Governance activities


The online application can be accessed here.

Asian Forum on Global Governance (AFGG) participants will be successful young politicians, managers, journalists, academics and NGO representatives between 28 and 35 years of age, who have significant experience and show particular promise in their respective fields of endeavour. Proficiency in oral and written English is a prerequisite.

The two-stage application process will be highly selective. At the first stage, applicants must be nominated by an eminent person (nominator) already identified by the Observer Research Foundation and the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius (nomination does not guarantee acceptance). In the second stage, from these recommendations a Selection Committee will invite approximately 50 applicants to participate at the AFGG. It is clarified that nominations do not guarantee acceptance.

Names and addresses of the Observer Research Foundation’s or the ZEIT-Stiftung’s contact persons will not be communicated to potential applicants directly. Our nominators are from diverse fields; Heads and Ministers of State, Members of Parliament, CEOs of transnational companies, Professors (Law, Political Science, Humanities) and NGOs. Additionally, alumni of the Asian Forum as well as of the ZEIT-Stiftung’s Bucerius Summer School on Global Governance 2001 to 2015 may nominate candidates.

If you have been nominated by a nominator identified by the Observer Research Foundation and the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius, please complete the online application form and upload the following application documents:

Curiculum Vitae (only in doc, docx, jpeg or pdf)
Photo (jpeg, png or pdf; not more than 500kb)
Letter of Intent (only in doc, docx or pdf)

You are required to send these documents via e-mail or post to:

Samir Saran

Vice President Observer Research Foundation
20, Rouse Avenue Institutional Area
New Dehli - 110 002, India

Sascha Suhrke

Program Director Politics and Society ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius
Feldbrunnenstrasse 56
20148 Hamburg, Germany