30 March – 4 April: Busan, Republic of Korea
45 participants from 34 countries were selected from over 600 applicants to participate in GEFI's global workshop on Global Citizenship Education (GCED). GEFI organized the workshop in partnership with UNESCO Asia Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding (APCEIU) and UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP), with support from Educate A Child (EAC) and Geumjeong District of Busan.
The participants in the workshop are all actively engaged in education and/or youth engagement advocacy, and were selected to build their capacity to advocate for GCED. Six members of the GEFI Youth Advocacy Group (YAG) – Anna Susarenco, Cheryl Perera, Esther McFarlane, Hayley McQuire, Jamira Burley and Rolando Jr. Villamero – moderated and facilitated the workshop, helping to ensure the workshop was for young people and by young people.
The 4-day workshop consisted of a number of activities: inspirational keynote speeches by youth advocates, a GEFI YAG Youth Advocacy Toolkit training with interactive activities, a dynamic workshop to deepen understanding of GCED, social media strategy training where participants wrote a blog to coincide with the launch of GEFI’s Quality Education for the World We Want video, group discussions to develop regaional GCED advocacy strategies, a cultural night, and local study visits.
Throughout the workshop, participants built a common understanding of GCED and its key priority areas by building on the dialogue initiated at the Second UNESCO Forum on GCED in January. The workshop also established a wider network of youth advocates on GCED to advance the agenda both globally, and through regional advocacy strategies.
You can watch a video about the workshop here, and listen to participants’ experiences of the workshop here.- See more at: http://www.globaleducationfirst.org/5268.htm#sthash.w0ZrLCyg.dpuf