Dietrich-Bonhoeffer-Haus Ziegelstraße 30 10117 Berlin and online
Seven years of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
The Seven Year Itch – a good time to look back and ahead. Since the AIIB became operational in 2016, membership and lending have grown enormously. The AIIB is the first multilateral bank with major Chinese shareholding.
Where do we stand after 7 years of experience?
The bank advertises itself as more innovative than the World Bank and as able to create “sustainable infrastructure for tomorrow”. But how sustainable are the funded projects? How accountable? And where is the innovation? We want to debate these and other issues of relevance to both civil society organizations from Asia and European decision-makers.
Please register here and choose whether to attend in person or online.
You will get a confirmation of registration some days after you have registered. The conference is free of charge, meals and drinks will be provided. The organizers are not able to support travel or accommodation. In due time before the conference you will get the more detailed final program, which will also include logistical advice on how to reach the venue, some options for accommodation and some background papers.
The venue is wheelchair accessible. The event will be held in English.
Arrival, Registration, Coffee
Welcome and opening remarks
by DIMR and Urgewald
Innovation „Made in China“? AIIB – where do you go?
Keynote speech by Felix Lee (Journalist
Safeguards and their implementation: The Environmental
and Social Framework
Reality check of AIIB’s accountability mechanism: The case
of the Bhola gas power plant in Bangladesh
Indonesia as AIIB’s potentially largest borrower: What do
AIIB projects in Indonesia tell us about the use of country
Infrastructure and resettlement
Round table with German Finance Ministry, Executive
Directors and CSOs
AIIB energy strategy:
Climate protection and Paris alignment
Energy cases: Voices from Asia
Fish bowl talk with representatives of Finance Ministry, AIIB
Parliamentary panel with German MPs:
Bernhard Daldrup (SPD), Dr. Hermann-Josef Tebroke
(CDU), Deborah Düring (B’90/Grüne), Till Mannsmann
(FDP), N.N. (Die Linke)
Drinks, snacks, opportunity to meet, greet and talk
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