What is the Model G20 Virtual Summit?
Knovva Academy, the only official knowledge partner of the G20 2020 Committee, has designed a five-day virtual summit and role-playing game in which high school students develop global economic policy. Similarly to Model UN, Model G20 delegates take on roles as ministers, heads of state, or leaders of non-governmental organizations from around the world. These diplomats are presented with pressing economic and public health challenges and country-specific information, then tasked with creating spending models and budgets for the post-pandemic world, while simultaneously negotiating favorable outcomes in multilateral agreements. To win the most points, Model G20 delegates must understand economic and cultural differences, and develop personal relationships that empower them to move past debate and into productive conversation.