Berlin, September 21, 2018: The Dialogue of Civilisations Research Institute, (DOC), unveiled its proposal for the creation of specialized Centers for Infrastructure Development at a high-profile summit uniting experts from twenty nations and preceding the G20 Summit in Argentina. This initiative is based on research DOC has carried out over a number of years into the problems associated with cross-border infrastructure and regional cooperation.
These hubs would be established in target countries among the G20 and internationally and would act as centers for the coordination of the development programs required, says a special policy brief presented in Buenos Aires on September 17. The establishment of such hubs would amplify the efforts applied by the G20’s Global Infrastructure Connectivity Alliance (GICA) in its work with the World Bank and Multilateral Development Banks.
Dr Vladimir Yakunin, Chairman of the Dialogue of Civilisations Research Institute, an independent international think tank, and Jean-Christophe Bas, the CEO of DOC, have taken part in the T20 Summit 2018, where Dr. Yakunin spoke at the ‘Infrastructure for Development & Agenda 2030’ roundtable.
In participating at this high-profile event held in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 17 and 18 September, the DOC delegation sought to convey its public policy recommendations to Argentina’s G20 presidency.
The first day of this two-day event kicked off with a keynote conversation between Dr Ibrahim Assane Mayaki of the Republic of Niger, who is CEO of the Secretariat of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) and Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America