On 21 August, the four-month Managing Global Governance (MGG) Academy started at IDOS and welcomed 22 young leaders from Brazil, China, Germany, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Romania and South Africa.
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? In view of the ongoing war of Russia on Ukraine, heatwaves, burning forests, floods worldwide and aggravating climate crisis, these questions are more burning than ever. The Managing Global Governance (MGG) Academy of IDOS opens up rooms to discuss these questions.
The MGG Academy brings together highly qualified young professionals from emerging countries and Europe. 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, what changes in global institutions are necessary, how can international cooperation succeed? 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. The MGG Academy is rounded off with a study trip to Brussels and the International Futures Programme in Berlin organised jointly with the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin.