About the Program

The Global Governance Futures – Robert Bosch Foundation Multilateral Dialogues (GGF) program brings together exceptional young professionals to look ahead 10 years 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 four dialogue sessions. This is why the fellows occupy the center stage, setting GGF apart from other programs for young professionals. 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 as they work towards a common goal. The GGF team at the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) works closely with the fellows to help them achieve their goals and, in the process, cultivates a community that will last well beyond the duration of the program through a growing and active alumni community.

GGF 2030, the latest round of the program, assembles 27 individuals from Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Africa, and the United States (three from each country). Over the course of 2018 and 2019, the fellows participate in four dialogue sessions, taking place in Washington, DC (May 11 – 17, 2018); New Delhi (September 9 - 13, 2018); São Paulo (January 2019); and Paris and Berlin (May/June 2019).

The GGF fellows form three working groups focusing on one key global issue. In the GGF 2030 round, they focus on the futures of global order, of global migration and refugee crises, and of the role of cities in global governance. Using strategic foresight instruments, including scenario planning and risk assessment, the working groups produce scenarios for their respective issue areas. Based on their findings, the fellows put together a range of products – including presentations, essays, commentaries, podcasts, and online interviews – that outline scenarios of potential global governance challenges to be expected in the coming decade and ways to address them.

GGF draws on a broad array of dedicated supporters. The program was initiated by the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) along with the Robert Bosch Stiftung. The program consortium is 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 belongs to the GGF program team, based at GPPi in Berlin.

In addition, GGF relies on advice and guidance provided by the GGF steering committee, made up of senior policymakers and academics.

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

GGF 2027 Fellow Gunnar Berkemeier (Germany)