Global sustainability begins at home, on your own doorstep, in your own neighbourhood, region or community. Because our actions influence what happens here and in other parts of the world. Many initiatives and organisations, most of which operate on a voluntary basis, show us how to handle this responsibility. The One World Promoters’ Programme in Germany supports this commitment and with it the endeavour to work towards a globally just and sustainable world.
Across Germany, more than 150 One World Promoters are currently reinforcing the commitment to global justice and sustainable development. They advise and network civil society organisations and initiatives throughout Germany that are involved in development policy and international work, and initiate projects and campaigns to identify alternatives for a future-oriented, sustainable society.
Promoters and other experts from the field of international cooperation and partnerships are networked nationwide in the International Cooperation Forum. Together they discuss ways in which partnership work and the dialogue between actors from the Global South and the Global North can remove obstacles and create conditions for success. The questions addressed by the Forum include: How can international partnerships be developed to jointly contribute to the Great Transformation and the implementation of Agenda 2030? What is the situation with regard to the much-cited "equal footing" in the North-South partnerships? What inspiring examples and tips are there for international cooperation, learning networks and political alliances beyond development cooperation? Do we need a politicisation of partnerships again?
The One World Promoters’ Programme is supported by the Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Eine Welt-Landesnetzwerke in Deutschland e.V. and the Stiftung Nord-Süd-Brücken. At the level of the individual German federal states, responsibility lies with the 16 One World state networks.
Engagement Global sponsors the programme on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.