European Development Days 2018

GIZ returned to EDD with various events

Protect, Empower, Invest – this year‘s European Development Days (EDD) in Brussels focused on gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. As in previous years, GIZ shared its experiences and examples in diverse discussion panels and showcase them at stands in the Global Village. In addition, we contributed to labs of partners and our commissioning parties such as the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the EU. See our full programme in the document below!

German Development Cooperation for Women’s Superpowers
For the first time, there was a joint stand for German development cooperation, at which GIZ, BMZ, KfW and Engagement Global provided clear and fascinating information relating to digitalisation, rural development and the Marshall Plan with Africa. It was worth to pass by not only for the information displayed but also for activities, interesting insights provided by our interview partners and for some snacks.

At GIZ´s stand, visitors could try dried mangos and cashews...
... and a lot followed the invitation to learn more about our projects.
But there was also a lot going on in the sessions. For example on optimal nutrition...
...where the audience was involved.
The BMZ and partners, here Lydia Hatzenberg from Namibia, outlined the importance of sports for development...
...not only in a lab debate but also actively at the joint stand.
Responsible mining was in the focus of the last session on Tuesday... which our colleague Joachim Göske shared his work experiences.
Joint forces got together at the stand of BMZ, KfW, Engagment Global and GIZ.
Our project ComVoMujer shared experiences from Latin America on involving the private sector in preventing violence against women.
GIZ´s gender focal point Angela Langenkamp moderated the lab debate.
A lot of people showed interest in the topic.
#sheiswe was one guiding principle at EDD 2018.
GIZ works also to end Female Genital Mutilation in Africa. Therefore we invited several guest to the plenary...
...for example Imam Mohamed Badrou Ba from Guinea.
There was always a lot going on around the joint stand in the Global Village.
Does shock-sensitive social protection promote gender equality? was the question at this debate. Picture rights: GIZ and European Commission