CIGI Partnership

The Institute Forms Long-Term Partnership with CIGI

The Institute and the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) entered into a partnership in 2011. Since then, the organizations have worked to broaden and accelerate the development of innovative thinking that will lead to insights and solutions for the great economic and governance challenges of the 21st century. As a close partner, CIGI has participated in all of the Institute’s Governing Board meetings and helped with the development of the organization’s strategic plan. CIGI also has been a partner in the Institute’s annual plenary conference and the two organizations have collaborated on smaller, targeted convenings, such as the “False Dichotomies Conference” in November 2012 at CIGI’s campus in Waterloo, Ontario, which focused on the problems related to financial instability.

Download a PDF of the press release announcing the partnership here.

A list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the partnership can be found here.

About CIGI

Founded in 2001, The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is an independent, non-partisan think tank on international governance challenges. Led by experienced practitioners and distinguished academics, CIGI aims to anticipate emerging trends in international governance and to strengthen multilateral responses to the world’s most pressing problems. CIGI advances policy ideas and debate by conducting studies, forming networks and convening scholars, practitioners and policy makers.

By operating an active program of publications, events, conferences and workshops, CIGI builds capacity to effect change in international public policy. CIGI is advised by an International Advisory Board. The organization is housed in the historic former Seagram Museum building in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. It was founded by Research In Motion (RIM) co-CEO and philanthropist Jim Balsillie, who also serves as CIGI’s chair. CIGI is funded by private and public donations. It gratefully acknowledges the support of the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.

Go to CIGI's website to learn more.


CIGI strives to be the world’s leading think tank on international governance, with recognized impact on significant global problems.


CIGI will build bridges from knowledge to power, conducting world-leading research and analysis, and influencing policy makers to innovate.


CIGI believes that better international governance can improve the lives of people everywhere, by increasing prosperity, ensuring global sustainability, addressing inequality and safeguarding human rights and promoting a more secure world.