The Role of Development Cooperation in Sustainable Raw Material Diplomacy: Partnerships for Local Value Creation

This session focused on strategic partnerships and international cooperation in the minerals sector. The presentation highlighted different mechanisms for increasing local value addition in the minerals sector and observations of current policy priorities/agendas of mineral-rich countries; this should form the basis for the development of raw material partnerships between Germany and existing or new partner countries. The session also demonstrated how good governance and sustainability can be promoted through partnership cooperation. The panel invited three experts in this field to comment on the presentation and later open the discussion for contributions from the audience.


  • Busisipho Siyobi, Natural Resource Governance Programme, Good Governance Africa (GGA)

  • Inga Carry, German Institute for International and Security Affairs, (SWP)

  • Meike Schulze, SWP

  • Murtiani Hendriwardani vom Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF)


  • Dr. Melanie Müller, SWP