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Development in the Age of Digital Platforms Conference

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Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

GIZ Building 1

Dag-Hammarskjöld-Weg 1-5

65760 Eschborn(near Frankfurt, Germany)

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Development in the Age of Digital Platforms Conference

Digital technology is transforming not only the industrialized world but rapidly affecting the developing world as well. The greatly reduced cost of internet-capable devices such as smart phones are making new business models and services in the developing world possible on a large scale. Based on these developments, digital platforms provide a wide range of services in new and innovative ways. Patterned after successful digital platforms in the consumer world (e.g. Facebook, ebay, etc.) firms have created many new platforms for industry. Now different organizations have also developed digital platforms for education, health care, agriculture, and other fields. Such models and services, however, must also be sustainable over the long term and should work to reduce inequalities and improve access for users around the world.

In this joint conference, the MÜNCHNER KREIS, the World Bank, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), and the World Food Programme will bring together leading academics, policy makers, development practitioners, and industry representatives on the topic of digital platforms. These experts will discuss how digital platforms can influence and support development projects in the spirit of the Sustainable Development Goals. The conference will focus particularly on Africa but will also include examples from other developing countries. The main goals of the conference are to promote dialogue and knowledge sharing about platforms and to generate recommendations for a policy paper on designing and implementing platforms in a sustainable, equitable way.

Through a combination of deep-dive workshops, keynote speeches, and panel discussions, the conference will address the following questions:

1. How can platforms be designed and leveraged to support economic growth in developing countries, especially in Africa?

2. What are some existing examples of platforms that have been successfully leveraged for development?

3. How can platform business models be developed in a sustainable way?

4. What framework conditions and policies are needed to make sure platforms support the Sustainable Development Goals and work to close the digital divide?

Participants will be asked to register one of 7 possible workshops upon checking out. The workshops topics are:

Session A: Manufacturing

Session B: Education, Vocational and Digital Skills Development

Session C: Health Care

Session D: Agriculture and Food Production

Session E: Energy

Session F: Mobility

Session G: Finance / e-commerce

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Standard fee: 200.00 €

The fee includes the conference catering.

VAT is not included in the fee.

Cancellation:

To cancel your registration, please contact us at office@muenchner-kreis.de. Cancellations up to 7 days before the conference are subject to an administration fee of 50.00 €. After that date, no refunds will be issued. A representative may take the registered participant's place.

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By registering for this conference, you consent to the MÜNCHNER KREIS e.V. using the personal data held about you for the organization of this event. The data will not be passed on to any third party; data protection regulations shall be observed. (More information can be found at www.muenchner-kreis.de/datenschutz.html). Photos and videos taken during the conference will be used to promote the work of the MÜNCHNER KREIS e.V. and may be published on their website and/or passed on to media outlets for public relations purposes. By registering for this conference, you give permission for your likeness (video or photo) to be used by the MÜNCHNER KREIS e.V. in this way.



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GIZ Building 1

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