Hosting Organizations

German Development Institute/Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) is one of the leading think tanks for global development and international cooperation worldwide. It is located in the UN City of Bonn. DIE’s work is based on the interplay between Research, Policy Advice and Training. DIE is building bridges between theory and practice. Research at DIE is theory-based, empirically driven and application-oriented. It provides the basis for the consulting activities of the Institute. DIE develops policy-relevant concepts, advises ministries, governments and international organisations, and refers to current policy issues. The training programmes of the Institute for university graduates and young professionals are integrated into the research and advisory process. In the context of the Klimalog project, DIE conducts research on the interlinkages between climate and development policy and furthers a goal-oriented dialogue between pertinent actors in politics, academia, civil society and the private sector.

Fondación Avina is a Latin American foundation created in 1994 and focused on producing the large-scale changes necessary for sustainable development by fostering collaborative processes among leaders from different sectors, thereby contributing toward the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Fundación Avina has identified, incubated, and supported collaborative alliances, institutions, and endeavors centered around opportunities for systemic change, state-of-the-art technology, innovative social initiatives, and new business models. Fundación Avina coordinates the Platform for Innovation with Purpose, an alliance to accelerate high-impact solutions and large-scale transformations in favor of sustainable development in Latin America by bringing together social innovation with innovation in technology and business.

African Centre for Technology Studies The African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS) is a pioneering development research think tank on harnessing applications of science, technology and innovation policies for sustainable development in Africa. ACTS is an Intergovernmental organization founded in 1988 to pursue policy oriented research towards strengthening the capacity of African countries and institutions to harness science and technology for sustainable development. ACTS envisions a sustainable economic, social and environmental future for Africa, through science, technology and innovation. Since its founding, ACTS has been instrumental in enlarging the range of policy choices for sustainable development in Africa. Over the last quarter century, ACTS’ work has influenced patent (i.e. industrial property) legislation and policy (Kenya); environmental impact assessment standards (Eastern and Southern Africa); bio-energy and biofuels policy (Kenya, Eastern Africa, West Africa); agricultural policy, bio-diplomacy, biotechnology and biosafety (Africa-wide); climate change adaptation and mitigation (Africa-wide). ACTS remains among the leading institutions working on sustainable development in Africa. In 2013, it was rated amongst the top Environment Think Tanks in Africa and the world. ACTS is also a past winner (1991) of the Justinian Rweyemamu Prize from CODESRIA (Africa’s Social Science Research Council) for its work in expanding the knowledge base for Africa’s development.

World Resources Institute World Resources Institute (WRI) is a global research organization that spans more than 50 countries, with offices in Brazil, China, Europe, India, Africa, Indonesia, Mexico and the United States. Our more than 450 experts and staff work closely with leaders to turn big ideas into action to sustain our natural resources – the foundation of economic opportunity and human well-being.

Galvanizing the Groundswell of Climate Actions Galvanizing the Groundswell of Climate Actions is a series of dialogues that brings together organizations supporting climate action at all levels. Its objectives include: (1) Bringing the groundswell of climate actions from cities, regions, companies, and other groups to a higher level of scale and ambition; (2) Increasing efficient coordination among cooperative initiatives and sub­- and non-state networks; (3) Improving analysis and understanding of “bottom up” climate actions; (4) Building a positive narrative of pragmatic, concrete action on climate change; and (5) Identifying opportunities for the groundswell of climate actions and the multilateral process to support and catalyze each other. Since 2014, Galvanizing the Groundswell of Climate Actions has brought together city and regional networks, company networks, cooperative initiatives, governments, international organizations, and researchers to discuss and advance these objectives. By convening the community of actors that make up and support the groundswell of climate actions, we seek to realize the full potential of this extraordinary innovation in global governance.

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is the oldest political foundation in Germany with a rich tradition in social democracy dating back to its foundation in 1925. The foundation owes its formation and its mission to the political legacy of its namesake Friedrich Ebert, the first democratically elected German President. The work of our political foundation focuses on the core ideas and values of social democracy – freedom, justice and solidarity. This connects us to social democracy and free trade unions. As a non-profit institution, we organize our work autonomously and independently. Promoting democracy and development worldwide, contributing to peace and security, structuring globalization with a social face in collaboration with others and supporting the enlargement and deepening of the European Union – these are the guiding principles of the international work of the FES with projects in more than 100 countries. The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung is actively involved in developing and reinforcing civil society and government structures that promote democracy and social justice, strong and free trade unions, as well as human rights and gender equality.

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in cooperation with NDC Partnership – GIZ is a public-benefit federal enterprise and supports the German Government as well as many public and private sector clients in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment, energy and the environment, and peace and security. As a service provider with worldwide operations in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development, GIZ works together with its partners to develop effective solutions that offer people better prospects and sustainably improve their living conditions.

NDC Partnership is a new coalition of developed and developing countries and international institutions working together to ensure countries receive the technical and financial support they need to achieve ambitious climate and sustainable development targets as fast and effectively as possible. For these efforts to succeed, governments, international institutions and non-state actors must find new ways to share information, to learn from each other and to coordinate their actions, globally and at the country level. Launched at COP22, the NDC Partnership’s objective is to enhance cooperation so that countries have more effective access to the technical knowledge and financial support necessary to deliver on their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and related SDG commitments. There are many excellent initiatives already underway focused on supporting national climate action as well as more inclusive and sustainable development. The Partnership aims to better align these global and in-country efforts and to improve understanding of existing resources.

Bread for the World – Protestant Development Service is the globally active development and relief agency of the Protestant Churches in Germany. In more than 90 countries across the globe we empower the poor and marginalised to improve their living conditions. Key issues of our work are food security, the promotion of health and education, the access to water, the strengthening of democracy, respecting human rights, keeping peace and the integrity of creation.

Endorsing Networks

Earth System Governance Project Earth System Governance — a global research alliance, is the largest social science research network in the area of governance and global environmental change. The Earth System Governance research alliance takes up the challenge of exploring political solutions and novel, more effective governance mechanisms to cope with the current transitions in the biogeochemical systems of the planet. The normative context of this research is sustainable development; earth system governance is not only a question of institutional effectiveness, but also of political legitimacy and social justice. The Earth System Governance Project is a core project of Future Earth.

Sustainable Development Solutions Network

In 2012, UN Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon launched the UN SustainableDevelopment Solutions Network (SDSN) to mobilize global scientific and technological expertise to promote practical problem solving for sustainable development, including the design and implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Following their adoption, SDSN is now committed to supporting the implementation of the SDGs at local, national, and global scales. To this end, SDSN works with partners in academia, government, business, civil society, and the United Nations to promote practical solutions for sustainable development. SDSN mobilizes universities and other knowledge institutions around the world for the implementation of the goals and promotes the exchange of lessons and learning. SDSN is governed by a unique Leadership Council, comprised of some 100 global leaders on sustainable development from science, civil society, business, government, and international organizations is also a past winner (1991) of the Justinian Rweyemamu Prize from CODESRIA (Africa’s Social Science Research Council) for its work in expanding the knowledge base for Africa’s development.