Our mission is to give everyone on earth a seat at the global governance table.
Our vision is to create a permanent global citizens’ assembly that by 2030 has over 10m annual participants, is recognised in improving our ability to tackle global issues such as climate change, health and inequality, is recognised by over 50% of the global population and is mostly funded by citizens’ donations.
The Global Assembly is a truly worldwide project involving organisations in over 50 countries.
It is supported by institutions, funders and expert committees.
Most citizens’ assemblies are top-down, initiated by governments to listen to the people of their nation.
This is the opposite.
The Global Assembly has been co-designed with institutions, scientists, citizens and social movements from around the world and built entirely from the ground-up.
We have delivered hundreds of citizen engagement projects including World Wide Views for the Paris and Copenhagen COPs; the only project comparable to the Global Assembly ever undertaken.
We have worked with the United Nations, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), many governments and foundations.
These organisations are integral to delivering the Global Assembly.
They have recruited the 100 community organisations from the 100 points on the globe, each where a citizen will be supported to participate in the Core Assembly.
Our sincere thanks to all of them for bringing this impossible project to fruition.
- Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation UK Branch
- Climate Emergency Collaboration Group (CECG)
- European Climate Foundation (ECF)
- One Project
- Scottish Government
Yago Bermejo Abati, Deliberativa
Margot Becker, OSCA
Bjørn Bedsted and Lars Kluver, Danish Board of Technology, Global Coordinators WWViews
Flynn Devine, OSCA
Eva Sow Ebion, Director of Innovation for Policy Foundation
Islam Elbeiti, Innovation for Policy Foundation
Massamba Fall, Innovation for Policy Foundation
Chirag Gupta, OSCA
Brett Hennig, Sortition Foundation
Marius Kamugisha, Innovation for Policy Foundation
Susan Nakyung Lee 이나경, Deliberativa
Rachel Ward Lilley
Claire Mellier, OSCA
Jehad Oumer, Innovation for Policy Foundation
Jon Stever, Director of Innovation for Policy Foundation
Sarah Whitley, OSCA
Rich Wilson, OSCA
Knowledge and Wisdom Committee
- Professor Sir Robert T. Watson, University of East Anglia (Chair)
- Dr Nafeez Ahmed, System Shift Lab
- Dr Stuart Capstick, Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformation, Cardiff University
- Professor Purnamita Dasgupta, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi
- Professor Saleemul Huq, International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), Bangladesh
- Professor Michael N. Oti, Petroleum Geology, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria
- Jyoti Ma (USA) & Mindahi Bastida Munoz (Mexico), The Fountain, Sacred Economics, Indigenous Wisdom Keepers
- Professor Julia Steinberger, Ecological Economics, University of Lausanne
Global Governance and Participation Committee
- Professor Nicole Curato, Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance at the University of Canberra (Chair)
- Professor Bonny Ibhawoh, Human Rights History and African History McMaster University, Canada
- Poonam Joshi, Director, Funders Initiative for Civil Society, UK
- Professor Helene Landemore, Yale University, USA
- Dr Tiago Peixoto, Senior Public Sector Specialist, World Bank
- Vijayendra (Biju) Rao, Lead Economist in the Development Research Group, World Bank
- Natalie Samarasinghe, United Nations Association
Akoma Ntoso is an ancient Ghanaian adinkra symbol, directly translated as 'linked hearts'.
Akoma Ntoso symbolises the deep understanding, agreement and harmony possible when we communicate from the heart. It also represents unity; that all people are connected.
The Global Assembly has adopted this symbol for our logo in the hope is that the Global Assembly creates heart-to-heart relationships between people across the world; as when we connect at the level of our real hopes and fears, strong relationships and new possibilities emerge.
It was chosen by people involved in the evolution of the Global Assembly, including Ghanaian citizens.