The Global Solutions Summer School 2021

FRAMING SESSION – THE GREAT REALIGNMENT – MAY 11, 2021

The Design Problem Laid Bare:  Why recoupling of social and economic prosperity is more urgent than ever. 

On May 11, the Young Global Changers join the official Framing Session for the Global Solutions Summit 2021. The session will focus on the central theme of this year’s Global Solutions Summit – The Great Realignment. The Young Global Changers will join an open discussion with Prof. Dennis Snower (President of the Global Solutions Initiative) and Colm Kelly (Global Leader, Purpose, Policy and Corporate Responsibilty at PwC).

The speakers

DENNIS SNOWER
President, Global Solutions Initiative
COLM KELLY
Global Leader, Purpose, Policy and Corporate Responsibility, PwC

Moderated by

DECLAN CURRY
Journalist

ONLINE SIMULATION GAME – MAY 18 – 21, 2021

As part of the Summer School 2021 the Young Global Changers will participate in an interactive Online Simulation Game, which will be played over several days from May 18 – 21, 2021. During the online simulation, up to 70 participants from around the world will take on the roles of international decision makers and engage in tackling some of the major challenges our globalized world is facing today.

Welcome Address by Martin Schulz, President, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

Foto: Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Reiner Zensen

The simulation game will emphasize the need for systemic changes and underline the importance of collaborative approaches.

During the simulation, participants will receive visual clues via the game’s interactive online platform. They will be able chat with one another, deliberate, make allies, interact, discuss, bargain and negotiate. Within the simulation, all outcomes and effects of the participants’ decisions will be visualized via several indicators of economic, environmental and social performance. 

 

EXPERT DIALOGUE SESSIONS

On May 25/26, 2021 we will be offering a series of several online dialogues, as part of the Global Solutions Summer School. The overarching theme of these sessions will be: How can we advance realignments in and across policy areas and address the need for fundamental systemic changes in our economies and societies in the wake of the COVID pandemic?

DAY 1 – May 25, 2021

MAY 25 → 2:00pm – 2:45pm [CEST]

Realigning for a Green Recovery

CHARLOTTE SLAVEN
Senior Researcher, E3G

Session moderated by

EDUARDA ZOGHBI
YGC Ambassador & Energy and Gender Consultant, Sustainable Energy for All

MAY 25 → 3:00pm – 3:45pm [CEST]

Realigning Data & Technology

FRANCESCA BRIA
President, Italian National Innovation Fund

Session moderated by

DEEPTI BHARTHUR
YGC 2020 & Senior Research Associate, IT for Change

MAY 25 → 4:00pm – 4:45pm [CEST]

Realigning Business Strategy

BLAIR SHEPPARD
Global Leader, Strategy & Leadership for the PwC network

Session moderated by

SHUKRI TOEFY
YGC Ambassador & Entrepreneurship Expert, Saïd Business School University of Oxford

MAY 25 → 5:15pm – 6:00pm [CEST]

Realigning Migration

ALBERTO-HORST NEIDHARDT
Policy Analyst for the European Diversity and Migration program, European Policy Centre

Session moderated by

MICHAEL BOAMPONG
YGC 2020 & Lecturer in Childhood and Youth Studies, The Open University

DAY 2 – May 26, 2021

→ 2:00pm – 2:45pm [CEST]

Realigning Society after COVID-19

TOLULLAH ONI
Epidemiologist, University of Cambridge

Session moderated by

EIMEAR DUFF
YGC 2019 & Medical Doctor, St. James's Hospital Dublin

→ 3:00pm – 3:45pm [CEST]

Realigning the Economy 

MIATTA FAHNBULLEH
Chief Executive, New Economics Foundation

Session moderated by

KATHARINA LIMA DE MIRANDA
Research Director, Council for Global Problem-Solving

→ 4:00pm – 4:45pm [CEST]

Realigning Multilateralism

María Elena Agüero
MARÍA ELENA AGÜERO
Secretary General, Club de Madrid

Session moderated by

NICOLE JORDAN PRUDENCIO
YGC 2020 & Project Coordinator, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

→ 5:15pm – 6:00pm [CEST]

Realigning for Women Economic Empowerment

MARGO THOMAS
President & CEO, Women’s Economic Imperative

Session moderated by

NANCY HOQUE
YGC Ambassador & Manager, Americas Central Operations, Adobe

GLOBAL SOLUTIONS SUMMIT
 

May 27 & 28, 2021 → 1pm – 6pm [CEST]

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On May 27 & 28, the Young Global Changers will join the Global Solutions Summit 2021 as full participants – watch panels, interviews and take part in online exchanges as well as discussions.

Meet the Young Global Changers during the networking breaks of the Summit.

“GLOBAL CHALLENGES, LOCAL SOLUTIONS”
– a session by the Young Global Changers

May 27, 2021 → 5:30pm [CEST] 

Kua Coffee

BRIANNA KERR
Director Impact
HAMISH TOOHEY
Operations Manager

NuupLab

ANA ROCIO SANDRES
Founder
ANGELICA MONCADA
Social Entrepreneur & University Professor

E[co]work

DEA WEHRLI
Founder
NATASHA SHARMA
Design Researcher

STEPS

OUMAIMA BENDJAMA
Founder
IMÈNE HANNICHE
Student & Mentor

Selected Young Global Changer projects and initiatives will be presented during the Global Solutions Summit 2021. Learn more about current projects here.

YGC PUBLICATION – JUNE & JULY, 2021

After the Global Solutions Summit 2021, the Young Global Changers are invited to submit articles containing their ideas, proposals or best practices on how to achieve progress to better recouple economic activities with social and environmental demands. Articles can be submitted by individuals or as collaborative projects by engagement groups.

The best submissions will be selected and published ahead of the official G20 meetings in the fall of 2021.

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