Brazilian and German representatives sitting at tables and exchanging ideas during the Digital Dialogue.

International Digital Dialogues

International Digital Dialogues with emerging and developing countries

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  • Commissioning Party

    German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV)

  • Cofinancier

    European Union

  • Lead executing agency


  • Overall term

    2023 to 2026

  • Products and expertise

    Economic development and employment

BMDV State Secretary Stefan Schnorr and his Indian colleague Alkesh Sharma shaking hands in front of a wall and flags at the Digital Dialogue.


Digitalisation is changing the global economy and opening up potential for social and climate-friendly economic development. To strengthen legal certainty and fair competition on the internet, rules are important. However, the way in which digital technologies are regulated and data are handled varies greatly from country to country. Governments will only be able to make the most of the opportunities provided by digitalisation through global cooperation and shaping the rules in collaboration with the business community, civil society and academia.


The German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) is working with partner ministries and stakeholders across the world to create better framework conditions for the digital transformation.

People sitting in a large hall, watching a presentation on a screen.


Germany conducts Digital Dialogues with important partner countries such as Brazil, India, Indonesia, Kenya and Mexico. BMDV and its partner ministries exchange information and experiences regarding digital policy and develop joint positions for international fora. In Brazil and India, Digital Dialogues are co-financed by the European Union.

The International Digital Dialogues are also a platform for direct exchange between politics, the business community, academia and civil society. Together, the stakeholders discuss topics such as internet governance, data policy, emerging technologies and digital business models.

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH supports the International Digital Dialogues through a secretariat which coordinates meetings and the exchange of expert knowledge, advises on technological, political and economic developments, and provides cross-border networking for stakeholders from all areas of society. Finally, it provides a focal point for anyone who wants to get involved in the dialogues.

German and Indian stakeholders sitting together at tables and exchanging ideas.

Last update: February 2024

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