Western and Central Africa
Eastern and Southern Africa
Eastern Europe and Central Asia
The DIE is one of the leading research institutions for development policy world-wide. It is based in the UN city of Bonn. DIE builds bridges between theory and practice and works within international research networks. The key to DIE’s success is its institutional independence, which is guaranteed by the Institute’s founding statute. Since its founding in 1964, DIE has based its work on the interplay between Research, Consulting and Training. These three areas complement each other and are the factors responsible for the Institute’s distinctive profile. DIE is headed by Prof. Dr. Dirk Messner (Director) and Dr. Imme Scholz (Deputy Director).
The DIE’s Managing Global Governance (MGG) aims at dealing with global challenges. The MGG programme provides an innovative platform for training, knowledge cooperation and policy dialogue of government and non-governmental actors from important Southern powers and Germany/Europe. All components are aimed at the joint development and implementation of contributions to transnational problem-solving. The MGG Academy is a highly focused format of capacity building addressed to young professionals. MGG strengthens the institutional competencies of partner organisations and creates innovative knowledge for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The objective is that MGG partners and their staff are equipped for greater levels of participation in international political processes and for jointly achieving impact at national and global level.
The 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns (10YFP) is a global framework of action to enhance international cooperation to accelerate the shift towards sustainable consumption and production (SCP) in both developed and developing countries.
Heads of State adopted the 10YFP at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in 2012. Implementation of the 10YFP is target 12.1 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The 10YFP generates collective impact through multi-stakeholder programmes and partnerships, which develop, replicate and scale up SCP policies and initiatives at all levels. The 10YFP also fosters knowledge and experience sharing, and facilitates access to technical and financial resources for developing countries. UNEP serves as the 10YFP Secretariat.
The 10YFP Consumer Information Programme for Sustainable Consumption and Production (CI-SCP) is a global platform to support the provision of quality information on goods and services, and the identification and implementation of the most effective strategies to engage consumers in sustainable consumption. It empowers and raises the profile of relevant policies, strategies, projects and partnerships, building synergies and cooperation between different stakeholders to leverage resources towards mutual goals.
The The 10YFP Sustainable Food Systems Programme is a multi-stakeholder initiative to accelerate the shift towards more sustainable food systems. Responding to the many challenges in our food systems - malnutrition, hunger, land degradation, biodiversity loss, food losss and waste, etc. - requires a systems-based approach that addresses the range and complexity of interactions in the production and consumption of food. The Sustainable Food System Programme contributes to this by building synergies and cooperation among stakeholders along the pathway to more sustainable food systems. The Programme brings together existing initiatives and partnerships, highlighting good practices and success stories, to leverage resources towards mutual objectives.
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