Conference: Implementation of Agenda 2030: Financial, Economic and Political Challenges | Asian Development Bank

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Conference: Implementation of Agenda 2030: Financial, Economic and Political Challenges

Event | 25 August 2017 ADBI, Tokyo, Japan


The Japanese-German Center was established in 1985 at the instigation of the then heads of government of the Federal Republic of Germany and Japan, Helmut Kohl and Yasuhiro Nakasone. The Center’s mandate is to promote and deepen Japanese-German and international cooperation in the fields of science and culture.

Every year the Japanese-German Center organizes a German-Japanese Young Leaders Forum to foster dialogue between Germany and Japan, to support German-Japanese cooperation, to contribute to fostering mutual relations, and to build a network between young professionals from both countries. The program comprises a ten-day summer school on a socio-political topic relevant to both countries, including visits of institutions and companies, as well as a cultural program. It takes place annually, alternating between Germany and Japan, and is held in English.


Japan and Germany, two highly developed industrial countries, are predestined to take a leadership role in ending poverty by developing and implementing strategies that build economic growth and address a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling also climate change and environmental protection.

This conference within the framework of the German Japanese Young Leaders Forum aims to:

  • Discuss aspects of financing Sustainable Development Goals as well as trade as a potential promoter of SDGs
  • Have representatives of Japanese and German companies introduce the important role of the private sector in implementing SDGs
  • Discuss how Japan and Germany can best contribute to the achievements of the SDGs in developing countries


120 participants including, policymakers, academics, outside researchers, and the general public.


  • To provide a platform to promote ADBI as a think tank to a new audience.
  • Presentations from ADBI researchers

How to register

Register here.




Japanese-German Center Berlin (JDZB)

Time of event

13:30 - 18:00