Just a few years ago, the prospects for effective global governance looked promising to the international community. In a diplomatic breakthrough, governments worldwide joined hands in adopting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on climate change. That was in 2015. Today, growing nationalism and populist discontent in many countries have eroded confidence in multilateral problem-solving. As a consequence, transnational cooperation faces unprecedented challenges.
Since its inception more than 10 years ago, the MGG programme has sought to enhance mutual understanding and dialogue between Southern powers on the one hand and Germany and Europe on the other. To achieve this, it builds on its own training platform, the MGG Academy that trains young leaders from the partner countries. These alumni and the respective partner institutions form and shape the MGG Network.
The overarching objective of MGG is to contribute to transformative change at the global and domestic level by training, knowledge cooperation and dialogue. Currently, the programme is aimed towards six partner countries: Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico and South Africa.