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A BMZ consultation with civil society representatives

Pan­elists at BMZ evening event

BMZ kicked off its stakeholder consultations on the Global Action Plan with an evening event on October 9 at the Permanent Representation of Hesse in Berlin which over 50 parliamentarians and civil society representatives attended. Following a welcome address by Hans-Peter Bauer, BMZ Deputy-Director General democracy, human rights, gender equality and social development, and a keynote by Jan Hendrik Schmitz Guinote, Advisor at WHO, Dr. Christoph Benn, Senior Advisor at the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, facilitated a panel discussion amongst Karin Geiffert, Representation of German Medical Students, Georg Kippels, Member of Parliament, Jens Martens, Global Policy Project and Marwin Meier, World Vision.

Calling for a strong push

There was agreement that a strong push, ‘disruptive’ thinking and innovative approaches will be needed to accelerate implementation of the health-related SDGs. Panellists highlighted the need for adequate financing and cautioned that stronger cohesion and coordination between global and national health actors is imperative to overcome the fragmentation that currently characterises the health sector.

The discussion was recorded by a graphic artist (see graphic below) to be shared with all participants, as well as with the panellists of the high-level event which followed one week later at the Wold Health Summit.

Graphic recording

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October 2018


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