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ISI attends FOGGS roundtable on establishing a UN Global Resilience Council

The Inclusive Society Institute (ISI) participated in the Foundation for Global Governance and Sustainability’s roundtable on Efforts for Greater Global Resilience Through More Inclusive and Effective Multilateralism. The roundtable was held on 23 November 2022.

The objective of the roundtable was to see input from African think tanks, universities and civil society on the global discussion aimed at strengthening multilateralism. The focus was on the conceptualisation of a Global Resilience Council that would create a platform for broader and more effective inclusion of civil society and the academia in the UN policy and programme agenda.

Panellists included:

  • Cilene Victor, leader Research Group Humanization, Methodist University, Sao Paulo, Brazil

  • Yoriko Yakusawa, Vice President FOGGS. She is currently a member of the roster of mediation experts for the Inter-American Development Bank Independent Investigation and Consultation Mechanism, and is a part-time lecturer at the Meiji Gakuin University in Yokohama. She also works as an independent journalist and consultant based in Costa Rica.

  • Harris Gleckman, Board Member, FOGGS. He is currently Senior Fellow at the Center for Governance and Sustainability, UMass-Boston and Director of Benchmark Environmental Consulting.

  • Georgios Kostakos, the Executive Director, FOGGS.


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