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Upcoming Events

  • Cape Town
    17
    May
    20
    May
    2018
    BMW Foundation Global Table

    Leading towards Equal Opportunities

    The BMW Foundation Global Table in South Africa deals with the question of how to create equal and fair opportunities for all. A question that has not lost its urgency in the anniversary year of Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday.

    In keeping with the global 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Africa aspires to fulfill major development objectives in the coming years to reduce poverty, transform its economies, improve governance, and create the conditions for inclusive and sustainable prosperity. Africa has unparalleled growth prospects. It is resource rich, has a young population, and is predicted to outperform all other emerging economies, with its GDP expected to rise by an average of 6 per cent per year.

    For any progress towards a more equal growth path, good governance is key. After colonialism, most countries focused on self-determination and indigenous leadership. But far too often, the new generation of leaders has not served the well-being of the majority of citizens. Truly accountable leadership breaking the vicious cycle of nepotism and corruption can positively transform Africa into an economically, politically, and socially competitive region while serving its citizens’ key interests.

    In this spirit, the Global Table takes a global perspective to explore opportunities for change in Africa and beyond. It will facilitate an open dialogue to identify new frameworks for collaboration between local, regional, national, and international actors. Our partners for the 11th Global Table are the Nelson Mandela Foundation and LifeCo UnLtd South Africa.

  • Rio de Janeiro
    02
    Jun
    06
    Jun
    2018
    Regional Network Activities

    Network Driver Retreat

    Once a year, we bring together the Network Drivers of our Responsible Leaders Network to look back on the worldwide activities of the past year and plan the next steps for the global as well as regional networks. The meeting presents an opportunity to assess the need of the different regions and compare experiences. Representatives of the foundation are there to offer tools and support to guarantee a sustainable growth of the network.

    This year, the meeting will take place in Sinal do Vale, a pristine location in the middle of nature near Rio de Janeiro.

  • Lillehammer
    23
    Jun
    26
    Jun
    2018
    BMW Foundation Global Table

    Creating Resilient Societies through Dialogue

    We are currently witnessing peaceful and democratic societies becoming increasingly fragile and unstable. An important factor in this development is a growing lack of trust between citizens as well as between citizens and public institutions. Dialogue can help to reestablish trust, and leaders play an important role in promoting and improving this powerful societal tool.

    The 12th BMW Foundation Global Table takes place in partnership with the Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue during the Lillehammer Dialogue City. The aim of the four-day meeting is to provide a deeper understanding of why some voices from society are not sufficiently heard and how urban spaces and public debate are changing through self-organized community dialogues. We want to identify effective ways in which dialogue can build trust and prevent conflicts.