Five - Year Goals

Global Thinkers Forum has prioritized the topics and issues that form its five-year action agenda:

ACCOUNTABLE LEADERSHIP

GTF aims to develop wiser and more accountable leaders on a global scale. As part of this goal we have set some dynamic action points :

  • We closely monitor global trends and weak signals in the political, geostrategic, economic, business and social arenas.
  • We work by engaging leaders and thought leaders with strong commitment towards ethics.
  • We map, link, collect and integrate information from across the international system.
  • We run two mentoring progammes, as part of our initiative Global Thinkers Mentors, that focus on developing the leadership skills of youth and women.
  • We create events to help share knowledge and establish common best practices among the wide spectrum of leaders and thought leaders involved in governance, business, society, academia.
  • We organise workshops and seminars around Leadership.
  • We help leaders integrate new value propositions, innovative structures, forward thinking and ethical processes in order to create the right solutions for their people.

a. Social Entrepreneurship

As part of the accountable leadership focus, GTF aims to support entrepreneurial endeavours that are tied up with social causes or/and serve a social purpose. GTF aims to help young or/and aspiring entrepreneurs realise their dream by providing them with knowledge and contacts that can help transform an idea from a vague concept to a real venture. To serve this goal :

  • We encourage the triangle of collaboration between the public sector, the private sector and civil society.
  • We create results-driven conversations.
  • We partner with organisations that actively support social entrepreneurship.
  • We create opportunities and networking events for young entrepreneurs.

b. Strategic Philanthropy

An equally important part of GTF’s accountable leadership focus is Strategic Philanthropy. GTF aims to expand the idea of values-based leadership and all stakeholder accountability. Accountable organisations are those who care about society as much as they do for their bottom line. GTF promotes the principles of strategic philanthropy in order to help organisations invest strategically, while giving back to society. To further that goal :

  • We partner with organisations with long term commitment and strong track record towards positive social change.
  • We run workshops that educate companies, organisations and foundations on strategic philanthropy and impact giving to reinforce and encourage the culture of giving towards positive social change.
  • We promote role models in Philanthropy.

WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT

GTF empowers women in various ways, to help them thrive personally and professionally. We believe that involving more women means engaging more talent and so we spark conversations around the role of women to effect positive change:

  • We support and reinforce lifetime education for women.
  • We help train incumbent and future women leaders across all sectors and disciplines.
  • We engage ourselves in campaigns that support Women’s rights and equal participation worldwide.
  • Through our initiatives and mentoring programme, we open new pathways for women to progress and succeed and we build their capacity to be effective leaders.
  • We create opportunities for knowledge exchange and collaboration between women across all continents.
  • We break down stereotypes relating to gender issues.

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

At GTF we believe that the future is already with us and by supporting youth development we are convinced we can make the world a better and brighter place:

  • We provide youth with the opportunity to be mentored for issues of career and life by global thought leaders through our global mentoring platform.
  • We provide the opportunity to students and young people to attend GTF events and workshops free of charge.
  • We create opportunities for youth to be part of the GTF knowledge production.
  • We create opportunities and networking events for young entrepreneurs.
  • We unlock the potential of current and future generations through training.