10 Years to Reach the Sustainable Development Goals

Wie wir die Sustainable Development Goals erreichen

Am 05. Oktober verwandelt sich Berlin in eine internationale Diskussionsplattform. Gemeinsam mit renommierten Expert*innen und Storyteller*innen sowie Vertreter*innen der deutschen Politik und Zivilgesellschaft diskutieren wir drei zentrale Fragen: Was können wir dazu beitragen, die Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) zu erreichen, vor welchen Herausforderungen stehen wir und wie können wir sie bewältigen?

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Der Austausch zwischen den Akteur*innen bietet die Chance, Perspektiven aus unterschiedlichsten Berufsfeldern zu vereinen, gemeinsam kreativ zu werden und das Thema einer nachhaltigen und gerechten Entwicklung für alle stärker im gesamtgesellschaftlichen Diskurs zu verankern. Dabei setzt die von Aktion gegen den Hunger zusammen mit Save the Children und der NRC Flüchtlingshilfe organisierte Konferenz auf Vielfalt, denn die Herausforderungen der Post-2015-Agenda sind so divers (und dennoch eng verzahnt) wie die Akteur*innen in der Zivilgesellschaft und Politik. Nur durch Synergien kann nachhaltig zur Erreichung der Entwicklungsziele beigetragen werden.

Die SDG-Konferenz wird sich auf drei eng miteinander verknüpfte SDGs konzentrieren:
•    SDG 2 – Kein Hunger
•    SDG 6 – Sauberes Wasser und Sanitäreinrichtungen
•    SDG 13 – Maßnahmen zum Klimaschutz

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Details:

Datum: 5. Oktober 2020
Uhrzeit: 8:00 - 18:30 Uhr
Ort: HRFFB Festivalzentrum @ BUFA, Oberlandstraße 26-35, 12099 Berlin

Aufgrund der derzeitigen Einschränkungen durch Covid-19 können maximal 150 Personen vor Ort an der Veranstaltung persönlich teilnehmen. Die gesamte Veranstaltung und die Gruppenarbeiten in kleineren Gruppen werden auch virtuellen Teilnehmenden zur Verfügung stehen. Für die online Teilnahme ist eine Anmeldung erforderlich, eine Teilnahmegebühr wird aber nicht erhoben. Mehr zu den KONFERENZTICKETS hier.

PROGRAMM ÜBERSICHT 

SDG Konferenz am 05. Oktober von 08:00 bis 18:30 Uhr

08:00-09:00 Accreditation (Online/Offline)

Accreditation at Berliner Union-Film, Oberlandstraße 26-35, 12099 Berlin 

For online participation please use the following link to get an accreditation. 

09:00 - 09:30 Opening Keynote Speeches

Opening of the Conference.

The Opening Keynote Speeches will be available in Berlin at BUFA and Online.

09:30 - 10:00 Opening of SDG 2 - Workshop

SDG 2 - Workshop | Opening Panel: Hunger and Conflict – Starvation as a Weapon of Warfare (in Berlin at BUFA & via live-stream at YouTube)

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Abstract: States have long refuted the various links between hunger and armed conflicts; often reducing famine to the development field or as an unavoidable collateral damage of war.  In 2018, the UN Security Council finally recognized ‘the need to break the vicious cycle between armed conflict and food insecurity’. What measures should then be taken in the development, humanitarian, and peace sectors to ensure that hunger does not lead to conflicts, that conflicts do not result in famine and that famine does not lead to further escalations? Does international humanitarian law provide a clear framework to address hunger in armed conflict? Is starvation as a means of warfare unequivocally a war crime? 

10:00 - 11:00 SDG 2 - Workshop (Breakout-Sessions) & SDG 13 - Panel

SDG 13 - Panel: Our Health, our Climate, our Future: Leaving No One behind in Times of Crisis (Studio 2 + live-stream)

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Abstract: Even before Covid-19, the world was off track in achieving the SDGs. The pandemic came at a time when the climate crisis continued to unfold, with its various effects on human health becoming increasingly clear. Just as extreme weather events such as droughts and floods disproportionately affect people and regions, the Covid-19 pandemic has revealed and exacerbated inequalities across the globe. Children are among the most affected. This panel discussion will shed light on the interactions between climate change and health, while focusing on the need to address intersecting inequalities to accelerate progress towards the SDGs. A particular focus will be on measures to reach the furthest behind first.

Breakout-Session 1 (Online): Water - Reason for Conflict or a Catalyst for Peace? 

