On 07.03.2023 Gender Focal Persons from Mongolia of the GIZ East Asia Regional office organize a breakfast to discuss what the Feminist Foreign Policy is. Open face to face conversation to discuss different views, perceptions and most importantly what it means for our work in the projects is a first step to create common understanding. This is an important step towards ensuring the Feminist Foreign Development policy and its core principles are reflected in our future work. To ensure a gender-transformative approach in the implementation of the (future) BMZ commissioned development measures, and to meet the standard requirements of our commissioning partners, GIZ Mongolia is conducting a holistic country gender analysis with a focus on all relevant sectors and projects. Consideration of the Feminist Foreign Development Policy in the early stages of gender sensitive project planning is needed. This can be only ensured through proper understanding and building know-how – closing the gap of understanding.
The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is responsible for the German development policy within the Federal Government and is cooperating with the Mongolian Government to further improve the framework conditions in areas like biodiversity, energy, law, vocational training and higher education as well as diversification of the economy and other areas since 1992. On behalf of the BMZ, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH supports the implementation of several development cooperation measures in Mongolia.