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
A multidimensional approach to poverty that strengthens the Humanitarian-Development Nexus
Elisa Molena - United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Josephine Kass-Hanna - Saint Joseph University of Beirut
SDG16: An enabler for accelerated implementation of the 2030 Agenda amid Covid-19
Fabio Bargiacchi - European Centre for Electoral Support (ECES), Giulia Sciorati - Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI) and University of Trento, Roland Friedrich - International Development Law Organization (IDLO), Sebastiano Mori - European Centre for Electoral Support (ECES), Silvia Dodero - International Development Law Organization, (IDLO), William McDermott - Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF)
A more sustainable and resilient agri-food sector to better deal with the pandemic
Arnaldo Dossena - University of Parma, Daniele Fattibene - Istituto Affari Internazionali, Erasmo Neviani - University of Parma, Fabio Fava - University of Bologna, Fabrizio Storti - University of Parma, Gabriele Canali - Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Piacenza, Gianni Galaverna - University of Parma, Patrizia Brigidi - University of Bologna
Availing existing frameworks to enable a clean and sustainable transition in the transport sector
Anurag Pal Sehgal - Noble Group, Jitendra Roychoudhury - King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC), Puneet Kamboj - Council on Energy, Environment and Water, Saumitra Saxena - King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Aligning Covid-19 recovery efforts with the SDGS – Toolbox and Principles
Edward Cruickshank - Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Emanuela Manca - Assessorato della Difesa dell’Ambiente, Regione Autonoma della Sardegna, Filippo Arras - Assessorato della Difesa dell’Ambiente, Regione Autonoma della Sardegna, Gianluca Cocco - Assessorato della Difesa dell’Ambiente, Regione Autonoma della Sardegna, Homi Kharas - The Brookings Institution, Ilenia G. Romani - Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Luca Farnia - Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Luisa F. Mulas - Assessorato della Difesa dell’Ambiente, Regione Autonoma della Sardegna, Marco Onnis - Centro Regionale di Programmazione (CRP), Regione Autonoma della Sardegna, Marta Testa - Assessorato del Lavoro, formazione professionale, cooperazione e sicurezza sociale Servizio di Supporto all’Autorità di Gestione, Regione Autonoma della Sardegna, Mia Alibegovic - Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Sandro Ortu - Assessorato della Difesa dell’Ambiente, Regione Autonoma della Sardegna, Sandro Sanna - Centro Regionale di Programmazione (CRP), Regione Autonoma della Sardegna, Tony Pipa - Brookings Institution
Repurposing agricultural policy support for climate change mitigation and adaptation
David Laborde Debucquet - Markets, Trade and Institutions Division- International Food Policy Research Institute, Valeria Piñeiro - International Food Policy Research Institute ,
Supporting SMEs in sustainable strategy development Post-Covid-19: Challenges and Policy Agenda for the G20
Ambika Zutshi - Department of Management, Faculty of Business and Law, Deakin University, Asha Thomas - Jagan Institute of Management Studies, Gagan D Sharma - University School of Management Studies, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Giancarlo Giudici - DIG School of Management, Milan Polytechnic, John Mendy - Lincoln International Business School, University of Lincoln, Martina Barbagila - DIG School of Management, Milan Polytechnic, Vincenzo Butticè - DIG School of Management, Milan Polytechnic
Science, technology and innovation for SDGS post-pandemic: Strengthening technology facilitation mechanism and global public goods for low- and middle-income countries
Sabyasachi Saha - Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), Sachin Chaturvedi - Research and Information System for Developing Countries
Creative Economy 2030: Inclusive and resilient Creative Economy for sustainable development and recovery
Angelika Frei-Oldenburg - Global Project Culture and Creative Industries, GIZ, Enrique Avogadro - Minister of Culture for the City of Buenos Aires, Ilya Myasnikov - Faculty of Journalism, Higher School of Journalism, National Research Tomsk State University, John Newbigin - International Advisory Council for Creative Industries Policy & Evidence Centre, Marisa Henderson - Creative Economy Program, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Neil Khor - Special Advisor to the Executive Director of UN Habitat, Onur Eryuce - Counsellor to the Mayor, Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, Tita Larasati - Indonesia Creative Cities Network (ICCN), Yose Rizal Damuri - Centre for Strategic and International Studies
ESG20: Standardisation to foster public-private collaboration towards the 2030 Agenda
Carola B. Ramon - Committee of Latin American Studies, CARI, Lucas Chiodi - Development Cooperation Working Group, CARI, Mariano Machado - Development Cooperation Working Group, CARI, Victoria Costoya - Development Cooperation Working Group, CARI
Debt relief for sustainable recovery in low- and middle- income countries: Proposal for new funding mechanisms to complement the DSSI
Basma Maziad Al-Tuwaijri - ASBAR, Rym Ayadi - Euro-Mediterranean Network for Economic Studies (EMNES), CASS Business School, Sameera Al Tuwaijri - World Bank
The economic empowerment of women entrepreneurs in a post-Covid World
Dinah Bennett - Enterprise Development, Women’s Economic Imperative, Josephine Kass-Hanna - Saint Joseph University of Beirut , Margo Thomas - Women’s Economic Imperative
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, Syed Munir Khasru - Institute for Policy, Advocacy, and Governance (IPAG)
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 - & Program Manager, Socio-Economic Transformation, Homi Kharas - The 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 GlobalYoung 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, Yoko Shimpuku - Hiroshima University, and GYA
The Sustainable Development Agenda: Leveraging the G20 to Enhance Accountability and Financing
Dennis Görlich - & Program Manager, Socio-Economic Transformation, Homi Kharas - The 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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