jan-Patrick served as deputy head of division with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in Berlin.  He started his career as a development professional with the Robert Bosch Foundation in Stuttgart and then joined the United Nations, with postings in New York, Nairobi and Cairo.

25th July, Thursday
13:30 – 16:30 Topic: Sino-German Geriatric Care, demographic change and elderly care system


Sabine Porsche
China Office, Director, Private Sector Cooperation
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Sabine Porsche graduated in Cultural Anthropology from Philipps-University in Marburg. She joined Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in Beijing in 2017, where she heads the team Society and Labour. Topics of interest are elderly care and education. From 2007 to 2016 Sabine held different positions at Tongji University in Shanghai. She held the position as German Vice-Director of the Sino-German University of Applied Sciences and besides established the DAAD Career Academy.

 

For further information and registration, please contact Ms Du Shitao, project coordinator, Sino-German Center for Sustainable Development (CSD)

TEL: + 86 (10) 8532 1857 ext. 216
Email: shitao.du@giz.de

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