The 2019 AFS Global Conference on Active Global Citizenship—and How to Educate for It convened 400 influencers and experts from 280+ organizations and 70+ countries tobuild and grow a coalition of stakeholders across sectors to ensure global competence education is available to more young people worldwide.
Discover the outcomes of the 2019 AFS Global Conference
Growing a global competence coalition at the 2019 AFS Global Conference
Are we there yet? The State of Global Competence Education
2019 AFS Global Conference featured a revealing panel discussion, “A Hard Look at the State of Global Competence Education Around the World” against the backdrop of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #4 which focuses on quality education.
Colombian Changemaker Wins Inaugural $10,000 AFS Prize for Young Global Citizens
Luisa Fernanda Romero Munoz, co-founder of Get Up And Go Colombia, was awarded the first-ever 2019 AFS Prize for Young Global Citizens for advancing peacebuilding in her home country by converting former Colombian armed conflict zones into cultural tourism destinations.
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Rethinking Global Ed: What’s Hot, What’s Not, What’s Next
Trusted sources? Improving Media Literacy to Inspire More Global Citizens
Back to Basics: What Makes a School Global Ready
Funding & Partnerships: Crafting your Pitch to Fund Global Citizen and Global Competence Initiatives
Regina Honu, Social Entrepreneur, Tech Needs Girls
Veronica Boix Mansilla, Global Competence Education Researcher, Harvard University
Jenny Buccos, Creator and Executive Director, Crash Test World
Ian Jamison, Head of Education and Training, Tony Blair Institute for Global Change
Vishakha Desai, Senior Advisor for Global Affairs, Columbia University
Evin Schwartz, CEO & Founder, Belouga
The 2019 Conference agenda
- Explored winning strategies to bring global competence into classrooms and youth programs
- Defined how global competence helps all stakeholders better connect resources and communities to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals
- Showcased how cutting-edge study abroad programs provide real-world learning opportunities and global skills that employers need
- Showed how global education builds resilience to extreme ideologies that divide people