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Abstract: States have the obligation to respect, protect, and fulfil the human right to water. Nevertheless, the immoral use of water as a military weapon and target in times of war can be observed in cases like Yemen. Water scarcity and competing interests over the available water resources will often lead to increasing tensions, which are influenced by other inter-related factors, such as climate crisis or population growth. The struggle for dwindling resources can be life-threatening and with dire impacts on food security and public health. Water - A driver for conflict or a promoter for peace?

Breakout-Session 2 (Online): Early Warning & Conflict - a good Match?  

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  • Dr. Stefan Voigt - German Aerospace Center
  • Bernhard Kowatsch - UN World Food Programme 
  • Zakari Saley Bana - Action Against Hunger West and Central Africa 
  • Matthias Amling - German Federal Foreign Office (GFFO) 

Abstract: Food insecurity can be a trigger for conflict and vice versa. Having early warning systems in place to alert funding streams, governments and aid actors to signal the need for early action is key to avoid famine. However, the interplay of information on food insecurity and deepening of conflict is lacking behind within such mechanisms compared to a wide range of production indicators covering the supply side. How can innovative approaches and data analysis support timely humanitarian action to prevent and alleviate suffering in respect to hunger in conflict?

Breakout-Session 3 (Online): Human Security in Sahel beyond Securitisation 

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  • Tidiane Fall – Action Against Hunger Niger 
  • Anna Schmauder - Clingendael Institute, Conflict Research Unit 
  • Benoit Collin - European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) 

Abstract: The Sahel region is experiencing increasing levels of food insecurity, a displacement crisis, jihadist violence and civil unrest, most recently culminating in the Malian coup d’état. The breakout session will illustrate challenges to realizing SDG 16 (peace, justice and strong institutions) and safeguarding human security in the Sahel, especially amidst the COVID-19 pandemic as well as address potential trade-offs between a variety of actors involved in principled humanitarian assistance, long-term development goals, peace and stabilization initiatives. 

Breakout-Session 4 (Offline) : Storytelling - Making Hunger visible (Studio 1)

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Abstract: Drivers of hunger are complex and pave the way on how we portray food crisis and starvation in the public eye. How can we overcome established narratives and images and create empowering and dignifying storytelling? Zero Hunger (SDG 2) remains a global goal for the next ten years. Already achieved progress is slowed by a combination of the pandemic, economic depression, climate crisis and conflict. In this session, methods of storytelling and associated power relations will be examined. Let’s have a fruitful discussion on ways forward to shape a collective consciousness on modern visual language on hunger.

11:00 - 11:30 Closing of SDG 2 - Workshop

Closing Panel (in Berlin at BUFA & via live-stream at YouTube)

The closing panel aims to wrap-up the Workshop on the specific SDG and highlights key discussions, learnings and outlooks on how to reach the 2030 agenda in the coming ten years.

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11:30 - 11:45 COFFEE BREAK

Networking, Coffee and Cake 

11:45 - 12:45 Panel on Global Compacts & Interactive Talk with Belina Raffy

Panel: The Global Compacts on Refugees & Migration and SDGs: Frameworks for Accountability or Bureaucratic Hyperbole? (Studio 2)

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Speakers: 

  • Brooke Lauten - Norwegian Refugee Council Geneva 
  • David Starke - SOS Mediterranee Germany 
  • Markus Rudolf - Bonn International Center for Conversion 
  • German Federal Foreign Office (GFFO) (tbc) 

Abstract: For the first time, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development contains recommendations related to displacement. The SDGs form the basis for “Durable Solutions”, which in turn play a central role in the Global Compacts. This panel aims to discuss how the Global Compacts and the SDGs are linked to or even complement each other, and where they diverge; where there may be discrepancies between the aspirations of the documents and their implementation; and whether these frameworks provide accountability to the international commitment to achieve a better and sustainable future, leaving no one behind.

Interactive Talk with Belina Raffy - Exploring the SDGs with Humor and Compassion (Studio 1) 

12:45 - 13:45 LUNCH

Networking and lunch 

13:45 - 14:15 Opening of SDG 13 - Workshop & Virtual Reality Exhibition

SDG 13 - Workshop | Opening Panel: Climate Justice - A Civil Rights Movement Arising (in Berlin at BUFA & via live-stream at YouTube) 

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  • Juan Auz - Center for Fundamental Rights, Hertie School   

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Abstract: This panel aims to discuss the justice dimensions of the climate crisis, ranging from the responsibilities of industrial societies to the tensions between the developmental needs of non-industrial societies and their evolving climate responsibilities. Drawing from global narratives, panellists will shed light on how the crisis affects the lives of vulnerable communities and critically appraise the existent local, national and international advocacy and policy responses. Moreover, this panel will underscore the limits of international cooperation in addressing justice concerns.  

