Newsletter International Digital Dialogues
As the holiday season is approaching, we are sending you our last newsletter of 2023.
The International 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 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.
This newsletter brings you the latest updates on our activities. But we're not just sharing past events: We're also inviting you to the Annual Meeting of the Mexican-German Digital Dialogue and the "Data-Driven Cities: Conference for the Urban Common Good"!
Last but not least, we would like to express our gratitude to your support and active involvement in the Digital Dialogues in 2023. Your participation is essential for driving meaningful (ex)change and impactful collaborations.
We wish you a good and prosperous start to the upcoming year. Let's continue to shape digital policy together in 2024!
News from the International Digital Dialogues
How can we shape digital sovereignty in a globalised world? On 20 November 2023, the German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) hosted a panel on this question at the Digital Summit of the German Government in Jena, Germany. The panellists concluded that international cooperation, not isolation, is key to successfully strengthen digital sovereignty.
On 17 November 2023, BMDV hosted another Stakeholder Forum International Digital Policy. Representatives from more than 60 organisations from civil society, academia and business exchanged views on BMDV's draft of Germany’s Strategy for International Digital Policy. If you also want to engage in upcoming stakeholder forums, write to email@example.com!
On 8 November 2023, the Secretariat for the Brazilian-German Digital Dialogue moderated an online panel at the Brazilian Innovation Week, annually hosted by the National School of Public Administration (ENAP). The focus of the panel lied on discussing international best practices in the digital transformation of the public sector.
The Annual Meeting of the Indo-German Digital Dialogue on 4 December was jointly chaired by Secretary S. Krishnan from the Indian Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and State Secretary Stefan Schnorr from BMDV. Together with stakeholders from different sectors, they explored bilateral cooperation opportunities.
On 12 December 2023, 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).
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.
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!
15 January 2024, 10:30-12:45 (MEX) / 17:30-19:45 (DEU) in Mexico City and online
12-13 February 2024 in Nairobi, Kenya and online
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