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German Federal Ministry for Economic Corporation and Development

Master of Ceremony:
Cathy Oke
Councilor, Melbourne, Australia,
ICLEI Global Executive Committee Member
Tania Roediger-Vorwerk
Director General
Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
Germany

Tania Roediger-Vorwerk, the German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) introduces the  initiative “Green people´s energy for Africa”.

In the next five years, the initiative plans to:

– establish 100 people’s energy partnerships with Africa that communities and individuals from Germany can get involved in directly;

– support eight African countries in creating a political and administrative framework for people’s energy cooperatives;
– supply at least 500 other businesses (micro enterprises, and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) – at least 50 % of them in the agricultural sector) with green energy;

further strengthen vocational education and training in the energy sector with a new “Energy Training Initiative”.For more information on the Green People’s Energy for Africa, please find a fact file on the right of this page. For information in German, please click here.

She also introduced the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI) which intends to:

– support our partner cities in reducing congestion and creating accessible environments for people and the economy by shifting more trips towards public transport, walking and cycling.

– support our partner cities in providing affordable access to public transport services and safe walking infrastructures for all population groups.

– support our partner cities in reducing the number of traffic fatalities and transport-related air pollution.

– support our partner cities in building resilient structures and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in urban transport.

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