Opening Address
Dennis Snower, Global Solutions Initiative

Read the transcript of the Opening Address here.

Statement of Support
António Guterres, UN

UN Photo/Evan Schneider

Keynote
Peter Altmaier, German Minister for the Economy

Welcome to the Digital Global Solutions Summit 2020

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. 

As always, the purpose of our work is to support multilateralism and the G20 from a civil society and research-based perspective. The Global Solutions Initiative depends on your support to achieve our shared goal of making the world a better place.

Opening Address
Fahad M. Alturki, Chair T20 Saudi Arabia

Opening Address
Colm Kelly, PwC

Watch the complete Opening Panel here.

Selected Contributions

Everybody who is registered is able to contribute, to comment and to ask questions. You are not registered yet?
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Themes of the Digital Global Solutions Summit 2020

The Digital Global Solutions Summit 2020 will center around core sessions that contribute to the agenda of the G20 and T20 by addressing the 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. A detailed overview of the subject areas and their focal points can be found soon, which will be deepened in descriptions of the corresponding Global Tables. 

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 our account @glob_solutions. You can also submit your comment via
e-mail to contact@global-solutions-initiative.org. 

Global Tables

We 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. To provide a Global Table as a partner, please contact us

Process of the Digital Global Solutions Summit 2020

Global Tables

At the core of the Digital Global Solutions Summit are Global Tables, each tackling the T20 and G20 agenda as well as generating policies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Each Global Table will be accessible for the public via the Digital Global Solutions Summit 2020 website. Here we will generate recommendations for the G20 in the spirit of recoupling economic and social prosperity.

In the coming weeks, the Global Tables will be filled with keynotes, discussions, interviews and impulse statements by high-ranking representatives from research, politics, business and civil society. 

End of April, First Global Tables

Summit Roundup

The Digital Global Solutions Summit 2020 will conclude with the Global Solutions Digital Live Summit in June. 

This is where highlights from the Global Tables will be shared, and live-panels comprised of high-level experts will respond to the issues raised in the previous discussions by participants and speakers.

In early June

Further Events

The Global Solutions Initiative’s network will continously work together on future digital events. More information will follow. 

The purpose of the Global Solutions Initiative’s work is to support multilateralism and the G20 from a civil society and research-based perspective – contiously. 

We will keep you informed about our activities

Explore the Digital Global Solutions Summit 2020

You can navigate to content related to the Digital Global Solutions Summit here. Discover the T20 agenda, an overview of all Global Tables, meet the speakers and read the latest issue of the Global Solutions Journal. Also navigate to the G20 Insights Platform that offers policy proposals to the G20: The Policy Briefs, produced by Task Forces from the Think20 (T20) Group and other sources, are clustered in policy areas and describe either recommendations or visions.

Themes

Sessions focus on the G20 and T20 agenda and also address the political response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Underlying all topics is the narrative on Recoupling.

Overview »

Program

Global Tables shape the program of this Summit. With a specific focus within a topic area they consist of keynotes and panel discussions, supplemented by vision statements. Participants are invited to contribute to the contents. 

All Global Tables »

Speakers

The Global Solutions Summit is a meeting of global problem solvers, including thought leaders and decision-makers from research, politics, business and civil society.

All Speakers »

Journal

The Journal for this Summit provides a bridge between visions, recommend­ations and action. Find articles from academics as well as from implementers.

Previous issues »

Policy Briefs

The G20 Insights Platform offers policy proposals to the G20. It is  an initiative of the T20 Engagement Group. 

G20 Insights »

Young Global Changers: Meet our Class of 2020

In 2020, ninety young people from around the globe were selected to participate in the Global Solutions Summit as Young Global Changers from over 3,600 applicants. 

You can learn more about this year’s Young Global Changers and their unique projects on our website. During the Digital Global Solutions Summit, these young changemakers from academia, business and civil society will contribute and debate in their various working groups on the Summit topics.

Overview of the origin of the previous Young Global Changers
scholarship holders from the years 2017 to 2019

Any Questions?

If you have any questions about the Digital Global Solutions Summit 2020 and its program, please contact us at contact@global-solutions-initiative.org.

As a media representative please contact press@global-solutions-initiative.org for more information. Please also note our press releases and comments published on the Digital Global Solutions Summit 2020.

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Review Global Solutions Summit 2019

In 2019, 1,600 participants from various sectors and 120 countries have registered for the summit, met with 221 speakers and participated in over 60 sessions. The summit aimed to provide policy recommendations on major Group of Twenty (G20) issues and thereby served as a stepping stone to the Japanese Think20 (T20) Summit in May 2019 and the Japanese G20 Summit in June 2019. The Global Solutions Summit 2019 was a Think20 Japan associated event.

The Global Solutions Summit 2019 focused on the priorities of the Japanese G20 Presidency, including policy recommendations on sustainable development, infrastructure finance, financial architecture, trade and investment, climate change, future of work and education, social cohesion and the future of politics, SME policy, policies for aging populations, and more.

All discussions linked to the overarching narrative of recoupling economic, environmental and social progress. We furthermore highlighted all relevant issues for the future of multilateralism and strengthened the implementation site in our discussions.

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