- Sustainable Public Procurement
For the third successive year, the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) in collaboration with the Service Agency Communities in One World (SKEW) hosts the international Dialogue Forum on Sustainable Public Procurement (SPP) from 26 to 28 October 2020. Though the Covid 19-pandemic forces us to meet up virtually this year, we are still able to provide a great platform for interesting insights and lively debates between decision-makers, procurement practitioners, researchers and members of civil society from Europe, Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa. To get an impression of the event’s dynamics and content, please visit the online summary of last year's event.
This year's Dialogue Forum focuses on three key topics related to professional and sustainable public procurement:
(1) The integration of sustainable products and services into e-catalogues (October 26)
(2) Interaction and exchange with the market to promote sustainable production (October 27)
(3) Sustainable procurement by purchasing groups and joint procurement platforms (October 28)
The overarching goal of the forum is to exchange views on concrete best practice examples in the three topic areas and to learn from each other. In addition to plenary sessions, breakout sessions will enable participants to discuss specific topics in small groups. Among others, we are looking forward to input from Denize Coelho Cavalcanti (Secretariat of Environment, State of São Paulo), Tumelo Ntlaba (Head of Supply Chain Management ICT unit, National Treasury South Africa), Dietmar Lenz (Head of Procurement, Vorarlberger Gemeindeverband) and Valentina Schippers-Opejko (Coordinator Urban Agenda Partnership on Innovative and Responsible Public Procurement, City of Haarlem). Due to the digital format and to time differences between our global range of contributors, the forum will take place on all event days between 3:00 and 6:30 pm (CET).
If you wish to participate, please contact Dr. Maximilian Müngersdorff (firstname.lastname@example.org) by October 18.
P.S.: Our current multimedia blog post on pathways towards sustainable public procurement in Germany and Europe offers an insight into our work.
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