From 31 July to 02 August, the Think20 Summit was held in Mysore. As an official G20 engagement group, the T20 group brings together international think tanks to jointly develop policy recommendations along the thematic priorities of each G20 presidency.
Hosted by the Indian G20 Presidency, this year’s T20 Summit brought together international representatives from academia, government and business to discuss the presented policy recommendations and reflect on, among other things, the potential of women-led development, reform of global institutions, and ways to implement the 2030 Agenda. As a contributing institute to the T20 process, IDOS was also represented at the Summit. Dr Wulf Reiners, Eva Lynders and Vy Dang, project leader and researchers of the MGG program (IDOS), together with Gateway House: Indian Council on Global Relations, hosted an official side event on global digital commons on 31 July and developed utopias for global cooperation with the participants. Prof. Anna-Katharina Hornidge also contributed to various side events and main events. On 02 Augusts, she moderated a panel discussion on „Saving the SDGs: Seeking New Pathways to the 2030 Agenda.“ Together with the panelists, Pamla Gopaul, NEPAD, Jacqueline Kitulu, Rocket Health, Gopalkrishna A Tadas, Research and Information System for Developing Countries, and Nitya Mohan Khemka, PATH, she spoke about the levers needed to accelerate the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. At the same time, she pointed out the need to create platforms and structures that enable cross-regional knowledge cooperation and pave the way for a post-2030 agenda.
In addition to her participation in the T20 Summit in Mysore, Anna-Katharina Hornidge also took part in other events related to the G20 process. On 16 August, she participated virtually in a high-level side event on „Unlocking the benefits of healthy aging and prevention“, where she brought to the table the recommendations for ‚global urgent governance‘ formulated by the WBGU in its recently published flagship report, ‚Healthy Living on a Healthy Planet‘. In the discussion moderated by David Sinclair, International Longevity Centre (ILC) UK, she spoke with Stephen Hickling, British Deputy High Commission, Arunima Himawan, ILC-UK, Esther McNamara, ILC-UK, Dr Surjit Singh, WHO, and Shri Jayant Umranikar, ILC-India, on how the G20 under India’s presidency can maximize economic benefits of longer lives.