The Power of Cooperation: Shaping a Positive narrative of Global Governance in South Africa

MGG Conference

Pretoria, 04.11.2019 bis 05.11.2019


German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Institute for Global Dialogue (IDG)

In a polarised world, amid the global rise of nationalism and populism and with global governance and internationale dialogue at risk, one purpose of the MGG network is to create and hold open spaces of dialogue and internationale cooperation.

The conference „The Power of Cooperation: Shaping a Positive Narrative of Global Governance“ took place on the occasion of the national MGG alumni meeting in South Africa 2019. It served the purpose of connecting participants of the MGG Academy (since 2007) and further invited guests. Participants discussed two main questions: First, how can multi-sectoral, transnational networks contribute to fair and open dialogue and communication in increasingly polarised settings? Second, how can they contribute to a positive narrative of (inter- and transnational) cooperation and global governance amid the rise of nationalism and populism?

The conference is part of a series of similar conferences in all MGG countries. The topic and results of the conference will be taken up in the following meetings. In this way, the MGG network aimes at contributing to the shaping of a new positive narrative of international cooperation and global governance that is rooted in deep respect for diversity, mutual learning and shared responsibility for a just and sustainable development.

This conference was jointly organised by the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) and the Institute for Global Dialogue (IDG) in the framework of the Managing Global Governance (MGG) programme with financial support from the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

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04.11.2019 bis 05.11.2019


Sheraton Pretoria Hotel
643 Corner of Church and Wessels Streets,
Arcadia, 0007 Pretoria
South Africa