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Digital Global Solutions Summit 2020

This year’s Global Solutions Summit will be digital. The crisis caused by the Coronavirus-pandemic is terribly affecting people and societies and is challenging our concept of how we live and work. At the same time, COVID-19 proves that we are one world, one people and that we can only overcome this crisis in a spirit of solidarity, international cooperation and global thinking. Unilateral attempts to overcome the pandemic will fail, since the virus knows no borders and is stronger than any me-first-strategy. 

Global solutions are grateful that so many of their network agreed to work innovatively together with the Global Solutions Initiative to make sure that all the important ideas, concepts and discussion contributions for the G20 and all other implementers in politics, civil society and business remain, even though we are all affected by the challenges of the Corona-pandemic.


They are optimistic that the digital format of the Global Solutions Summit will further strengthen their network because they can welcome more participants, more Young Global Changers and more partner institutions and there are no time limits on their exchanges. They are determined to adopt the best practice and experience from this digital enterprise in 2020 to prepare and enhance the physical Global Solutions Summits in the coming years.

 On this platform you will find keynotes, panel-discussions organized by the Global Solutions Initiative team as well as those from partner institutions. You will be informed about how to contribute, about roadmaps and upcoming events. Everybody who is registered is able to contribute, to comment and to ask questions. 

Themes of the Digital Global Solutions Summit 2020

Policy Responses to Covid-19 Overarching Visions on Recoupling TRADE, Investment and Growth CLIMATE Change and Environment

INFRASTRUCTURE Investment and Financing Social Cohesion And The State Future of Multilateralism And Global Governance ECONOMY, EMPLOYMENT AND EDUCATION IN THE DIGITAL AGE​

G20 Support for SDGs and Development Cooperation International Financial Architecture Migration and Young Societies Sustainable Energy, Water and Food Systems

The Digital Global Solutions Summit 2020 will center around core sessions that contribute to the agenda of the G20 and T20 by addressing the following Task Force areas plus an additional area dealing with policy in response to the COVID-19-pandemic. Underlying all topics is the Global Solutions Initiative’s narrative on Recoupling. All panels will deal with the connections that are made with this narrative to the G20 on specific topics. In addition, the visions will be highlighted in further keynotes and panels.

How to Participate in the Digital Global Solutions Summit 2020

Drafts for Policy Briefs The results of the discussion are Policy Briefs, which contain recommendations for important challenges on the G20 work agenda and are of interest to G20 policy makers. More information on Policy Briefs can be found on the G20 Insights Platform.  Comments and Statements Registered participants of the Summit have the opportunity to provide questions and comments on the panel discussions. A contribution can be submitted in the form of a text, graphic or video statement via the comment function in the Summit area after successful login. We offer registered participants an upload function for this purpose. You can also take part in the discussion via Twitter, with the hashtag #GlobalSolutions and by naming the account @glob_solutions. You can also submit your comment via e-mail to contact@global-solutions-initiative.org. 

Global Tables They invite collaborators of the Global Solutions Initiative to contribute to the program of the Summit and submit their Global Table for the Digital Global Solutions Summit 2020. Each Global Table comprises a keynote address, followed by a panel discussion, corresponding to a priority of the T20. Each Global Table is meant to generate recommendations for the G20 in the spirit of recoupling economic and social prosperity.



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