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
The 2019 AFS Global Conference:
- 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
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
400+ leaders from around the world
Educators & Students
NGOs & Youth Leaders
Business Leaders & Social Entrepreneurs
Media & Influencers
Scholarships for Educators & Students
AFS awarded scholarships for teachers and students to attend the 2019 AFS Global Conference. Teachers and students play a critical role in discussions on global citizenship education, as they are the ones who will tackle the greatest global challenges and the ones most directly affected by our education systems, policies, and practices.
A well-known international host city, where some of the most exciting events in the world are held every year, Montreal provided a perfect setting for the 2019 AFS Global Conference.
AFS Prize for Young Active Global Citizens
The new AFS annual prize will recognize one extraordinary young person for their commitment to improving the global community with US$10,000 and international recognition.
AFS Global Conference Will Explore New Ways to Educate Global CitizensThe AFS Global Conference will tackle the tough challenges, opportunities and resources required to bring global competence education into the classrooms, youth leadership and study abroad programs.
Who is changing the world? Educators are!Supporting educators to take on global competence education requires a cross-section of stakeholders—policy makers, businesses and community leaders for starters—to join forces and drum up the will and the resources. Easier said than done.
I am a Global CitizenA global citizen is someone who is aware of and understands the wider world—and their place in it. They take an active role in their community, and work with others to make our planet more equal, fair and sustainable.
Spotlight on Active Global Citizen and AFS Global Conference Speaker: Daniel MellsopActive Global Citizen Daniel Mellsop Tackling SDG #17 Partnership for the goals Role High Commissioner, New Zealand High Commission Ottawa…
Spotlight on Active Global Citizen and AFS Global Conference Speaker: Veronica Boix MansillaActive Global Citizen Veronica Boix Mansilla, Harvard University TACKLING SDG #4 Quality Education ROLE Principal Investigator of Project Zero and…
Spotlight on Active Global Citizen and AFS Global Conference Speaker: Sébastien TurbotActive Global Citizen Sébastien Turbot Tackling SDG #4 Quality education, and SDG #11 Sustainable cities and communities Role Founder of…