The policies of the G20 countries directly impact upon sustainable development in Africa. At the same time, developments in Africa will influence prosperity and stability worldwide. Key examples for strong interdependencies between Africa and the G20 include climate change, the consequences of the financial and economic crisis, pandemics, terrorism as well as migration and refugees.

In the framework of the G20 Africa Group, African Think Tanks and T20 Think Tanks analyse how G20 policies affect African countries and vice versa. They develop recommendations how and in which areas G20 and Africa can build alliances for sustainable development.

The Task Force “G20 and Africa” is co-chaired by:

  • Christine Hackenesch & Julia Leininger, German Development Insitute/Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik
  • Elizabeth Sidriopoulos, South African Institute for International Affairs
  • Rainer Thiele, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW), Germany