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.
As a multi-stakeholder initiative, the Digital Dialogues provide a platform for direct exchange between policy makers, regulators and businesses. 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 direct involvement of the business community ensures that political approaches and solutions make good economic sense.
Commissioned by BMDV, GIZ supports the Digital Dialogues with a secretariat which is based in Berlin as well as in the partner countries Brazil, India and Mexico. It monitors current developments, implements cooperation activities and contributes to strategy building.
In early January 2023, the Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) published a notice for the opening of a public consultation. The goal is to gather information and proposals for the design and preparation of the next public tender. The result will be the granting of concessions for the use and commercial exploitation of frequency bands of the radio spectrum, available for the provision of wireless access services.
On 1 December, the International Digital Dialogues organised a hybrid workshop at the UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2022 to discuss the global governance of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for sustainable development. The speakers agreed that inclusive multi-stakeholder approaches are essential for developing AI governance frameworks, and that there is a need for AI governance structures that actively promote sustainable development.
On 16 and 17 November 2022, the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI) held the first consultations with Brazilian stakeholders of the German-Brazilian Digital Dialogue. Stakeholders from the private sector, civil society and academia attended the event. It was structured into three thematic sessions: Web 3.0 and Quantum Computing, Digital Health and Twin Transition.
The Digital Dialogue between the Argentinian State Secretariat for Modernisation and the German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) serves both as a platform for exchange on policy and best practices and as a means of connecting business stakeholders.
As one of the largest emerging markets in the digital economy, Brazil is an important strategic partner for Germany. The German-Brazilian Digital Dialogue aims to strengthen these economic ties by acting as a platform for political cooperation and private sector engagement.
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.
Indonesia and Germany continuously exchange on matters of digital policy. To shape better conditions for the digital transformation of the economy, a variety of potential cooperation topics are being assessed.
In the German-Japanese Digital 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 German-Korean 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 better decision-making and 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 German-Singaporean Digital Dialogue is strengthening digital policy and linking businesses across sectors and borders.
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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 and research institutes. The business community 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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