We@FutureChallenges – Cooperation Partners
The Rockefeller Foundation’s mission to promote the well-being of people throughout the world has remained unchanged since its founding in 1913. Today, that mission is applied to an era of rapid globalization. Our vision is that this century will be one in which globalization’s benefits are more widely shared and its challenges are more easily weathered. To realize this vision, the Foundation seeks to achieve two fundamental goals in our work. First, we seek to build resilience that enhances individual, community and institutional capacity to survive, adapt, and grow in the face of acute crises and chronic stresses. Second, we seek to promote growth with equity in which the poor and vulnerable have more access to opportunities that improve their lives. In order to achieve these goals, the Foundation constructs its work into time-bound initiatives that have defined objectives and strategies for impact. These initiatives address challenges that lie either within or at the intersections of five issue areas: basic survival safeguards, global health, environment and climate change, urbanization, and social and economic security. For more information, please visit www.rockefellerfoundation.org
The Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) is one of the major centers for research in global economic affairs, economic policy advice and economic education. The Institute regards research into potentially innovative solutions to urgent problems of the world economy as its main task. On the basis of this research work, it advises decisiontakers in politics, the economy and society, and keeps the interested public informed on important matters of economic policy.
The Global Economic Symposium (GES) is an annual event held by the IFW and Bertelsmann Stiftung. It aims to provide a new collaborative setting to analyze the worldís most important economic problems, create shared visions of the future and formulate innovative strategies to achieve these visions. The GES thereby seeks to be a catalyst for future change.
In particular, the GES seeks to initiate a strategic dialogue on global economic affairs for leading policy makers, business executives, academics and other representatives of civil communities. Such a dialogue is needed as a response to the challenges of an increasingly interdependent world. Policy making and business decisions need to take into account the changing policy and business environment. The GES provides a forum to think globally about global problems. The GES aims to build communities to come up with practical solutions that contribute to the global public interest.
Global Economic Student Association (GESA)
The Global Economic Student Association (GESA) is a new initiative aiming to involve the young generation in the solution seeking process of the Global Economic Symposium (GES). It provides new blood to the GES Community, helping the GES gain access to insightful, talented young people who can be expected to drive global problem-solving initiatives forward in the future. Since the GES is committed to finding concrete proposals to create a more prosperous, fairer and securer world for the next generation, the Student Association is an integral part of the GES aspiration. The GESA provides an exceptional framework for students, who want to engage in global problem solving. They can make a real difference and distinguish themselves by presenting their ideas to a global community of leading decision-makers. In the long run, the GESA will become a catalyst for concrete change and an integral part of the GES Community. It provides a unique opportunity for bright students to present their ideas and to develop innovative solutions to current global challenges.
Global21is a student-run network of international affairs publications. The network is a practical tool for creating dialogue that promotes greater international cooperation and understanding among university students around the world. Through article exchanges, continental conferences, and Global21′s blog The Perspectivist, Global21 helps high-achieving students hone the skills necessary to excel in fields of journalism, business, non-profit, and government work, with the hope that they will graduate from their university with the drive and ability to tackle global issues themselves. Global21 currently consists of fourteen magazines in eleven countries, specifically located at Yale University, University of Toronto, Institut de Sciences Politiques Paris, Hebrew University, University of Cape Town, Peking University, Sydney University, University of South Australia, the London School of Economics and Political Science, Ibmec University in Rio de Janeiro, University of Oxford, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, Tec de Monterrey, and University of Zurich.