After four successful rounds of the GGF program (GGF 2020, 2022, 2025, and 2027), the alumni group has 100 members – from China, Germany, India, Japan, and the United States. They come from the public sector, the private sector, academia, and civil society organizations, and were selected from a highly competitive pool of applicants by the GGF steering committee.

The GGF alumni group regularly organizes events, social gatherings, and discussion rounds in cities such as Berlin, Tokyo, and Washington, DC. To date, there have been two alumni reunions, one in Washington, DC, in 2015, immediately following the last dialogue session of GGF 2025, the second in Berlin in 2017, immediately following the last dialogue session of GGF 2027.

Berlin 2017 Alumni Reunion

The second GGF alumni reunion took place in June 2017 and was hosted by the Robert Bosch Stiftung Berlin Representative Office and the Hertie School of Governance.

We encourage our alumni to look ahead to future GGF generations and to help shape the alumni network. A key aspect of GGF is building and maintaining relationships between the participants in the hope that further projects and ideas can flourish. During our reunion meetings, we arranged breakout sessions to embolden the alumni present to voice their thoughts on how best to advance the network.

Washington, DC, 2015 Alumni Reunion

The first reunion took place in May 2015, in Washington, DC. The alumni took part in a number of activities designed to get them to reflect on their experiences of GGF. They also had the chance to discuss all the reports developed by GGF 2025 and to make their own suggestions.