Fostering Global Cooperation with T20
- Even before the official start of the conference the international network of researchers and policy makers gathered in the German capital to deepen international cooperation on global issues. One of these meetings was the official launch of the #T20AfricaStandingGroup.
- The event, which was co-hosted by the summit co-chairs German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) alongside South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) and the #MGGnetwork, marked the launch of a new research collaboration seeking to strengthen the African engagement with the G20 and vice-versa.
- Prior to the launch event T20Germany produced a special policy brief on fostering private investments in infrastructure development in Africa, co-authored by DIE's @JuliaLeininger.
A global gathering in uncertain times
- With the disappointing results of last weekend's G7 summit on everybody's mind, many T20 participants did reaffirm their commitment to advancing international solutions to global issues - for example on the issue of climate action.
The cautionary tale from the Jurassic
- In late 2016, the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) and Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) were entrusted by the German Federal Government with organising the T20 process under this year's German presidency of the G20. The Global Solutions summit sought to showcase the concrete and sustainable policy measures developed by the international network of think tanks.
Day 1 – Building bridges for global cooperation
- The summit itself, which was held at @esmtberlin, did start with high profile inputs and clear mission statement on inclusive growth.
Personal contributions to the T20 process
- On the sidelines of the conference, we asked participants to shed a light on their personal contributions to the T20 process.
- The first round of the day focused on the challenges of inclusive growth in a globalized world. The discussion brought together leaders from business, development policy, academia, government, finance as well as national and international politics.