The stage is set for the podium discussion on day one. We are looking forward to engaging with our guests on some of the key questions of our Sector Days: What governance challenges do we face in our globalised world and how do they impact our work? What approaches for finding solutions have been put forward recently? Who are the relevant actors for implementing solutions – from local to global? To this end, we will welcome Mr. Thomas Silberhorn (Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development), Dr. Rolf Alter (Director Public Governance and Territorial Development at OECD), Dr. Marianne Beisheim (Senior Researcher at German Institute for International and Security Affairs, SWP) and Dr. Christoph Beier (Chief Operating Officer and Vice-Chair of the Management Board at GIZ). Please consult the speakers’ section for more information.