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About the Conference

Welcome to our Global Citizenship Conference 2017. We are gathering in Ghana from August 13-19 to help answer one big question: What is the role of a Global Citizen in a world that is in flux?

What do we mean by a world in flux? Well, does it seem as if the world is swinging in unexpected, unpredictable directions?

On one hand global under-5 mortality rate has halved between 1990 and 2015, and the global number of people living in extreme poverty has fallen below 10%.
On the other hand, civic spaces  are shrinking around the world, the effects of climate change are increasing, forced displacement is at a record high, and for the first time in history, and mega-cities are increasing in number.

The call for a paradigm shift is becoming increasingly louder. The world needs a new kind of leadership that embraces diversity and nourishes collaborations beyond boundaries of religion, race or geography, to forge equitable, sustainable solutions.

We call this Global Citizenship!

Akwaaba! Welcome to our 26th Global Citizenship Conference!

When: 13-19 August, 2017
Where: Ashesi University College, one of Africa’s finest liberal arts colleges and a Melton Foundation partner university since 2014
Who: Melton Fellows, partners, collaborators and YOU!

GCC Program

Over the course of seven days, we will explore, exchange, collaborate on pressing global issues, and provide pathways to tackle them locally, while considering the global context.

The conference is embedded in experiential learning journey, starting with online activities mid-May. These continue beyond the conference, with the implementation of #100Acts of Global Citizenship and diverse projects designed during the GCC.

There is a lot to look forward to at the GCC. Check out the program day by day and see for yourself! And don’t forget to meet the trainers who will make all of this happen!

(An at-one-glance overview of the GCC Program is available for download here.)

Participate in the GCC

Who is who at the GCC

The primary audience at our Global Citizenship Conference (GCC) is Melton Fellows, who are students or alumni of our partner universities in Chile, China, Germany, Ghana, India and the United States. Our Fellows are diverse in socio-economic background, race, ethnicity, religion, and political viewpoint. While some are in college, others are far along in their careers. They are curious and critical thinkers, interested in learning and sharing, plus fun to be with!

In addition, we invite global citizenship champions to bring their passion and know-how to the Global Citizenship Conference. You might be a member from the (local) NGO, political, educational, and business communities, or active in a grassroots initiative – this conference is an ideal opportunity to contribute with your experience and be a learner at the same time.

While registrations to participate in the Global Citizenship Conference are closed, there are other ways to get on board!

CLICK HERE to register for Springboard Sessions 2017 and join impactful stories that inspire action!

(registrations close on 5 August 2017 – there are only limited spaces available)

Here's how YOU can participate, too!

Supporters & Partners

The Global Citizenship Conference is made even better, thanks to the incredible support of the following supporters and partners:

HPI D-School

OXFAM in Ghana

Creative Action Institute

Ashesi D:Lab

MAMA HOPE

CIVICUS

Sesa Mu

Future Of Africa

Bowney / A New Dawn

Tech Era

EduCare

Ahote Project

Project Narratives

Conveners.org

Amani Institute

Recycle Up! Ghana

United Hearts Children’s Center

The Commonwealth – Youth Programme

IDIN – International Development Innovation Network

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Questions? Concerns? Comments?

We know you may have questions not addressed on the website. Some of them might be answered on our FAQ page.

For other concerns or feedback pertaining to the GCC, feel free to contact us and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

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