Over the course of one year (2018-2019), the Global Governance Futures programme, or GGF, brings together young professionals to look ahead 10 years and recommend ways to address global challenges.
At the heart of the GGF philosophy, we believe that the greatest asset of the programme lies in the diversity of our fellows and the collective energy they develop when they come together, discuss, debate and engage with one another during the four intense working sessions. This is why the fellows squarely occupy the center stage, setting GGF apart from many other young professionals’ programmes. The fellows play an active role in shaping the agenda of their respective working groups. The working process draws on the GGF method and brings together the unique strengths, experiences and perspectives of each fellow in working towards a common goal. The GGF team works closely with the fellows to help them achieve these goals and, in the process, cultivates a community that will last well beyond the duration of the programme through a growing and active alumni network.
Building on four successful rounds of the programme – GGF 2020, GGF 2022, GGF 2025 and GGF 2027 – the next round, GGF 2030, will assemble 27 individuals from Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Africa, and the United States (three from each country). The GGF fellows form three working groups that explore a particular issue area of global governance. In GGF 2030 they will focus on the futures of global order, of global migration and refugee challenge, and of the role of cities in global governance until the year 2030. Using instruments from the field of futures research, the working groups will explore and produce scenarios for their respective issue areas. Based on their findings, the fellows will put together a range of publications, including reports and commentaries, and podcasts that present their findings on how to foster effective, accountable governance now and in the years ahead.
Pretoria’s commitment to inclusive and sustainable development – internationally, in Africa, and domestically – will drive the BRICS agenda for this year and mark its contribution.
Joel Sandhu introduces the Global Governance Futures 2030 – Robert Bosch Foundation Multilateral Dialogues and outlines its approach.
Aryaman Bhatnagar and Joel Sandhu argue that India’s claim as a player on the global stage will be judged against its ability to manage security and stability in its own backyard.