The Kigali Global Dialogue

The Kigali Global Dialogue brings together policymakers, academics, civil society, and the private sector from around the world to deliberate and devise solutions to critical sustainable development challenges facing the global community today. The three-day conference is co-hosted by the Observer Research Foundation, ORF America, and the Rwanda Governance Board. This year’s dialogue is an official outreach event of the G20 under India’s Presidency.

The platform is unique because it brings together delegates and speakers from more than 70 countries, it amplifies perspectives from the across geographies, and more than half of our speakers are women.

Our objectives are clear:

  • Challenge orthodoxies and define new development narratives
  • Create an inclusive platform for debate and dialogue
  • To build the partnerships required to take new ideas forward


The last three years have witnessed geopolitical, social, ecological, and economic upheaval amplified by the exogenous shock of the pandemic. As the decade of action progresses and the consequences of climate change become more intense, it is critical that we share experiences and solutions and forge new partnerships needed to address global challenges.

Many of our development and economic orthodoxies – especially those propagated by high-income countries – have failed to deliver sustainable and equitable development for most of the world. New development institutions, financial arrangements, and paradigms are urgently needed and are already emerging. It is clear that African nations will create and lead new models for development over the coming decades. The success of these experiences will serve as templates for other parts of the world as they navigate development pathways more responsive to climate constraints and social, environmental, and economic imperatives.

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12th - 14th June


Kigali Marriott Hotel