Virtual Reality Exhibition  (Open all day, Studio 3) 

Studio 3, with its unique greenscreen is the perfect place for the premiere of the virtual reality exhibition "The Future Is Now", which presents six international projects related to environmental protection. 

14:15 - 15:15 SDG 13 - Workshop (Breakout-Sessions) & SDG 2 - Panel

SDG 2 - Panel: Averting Hunger Pandemics – Now and in the Future (Studio 2 + live-stream)

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Abstract: Covid-19 exposes inequalities in access to resources and basic services, underscores human rights challenges and adds on humanitarian and development needs. Even before, the world was not on track to achieve SDG 2 “Zero Hunger” by 2030. We have to avert that the current pandemic also becomes a hunger pandemic.  The pandemic entails short- and long-term consequences and fosters the debate around improved coordination between humanitarian and development approaches (Double Nexus). How can we, as an Intl. Community, plan, invest and respond more flexibly to external shocks now and in the future? 

Breakout-Session 1 (Online): Power Imbalance in Response to Climate Crisis 

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  • Juan Auz - Centre for Fundamental Rights, Hertie School 

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Abstract: This session will propel some reflections on the origins and perpetuation of power asymmetries between the Global South and the Global North in the context of the climate crisis. The legacies of colonialism, systemic oppression of racialized communities and ever-expansive global inequality are not only the basic elements of North-South dynamics but the fundamental factors behind how the climate crisis exacerbates historical vulnerabilities. In this connection, discussants will examine how these intersectional constraints shape local, national and international responses to the climate crisis. 

Breakout-Session 2 (Online): Displaced by Climate Change: How to Secure the Human Rights of Affected Communities 

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Abstract: Protecting the rights of people who are displaced or at risk of displacement becomes more difficult in the context of the adverse effects of climate change. While there has been increasing international attention to this aspect in the last few years, international law and policies are currently unable to fully meet the protection needs of displaced people in the context of climate change and particularly when they cross international borders. Protection therefore requires concerted action from states, international organisations, civil society, NGOs and local communities. This session will seek to explore how the human rights of displacement affected people can be protected in the context of the adverse effects of climate change. 

Breakout-Session 3 (Online): Empowering Youth - Ways out of Crisis  

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  • Anna Wasiak - Save the Children 

Speakers: 

  • Maxwell Mumba - Global Youth Leader for Nutrition 
  • Elena Keil - Greenpeace Germany, Youth Platform ‘youpaN’ 
  • Dr. Heike Kuhn- Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Abstract: While the voices of the young generation are central to the discussions around the SDGs, it are theirs that are too often neglected and missing in respective policy-making. This breakout session gives the floor to young activists who are passionate about making the world a better place and protecting the planet for future generations. This exchange shall foster dialogue between future generations and current policymakers to enhance an inclusive debate on the Agenda 2030.  

Breakout-Session 4 (Offline): Tony's Talk - The Story of an Unusual Chocolate Bar (Studio 1)

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Abstract: Tony’s Chocolonely isn’t your average chocolate company, but a chocolate company with a huge mission: to end illegal child labour and modern slavery in the cocoa industry. With delicious chocolate they set the example and show that chocolate can be made without exploitation and in a more responsible way; not only in taste, but especially in the way they handle an open and transparent value chain. In this session, we are looking forward to share some tasty chocolate with you and tell you more about why Tony’s Chocolonely is an impact company that sells chocolate and not the other way around.  

15:15 - 15:45 Closing of SDG -13 Workshop & Virtual Reality Exhibition

Closing Panel (in Berlin at BUFA & via live-stream at YouTube)

The closing panel aims to wrap-up the Workshop on the specific SDG and highlights key discussions, learnings and outlooks on how to reach the 2030 agenda in the coming ten years.

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  • Juan Auz - Center for Fundamental Rights, Hertie School 

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Virtual Reality Exhibition (Open all day, Studio 3) 

Studio 3, with its unique greenscreen is the perfect place for the premiere of the virtual reality exhibition "The Future Is Now", which presents six international projects related to environmental protection. 

15:45 - 16:00 COFFEE BREAK

Networking, coffee and cake 

16:00 - 16:30 Opening of SDG 6 - Workshop

SDG 6 - Workshop | Opening Panel: The Blue Gold - Water: A Resource and Human Right (in Berlin at BUFA & via live-stream at YouTube)

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Abstract: In fall 2020, the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation celebrate their 10 years anniversary at the United Nations. However, implementation of these rights is lacking behind. Looking at SDG 6, almost a third of the global population doesn’t use safely managed drinking water services and that more than half of it doesn’t have access to safely managed sanitation services. The situation is even worse for vulnerable groups such as women, children, refugees and migrants and people with disabilities or chronic diseases. This panel will discuss challenges and chances for the future realization of the human rights to water and sanitation. 

