Take A Step Forward And Be Part Of The Change | Club de Madrid

Deeply aware of the current megacrisis, Club de Madrid (CdM) has organised its 2022 Annual Policy Dialogue in partnership with the Liz Mohn Center, one initiative of Bertelsmann Stiftung, bringing key stakeholders to Berlin for a timely discussion focused on solutions to address the food, energy and financial crises afflicting the world in 2022.

Participants: A Carefully Curated List

The Dialogue offers a unique platform for urgently required action-oriented conversations, gathering a carefully curated list of 40 participants, including democratic former Heads of State and Government, thought leaders, policy experts and representatives of governments, multilateral organisations, business and academia with the experience, expertise and access necessary to inform and inspire change. Force for Good was honoured and pleased to be invited to contribute at the event.

Full list of participants

Keynote Speeches


According to the United Nations Task Team for Global Crisis Response, 1.7 billion people worldwide will be severely affected by at least one of the three global transmission channels of this Megacrisis –food, energy prices, and financial conditions. Given the high levels of social and economic stress in the wake of COVID-19 and the increasing impacts of climate change, just one of these channels is enough to trigger collapse – debt defaults, food shortages, or blackouts.
This year’s Club de Madrid Policy Dialogue aimed to facilitate, promote and support a set of recommendations that will prove effective for governments and multilateral organisations to address the Megacrisis of 2022 and effectively respond to these multiple needs in a coordinated manner.

Recommendations: Concluding Document

Club de Madrid seeks to take advantage of its unique position to mobilise a critical mass of support to strengthen the multilateral system. Leveraging the political experience and agency of our Members – more than 115 democratic former Heads of State and Government from over 70 countries – to promote a conversation that generates concrete proposals to help governments and international institutions respond in a coordinated manner to the megacrisis of 2022. Its concluding report gives a high-level view of the dialogue.

The concluding document

Force for Good was pleased to attend and contribute to the important thinking of the Club de Madrid. For more information on The Annual Dialogue and Club de Madrid.

For Active Participants, and other leading institutions, Force for Good is happy to facilitate a discussion with the appropriate senior team at the Club de Madrid. Contact: Lesley.whittle@forcegood.org