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.