Rebeca Grynspan, secretary general of SEGIB, was appointed by the G-20 to the High Level Independent Panel (HLIP) on financing the global pandemic preparedness and response.
The panel is tasked with two main objectives: identifying the gaps in the financing system for the global commons for pandemic prevention, surveillance, preparedness and response; and proposing actionable solutions to meet these gaps on a systematic and sustainable basis, and to optimally leverage resources from the public, private and philanthropic sectors and the International Financial Institutions. It is co-chaired by Tharman Shanmugaratnam, former deputy prime minister and minister for Finance, Singapore, Lawrence Summers, former US treasury secretary, and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former finance and foreign minister, Nigeria.
The group will build on the World Health Organization’s (WHO) assessment of gaps in pandemic preparedness and on ongoing international initiatives aimed at enhancing global preparedness and response. In particular, the HILP will interact with main relevant Global Health actors, including the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response established by the WHO and in line with the goal of the International Health Regulations. The HLIP will provide an interim report to the G-20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors at their meeting in April 2021, before presenting its recommendations during their July 2021 meeting.
Rebeca Grynspan is a Member of the Inter-American Dialogue.