KKF hosts preparatory bootcamp ahead of G20


RIYADH — Ahead of the Saudi G20 Presidency in 2020, the King Khalid Foundation (KKF) hosts the Civil Society Engagement Group (C20) preparatory bootcamp for Saudi non-profits

More than 40 Saudi non-profits from around the Kingdom were hosted this week at KKF here for an extensive bootcamp preparing for participating in the proceedings of the G20 Civil Society Engagement Group (C20) next year.

The training introduced various skills and topics related to global policy priorities, advocacy, data literacy, protocol and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The sessions were presented in collaboration with KKF’s local government partners including the Saudi G20 Secretariat, the Ministry of Economy and Planning, and the General Authority of Statistics.

Subject matter experts from international organizations were also involved in sharing their perspectives such as the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the International Labor Organization (ILO), United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and the World Bank Group (WBG).

KKF has made the training materials accessible through its website for all interested civil society organizations.

The King Khalid Foundation is a Saudi non-profit organization that has been involved in the C20 Engagement Group since 2017 in Germany and Argentina.

KKF is currently serving as a Troika member of the steering committee in the 2019 C20 under the Japanese presidency and is expected to lead in hosting the C20 next year. — SG