The Global Partnership for Civic Engagement exists to help drive systemic innovation for a better world and to make it easier for more of humanity to participate personally in the process.
Our global civilization is like the Titanic. However, unlike in 1912, this time we know in advance we are going to hit the icebergs (environmental, political, technological, economic, and cultural - affecting all the key aspects of civilization) and we know we have very little time before it is too late.
When one faces any emergency, there is a logic to follow: prioritize the best possible solutions, making sure that these solutions are up to the scale of the emergency, and focus one's energy and resources on their urgent implementation.
Launched in a high-level meeting at the UN Office for Partnerships just before the pandemic, the Global Partnership is a focused, practical initiative to get the best programs and ideas deployed at the scale necessary, with the urgency required.
We are rethinking civilization together.
What WE Do
What YOU Can Do
The Global Partnership is a global movement of world citizens who share a sense of urgency and practical focus on systemic solutions. With a sense of shared purpose and gratitude, we invite you to spread awareness of our mission, join us in helping identify and support the world’s most innovative systemic work, and participate in our collective efforts to rethink civilization.
RETHINKING CIVILIZATION AWARDS
Identifying the best current and proposed innovative initiatives for a different, better world via the Rethinking Civilization Awards and mobilizing support for them in a wide variety of ways.
"THE FUTURE NEEDS YOU NOW" CIVIC ENGAGEMENT CAMPAIGN
Facilitating public awareness of the most innovative and impactful programs and ideas for systemic, societal innovation via our Rethinking Civilization Video Podcast, the Rethinking Civilization Awards program, as well as through new services soon to launch.
Generate financial support for the Rethinking Civilization Awards nominees and honorees, from individual donations via the One Hour of Income for A Better World Campaign, the Catalytic Philanthropy Council, and the Saving Civilization Committee.
21ST CENTURY PHILANTHROPY
TO THE ONE HOUR OF INCOME FOR A BETTER WORLD CAMPAIGN
Wouldn’t it be great if you could change the world with a donation that supported the work of the greatest systemic innovators changing the world? With one hour of your income (annually, quarterly, or monthly), you can!
FOR THE RETHINKING CIVILIZATION AWARDS
To collectively support the world’s most impactful systemic innovators and/or the best new ideas, please nominate your own work or that of others who inspire you.
Learn from some of the greatest civilizational thinkers (Video Podcast), converse on world-scale ideas (Clubhouse Show), and expand your perspective on the world as it actually is
Watch our Video Podcast
Our Founding Advisors
Independent policy advisor to the Heads of State and governments of 57 countries
Founder: The Good Country Index & Anholt – Ipsos Nation Brands Index
TED and Youtube talks with more than 12 million views
His 2020 book, The Good Country Equation: How We Can Repair the World in One Generation, called “a masterpiece” by Zaid Ra’ad al-Hussein, the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights
Former CEO, the National Conference on Citizenship (chartered by the US Congress)
Former President, W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Former President, Silicon Valley Community Foundation (formerly Peninsula Community Foundation)
Member, Commission on the Practice of Democratic Citizenship, American Academy of Arts & Sciences
Project Lead, Future of Capitalism Project/”Capital as a Force for Good” in association with UN officials
CEO/Founder: Greater Pacific Capital
Former Head, Strategic Group, Goldman Sachs
Author, The Master Strategist
Strategic counsel to governmental/business leaders in U.S., Europe, China, Japan, and India
Founder/Creator, Chineasy – one of the world’s most popular methods of learning Chinese outside of Chinese-speaking countries
Author, Chineasy: The New Way to Read Chinese (translated into 19 languages)
Chineasy – named one of the World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company (2015)
A two-time TED speaker
Alvaro Umaña Quesada
Former Principal Advisor/Leader, Energy & Environment Group, Bureau for Development Policy, UN Development Program (UNDP)
Senior Advisor, Office of the Ex. D. for Central America, Mexico, Spain and Venezuela, Int. Monetary Fund
Former Chairman & Founding Member, The World Bank Inspection Panel, The World Bank
Costa Rica’s first Minister of Energy & Environment (1986-1990)