“What is better than a sector network conference? A joint conference of two sector networks!
And even better is one with a balanced mix of staff: National Personnel, AMA, IF, EH, and other colleagues!”
1st February 2018
Dear TUEWAS colleagues,
It is our pleasure to invite you to the Joint Conference of the GIZ Sector Networks Natural Resources and Rural Development (SNRD) Asia and Transport, Environment, Energy and Water in Asia (TUEWAS). From 14th – 18th May 2018, we look forward to welcoming you under the theme: “Going Digital – Unleashing the potential for SNRD Asia and TUEWAS”
Sector Network Conference is held biannually to provide a face-to-face platform for members from all over Asia to learn from one another, build professional capacity, and promote regional and technical knowhow. This year we will connect our technical topics from SNRD Asia and TUEWAS to the potential that lies in digitalisation.
Across the globe, digital transformation is picking up pace and brings with it sweeping changes at all fronts, as is the case in our field of international cooperation. In its path, we development workers are required to come up with new, adapted approaches. In order to remain adept and be able to deliver innovative solutions, sectoral wide discussion is deemed crucial.
The target group of the conference are those members that are already actively contributing to our work or plan to do so in the future. Further we would like to ensure that we have a balanced mix of AMAs, national personnel, development workers, integrated experts, and other colleagues. We ask project directors to consider this in their decision which team members to register. As participation is strictly limited to 120 participants from each Sector Network, priority will be given according to the aforementioned criteria and members from the region as well as participants who have contributed on ideas and expressed interested in organising a session (please see attached format for more information).
The conference’s main aim is to give room for technical exchange among colleagues while the agenda is packed with a line-up of thematic workshops and open spaces connected to the topic of digitalisation. Highlights include external guests who will be sharing some inspiring ideas and digital solutions outside GIZ. Stay tuned for a more detailed programme, where you will have a chance to register for the sessions of your interest.
As we aim to design the sessions to match the interest of the participants, we would like to ask your ideas on topics that you think worth discussing. To do so, please fill in the attached template.
The official conference language is English while programme will run as follows (detailed agenda will be circulated at a later stage):
1. Please register online until 15th March 2018 (AIZ account registration and log-in details required)! After this deadline, please get in touch with the Secretariat to check availability of the slots or explore possibility of your attendance.
2. Download official invitation and contribution template Click here
No participation fees. All travel costs shall be borne by individual projects.
***Should registrations exceed the limit of 120 participants per Sector Network, we will decide on participation based on the level of previous engagement in Sector Network activities, possible contributions to the thematic sessions, as well a balanced representation of different groups of staff. Priority will be given to members from the region and those who have expressed intention to contribute. ***
A confirmation email will be sent in March while logistical information and the detailed agenda will be released in April. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you very much for your interest in our event! We look forward to welcoming you to our conference!