Newsletter International Digital Dialogues
Welcome to the second newsletter of the International Digital Dialogues.
The Digital Dialogues are a multi-stakeholder platform for bilateral exchange on digital policy issues. Germany and its partner countries aim to jointly shape better conditions for the digital transformation worldwide. The governments are in regular dialogue with stakeholders from business, academia and civil society to ensure that political approaches meet current needs. So, your engagement is key!
In this newsletter, you'll find updates on our activities, including news on the planned Digital Dialogues with Ghana, Kenya and South Africa, the Brazilian-German Digital Dialogue, an exchange on the digital strategies of Germany and Indonesia and the Mexican-German discussion on sustainable data centres. In India, the commitment to the Digital Dialogue was strengthened on the side of G20 negotiations.
You can also find information on our upcoming panel discussions on digital public infrastructure and services at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Japan.
Take a moment to see which activities spark you interest. And be in touch with us if you want to engage or learn more about the Digital Dialogues. Please also visit our website for further information.
Let's shape digital policy together!
The Secretariat for the International Digital Dialogues
News from the International Digital Dialogues
On 14 September 2023, high-ranking government officials from Brazil and Germany reaffirmed their commitment to digital policy cooperation. Alongside representatives from business, civil society and academia, they assessed opportunities for joint cooperation activities.
GHANA, KENYA AND SOUTH AFRICA
The German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) held its first stakeholder consultation for the planned Digital Dialogues with Ghana, Kenya and South Africa on 31 August. Representatives from business, academia and civil society took part in the virtual event to contribute their focus topics for the Digital Dialogues.
The German Minister for Digital and Transport, Volker Wissing, visited Bangalore on the occasion of the G20 Digital Economy Ministers' meeting. According to him, the Indo-German Digital Dialogue is to be further deepened to exchange views on digital public infrastructure, artificial intelligence and the importance of inclusion in digitalisation.
On 31 August 2023, the first stakeholder exchange of the Indonesian-German Digital Dialogue took place. BMDV and the Indonesian Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCI) jointly hosted the event and informed about the digital strategies of both countries. More than 80 representatives from politics, academia, business and civil society joined the exchange.
On 24 August 2023, representatives from the German Datacenter Association (GDA) and the Mexican Association of Data Centers (MEXDC) participated in a virtual meeting to exchange best practices for energy efficiency and talent recruitment strategies.
8 October 2023, 14:45-15:45 JST / 07:45-08:45 CEST
11 October 2023, 17:45-18:45 JST / 10:45-11:45 CEST
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