Reflect on North-South partnerships

Digital presentation of the questionnaire: Reflecting on North-South partnerships

We are very pleased to welcome you to the digital presentation of the new edition of our brochure “Reflecting North-South Partnerships – a catalog of questions”. June 12, 2024 from 16:00 p.m. to 17:30 p.m. via Zoom to invite.

Those who ask questions change the world - this is how we launched our “Reflecting Partnerships” criteria catalog in 2020. Four years later, we are pleased to present the second edition of our material. This catalog of questions for partnership work is also intended to serve as a tool that supports those active in North-South collaborations in continuously reflecting on their work and thinking about challenges and new solutions.

We look at well-known topics, current debates and potential areas of tension that have so far received little attention in the North-South partnership. From dealing with decolonization and power-critical perspectives to global justice in partnerships - insights into topics that enrich and further develop partnership work. We ask old and new questions and are excited to hear the answers or new questions!

Partnerships are diverse, lively and changing. Therefore, this questionnaire is designed so that it can be used flexibly. From basic structures to concrete situations, it offers suggestions for discussions and reflections in your partnership work.

We warmly invite you to get to know the questionnaire on June 12, 2024 and to actively engage with the questions in order to initiate possible change processes that will strengthen and further develop your collaboration. Only through continuous reflection and open dialogue can we create and achieve a sustainable partnership.

Be there when we present the latest edition of our brochure “Reflecting North-South Partnerships – a catalog of questions”!

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Biogas, solar and wind power: Sustainable energy production in sub-Saharan Africa: Development policy lunch talk

12:00 - 13:30
12. Jun

Digital presentation of the second edition of the brochure “Reflect North-South Partnerships”

16:00 - 17:30
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Rhine-Neckar District adventure tour: From the river to the sea – the path of our waste

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Networking meeting of the partnership groups

At the first networking meeting of the year, partnership groups made new contacts.

On February 4, 2022, the second nationwide networking meeting of the partnership groups took place digitally with around 48 participants from different regions of Baden-Württemberg. Claudia Duppel, managing director of the Baden-Württemberg Development Policy Association (DEAB), and Kidist Hailu, specialist promoter for local partnership initiatives at the Baden-Württemberg Development Cooperation Foundation (SEZ), first presented the diverse offers from DEAB and SEZ for partnership work. Erwin Wiest, chairman of the Piela-Bilanga support association. V. reported on the key points of the exchange in thematic working groups at the first networking meeting in October 2021: There, the participants agreed that there is a great need for more regional and supra-regional networking of the partnership groups. In addition, the desire was expressed to exchange more knowledge and practical experience in areas such as project funding and to receive more support in the process.

At the networking meeting of the partnership groups in February 2022, participants discussed questions such as: How did my partnership start? What was the motivation for the partnership? What connects me to my partners when working together? Is there a space to discuss mutual expectations? In digital breakout rooms, participants were able to get to know each other in small groups, network and exchange experiences. This enabled a broad networking process to be initiated.

The event series “State-wide digital networking meeting of the partnership groups in Baden-Württemberg” takes place in cooperation with the DEAB, the regional promoters Heide Öchslen in Schwäbisch Hall, Simone Kegelmann in Friedrichshafen, Sylvia Holzhäuer-Ruprecht in Karlsruhe, Jonas Bauschert in Freiburg, Service for Mission, Ecumenism and Development (DiMOE), the Center for Development-Related Education of the Evangelical Church of Württemberg (ZEB) and the Piela-Bilanga Support Association. v.

The next networking meeting of the partnership groups will take place on May 13, 2022 from 16:00 p.m. to 18:30 p.m instead of. We warmly invite you to participate. Further information and registration options can be found here here.

The SEZ partnership center initiates, promotes and accompanies partnerships between people in Baden-Württemberg and countries in the global south. With its consulting and networking work, the Partnership Center would like, among other things, to promote the implementation of the global sustainability goals, especially partnership goal (No. 17) in Baden-Württemberg.

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