The first work plan of the Kenyan-German Digital Dialogue was signed on 13 February 2024. State Secretary Stefan Schnorr of the German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) and Jackson Makewa, Director ICT of the Kenyan Ministry of Information, Communications and The Digital Economy (MICDE), chaired the high-level meeting in Nairobi. Afterwards, around 110 representatives from business, civil society, academia and the public sector from Kenya and Germany exchanged views on the focus topics of the new work plan.
At the invitation of the German and Kenyan governments, the Data-Driven Cities: Conference for the Urban Common Good took place in Kenya on 12 and 13 February 2024. The focus was on the question of how data can be used successfully to promote the urban common good.
On 7 February 2024, Germany’s first Strategy for International Digital Policy was published by the federal government. It serves as a shared compass for Germany’s global digital policy engagement. The strategy is the prelude to and the foundation of an implementation process that will continue to involve stakeholders intensively.
On 15 January 2024, the Mexican Ministry of Economy (Economía), the Mexican Ministry of Infrastructure, Communications and Transport (Comunicaciones) and the German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) jointly committed to exchange and work on areas of interest related to digital policy in both countries. At the first Annual Meeting of the Mexican-German Digital Dialogue, they signed a Work Plan for 2024.
On 12 December 2023, the German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) and the Indonesian Ministry of Communications and Informatics (MCI) held the first Indonesian-German AI Dialogue. Together with stakeholders from business, civil society and academia, they discussed the role of harmonised regulations for artifical intelligence (AI). The event enhanced the mutual understanding of AI policies and explored collaboration opportunities.
The Secretariat for the Mexican-German Digital Dialogue facilitated the development of a practical guide on 5G applications in Mexico. The publication looks at the potential of 5G applications in five different sectors. It is written in Spanish and now available for download below!
This year’s Annual Meeting of the Indo-German Digital Dialogue took place on 4 December. It was jointly chaired by Secretary S. Krishnan from the Indian Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and State Secretary Stefan Schnorr from the German Federal Ministry of Digital and Transport (BMDV). The Annual Meeting brought together stakeholders from politics, business, civil society, and academia in a hybrid mode. They discussed the focus topics of the Indo-German Digital Dialogue such as electronics manufacturing and digital technologies and identified opportunities for future collaborations.
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.
To enhance business collaboration and foster innovation, the Indian software association NASSCOM (National Association of Software and Service Companies) visited Germany. Together with the Embassy of India in Berlin, the German Federal Association of Medium-sized Businesses (BVMW) and Germany Trade and Invest (GTAI), they organised a networking event. It took place on 23 November 2023 at the embassy.
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