Building forward better – the contribution of international cooperation to the urban responses to Covid-19

The Solution Session “Building forward better. The contribution of international cooperation to the urban responses to Covid-19” is the outcome of a virtual Dialogue series hosted by Global Solutions Initiative (GSI) and Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) over the course of several months. These Dialogues brought together 30 experts and practitioners from academia, private sector and international organizations, in order to collectively develop responses to the current crisis in areas of International Cooperation: Health & Society; Informality & Communities;  Inclusion & Infrastructure; Knowledge Generation & Application; Scaling Solutions & Global Agendas. This Solution Session highlights the major proposals and insights generated during these Dialogues. The speakers invite to think current approaches of International Cooperation forward.

Solution Sessions
Policy Briefs
Leveraging private philanthropy towards achieving the SDGS
Alejandra Cardini - CIPPEC, David Dingus - Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research, Dinah Bennett - Enterprise Development, Women’s Economic Imperative, Iván Matovich - Center for the Implementation of Public Policies Promoting Equity and Growth (CIPPEC), Jitendra Roychoudhury - King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC), Natasha Ridge - Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research
Incentivizing the private sector to support the united nations sustainable development goals
Joseph Siracusa - School of Global, Urban and Social Studies, The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Australia,
Religious networks, their impact on SDGS (SDG17), and the challenges for the international legal order
Alberto Melloni - UNESCO Chair, University of Bologna, Cole Durham - International Centre for Law and Religion Studies, Brigham Young University, Juan Navarro Floria - Pontifical University of Buenos Ayres, Naoto Yoshinkawa - Tokai University, Peter Petkoff - Brunel Law School, Regent’s Park College
The sustainable development agenda: Leveraging the G20 to enhance accountability and financing
Dennis Görlich - Global Solutions Initiative; Head, Global Challenges Center, Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Homi Kharas - Global Economy and Development, Brookings Institution, Sebastian Strauss - Global Economy and Development, The Brookings Institution , Wilfried Rickels - Kiel Institute for the World Economy
Leveraging digital technology to bridge the global knowledge divide: The promise of MOOCs revisited
Abdul Ghaffar Mughal - Northeastern University, Jitendra Roychoudhury - King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC), Rym Ayadi - Euro-Mediterranean Network for Economic Studies (EMNES), CASS Business School, Sadiq M. Sait - King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM)
G20 leadership and relevance of the global pilot programme on science, technology, and innovation for SDGS roadmaps
Abir Alharbi - King Saud University, Sabyasachi Saha - Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), Sachin Chaturvedi - Research and Information System for Developing Countries
Post-Covid-19 to 2030: Early childhood programs as pathway to sustainability in times of global uncertainty
Alejandra Cardini - CIPPEC, Claudia Costin - Center for Innovation and Excellence in Education Policies, Dwi Priyono - South East Asian Ministers of Education Organization / Regional Centre for Early Childhood Care, Education and Parenting (SEAMEO CECCEP), Jennifer Guevara - Dublin City University, Early Childhood Research Centre, Lynette Okengo - AfECN, African Early Childhood Network, Mathias Urban - Dublin City University, Early Childhood Research Centre, Rita Flórez Romero - Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Grupo de Investigación Cognición y Lenguaje en la Infancia
G20 collaborative strategy for SDG 4 Target 4.7: Monitoring progress in education for sustainable development and global citizenship education
Abdul Ghaffar Mughal - Northeastern University, Charlotte Holland - Dublin City University, Dinah Bennett - Enterprise Development, Women’s Economic Imperative, Huan Ni - Shanghai Green Light-Year Environmental Service Center
Dealing with interlinkages – A focused approach for implementing the SDGS and overcoming the Covid-19 crisis
Adolf Kloke-Lesch - SDSN Germany, Alex Godoy-Faúndez - SDSN Andes and Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad del Desarrollo, and Global Young Academy (GYA), Anet Režek Jambrak - University of Zagreb, Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, and GYA, Armand Ketcha Malan Kablan - Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny (UFHB), and GYA, Felix Moronta-Barrios - International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, GYA, Imme Scholz - German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Moritz Riede - Department of Physics, University of Oxford, and GYA alumni, Robert Lepenies - Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, and GYA, Teresa Stoepler - InterAcademy Partnership, and GYA, Tolu Oni - University of Cambridge, and GYA, Yoko Shimpuku - Hiroshima University, and GYA
The Sustainable Development Agenda: Leveraging the G20 to Enhance Accountability and Financing
Dennis Görlich - Global Solutions Initiative; Head, Global Challenges Center, Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Homi Kharas - Global Economy and Development, Brookings Institution, Sebastian Strauss - Global Economy and Development, The Brookings Institution , Wilfried Rickels - Kiel Institute for the World Economy
Advancing Enterprise Education for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) among MENA Countries
Barbara Orser - University of Ottawa, Margo Thomas - Women’s Economic Imperative, Haya Al-Dajani - Mohammed Bin Salman College for Business and Entrepreneurship (MBSC)
COVID-19 Response Strategies, Addressing Digital Gender Divides
Barbara Orser - University of Ottawa, Margo Thomas - Women’s Economic Imperative, Lindsey Nefesh-Clarke - Womens WorldWide Web (W4)

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