Established in the mid-80s, the Sector Network Natural Resources and Rural Development Asia (SNRD Asia) is part of GIZ’s knowledge management initiatives in Asia working to raise the positioning of the technical capacities and expertise of German Development Cooperation in the region. Through sharing of expertise and networking, the Sector Network currently links 58 projects and programmes in 20 countries across Asia and the Pacific. These include Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pacific Island Countries, Singapore, Thailand, The Philippines, Timor-Leste and Viet Nam. It operates following the mandate set out by the German government and is categorised thematically under different Working Groups.
In order to promote greater collaboration between and across relevant sectors, SNRD Asia has set up joint work clusters with other networks in the region, namely Sector Network Transport, Environment, Energy and Water in Asia (TUEWAS) and Sector Network Governance Asia (SNGA).
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On the whole, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) are our main commissioning parties, but we also work in close collaboration with different government agencies and the private sector to foster cross-sectoral information exchange and widen our cooperation. Amidst the unprecedented challenges, we remain committed to exert our best efforts to contribute to the harmonious and sustainable development of the world.