Global Governance Futures
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Global Governance Futures – Robert Bosch Foundation Multilateral Dialogues

The Global Governance Futures - Robert Bosch Foundation Multilateral Dialogues program (GGF) brings together young professionals - representing the academic, public, private and NGO sectors - to look ahead 10 years from now and recommend ways to address key global challenges. The program assembles 27 fellows from the NGO sector, academia, public administration and the private sector.

Over the course of 18 months, the fellows will meet in four dialogue sessions that take place in the participating countries. They will collaborate and engage in challenging discussions within and across their working groups, meet with leading experts and policymakers in each host country, receive training in the GGF scenario planning methodology and produce scenario reports with policy suggestions for effective and accountable governance.

The GGF fellows will disseminate the results of their working group sessions through reports, op-eds in major publications, journal articles and high-profile presentations.

The program takes place in cooperation with the Global Public Policy Institute e.V. (GPPi) in Berlin. Additional partners are the Brookings Institution, Tokyo Foundation, Centre for Policy Research, Hertie School of Governance, Tsinghua University, Fudan University, Keio University, Ashoka University, Princeton University, Fundação Getúlio Vargas, Institut français des relations internationales, South African Institute of International Affairs as well as the Centre for Strategic and International Studies.


Joel Sandhu
Global Public Policy Institute e.V.
Phone: +49 30 275959-750

Contact at the Foundation

Dirk Schmittchen
Phone: +49 711 46084-411

Picture Gallery

Photos: Ralph Alswang/Matthias Erfurt 
GGF 2027 Washington - Fellow Shireen Santosham works for the mayor of San Jose, California and is part of making the city a "smart city".
The topics of the fifth round of the program - GGF 2030 are:
  • The futures of global orders
  • Global migration and refugees crises
  • The role of cities in global governance

The first "dialogue session" will take place in Washington, DC in spring 2018, followed by three more sessions in New Delhi in September 2018, in Sao Paulo in January 2019 and in Paris and Berlin in June 2019. The results of the working groups will be published in the form of reports, articles and so forth. For the first time, fellows from Indonesia, Brazil, South Africa, and France will participate in the program.

The topics of the fourth round of the program - GGF 2027 are:
  • Data Governance
  • Global Health
  • Transnational Terrorism

The first of the four dialogue sessions (five to eight days each) took place in Washington, DC (May 2016). Further sessions were held in Tokyo and Beijing (September 2016), New Delhi (January 2017) and Berlin (June 2017). The GGF program is jointly implemented by the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi), the Hertie School of Governance, the Tokyo Foundation, Keio University, Tsinghua University, Fudan University, the Centre for Policy Research, Ashoka University, the Brookings Institution and Princeton University.


Final session in Berlin

Global health, data governance, transnational terrorism: These three topics are expected to dominate the international agenda in the future. As part of the "Global Governance Futures" program, 25 junior managers from China, India, Japan, the USA, and Germany took a look ahead to the year 2027. In Berlin, they presented their future scenarios.

Interview with GGF 2027 Fellows Cathleen Berger and Reirui Ri: "Technology Can Go Both Ways"

The GGF Fellows Cathleen Berger and Reirui Ri discuss the topic of their working group "Data Governance". Their working group maps out scenarios for the use of "Big Data" ten years into the future.

Interview with GGF 2027 Fellow Yuan Ma: "Democratization is not an All-Use-Medicine"

Fellow Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Yuan Ma is part of the Global Governance Futures (GGF) 2027 working group on transnational terrorism. The interview on the occasion of the second GGF 2027 meeting in Tokyo expresses her personal opinion.

Interview with GGF 2027 Fellow Sulzhan Bali: "Diseases Do Not Know National Borders"

The micro- and molecular biologist is conducting research on the effects of the Ebola virus on Nigeria’s private economy. During the interview, she explained how global health systems can be implemented in the future and how GGF can make a contribution.
The year 2014/2015 was the first year to include participants from Japan and India.

The topics the fellows dealt with were:
  • Internet Governance
  • Geo-Engineering
  • Arms Control