ICC Birmingham, UK, 03 - 05 May, 2022

Call for Contributions

Our call for contributions is now open

The Forum for Global Challenges is an ambitious international conference that will generate and share solutions to some of the most pressing challenges faced by our planet and its people, from climate change and destruction of the natural world, to poverty and rising inequalities, and the effects of the global pandemic.

Join us for a unique programme of events and discussion, as we build towards the inaugural Forum in Birmingham, May 2022

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The Forum for Global Challenges will find, share and promote technological, policy, societal and behavioural solutions to climate change and inequalities. The Forum will focus on the key topics of the green economy, restoring nature, the future of cities, mobility, the future of education and employment, health and wellbeing, food security and access to the digital world. These will be examined through the lenses of post-COVID recovery, strategies for transformation, ethical and effective leadership and interconnectedness.

The Online Community

Through our online community, we will build truly global and inclusive participation in the Forum for Global Challenges. Open to all, the community will provide a hub for co-creation and collaboration, connecting experts and thought leaders to policy makers and the public. Join the community to make your own contributions to tackling the global challenges, to share your own successes and challenges, and to grow your networks.

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Why Join the Forum?

Make a Positive Impact

By focusing on designing, sharing and scaling tangible solutions to global challenges, the Forum will lead to real change.

Build New Partnerships

Our cross-sector and interdisciplinary model will help bring new perspectives from industry, policy, academia and the third section, to help solve intractable challenges.

Be Heard

The Forum is built on genuine public and civil society participation, to ensure local communities drive solutions that are relevant and appropriate in their local context.

"Researchers can provide evidence, but dialogue and collaboration between people from all walks of life and from every part of the world is essential. We need to listen, learn and act. Now."

- Fiona Nunan, Professor of Environment and Development,

University of Birmingham Forum for Global Challenges Academic Lead

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Institute for Global Innovation, University of Birmingham, 54 Pritchatts Rd, Birmingham B15 2SA