Local to Global Collaboration: An Integrative System to Address Planetary Challenges

This page contains links to all the documents that are part of the proposal for a global governance system that Miki submitted to the competition announced by the Global Challenges Foundation in Sweden. The submission took place in September 2017, and was the product of a significant group of people, with input from many, including people from the global south as well as those with an indigenous perspective, which was very important to the designers. The ideas emerged from the vision put forth in Reweaving Our Human Fabric: Working Together to Create a Nonviolent Future.

About 2,700 entries from around the world were submitted. One March 12, 2018, we learned with great sadness that this submission did not get chosen to continue forward in the process. We still believe that what’s here is of value to the world, and thus plan to keep it here as we begin the process of thinking about how to move this project forward in pilot form.

Here’s what you can find through the links available here:

Abstract (1,000 words)

This provides the shortest description of the proposed model and its fundamental way of functioning.

Full Description (5,500 words)

This document contains the full description of the proposed model as well as the process of transition from our current systems to the proposed one should it be adopted by the foundation.

Arguing for the Criteria (2,750 words)

This document is organized based on the criteria that the foundation put forth for the submissions. For each of the criteria, the document contains the principles used to apply it to the proposal, and how the proposal attends to this criterion.


This document contains all the references present in any of the previous documents.


This link points to a graphic representation of the proposed model and is designed to support understanding of the other documents rather than to be reviewed on its own. The foundation limited graphics representation to two pages.