Collaborative of Thinkers & Policy Makers​

WEI has convened experts and policy makers from varying backgrounds in the Collaborative of Thinkers and Policy Makers to address the social and economic issues of the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. 

Our goal is to discuss the immediate issues, risks and consequences of the pandemic within the G20 member countries and across the Global South; determine policy and operational options for responses; and issue a call to action. The immediate outcomes of these discussions will include policy brief inputs for the Think 20; short notes and papers for publication and dissemination across several platforms; and, inputs for regional, national and sub-national policy discussions. 

The discussion groups have been organized around the following themes:

  • Public health, health care, and health disparities. 
  • Social Cohesion, macroeconomic and microeconomic impacts. 
  • Gender, education, and infrastructure.

The Collaborative was launched in March 2020 and we have had several virtual meetings and discussions that produced or support roughly 8 policy brief proposals for the T20, of which 4 have been accepted by the T20 Secretariat. 

In addition, the Women’s Economic Imperative as a knowledge partner of the Global Solutions Summit has curated and hosted 2 Global Tables titled: 

The Social and Economic Implications of Covid-19 Pandemic and Beyond: Risks and Opportunities for the Global South

Gender Economic Equity and the SDG 2030 Agenda: Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

From the blog...

International Conference Focuses on Women’s Economic Empowerment

International Conference Focuses on Women’s Economic Empowerment

January 24, 2020 - By WEI Media Team
Women's Economic Empowerment: Opportunities and Challenges for Equity, Inclusive Growth, and Sustainability were discussed during the first international Conference held in November in Scotland and presented by the Women’s Economic Imperative (WEI) in partnership with Women’s Enterprise Scotland (WES). The conference focussed on engaging participants in active dialog and catalysing concrete actions to help advance the global agenda
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