How can we contribute to a sustainable future as individuals, in the context of our work, in our communities, societies and in inter- and transnational cooperation? These are some of the questions this year’s MGG Academy will address. Read more…
In view of the ongoing pandemic, burning forests, floods, humanitarian crises and the warning by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that the time to mitigate climate change is running out, these questions are more burning than ever. The Managing Global Governance (MGG) Academy of the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) will open up rooms to discuss these questions. The MGG Academy 2021 has been officially opened on 16 August 2021. It is financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
For the second year, the four month dialogue and training programme will take place as a digital programme due to the corona crisis. In the past months, the DIE has developed the format of the MGG Academy further to enable content-related discussions, personal encounters and joint project work in the digital space.
The MGG Academy brings together highly qualified young professionals from rising powers and from Europe. This year, 24 young change-makers from Brazil, China, Germany, India, Indonesia, Mexico, and South Africa are taking part. In their home countries, they work in ministries, research institutes, think tanks, civil society organisations or the private sector. The participants engage in a dialogue on the big questions around sustainability: How can societal transformations to sustainability be fostered? Which role does global governance play? How can we make sure that a climate friendly future is socially just at the same time? Is digitalisation an opportunity or a threat to sustainability?
The MGG Academy aims to empower the participants in their role as change makers. Next to knowledge exchange in academic modules, participants are encouraged to learn about their own role as agents of change in leadership modules. In change maker projects, participants will jointly put their learnings into practice. Furthermore, two weeks in the programme, titled “International Futures”, is organized by the Federal Foreign Office, addressing limits and opportunities in diplomacy in times of crises.
With a warm welcome, the MGG Academy batch of 2020 sent digital greetings via this welcome video to the new participants:
Welcome wishes were also sent by the MGG team: