GGF 2030 Report Presentations

After intense sessions in Washington, DC, New Delhi, and São Paulo, the GGF fellows have distilled their insights and ideas into final reports. The groups will present their main findings to the public at the last session in Berlin, where they will be joined by expert discussants.

The presentations will take place on May 22–24 at the Robert Bosch Stiftung Berlin Representative Office, Atrium Room, Französische Straße 32, 10117 Berlin.

Please see below for short abstracts as well as further information on the respective presentation slots and the experts who will take part in each discussion.

We would be delighted if you joined us for the presentations. Please RSVP to, indicating which presentations you would like to attend.

Re-Imagining Forced Migration Governance for 2030

Presentation: Wednesday, May 22, 11:00–12:15

Expert Discussants: Anne Koch (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik), Julian Lehmann (GPPi), Astrid Ziebarth (The German Marshall Fund of the United States)

It is 2030 and the world is facing an unprecedented level of human mobility. Who are the forced migrants ten years from now? Where have they been forced to move to and why? Who are the relevant stakeholders and what is their role in shaping forced migration governance? In Re-Imagining Forced Migration Governance for 2030, the GGF 2030 fellows envision the futures of the global migration and refugee challenge — and suggest innovative mechanisms that could help facilitate an effective and equitable forced migration governance by the end of the decade.

The New (Dis)Orders: Envisioning the Complex Futures of Geopolitics

Presentation: Thursday, May 23, 11:00–12:30

Expert Discussants: Angela Stanzel (Institut Montaigne), Sonia Khan (Google), Lauren L. Johnston (MERICS)

By 2030, the power structures that shape the global order have changed substantially. How have economic development and inequality come into play? How have technology and multinational companies transformed politics between nation states? What does the institutional framework of this shifting global order — with its tensions between the established Western-led multilateral institutions and emerging parallel institutions — look like? In The New (Dis)Orders: Envisioning the Complex Futures of Geopolitics, the GGF 2030 imagine scenarios for the future of the global order and illustrate innovative policy responses to the threats they identify.

Read the report.

Make or Break: How Will Cities Shape Future Global Challenges?

Presentation: Friday, May 24, 10:30–12:00

Expert Discussants: Cathleen Berger (Mozilla), Oliver Seidel (CityFörster), Anna Steigemann (Technische Universität Berlin)

In 2030, will we see cities carry out sustainable development initiatives, instead of national governments? What will cities, mayors and civil society groups need in order to lead or jointly advocate for policy changes in an increasingly urbanized world? In their report, Make or Break: How Will Cities Shape Future Global Challenges?, the GGF 2030 fellows contemplate the global futures of cities, and suggest policy interventions to mitigate potential threats and make the most of potential opportunities.

Read the report.