T20 Global Solutions Summit
Following Chancellor Merkel’s speech and interview session, Dr. Thomas, co-chair of the 2018 Think 20 Task Force on gender economic equity, moderated the plenary session “Promoting women’s economic empowerment; strengthening measurement to deepen impact.”
To start off the session, United Nations’ Fellow – Mayra Buvinic gave the keynote address. Dr. Buvinic stressed the importance of nonlinear and cross-cultural approaches to women’s empowerment, with particular emphasis on methodologies of data collection that accurately reflect the shortcomings of gendered economic policy. Gala Diaz Langou – CIPPEC and co-chair of the Task Force on gender economic equity – provided a summary of the working group’s policy briefs.