In collaboration with key stakeholders from the initiative “Data Spaces in Brazil”, the Secretariat for the Brazilian-German Digital Dialogue promoted a series of discussions on data spaces. Three technical workshops took place in Porto Alegre, São Paulo and Brasília. They highlighted the potential of data spaces to foster innovation and enhance the data ecosystems in Brazil and Germany.
From 9 to 13 September 2023, a delegation from the German Ministry of Digital and Transport (BMDV) visited São Paulo and Brasília. Benjamin Brake, Director General Digital and Data Policy at BMDV, led the delegation. The visit aimed to foster cooperation and exchange of knowledge in digital transformation between Germany and Brazil.
On 31 August 2023, the first stakeholder exchange of the Indonesian-German Digital Dialogue took place. The German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) and the Indonesian Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCI) jointly hosted the virtual event and informed about the national digital strategies of both countries. More than 80 representatives from politics, academia, business and civil society joined the exchange.
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.
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.
The Secretariat for the Brazilian-German Digital Dialogue supported the development of a green paper on data spaces in Brazil. The publication looks at the challenges and opportunities of the implementation of data spaces in the country. It is written in Portuguese and now available for download below.
On 4 July 2023, the Secretariat for the Brazilian-German Digital Dialogue co-hosted an online workshop on data spaces in Brazil together with the Brazilian Agency for Industrial Development (ABDI) and other associations. Participants explored possibilities for implementing a secure and transparent data sharing ecosystem. You can watch the recording of the livestream in Portuguese below this article.
On 21 June, the 7th Japanese-German ICT Policy Dialogue took place at the premises of the German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) - together with the Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC). The hybrid Digital Dialogue was divided into a government dialogue in the morning and an exchange with stakeholders in the afternoon.
On 2 June 2023, the Secretariat for the Brazilian-German Digital Dialogue organised the workshop “Digital platforms: Socioeconomic fundaments, intersectoral prospects and regulatory challenges”. It took place at the 13th Brazilian Internet Forum (FIB13) in Uberlândia, Minas Gerais. You can find the recording of the discussion in Portuguese below.
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