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Applications for GGF 2030 Now Open

October 26, 2017

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The Tokyo Foundation, in partnership with the Global Public Policy Institute of Germany and other leading think tanks and universities in nine countries, is implementing the upcoming round of the Global Governance Futures (GGF) program. The program is seeking 27 young professionals to come together to look ahead 10 years and recommend ways to address global challenges.

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Global Governance Futures (#GGF2030) brings 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 will focus on the futures of global order, of global migration and refugee crises, and of the role of cities in global governance.

Over the course of 2018 and 2019, 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 about 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 of coming up with better policy options for their respective countries and organizations. Each working group will be supported by a senior fellow, who will contribute to the working group’s knowledge in the respective topic area. The fellows are also encouraged to leverage the senior fellows’ experience to translate their final results into policy relevant products and potential co-authored outputs.

The GGF fellows will disseminate the results of their working group sessions and contribute to the knowledge base of their working group topics 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.

If you are ready to dedicate yourself to an outstanding group of individuals, to think and act beyond the beaten track of your professional field, to be challenged in your way of thinking by peers from other countries and professions, and to form new connections with international fellows and our growing community of GGF alumni from across the world, then we look forward to receiving your application to become a GGF 2030 fellow.

GGF is jointly implemented by the Global Public Policy Institute, the Hertie School of Governance, the Tokyo Foundation, Keio University, Tsinghua University, Fudan University, the Centre for Policy Research, Ashoka University, the Brookings Institution, Princeton University, Fundação Getúlio Vargas, Institut français des relations internationals, the South African Institute of International Affairs, and the Centre for Strategic and International Studies.

The program is co-designed and generously supported by the Robert Bosch Stiftung. To learn more about GGF 2030, previous rounds of the program, and alumni, visit www.ggfutures.net.

Application Requirements

Applicants must:

* 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 at http://www.ggfutures.net/alumni to view the profiles of past  fellows;

* Demonstrate a strong interest in contributing 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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For details and to apply to the fellowship, visit the GGF website <http://www.ggfutures.net/apply/>. The application deadline is November 19, 2017. The Japanese translation of the application can be read here: <https://www.tkfd.or.jp/leadership/ggf>.

The program is generously supported by the Robert Bosch Stiftung.