Network of Global Agenda Councils

Institution: World Economic Forum

Network of Global Agenda Councils (2008; World Economic Forum, Switzerland; www.weforum.org/community/global-agenda-councils)

The Network is one of 14 World Economic Forum “communities” that are “committed to improving the state of the world.” The Global Agenda Councils involves 700+ “premier thought leaders” grouped in >80 issue-focused Councils “committed to addressing the most pressing issues and opportunities of our time and aiming to provide new thinking and solutions.” The Members meet annually at the Summit on the Global Agenda, “the world’s largest brainstorming event,” hosted by the Government of the United Arab Emirates. “Recognizing the great transformations that businesses, economies, and societies are currently undergoing, participants at this year’s Summit (November 2014) will focus on how to transform new models into collaborative, sustained processes, which drive solutions for a greener and socially more inclusive world.”

Councils:

  • Cities and Urbanization
  • Consumption
  • Cybersecurity
  • Development Finance
  • Digital Economy and Society
  • Energy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial and Monetary Systems
  • Food Systems Innovation
  • Geopolitics
  • Health and Healthcare
  • Human Rights and Technology
  • Humanitarian System
  • Information and Entertainment
  • Infrastructure
  • Innovation Ecosystems
  • International Trade and Investment
  • Long-term Investing
  • Mobility
  • Nature and the Economy
  • New Economic Agenda
  • New Metrics
  • New Social Contract
  • Production
  • Regional Future Council on Europe
  • Regional Future Council on the
  • Reality
  • Korean Peninsula
  • Regional Future Council on the Middle East
  • Regional Future Council on Russia
  • Advanced Energy Technologies
  • Agile Governance
  • Biotechnology
  • Computing
  • Human Enhancement and Longevity
  • Neurotechnologies
  • New Network Technologies
  • Space Technologies
  • Values, Ethics and Innovation
  • Virtual and Augmented

Note:  The 80-some Global Agenda Councils appear to cover all—or nearly all– facets of both Security and Sustainability, and then some! (MM)

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