Exclusively for YouthOngoingSelf-paced

GCED for Youth

Application 03-09-2023 ~ 04-09-2023
Learning 03-09-2023 ~ 04-09-2023(5 Weeks)
Course ID 2022_80_CL001_4_0_
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About the Course



This course introduces the SDGs and the notion of Global Citizenship through the 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 9th 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

  • Josphine Nyawira
    I am grateful to have come across this course. This ignites fire in me to be a better global citizen from now on. Do all I have wanted to do for the world. THINK BIG, START SMALL, ACT NOW.
  • Yeshi Wangchuk
    The course ignites the participant with the mindset of becoming global citizens and achieving the goals of SDGs.
    It is an expository course and one of the best any one can ask for when it comes to global citizenship. im grateful for the opportunity.
  • Dien Ngo Thanh
    Thank you so much for this wonderful chance! I learnt so many things from this course.
  • Aeren Laqui
    Thank you so much for this wonderful chance! I look forward to taking action for the betterment of society and lead the youth thru innovation and unity.
  • Juveriel Tenio
    Thank you so much for making this course. It is superb. This is highly recommendable for people who would love to learn about Global Citizenship. Easy to access and understand. Thank You!
  • Sabeen Alam
    I learnt so many things from this course.