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Joint Conference SNRD Asia & TUEWAS: Registration is now open!


“What is better than a sector network conference is a joint conference of two sector networks!
Even better is one that is in English and seek to have a balanced blend of staff: National Personnel, AMAs, IFs, EHs, and other colleagues!”

5 February 2018

Dear SNRD Asia and 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”

Background
The Joint 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 are required to come up with new, adapted approaches. Exchange within our sector can help us to be able to deliver the innovative solutions needed.

Target Group
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 AMA, 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 per one Sector Network, priority will be given according to those criteria. Priority will also be
given to members from the region.

Programme
The conference’s main aim is to give room for technical exchange among colleagues. The agenda will be packed with a line-up of thematic workshops connected to the topic of digitalization and other interesting topics. Highlights include external guests who will be sharing some inspiring ideas and digital solutions from outside GIZ.

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:

Registration
1. Please register online until 28th February 2018 (AIZ account registration and log-in details required) at: 
http://training.thai-german-cooperation.info/index.php/training/2-training/327-going-digital-unleashing-the-potential-for-snrd-asia-and-tuewas 

After clicking on the link, you should be redirected to this page. Please look at the bottom left for log-in.

2. See draft agenda here and a contribution template here.

Cost Implication
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***

Confirmation
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: snrd-asia@giz.de

Thank you very much for your interest in our event! We look forward to welcoming you to our conference!

Yours sincerely,

Lena Kern                                           Tim Mahler
SNRD Asia                                            TUEWAS

SNRD Asia and TUEWAS Secretariat
Ms. Lena Kern, SNRD Asia Spokesperson (lena.kern@giz.de)
Mr. Tim Mahler, TUEWAS Spokesperson (tim.mahler@giz.de)
Ms. Nalina Hiranprueck, Network Manager (nalina.hiranprueck@giz.de)
Ms. Anusara Tanpitak, PR Officer (anusara.tanpitak@giz.de)[/su_note]