Preparation of an innovative digital training format for the Sino-German Mayors’ Program 2021

Mar 15, 2021

Photo Credit: GIZ/SGUP

As part of this year’s Sino-German Mayors Program 2021, which will take place semi-virtually due to the global pandemic, the SGUP project is currently preparing a digital training format for May 2021. The aim is to educate Chinese participants on sustainable urbanization through video lectures by selected experts and film portraits of German cities. For this purpose, the Berlin-based consulting agency CONSTELLATIONS was commissioned. CONSTELLATIONS has many years of work experience in the fields of sustainability and urban development as well as a broad network of German and Chinese urban municipalities.

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Sino-German Urbanisation Partnership

Project country
Political Partners
Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU); Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MoHURD)

In 2013, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang initiated the Sino-German Urbanisation Partnership as a response to rising rates of urbanisation, a higher frequency of climate change-induced natural disasters and increasing levels of environmental degradation. The partnership is overseen by the Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MoHURD) of the People’s Republic of China, and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) has been responsible for implementing the Partnership Project since June 2016. Funded through the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of BMU, the project focuses on promoting sustainable, integrated urban development in China and Germany. The governing structure of the Sino-German Urbanisation Partnership consists of a Steering Committee and an Annual Meeting of the Working Group on Urbanisation that involves all active members in the Partnership. Every three years a High-level Forum on Urbanisation is held, alternating between China and Germany.