The partnership between Cologne and Corinto on the west coast of Nicaragua has endured for over 30 years. It originated in the context of the solidarity movement with Nicaragua and is still defined by active civic involvement. In spite of numerous political changes, the long-standing relationship is one of continual dynamic development, which is reflected in the involvement of a wide range of stakeholders and comprehensive activities.
A women's health centre, the establishment of an emergency response center, a coastal protection project and intensive youth exchanges are just some of the many measures that the cities have worked to implement. Agenda 2030 and a new focus on climate partnership which began in 2012 have given the partnership new momentum, benefiting both the citizens of Corinto and Cologne, and raising awareness of the sustainability goals in both cities.
On 14 November 2018, the jury of the German Sustainability Award will select the top 3 entries and the winner.