Under India’s one-year G20 presidency, Assam is all set to host the inaugural Sustainable Financial Working Group (SFWG) conference and Youth 20 Inception event in February.
The first SFWG meeting would be held on February 2-3 at the Hotel Radisson Blu in Guwahati, where 94 delegates from G20 member countries, guest countries, international organisations, and government officials from India will be present. The first day’s programme includes a yoga session and three SFWG seminars. The day’s activities will conclude with a river cruise, Ratri bhoj par samvaad, and a cultural event. The second day will also include a yoga session, three side event sessions, the fourth SFWG session, and a dinner for delegates at the Brahmaputra Heritage Centre.
The Youth 20 Inception event in Guwahati on February 7-8 will host 250 delegates at Hotel Radisson Blu and IIT, Guwahati. More than 400 students from Assam’s various academic institutions would take part in this event. The event is the first of several events on the five Y20 themes to be hosted across the country in the run-up to the last Y20 summit in August 2023. The event will focus on the themes of peace and reconciliation, the future of work, climate change and disaster risk reduction, youth in democracy and governance, health and well-being, and sports.