International Digital Dialogues
The German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) engages in Digital Dialogues with important partner countries. Its aim is to shape better conditions for the digital transformation of the economy and society.
As a multi-stakeholder initiative, the Digital Dialogues provide a platform for direct exchange between policy makers, regulators, businesses, academia and civil society. They address topics of the future, ranging from internet governance and data policy to the application of emerging technologies and support for innovative start-ups and SMEs in the digital economy.
The regular discussions at government level are prepared and accompanied by multi-stakeholder engagement. They provide an opportunity to share best practices and learn from each other. Current issues can be discussed directly with policy makers. The involvement of the stakeholders ensures that political approaches and solutions meet current needs.
Commissioned by BMDV, GIZ supports the International Digital Dialogues with a secretariat. It monitors current developments, implements cooperation activities and contributes to strategy building.
On 22 November 2023, Kenyan and German government officials formally commenced the Kenyan-German Digital Dialogue. Kenya is Germany’s first African partner within the framework of the International Digital Dialogues. The government exchange solidified the commitment of both countries to regularly exchange on digital policy matters.
On 17 November 2023, the German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) hosted another Stakeholder Forum International Digital Policy. The aim was to exchange views on BMDV's draft of Germany’s Strategy for International Digital Policy. Representatives from more than 60 organisations from business, science, civil society and the technical community took part in the virtual event.
On 26 September, stakeholders of the Indonesian-German Digital Dialogue met in a hybrid mode to exchange views on data protection. They dived into the respective data protection policies in Indonesia and Germany and discussed the global significance of data protection frameworks.
As one of the largest emerging markets in the digital economy, Brazil is an important strategic partner for Germany. The Brazilian-German Digital Dialogue aims to strengthen these economic ties by acting as a platform for political cooperation and private sector engagement.
Sub-Saharan Africa's fifth-largest economy is a pioneer in the digitalisation of the financial sector. The bilateral Digital Dialogue enables Ghanaian and German stakeholders to exchange views on this and other topics.
The Indo-German Digital Dialogue provides a multi-stakeholder platform to promote bilateral cooperation. It brings together policy makers, the private sector and research institutions to jointly drive the digital transformation of both economies.
To shape better conditions for the digital transformation, Indonesia and Germany continuously exchange on matters of digital policy. Topics of the Indonesian-German Digital Dialogue include digital strategies, emerging technologies and digital business models.
In the Japanese-German ICT Policy Dialogue, two of the world's largest economies and tech powerhouses commit to jointly shape the international framework for digitalisation.
Republic of Korea
In the Korean-German Digital Dialogue, two major economies and technology leaders are jointly committed to shaping a better international framework for digitalisation.
In recent years, Mexico has made significant progress in its digital transformation, reflected in the optimisation of processes in various sectors. Together, Mexico and Germany are working on strategies to implement digitalisation and Industrie 4.0.
Connecting two of the most innovative economies in the world, the Singaporean-German Digital Dialogue is strengthening digital policy and linking businesses across sectors and borders.
South Africa is Germany's most important trading partner in sub-Saharan Africa. The South African-German Digital Dialogue offers stakeholders from business, academia and civil society from both countries the opportunity to get involved in shaping digital policy.
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The Digital Dialogues are a multi-stakeholder initiative. Governments and public authorities from Germany and the respective partner country meet with business associations, companies, civil society organisations and research institutes. The stakeholders can contribute directly to the government dialogues by bringing forward cooperation topics or addressing challenges they may face. A secretariat ensures that the most relevant questions and topics are addressed and solved. Whatever your enquiry, idea or proposal – get in touch!
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