16:00 - 18:00 Interactive Lecture by War Photographer Jan Grarup

Interactive Lecture by War Photographer Jan Grarup 

The lecture with photographer Jan Grarup will be introduced by German photographer Bert Loewenherz. It will be followed by Q&A from Bert Loewenherz and the audience.

16:30 - 17:30 SDG 6 - Workshop (Breakout-Sessions) & SDG 2 - Panel

SDG 2 - Panel: A Feminist Transformation in the Food Systems (Studio 2 + live-stream) 

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Abstract: The COVID-19 Pandemic occurred at a time when the global food system has already been facing major challenges due to climate change, regional and border conflicts and situation by war and tense political conditions. Evidence shows that globally, women and children are facing enormous challenges to reach Food and Nutrition Security. The current food system requires urgent transformation, where women and marginalized people occupy vital positions. To make it inclusive across all the diversities of people, the entire empowerment process needs to include a feminist system-intervention.

Breakout-Session 1 (Online): The Right to WaSH for Displaced and Marginalized People (Stream Studio 1)

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Abstract: How can we better protect and promote the right to WaSH for vulnerable and marginalized groups? Inspired by the Nakuru Accord, this session aims to “promote failures”, i.e. be open about shortcomings in WaSH programming and ask the question “what should we stop doing?” Furthermore, the discussion will elaborate what measures humanitarian and development organisations could take to improve their WaSH programming and how donors and (local) governments can ensure that the right to WaSH for especially vulnerable groups (people with disabilities, indigenous, displaced and other marginalized groups) is respected. 

Breakout-Session 2 (Online): Building and Breaking Trust: Ebola and Covid-19 

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Abstract: Why are humanitarian health interventions to contain infectious diseases such as COVID-19 and Ebola sometimes met with scepticism or resistance by the local population? Mistrust in governments and international aid workers as well as misinformation and conspiracies were identified as a reason for opposition. To rebuild trust, health workers engaged in community-driven responses and by strengthening the role of local actors. The session deals with reflections and key learnings from community engagement and a renewed focus on water and sanitation for all (SDG 6) in times of a global pandemic. 

Breakout-Session 4 (Offline): Water-Gender-Nexus 

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Abstract: Persons of different gender face different challenges with regard to the rights to water and sanitation. Often women and girls are disproportionally affected. In some societies, girls are traditionally tasked to collect distant water which puts their safety and security at risk – but also often simply makes them miss school. They also often face specific challenges with menstruation as they lack safe toilet spaces at home, at work or in school with where they can clean themselves in privacy and security. COVID-19 has exacerbated gender-specific challenges even further. The panel looks into gender-specific roles and behaviors (male, female and third gender) in the field of water and sanitation and develops options how the rights to water and sanitation can help to address gender-specific inequalities. 

17:30 - 18:00 Closing of SDG 6 -Workshop & Virtual Reality Exhibition

Closing Panel (in Berlin at BUFA & via live-stream at YouTube)

The closing panel aims to wrap-up the Workshop on the specific SDG and highlights key discussions, learnings and outlooks on how to reach the 2030 agenda in the coming ten years.

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Virtual Reality Exhibition (open all day, Studio 3)

Studio 3, with its unique greenscreen is the perfect place for the premiere of the virtual reality exhibition "The Future Is Now", which presents six international projects related to environmental protection. 

18:00 - 18:15 COFFEE BREAK

Networking, coffee and cake 

18:15 - 18:20 Video Message - Global Youth Leader for Nutrition

Young people are key to achieving the SDGs – let’s listen to them! 

We have asked our Global Youth Leaders for Nutrition: How do you imagine the world you want to live in in the future? What changes do you hope to see from decision-makers? What should they do to improve the situation of young people?  

We hope their voices will be heard.  

18:20 - 18:45 Closing Keynote Speech & Closing of Conference

Closing Keynote Speech by Rebecca Freitag 

Closing of Conference (in Berlin at BUFA & via live-stream at YouTube) 

18:45 - 20:00 CLOSING & DRINKS

After a long day of discussions we are happily inviting you to have some chats and drinks at our guests meet guests area, so that we can all end this day in a physically but not socially distanced manner. 

19:30 - Film Screening "Selfish" & Film Talk

Film Screening "Selfish" (Studio 2) and Panel debate with Médecins Sans Frontières, Action Against Hunger, Norwegian Refugee Council & Save the Children - moderated by Centre for Humanitarian Action 

Get your tickets for the "offline" screening at BUFA  or use the following link to purchase tickets for a virtual screening.

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