The T20 Africa Standing Group was launched in May 2017 during the T20 Summit in Berlin. It engages in cross-regional joint knowledge production and provides evidence-based policy advice on global sustainable development. It focuses on cooperation between Africa and G20 countries.
The network encompasses more than 30 leading think tanks from across Africa and G20 countries. The group works on a broad range of issues relevant to economic, social and political transformation in Africa and the world economy. Governance mechanisms for Africa-G20 cooperation are a key focus.
The starting points for the group’s joint research and advisory work are the African Union’s Agenda 2063 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as well as the G20 work streams. T20 Africa is an outcome of the first T20 Africa Conference that took place in February 2017 in Johannesburg and was initiated by the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) and SAIIA. It draws on significant support from the Managing Global Governance (MGG) Network coordinated by DIE.