On 31 October, IDOS and the Global Solutions Initiative (GSI), chair of Think7 Germany, hosted a digital event to hand over the Think7 process to Japanese think tanks.
Current global crises such as climate change, the food crisis or an emerging debt crisis can only be overcome through international cooperation. Against this background, the Directorate of the German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS) dealt with the tasks and challenges of different forms of multilateral cooperation in October. On 31 October, IDOS and the Global Solutions Initiative (GSI), chair of Think7 Germany, hosted a digital event to hand over the Think7 process to Japanese think tanks. After a welcome by Prof Dr Anna-Katharina Hornidge and Prof Dr Denis Snower, President of GSI, Dr Axel Berger, Deputy Director intefrim of IDOS, moderated the exchange with the chairs of the different T7 task forces and their experiences from the Think7 process during the German G7 presidency and resulting recommendations for Japan’s G7 presidency. Together with Tetsushi Sonobe, Dean of the Asian Development Bank Institute, and Keiichi Ono, Deputy Foreign Minister of Japan, the participating representatives from politics and academia reflected on how to successfully build bridges between the Think7 and the Think20 process in 2023 and thus strengthen multilateral cooperation. IDOS, together with GSI, was mandated by the Federal Chancellery to lead the Think7 process during the German G7 presidency in 2022. Think7 is an association of leading think tanks from the G7 countries. It works to develop and propose research-based policy recommendations to support the German G7 Presidency.