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Think Change episode 37: what trends will shape 2024? Part 1

Written by Sara Pantuliano, Ian Bremmer, Alexis Akwagyiram, Kathryn Nwajiaku-Dahou

2023 has been another year marked by major crises. This final episode reflects on where we are now, and the major global themes shaping 2024.

The world is at a pivotal moment as we try to cope with multiple, interconnected crises. The number of people fleeing war, persecution and violence is at an estimated 114 million, against a backdrop of rising geo-political tensions, carbon emissions, food and energy crises, and economic instability.

All this comes at a time when systems are overwhelmed, and international cooperation remains fragmented. But are there reasons for optimism?

Next year will be the biggest election year in history with more than half the world due to exercise their right to vote, putting the spotlight on the state of global democracy.

In this episode our guests share their unique perspective on the major themes and forces shaping 2024.

Speakers

  • Sara Pantuliano (host), Chief Executive, ODI
  • Ian Bremmer, President and Founder, Eurasia Group
  • Alexis Akwagyiram, Managing Editor, Semafor Africa
  • Kathryn Nwajiaku-Dahou, Director of Programme, Politics and Governance, ODI