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Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2017-09-12T13:09:27+00:00

About the Joint Task Force

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“The 2030 agenda for sustainable development is an ambitious agenda.
However, I would also like to stress that the agenda allows for optimism:
the design and formulation of the 2030 Agenda was supported through an unprecedented, multilateral, intergovernmental and inclusive process that listened to priorities and voices of different stakeholders, including more than 3.5 million people from this (Asian) region alone”

Mr. Hongjoo Ham, UNESCAP Deputy Executive Secretary, Speech on SDG, 1 June 2016 during the Joint TUEWAS-SNRD Conference, Bangkok, Thailand

The overarching objective of the Joint Task Force SDGs is to provide learning, knowledge and information services for better integrated approaches for member projects of TUEWAS and SNRD Asia. During the preparatory period all projects of SNRD Asia and TUEWAS have been mapped in order to get a clearer picture to what SDG GIZ projects are contributing. The mapping will be the foundation of our further work.


While the Key Outcomes and the explicit tasks of the Task Force are still to be defined by the future members, these are the 3 main suggested approaches of the Task Force:

  1. Map SDGs against member projects to identify overlaps and possibilities to integrate approaches, and then form a joint Task Force to realise the benefits/synergies of this mapping. Mapping needs to be based on outcomes and indicators, e.g. prominent indicators with SDG relevance. The visualisation of the SDG contributions of the member projects can be derived, e.g. spider web charts or tabular forms. The TF thus creates a comprehensive information base on SN member project’s contributions to SDGs/targets/indicators, in order to enhance synergies and integration, as well as identify gaps and opportunities.
  2. The TF contributes to a regular, more explicit and participatory discussion and monitoring of the GIZ country strategies in light of the call for integrated approaches. The TF facilitates peer learning exercises
  3. Define interlinkages between SN’s WGs and member projects, and derive concrete action in terms of integrated approaches 

Contact Details


Michael Timm
Joint Task Force Sustainable Development Goals

Since May 2014, Michael has been working as Energy Policy Advisor in the Energy Efficiency (EEff) Project of Mongolia. He has a background as macro-economist. Previously, he worked as consultant for distribution network operators. He developed solutions that thus enable companies to deal with a more and more complex regulatory framework.

Successful implementation of EEff-measures depends on the tariffs, because they are affecting the payback period of the investment. Energy tariffs are able to reflect different further aspects, e.g. environmental aspects or renewable energies. Therefore, Michael’s main interest is to identify synergies and linking energy efficiency, tariffs and climate change.


Felix Huebner


Highlight Activities

Number of Countries

Bangladesh, China, Germany, India, Laos, Mongolia, Nepal, the Philippines, Thailand, Viet Nam



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