SNRD Asia Spokesperson’s Conference Welcome Message

04 May 2016

Dear Fellow Professionals and Colleagues,

On behalf of SNRD Asia Secretariat, it is my great pleasure to welcome you to attend the first ever gathering of two GIZ Sector Networks: TUEWAS (Transport, Environment, Energy and Water in Asia) and SNRD Asia (Natural Resources and Rural Development in Asia), in Bangkok, Thailand from 31 May – 2 June 2016. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development will be the key focus area of the event.

News1-1Following the Agenda 2030’s call for institutions and organisations to further engage in sharing of best practices and peer learning on a regional level, this year’s conference in Bangkok provides a regional platform of in-depth knowledge exchange and the development of GIZ contributions to implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Asia.

Titled “Breaking down the SDG’s – Contribution of TUEWAS and SNRD to implementing the Agenda 2030”, the conference will provide an excellent platform for national and international GIZ experts and Working Group members of our sector networks to engage in debates and dialogues on technical priority areas and linking them to the Agenda 2030.

A key-note will be presented by Dr. Shamshad Askhar – Executive Secretary of UNESCAP. In order to be a productive partner for the future implementation, German Development Cooperation, and thus GIZ, needs to clearly define and highlight its contribution to achieving these goals. Results should further translate into the global and national level and aim to improve German Development Cooperation.

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact me.

I look forward to meeting you and to a successful conference.

With best wishes,

Mr. Berthold Schirm

Spokesperson, SNRD Asia