The main think tanks of the world met in Argentina for the Think 20 Summit

Dec 5, 2018

On September 17-18, the Think 20 Summit was held in Buenos Aires, bringing together think tanks, Argentine government authorities, representatives of international organizations and the business community, who participated in panels and presentations.

Among the central themes addressed at the Summit where: climate change and infrastructure for development; food security and sustainable agriculture; the future of work and education in the digital era; economic equity of gender; global governance and the future of international politics and economics and finance.

Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Center for the Sustainable Development at Columbia University. Photo: © T20 Argentina.

6 international experts were part of the meeting as keynote speakers: Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Center for Sustainable Development of Columbia University; Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (CEPA); Nicholas Burbules, professor at the University of Illinois; Nora Lustig, professor at the University of Tulane; Thomas Straubhaar, Professor of International Economic Relations at the University of Hamburg and former director of the Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI); and on behalf of Colombia, José Antonio Ocampo, co-director of the Bank of the Republic of Colombia.

Dr. Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. Photo: © T20 Argentina.

The Director of Cepei, Philipp Schönrock, and the Governance Coordinator of Cepei, Javier Surasky, were part of the Summit to contribute to the debate on a better and effective implementation of the 2030 Agenda in the LAC region.

Venue of the T20 Summit. Photo: © T20 Argentina

Source: Think 20 Argentina


During the T20, the German Development Institute made the occasion to organized a regional workshop with Latin American experts on sustainable development in Latin America and the Caribbean, to discuss the Global Report on Sustainable Development (GSDR). The the Director and the Governance Coordinator of Cepei were invited to be part of the Meeting.

Participants of the “Workshop on sustainable development in Latin America”, September 16, 2018, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Photo: © German Development Institute

Conferencistas

Philipp Schönrock

Director
Cepei

Magin Ortiga

Gerente General
Gases de Occidente

Bruno Ayllon

Docente e Investigador
Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Juan Pablo Prado

Profesor Investigador
Universidad Autónoma de Puebla

Inés Brill

Coordinadora – Unidad de Desarrollo de Capacidades
Centro Regional para América Latina y el Caribe – PNUD (Panamá)

Sandra Alzate

Directora de Cooperación Internacional (2005-2011)
Agencia Presidencial para la Acción Social y la Cooperación Internacional en Colombia

Javier Surasky

Oficial de Programas Gobernanza y Financiamiento para el Desarrollo Sostenible
Cepei

Jaime Abello

Director General
Fundación Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano (FNPI)

Tom Wambeke

Responsable de Actividades del Programa de Educación a Distancia y Tecnologías de la Formación
Centro Internacional de Formación

Fernando Buchelli

Coordinador de la Línea de Investigación en Cooperación y Desarrollo (2009-2010)
Universidad Externado de Colombia

Gert Danielsen

Especialista en Eficacia de la Ayuda y Cooperación Sur-Sur (2008-2011)
Centro Regional de PNUD para América Latina y el Caribe

Oscar Angulo

Coordinador de la Unidad de Programación y Calidad de la Ayuda (2008-2012)
Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo

Guillermo Carvajalino

Director Ejecutivo
Fundación DIS

Virginia Jiménez

Consultora independiente
Universidad Central de Venezuela 

Jared Ortiz

Oficial de Planeación (2007-2013)
Alianza ONG

Bárbara Hess

Directora Residente de la GTZ en Colombia
GTZ

Diego Dorado

Director de Evaluación de Políticas Públicas (2009-2012)
Departamento Nacional de Planeación de Colombia

Rita Kotov

Directora de la Oficina Regional para los Países Andinos (2009-2012)
InWEnt

Organizadores

universidad tecnológica de bolivar
Universidad de Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozano
Inwent
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