$5m prize awards for new ideas in global governance. This competition is a quest to find new models of global cooperation capable of handling global risks. It will award US$5 million in prizes for the best ideas that re-envision global governance for the 21st century.
"Be part of the effort to safeguard our world for future generations. Be part of the global conversation. Help to change the shape of things to come."
So, peeps, enough complaining. Start thinking and doing!
Have some big ideas and put them out there, deadline until end of September 2017 now (it has been open since November 2016), but that's still quite enough time to put something down. Apply here and FAQ. Even if not maybe it will get you thinking!
There are plenty of resources on the Foundation's website. Here's the founder's letter.
Here are current ideas in global governance
Here are a series of solutions and ideas the world has had.
A summary of the Foundation is below:
" The Global Challenges Foundation aims to incite deeper understanding of the most pressing global risks to humanity - and to catalyse new ways of tackling them. Founded in 2012 by the Swedish financial analyst and author Laszlo Szombatfalvy, GCF is based on the belief that global challenges require global solutions and new forms of international cooperation are urgently needed in order to secure acceptable living conditions for future generations.
GCF’s approach is rooted in the risk analysis employed by Laszlo Szombatfalvy (wiki) during his five-decade career as an exceptionally successful investor. This objective, scientific approach led him to conclude that the impacts of the great challenges of today – especially climate change, large-scale environmental degradation, violent conflict, extreme poverty and continued rapid population growth – are being gravely underestimated by political and business leaders, who are too often influenced by short term interests. "