Apply to be a GGF Fellow
The Global Governance Futures – Robert Bosch Foundation Multilateral Dialogues program (GGF) is bringing together exceptional young professionals from different professional sectors – academia, civil society, government, NGOs, private sector, etc. – to look ahead to the year 2030 and think of ways to better address key global challenges. Building on previous rounds of the program, the next round – GGF 2030 – will assemble 27 fellows from Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Africa, and the United States (three from each country) to form three working groups that focus on the futures of global order, of global migration and refugee crises, and the role of cities in global governance.
Over the course of 2018 and 2019, the fellows will meet in four dialogue sessions. They will engage in challenging discussions within and across their working groups. They will meet with leading experts, policymakers, and business leaders in each host country, receive training in the GGF foresight methodology, produce scenarios for their working group topics, and engage in thinking what can be done to address key global challenges. The GGF fellows will engage in communication within and across different countries and professional sectors with the aim to come up with better policy options for their respective countries and organizations. The GGF fellows will disseminate the results of their working group sessions through a series of GGF products, including presentations, essays, commentaries, podcasts, and online interviews.
The four dialogue sessions (five to eight days each) will take place in Washington, DC (May 13 – 17, 2018), New Delhi (September 9 - 13, 2018), São Paulo (January 2019) and Paris-Berlin (May/June 2019). The exact dates will be determined closer to the sessions.
- Be a citizen of Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Africa, or the US.
- Have at least three years of professional experience. Visit the GGF alumni page to view the profiles of our past fellows.
- Demonstrate a strong interest to contribute to addressing global challenges.
- Be ready to engage with the growing GGF alumni community and to promote GGF beyond the GGF 2030 round.
- Have a track record of making an impact in their community, organization or company.
- Have outstanding academic qualifications and an excellent command of English (both spoken and written).
- Be ready to produce GGF outputs (including podcasts, essays, commentaries, online interviews) and to engage in outreach activities for GGF throughout the program and thereafter.
- Be able to attend all four GGF dialogue sessions. Successful candidates will be asked to sign a letter of agreement confirming their attendance at all four sessions. They will also be asked to present written confirmation from their employer agreeing to the time commitment needed to participate in GGF.
- All fellows are expected to contribute an average of eight hours between each session to advance the writing of the final working group essay.
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