About the Program

The Global Governance Futures – Robert Bosch Foundation Multilateral Dialogues (GGF) program brought together exceptional young professionals to look ahead to the year 2035 and think of ways to better address global challenges.

At the heart of the GGF philosophy is our belief that the greatest asset of the program lies in the diversity of our fellows and the collective energy they develop when they discuss, debate and engage with each other during the dialogue sessions. This is why the fellows occupied center stage, setting GGF apart from other programs for young professionals. The fellows played an active role in shaping the agenda of their respective working groups. The working process drew on the GGF method and brought together the unique strengths, experiences and perspectives of each fellow as they worked toward a common goal. The GGF team at the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) worked closely with the fellows to help them achieve their goals and, in the process, cultivate a community that lasted beyond the duration of the program through an active alumni community.

Each round of the GGF program brought together 27 individuals from Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Africa, and the United States (three fellows from each country). The fellows participated in three, sometimes four, dialogue sessions over the course of one year.

The GGF fellows formed three working groups, each one focusing on one of three key global issues. During the GGF 2035, the final round of the program, the fellows focused on the futures of climate-related conflict, media and information, and the politics of inequality. Using strategic foresight instruments, including scenario planning and risk assessment, the working groups constructed scenarios for their respective issue areas. Based on their findings, the fellows produced a range of products – including presentations, essays, commentaries, podcasts, and interviews – that outline their scenarios for the coming 15 years (until 2035) and ways to address the underlying challenges.

GGF drew on a community of dedicated supporters. The program was initiated by the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) along with the Robert Bosch Stiftung. The program consortium was comprised of academic institutions, foundations and think tanks from across the nine participating countries. The core responsibility for the design and implementation of the program rested with the GGF program team, based at GPPi in Berlin.

In addition, GGF relied on advice and guidance from the GGF steering committee, composed of senior policymakers and academics.

The program was co-designed and generously supported by the Robert Bosch Stiftung.

GGF 2030 Fellows Helidah 'Didi' Ogude (South Africa) and Cara Stauss (Germany)

GGF 2030 Fellows Helidah 'Didi' Ogude (South Africa) and Cara Stauss (Germany)