The Sixth Annual CAREC Think Tank Development Forum (CTTDF) will be organized in a hybrid format (physical and online) in Baku, Azerbaijan, on September 15-16, 2022, under the theme “Recalibrating Growth Dynamics for Inclusive and Sustainable Economies”. The Forum is organized in partnership with ADB-PRC Regional Knowledge Sharing Initiative (RKSI), Economic and Scientific Research Institute (ESRI) of the Ministry of Economy of Azerbaijan, Center for Economic and Social Development (CESD), Azerbaijan, and supported by the ADB.
The CTTDF is annually organized under the auspices of the CAREC Think Tank Network (CTTN). Every year the Forum brings together leading practitioners from think tanks, multilateral development partners, governments, and the private sector from the CAREC region to brainstorm regional challenges and provide diverse perspectives and innovative solutions to address these challenges through dialogue, experience sharing, and knowledge collaboration.
In its sixth year, the CTTDF’s main discussions will be around the growth, inclusivity and sustainability in the region. The leading regional think tanks and experts will present and deliberate upon, among others, (i) the outcomes of the CTTN regional research project on “COVID-induced inequalities: education, health, digital access, and women’s workforce participation.” (ii) the state of progress on UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the region; (iii) climate change and green energy in the CAREC region; and (iv) geopolitical uncertainties, COVID-19, and the impact on growth and inclusivity. Lead presentations by well-known institutions and renowned experts on each topic will be complemented by country case studies by leading CAREC think tank representatives. The Forum will be live streamed on the Zoom platform, and the CI offers free online participation in the Forum for institutions from the CAREC region and beyond.
Established in 2017, the CAREC Think Tank Network (CTTN) is a network of leading think tanks from the member countries of the CAREC Program. Consistent with the CAREC 2030 objectives to promote policy dialogue among members and development partners and deliver and disseminate quality knowledge services for regional economic cooperation, the (CTTN) brings together leading regional think tanks to promote regional cooperation and integration (RCI) through shared ideas, information, and joint research. To this end, the CTTN administers a research grants program (RGP) to encourage member think tanks to undertake research on pressing regional issues and organize an annual CAREC think tank development forum (CTTDF) to serve as a platform for the exchange of ideas and knowledge.
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