How can actors from decentralised levels of state such as cities, districts and regions join forces and create synergies across countries to find innovative solutions to sustainable development challenges?
To address this question, the Decentralized Development Lab was created, which includes a twelve-month incubation and acceleration program, offering teams from different countries coaching, training, expert exchange, and financial support to develop solutions and maximize social impact for specific challenges.
The Decentralised Development Lab (DDLab) has been developed by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and commissioned by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) through the “Bund-Länder-Programm – German Government and Federal States Programme (BLP).” The project is implemented in collaboration with external partners.
Application Deadline: December 31st 2021 – Click here to apply
As the Lab is about to start its next phase, we are looking now for you to contribute your expertise, experience and creative energy in tackling those challenges and to enter our Call for Ideas! For five weeks, you have the opportunity to dive into our diverse and creative community, join forces together and co-create and to submit your ideas. At the end of the Call for Ideas, one idea for each of the four challenges will be awarded a grant for a five-month incubator program from all entries.
What are your benefits?
|👉 Technical and financial support equivalent of up to 50,000€ for your team and the chance to win a follow-up package worth up to 200,000€.||👉 Access to an international network of subject matter experts, agile coaches, public and social innovators and creative minds|
|👉 Accompanying events and workshops to connect and co-create with other idea providers||👉 1-on-1 coaching, curated tools and content to support your journey through the Decentralised Development Lab|