The acting CEO of King Khalid Foundation this week joined with civil society leaders from 40 countries and regions to engage in the C20 Summit in Tokyo, Japan.

HRH Princess Nouf bint Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Saud took part in the three-day summit, which saw civil society organisations debate policy suggestions to be shared with world leaders at the G20.

Princess Nouf also joined with other C20 leaders to present recommendations to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on how best to address a broad range of international social and economic issues.

More than 400 civil society organisations participated in the creation of the policy pack, which outlined topics for discussion in the G20 Osaka Summit on June 28 and 29.

The King Khalid Foundation delegation, which included Deputy CEO Dr Natasha Matic, and Rahaf Al Sanosi and Osamah Alhenaki, Co-directors of Policy Design and Advocacy, also took part in a discussion about the future of the C20, and shared plans for Saudi Arabia’s upcoming G20 presidency in 2020.

The C20 is one of several groups that advise G20 leaders on global concerns. A vital channel for civil society organisations from around the world, it offers a platform to convene, debate and build high-level proposals that can be shared with G20 leaders.

King Khalid Foundation served as a troika member of the Japanese C20 Summit. It has previously engaged at C20 meetings in both Hamburg and Buenos Aires during the German and Argentinian presidencies of G20 in 2017 and 2018.