Cultural and religious diversity in development cooperation

Where
Germany
When
2016
Who
GIZ, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development with the participation of GIZ, representatives of international and non-governmental organisations and academia
Key objectives of the measure:

Better harnessing the potential of religion for sustainable development and peace without instrumentalising it; contributing to the positioning of development policy in the area of culture and development

Scope of the measure:
National, International
Nature of the measure:
regulatory, institutional
Main feature of the measure:

1 GIZ Sector Programme Values, Religion and Development, 2014-2017
2 Expert discussion on culture and development, Bonn, 15 October 2014

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

1 Sector Programme
- Developing pilot measures on the potential of religion for sustainable development and peace, developing skills, expanding cooperations (technical fundamentals, concepts, increasing the religious literacy of development policy actors)
Cf. Sector Programme Factsheet: https://www.giz.de/expertise/downloads/giz-2015_SP_Values_Religion_Factsheet.pdf

2 Expert discussion
- Thematising synergies and tensions between culture and human rights as well as religion; analysing and reflecting on the dimension of culture in theories, approaches and instruments of German development policy

Main conclusions of the evaluation of the measure:

1 Sector Programme: Dialogue series “Religion matters – Rethinking the challenges of the future” https://www.giz.de/expertise/html/19081.html; building international alliances together with development organisations and other donor countries

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Multi-domain
Cultural Value Chain
Participation