The New Shape Forum will be a starting point of our mission to reshape global cooperation in order to better tackle global catastrophic risks based on the proposals put forward in the New Shape Prize. Join us in our endeavour; be part of our Shapemaker community. Notable policy-makers in global governance and cooperation and leading academics, among others, will come together in the beautiful setting of Münchenbryggeriet, Stockholm, for two intense days of creative workshops and discussions to examine what the future of global governance could look like.
We will dissect the best ideas from the New Shape Prize in order to improve them, and explore their viability. Our goal is that all attendees get the chance to contribute to these ideas and make them their own, so that they can be repurposed for individual objectives and concerns; in different companies, cities, organizations and communities. One of the main criteria of the New Shape Prize is that proposals have to be implementable. This is your chance to make a difference.
Leading actors such as Johan Rockström, Director of the Stockholm Resilience Center; Jens Orback, Former Minister of Democracy, Integration and Gender Equality for Sweden; Risa Hontiveros, Senator of the Philippines; Maina Kiai, Former UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association; Hajer Sharief, Co-Founder of Together We Build It Org - Libya; and Azita Raji, Former US Ambassador to Sweden, are slated to attend. Join us to help bring forward the most innovative ideas on global governance.
Leading policy think tanks, researchers, policy-makers, distinguished leaders, and educators are among those invited to the New Shape Forum. We want to spur conversations that will be able to have a real, practicable impact on better governance efforts taking place all over the world.
In November 2016, GCF announced the creation of the USD 5 million New Shape Prize, seeking improved models of international cooperation capable of tackling the most pressing threats to humanity. Over 14,000 applicants from 187 countries answered the call, and through the Prize, GCF has also hosted and supported events in collaboration with established partners, such as Brookings Institution in Washington DC, Chatham House in London, TERI in New Delhi, Tsinghua University in Beijing, the Getúlio Vargas Foundation in Sao Paolo, and SAIIA in Johannesburg, to discuss better global governance of catastrophic risks.
To provide the fairest and most holistic assessment of submitted entries, GCF has put together ten review panels from North America, Latin America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, North Africa/Middle East, Eastern/Southern Africa, Western Africa, South Asia, East Asia, and Asia Pacific. Each panel consists of renowned experts from different spheres of society and with competences in different fields relevant to the issue, from academic experts to leaders within civil society, politics and diplomacy. There are two rounds of rigorous assessment.
– Public event in Kulturhuset, central Stockholm
– Start of the Forum, presentations
– Cultural evening activities (optional)
– Further presentations, workshops
– Gala dinner and awards ceremony for the New Shape Prize
More details to be announced here soon.
After each presentation, attendees will be able to choose from a range of parallel workshops that will each approach the idea proposed in a different way. All workshops will be guided through by an expert.
Short presentations by the New Shape Prize finalist teams
Spot & Build:
Alternate between being the “defender” and the “challenger” in this stimulating exercise
Talk & Listen Closer:
One-on-one in-depth conversations
Take part in the conversation with the finalists of the New Shape Prize
Answer a creative question and ideate around the best proposals
The winners of the New Shape Prize will be announced at the New Shape Forum Gala Dinner.
Enjoy live entertainment throughout the evening.
Hackathons are traditionally thought to be events in which a large number of people meet to participate in collaborative computer programming to solve a specific problem. In recent years, however, the term hackathon has also been applied to the concept of collaborative work to solve a specific problem (and not necessarily through programming).
As part of the New Shape Forum, 5 hackathons across India, US, China, Brazil and South Africa will be hosted by distinguished partners at the forefront of efforts to improve global governance. These hackathons will analyze the best ideas submitted through the New Shape Prize, improving their practicability and cohesiveness with each other. All the hubs will have a digital presence at the New Shape Forum.
Kulturhuset - Sergels Torg, Stockholm
By Train and Subway:
Alight at T-centralen station. Exit at Sergels Torg and the entrance to Kulturhuset will be on your right.
The closest bus station is T-centralen or Sergels Torg.
Münchenbryggeriet (The Brewery Conference Centre Stockholm) - Torkel Knutssonsgatan 2, Stockholm
By Train and Subway (arriving at Stockholm Central Station):
Take the red subway line towards Norsborg or Fruängen. Get off at Mariatorget. Take the Torkel Knutssonsgatan and Polishuset exit. As you exit the subway station, take a right down Torkel Knutssonsgatan and follow this street for approximately 400 meters to Münchenbryggeriet which is situated on Torkel Knutssonsgatan number 2 on your left hand side.
The closest bus station is Hornsgatan/Rosenlundsgatan. Walk past the parking lot. At the nextintersection, take a left onto Torkel Knutssonsgatan. Walk about 300 meters to the Brewery which is situated at Torkel Knutssonsgatan number 2. Please consult www.sl.se for information on bus routes.
See options recommended by Münchenbryggeriet here.
If you are visiting Sweden and are a citizen of a non-EU country, you may need a visa. A visa is a permit to travel to and stay in a country for a limited time. For more information, please visit the Swedish Migration Agency website.
The New Shape Forum is an invitation-only event. It is, however, possible to recommend leading policy-makers, researchers, distinguished leaders or educators to come to the Forum. Follow the link if you wish to do so. Kindly note that filling in the form does not guarantee an invitation to the Forum.