In 2012, Global Thinkers Forum launched as a platform that paves the way in changing perceptions around governance and in helping people rethink their values for the future, from a global (universal rather) perspective. Also as a platform to promote collaboration and cross-cultural understanding among what we call ‘PPP’, Public-Private Partnerships, but also between social verticals relating to gender, ethnic, racial differences.
The concept of Global Thinkers Forum is founded on the belief that today there is abundance of information (and disinformation), but too little thinking and analysis. Human networks proliferate at rapid pace, but people are in greater need of in-person information exchange than ever before. Leadership as we knew it is losing ground and leaders themselves are clearly finding it tough to manage a continuum of change that affects perceptions, behaviours and decision-making.
Our organisation, Global Thinkers Forum, has an important strategic objective: to create a new generation of leaders by effectively harnessing the power of social and human networks and promoting cross-sector collaboration. We believe that we need to build on collective intelligence and social capital, understand emerging behavioural patterns and coordinate people in ways to achieve problem-solving through collaborative work.