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14
Jul
2017
International Roundtable on Women’s Economic Empowerment and Reproductive Health

The Emerging Market Sustainability Dialogues (EMSD), together with EPF's member think tank Observer Research Foundation (ORF) and Global Health Strategies (GHS), hosted a roundtable on women’s economic empowerment and reproductive health and rights on 14 July 2017 in the GIZ offices in Berlin. Following the G20 Summit on 7 and 8 July in Hamburg, the one-day roundtable took stock of current global as well as country-level dynamics regarding women’s rights. The event focussed on both socio-economic empowerment as well as fundamental sexual…

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Berlin, Deutschland
Policy Initiative:
Other

31
May
2017
T20 Germany and Beyond: Digital Economy – Back-to-Back Roundtable

Given the importance of the topic, the T20 Summit featured a vast variety of inputs on digitalisation, such as the panels on “Digitalisation: Enabler of Inclusive Global Growth and Development” and “Dealing with Labour Market Challenges in the Digital Economy”. This was complemented by an EPF back-to-back roundtable on “T20 Germany and beyond: digital economy”, which brought together a selected group of international experts and representatives of the T20 Task Force on Digital Economy. Participants reflected on the policy briefs…

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Berlin, Deutschland
Policy Initiative:
Digital Economy

29
May
2017
Driving the Business Case for Sustainable Infrastructure at T20 summit

EPF was invited to organize an expert panel on “Driving the Business Case for Sustainable Infrastructure” at the T20 summit, reporting on some of the findings of its Policy Initiative on this issue, and bringing experts from finance and policy making to the discussion. Daniel Taras, Global Programme Director of EMSD and facilitator of the panel made clear: Sustainable infrastructure is one of the great challenges of today, one that requires strong commitment and exchange between investors, civil society, companies…

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Berlin, Deutschland
Policy Initiative:
Sustainable Infrastructure

24
Mar
2017
Sustainable Infrastructure Roundtable

Emerging markets are already the largest global infrastructure investors, while at the same time facing the largest investment needs. The scale of the challenge to deliver on the quantity and quality of infrastructure in emerging economies is unprecedented. Ensuring the sustainability of these investments will give impetus to the development paths of emerging economies and will make or break the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and global climate commitments. There are various global initiatives to drive sustainable infrastructure forward.…

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Berlin, Germany
Policy Initiative:
Sustainable Infrastructure

23
Mar
2017
Workshop on Sustainable Infrastructure Convening the Conveners

The first of its kind joint workshop of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Emerging Market Sustainability Dialogues (EMSD) in Berlin on March 23rd brought together 30 initiatives and organisations on how to better cooperate on promoting sustainability in infrastructure projects. 70 percent of future greenhouse gas emissions from developing countries will come from infrastructure assets which have not yet been built. Thus we face the double challenge of closing the infrastructure gap in developing countries and emerging markets and…

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Berlin, Germany

Policy Initiative:
Sustainable Infrastructure

28
Apr
2017
Webinar Results: Bridging the Digital Divide – Skills for the New Age and Measuring Digital Literacy

To share the research results and underlying ideas of the T20 Policy Briefs on digital skills and literacy, HSRC hosted an online presentation on “Bridging the Digital Divide: Skills for the New Age & Measuring Digital Literacy”. The seminar was streamed online, on April 28th 2017. The presentations held can be found here: Digital Literacy Digital Skills The policy briefs accepted by the T20 Advisory Board and supported by the Economic Policy Forum can be accessed here: Bridging the Digital…

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Cape Town, South Africa

Policy Initiative:
Digital Economy

20
Mar
2017
Women20 Argentina: Launch and Event on Digitalisaton

In the light of the upcoming Argentine G20 presidency, Women20 Argentina (#W20ARG) launched the first G20 engagement group dialogue meeting in Buenos Aires on March 20th and 21st. The two-day conference and dialogue forum was facilitated and supported by the Emerging Market Sustainability Dialogues (EMSD) as well as the German Embassy in Argentina. EMSD also serves as W20 Germany’s international implementation partner. The Argentine think tank Centro de Implementación de Políticas Públicas para la Equidad y el Crecimiento (CIPPEC, Center…

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Policy Initiative:
Digital Economy

28
Feb
2017
G20 Engagement Group Dialogue on Digitalization

The Emerging Market Sustainability Dialogues (EMSD) team facilitated a meeting convened by the Women20 engagement group of the G20, at the GIZ Representative Office in Berlin, Germany, on Feb 28th, focusing on digitalization and bringing together all  G20 engagement groups. With digitalization being one of the focus topics of Germany’s G20 presidency, the engagement groups – namely business (B20), civil society (C20), trade unions (L20), science (S20), think tanks (T20),  and women (W20)- got together to exchange on their respective positions and…

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Berlin, Germany
Policy Initiative:
Digital Economy
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