On 19 August, the MGG Academy 2019 has kicked-off at the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), bringing together 23 participants from Brazil, China, Germany, India, Indonesia, Mexico, and South Africa. The MGG Academy is a four-month dialogue and training course for young professionals from governmental institutions, research institutions, civil society and the private sector that aims to develop the competencies of future change-makers to address global challenges. On 23 August, the participants hosted the Global Village for colleagues from DIE and other institutions in Bonn. They set up stalls that showcased facts and current issues in their countries. The informal event was also an opportunity to socialise and get to know the participants and their cultures through food, art, and various activities.