India, Germany Proposes To Widen Trilateral Development Partnership Initiatives


Based on  people with knowledge of the situation, India and Germany intend to broaden their trilateral development partnership projects, concentrating on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in developing nations throughout Asia, Africa, and the Indo-Pacific region.

These trilateral projects, which were started in 2022, have so far seen India collaborate with developing nations like Peru, Malawi, Cameroon, and Ghana on a variety of fronts. The projects range from encouraging women to work in agriculture in Malawi to using agri-tech innovation to boost potato yields in Cameroon. 

“The objective would be to build on individual strengths and experiences in development cooperation and offer sustainable, viable and inclusive projects to third countries in addressing development challenges and achieving SDGs and SDG related climate targets, including through multilateral institutions where India and Germany are members, such as the International Solar Alliance (ISA)," the two sides said in a Joint Declaration of Intent in May 2022.

The declaration also highlights both nations' aspirations to carry out capacity-building projects in priority industries that both parties agree upon, as well as to investigate co-financing possibilities and cutting-edge collaboration models for collaborative projects in other countries.

According to those with knowledge of the situation, discussions are currently taking place to broaden this agreement to include Mozambique. This comes after S. Jaishankar, the minister of external affairs, finished his first trip to the nation in April.

“India has extended support to Mozambique in diverse areas - provision of drinking water, improving power generation and distribution, improving agricultural productivity, rehabilitation of irrigation infrastructure, creation of an Information Technology park, construction of an assembly plant for solar cells, rehabilitation of road networks, construction of housing units, railway equipment," according to the Indian Embassy in Mozambique.

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