More than 50 high-ranking German experts came together at the Governance Fund’s sixth network meeting on September 7 to discuss governance issues with GIZ colleagues and Development experts. Due to a train strike, the face-to-face event at the Lower Saxony State Representation in Berlin was changed at short notice into a hybrid event, so that more than 20 guests joined the more than 30 guests on site virtually.
First face-to-face event since the start of the Corona pandemic
The Governance Fund, like other projects, had to stop all personal meetings during the Corona pandemic. Therefore, the team developed various well received virtual exchange formats. However, the 6th Governance Fund network event showed how much partners had missed direct, face-to-face exchanges. Around 50 members of the expert network followed the invitation.
After the welcoming remarks by Johannes Sturm, the Representative of the State of Lower Saxony in Berlin, Dr. Ingolf Dietrich, Head of the Sub-Department "Agenda 2030, Democracy, Human Rights, Gender Equality and Education" at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), who was virtually connected, stressed the importance of good governance for sustainable development in his statement.