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Africa and the G20
Interviews and insights into how what happens at the G20 impacts Africa.
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  • Pub Date: Aug 29, 2013
  • SAIIA Online Briefing: G20 2013: Youth20
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  • In this special series of podcasts we focus on the upcoming Group of 20 or G20 summit to be held in St Petersburg Russia on the 5 and 6 September 2013.

    As host this year, Russia has made attempts to include views from sectors such as the youth, civil society, business and think tanks. In mid-June 2013, organisations from around the world met in Russia for what would become the first Civil 20 meeting. Also known as the C20, this meeting was aimed at influencing the bigger G-20 agenda under Russia's presidency.

    Marianne Buenaventura Goldman is the Governance Advisor from Oxfam, based in Johannesburg, and attended the C20 this year. We asked her:

    1) What exactly is the Civil 20?

    2) A process such as the Civil 20 must be quite complicated, especially since it involves organisations from around the world. What was your experience at the C20?

    3) There were a range of issues and a range of working groups looking at various issues. What issues emerged for you?

    4) Is there a role for civil society in the G-20 process?

    This is part of a special series of G20 video interviews by the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA). For the full list of SAIIA podcasts and video interviews visit http://www.saiia.org.za/type/multimedia
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