Mine. Your. One World. a review

Mine. Your. One World. 2017 comes to an end - a look back

29 municipalities and one district took part in the Meine initiative from September 1st to October 31st. Your. One World. During this time, 366 events took place throughout Baden-Württemberg. They all showed that everyone can do something for a sustainable and fairer world.

In Mannheim, for example, the reading and discussion “People Make Clothes” was about a journey through global textile production, full of very personal encounters. A book that primarily tells about the people who seem so far away, but actually aren't, because we carry their work on our skin every day.

From Bad Waldsee to Stuttgart and from Engen to Schwäbisch Gmünd, the Meine initiative. Your. One. World has shown how many people in Baden-Württemberg are involved and committed. 

All participating municipalities, districts and participating local actors can take part in the initiative's competition with their program. There are nine prizes up for grabs with a total prize money of 30.000 euros. State Secretary Theresa Schopper will award it at a celebratory award ceremony on November 29, 2017 in the Marble Hall of the New Palace in Stuttgart.

About my. Your. One World. 

The initiative, which was launched by the SEZ in 2006, has taken place six times so far. In total, almost 90 municipalities in Baden-Württemberg took part, many of them several times. Together with their municipal institutions as well as civic, church and private initiatives and those committed to development policy, they offered over 1.600 events. The aim is to raise awareness of global issues, encourage responsible actions in everyday life and strengthen local networks. Mine. Your. One World. is part of the SEZ Partnership Center and takes place as part of the One World Promoter Program.

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My initiative. Your. One World.



At the beginning of November 2017, the ten-person SEZ team welcomed a new employee: Augusta Muhimpundu from Burundi will then work as an expert for the foundation's Burundi Competence Center until the end of June 2018. In her hometown of Bujumbura, she is the program coordinator for the Association Des Guides Du Burundi. This exchange program enables young women to do a six-month internship abroad. Augusta Muhimpundu's main focuses include training young leaders and empowering women. Since 2016 she has been one of the Young Women Speakers of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.

The studied psychologist is part of the program AFRICA IS COMING! in Stuttgart. With the initiative of German companies, young managers from sub-Saharan Africa are completing a trainee program in Germany. In collaboration and with funding from the Robert Bosch Foundation, two civil society representatives were included in the program for the first time in 2017, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2017. Normally it is aimed exclusively at commercial companies.

The SEZ looks forward to working with Augusta Muhimpundu. We are particularly looking forward to her bringing a Burundian perspective to the work of the Burundi Competence Center and thus promoting further structuring and networking between Baden-Württemberg and the partner country Burundi.

Links on this topic:

Homepage of the program AFRIKA IS COMING!
SEZ Burundi Competence Center
Association of Guides of Burundi
World Association of Girl Guides to Girl Scouts


The new SEZ website is online

The SEZ in a new online look

The SEZ homepage now shines in new splendor and with even more information and services for citizens of Baden-Württemberg who are committed to development policy. About the new one Target group entryEveryone can find a suitable offer straight away. On the Platform “Development Cooperation in Baden-Württemberg” You can see a variety of development cooperation initiatives in Baden-Württemberg, sorted by focus of activity and country of operation. The World Store Directory gives an overview of all world shops in Baden-Württemberg. Of course, you will also find all of the SEZ's topics and offerings as well as our employees, who will be happy to help you at any time if you have any questions. Our thanks go to paledo, who actively supported us in implementing the relaunch. We look forward to your comments and hope you like the new site. Have fun clicking, sharing and scrolling. Your SEZ team.

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