The Swiss government and the Geneva cantonal government jointly founded the Geneva Science and Diplomacy Anticipator (GESDA) in close collaboration with the City of Geneva out of a belief that scientific and technological progress – if properly anticipated, shared and managed – can bring significant value to the international community. The goal is to build bridges between science and diplomacy in order to deliver greater impact and enhance multilateral effectiveness in addressing global challenges.
Although the Swiss Confederation and the Geneva cantonal and city governments provided seed funding, GESDA is an independent, not-for-profit organization that funds its own activities through public-private partnerships. We fully matched the seed funding we received with philanthropic donations.
Founders and Public Contributors
To keep our communities informed of the latest developments in anticipatory science and technology frontier issues, we have established a partnership with Geneva Solutions, a not-for-profit news platform dedicated to the coverage of International Geneva activities. Every week, the Geneva Solutions’ newsletter “GSnews Daily Brief” publishes a selection of articles taken from GESDA’s Best Reads, a weekly review from the worldwide press, websites, blogs and reports. And every month, Geneva Solutions publishes an interview with, or an Op-Ed by, a high-level actor in the GESDA community.
We are currently in talks with various academic, diplomatic, philanthropic and press organizations about potential partnerships. More information will be provided as soon as those partnerships are formalized.