Events 2017

Health and so­cial pro­tec­tion con­fer­ences and events in 2017 to which Ger­man De­vel­op­ment Co­op­er­a­tion con­tributed: Get an overview.

Connecting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development & Paris Climate Agreement

Introduction speech by MinR H. Warnken, BMZ

“We need to make health systems everybody’s business” says Heiko Warnken, Head of the Division for Health, Social Security and Population Policy, BMZ, in a break-out session on forging linkages between health and climate agendas at the Interconnection Conference hosted by the German Development Institute (DIE) in Bonn. Read more

Hacking Global Health


On October 15-17, KfW Development Bank will organize a hackathon in Berlin in cooperation with the World Health Summit (WHS). Small and multi-disciplinary teams will create and develop ideas on how to improve urban health in Africa, Asia and Latin America and present these to an audience of experts from all over the world. Read more

Changing Age Structures and Sustainable Development

Panellists at CPD side event

From 3 to 7 April 2017, the Commission on Population and Development held its 50th session at the UN headquarters in New York. At a side event hosted by Japan and Germany, panellists discussed current challenges in realizing access to sexual and reproductive health and rights for all. Read more

Kenyan IT-students impress international health experts

Kenyan teams and Deputy Director Baur, BMZ

Six young Kenyans presented their IT-based ideas for better healthcare in Kenya at the International German Forum. Hosting the Forum, Chancellor Angela Merkel emphasized that health is a key topic for Germany’s G20 presidency and thanked the Kenyan hackers for their commitment to improving global health. Read more

From Nairobi to Berlin: Young hackers for Global Health


Three interdisciplinary teams of young professionals from Nairobi will present their e-health projects for health promotion and disease prevention for young people in Kenya to the International German Forum in Berlin on 21/22 February 2017. What happens when Kenyan hackers meet German IT experts and business leaders? Read more

Joining forces against demand for drugs in Central Asia

Delegations from five Central Asian countries came to Astana/ Kazakhstan, to take part in the 2nd Regional Steering Committee Meeting of the Central Asia Drug Action Programme (CADAP). The meeting highlighted partner countries’ achievements in effectively reducing both drug demand and supply. Read more

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