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GCED for Youth

Application 03-15-2024 ~ 04-14-2024
Learning 03-15-2024 ~ 04-14-2024(4 Weeks)
Course ID 2024_80_CL001_1_0_
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About the Course

This course introduces the SDGs and the notion of Global Citizenship through a series of lectures by renowned experts from all over the world, interviews with scholars, advocates, and representatives from all different sectors, and case presentations by active global citizens. The course aims to examine and critically reflect on the revolving issues around the globe at local, national, and international levels by providing a platform where learners can virtually meet and learn from one another. Learners will be able to deepen their understanding of the SDGs and global citizenship, exchange and embrace different perspectives, and challenge their own assumptions.


The course invites those who see themselves as global citizens as well as who aspire to assume active roles in bringing meaningful changes to oneself and to the society they are in.


In particular, applicants for this year's 10th Youth Leadership Workshop on GCED should complete this prerequisite course for the application.

No. Module Units
1 Global Citizenship and the SDGs

1) Understanding Global Citizenship in the Context of the SDGs.

2) Why & What is Global Citizenship?

3) What does Global Citizenship Mean to Me?

2 Global Citizenship in a Challenging World

Key Challenges to Global Citizenship

- Education

- Conflict, peacebuilding and inter-cultural/inter-religious dialog

- Gender Equality and Women's Rights

- Migration & Refugees

- Panel Discussion on Critical Issues around Global Citizenship

3 Act to Change: Global Citizenship for Transformation

Highlights and Key Issues of the SDGs

- Women and Youth Empowerment

- SDGs and education

4 Meet the Global Citizens Around the World

Case studies of innovative movements and cases of global citizens

5 Plan for Action: Becoming Active Global Citizens

1) How to become active global citizens

2) Advocacy tools and strategies

Course Reviews

  • Chito Akwueh
    It was an insightful one. I would appreciate more follow up courses on this
  • Archie Bergosa
    Thank you for this course, I was able to learn how our small efforts can lead to global impact and solutions.
  • Aiman Shahid
    This course is very enriching with knowledge that I have never been exposed to before. Through this course, I discovered that I’m a global citizen due to the duties and responsibilities I have performed throughout my life.
  • Asmaa Abdelrahman
    This course is very enriching with knowledge that I have never been exposed to before. Through this course, I discovered that I’m a global citizen due to the duties and responsibilities I have performed throughout my life. This valuable course deepens my understanding of the global citizenship concept, how to practice it, how it relates to the SDGs, and enables us to build more equitable, secure, safe, and sustainable communities. In addition, it gives me the opportunity to connect with and learn from others’ opinions, experiences, and perspectives around the world through their posts and messages.

    Moreover, the way of presenting the information in all tutorial videos is very simple, easy, understandable, and worthy. I will remain proud all my life of what I have learned from prestigious lecturers like Ban Ki-moon, Hans Schattle, Carlos Alberto, Lotz Moller, the GCED youth network, and others who teach us through these recorded lectures, panel discussions, and interviews. I couldn’t also forget to transfer my appreciation to the training team at APCIEU for their great support and immediate response to our requests and questions.
    My Great Appreciation to the GCED Team
  • Oluwasina Ayowole Sodipe
    I'm very glad to have improved my Global Citizenship Prowess by learning by from world leaders like Bank-I-Moon, Jeffrey Sachs, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and the rest.
    I really enjoyed this course; it's really relevant to what's happening today. My knowledge regarding global citizens and the SDGs expands, making me more equipped for transformative education as a pre-service teacher.
  • Preechapol Kampangthip
    This training was the first step for me to understand this knowledge.
  • Arif Ahmed Brohi
    I think there are not such a words in which I can explain about this Course in which I've felt to know about global citizenship I would never forget this course in which I've not only learned but seen the peoples around world and there way of talking and how to deal something new in life, Thanks GCED for this special opportunity.
  • Claudio Luis Claudio Luis
    This training was very important for my journey. I'm sure I'll be more prepared to enhance my social activities.
  • Kwashiegah Tsormanah
    This was an insightful journey, I now have a clearer understanding of the meaning of being a Global Citizen and more importantly the SDGs