Hubs are location-based, collaborative efforts to forge together a group of diverse individuals who join hands to be social agents of change in their communities. Based on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations (UN), their activities aim to culminate in a noticeable change at the grassroot level.
A Global Citizenship hub is the epicentre of global citizenry of an area. It is both a geographical and social entity for global changemakers to meet, brainstorm and innovate solutions to effect change in their localities. By leveraging the collective expertise and experience, it is possible to make a greater impact and undertake visible changes than as individuals!
Local hubs are spaces for individuals to air their voices and exchange ideas to create outcomes as a product of collaboration and shared efforts. They serve as a bridge between the universal values propagated by global citizenship and local communities who harbour their own aspirations. We believe that any motivated individual with the desire to disrupt the status quo in order to enhance the well being of humankind and our planet can start his/her own hub to create a flourishing community of global citizenship leaders!
Our Local Hubs are the sources of impacts which influence and galvanise local communities to solve their own problems in a sustainable, inclusive manner. We believe in a multi stakeholder approach and solutions which involve local participants. You need not be a global person to solve global issues ; doing small acts of social change within your community has a multiplier effect which can create ripples of actions throughout the world!
Bengaluru, dubbed as the Silicon Valley of India, is the site of one of the most happening, vibrant Global Citizenship Hub! With ample room for innovation and creative expression, we have witnessed numerous campaigns and projects yielding groundbreaking results. We consist of amazing individuals drawn from various walks of lives – entrepreneurs, engineers, social activists, environmental enthusiasts and so on.
Bengaluru has hosted multiple Global Citizenship Conferences (GCC), Workshops, Climathon and many more such events. Explore the city more and learn about upcoming events!
Our Global Citizenship Hub in Temuco is a huddling point for all the global citizens and passionate individuals of the Chilean city! Composed of a diverse representation, this Hub, which has time and again hosted Global Citizenship Conferences, workshops and other events is an exemplary leader in sustainability and action.
Buzzing with talent and expertise, the citizens of Temuco have converged in the face of challenges to emerge with unique, original ideas to solve unique problems. Know about the history of Temuco as a Melton Foundation Global Citizenship Hub!
ClimathonBLR focussed on urban waste management in the ‘garden’ city of Bengaluru, India. With a burgeoning population, expanding peripheries, and rapid urbanization, there is a dire need for scientific waste management in the ‘Silicon Valley of India’. With support from premiere civil society organizations and our network, we set out on an endeavor to bring Climathon to Bengaluru, India!
The Global Citizenship Educational Week was a free online event organized by AFS Chile, Melton Foundation and Alfaduc. In this instance, educators had the opportunity to reflect on education in times of pandemic and post-pandemic.The #Educational Week featured 2 open talks, 1 dialogue panel and 9 workshops!
The flagship Melton Foundation Open Mic, organized as part of the Melton Foundation’s Virtual Global Citizenship Week 2021, offered a platform for talented artists to showcase their art in any of its various forms as we celebrated Global Citizenship, and more importantly, the value of cultural diversity.
Our Global Citizenship Hubs are spread across six countries - Temuco in Chile, Bengaluru in India, New Orleans in USA, Jena in Germany, Greater Accra in Ghana and Hangzhou in China. Here is a brief glimpse at how we enable Global Citizenship in Jena, Accra, New Orleans and Hangzhou!
This German city famed for its greenery, museums and scenic views also happens to be one of our Global Citizenship Hubs! Teeming with keen minds full of innovative ideas and spirits, Jena has been the hubspot for numerous intercultural events.
Led by a community of young people, the global citizens residing here have spearheaded the movement for inclusivity and diversity by creating newer avenues for dialogue and practising sustainability within their localities. Through conferences and other intercultural events, Jena continues to evolve as a dynamic Global Citizenship Hub!
Situated along the Atlantic coast, Accra provides the perfect spot for our global citizens across the world to meet, network and deliberate as a joint unit! Watching the community of Ghanaian global citizens in action gives one a glimpse into the power of local acts to create tangible changes at the grassroots level.
The projects done by our chapter in Accra belong to topics as wide and diverse as women empowerment, eradication of diseases and using technology for the betterment of society. Dealing with local issues head on by leveraging a global network of knowledge and expertise has been the city’s source of strength. Accra continues to be a global changemaker and a leading advocate for ‘collaborate to create’!
New Orleans, USA is the ideal setting for any global citizenship event to take place! The lively city with its vibrant community has rightly been dubbed as a ‘ melting pot of cultures ‘. Our Hub in New Orleans has for long been the choice for many of our intercultural events, orientations and conferences.
Collaboration, creativity and sustainability have regularly featured in the city’s lexicon. The city’s network of global citizens come together to work on various projects which solve issues of universal relevance. They are a legion of individuals who are committed to the 17 UN SDGs and who undertake various acts to carry forward the discourse on global citizenship for an equitable and inclusive world!
The Hangzhou Global Citizenship Hub is a place of global significance, having been the host for several conferences and meetings of international organizations. Steeped in history and culture, Hangzhou provides the idyllic setting for a global citizen to explore her environs and link them with the universal scheme of things.
Our global citizenship campaign in Hangzhou has a colorful history. So far, it has been the site for many summits and conferences. We have undertaken various projects, from engaging with students in rural China and conducting educational activities, to organizing environmental campaigns around sustainability. With many more projects coming up and with our motivated community of young leaders, Hangzhou continues to be a promising center for Global Citizenship.
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EIT Climate-KIC is a community of knowledge and climate innovation that works for a prosperous, inclusive, resilient society founded on a circular economy without carbon emissions. The Climathon is one of several programs that they coordinate at the European and global level.
Araucanía Digital is a public-private-academic initiative, articulated through a program executed by SOFO AOI, supported by CORFO and through the Integrated Territorial Plan line of the competitiveness management.
The Temuco Municipality’s Directorate of Environment, Cleaning, Ornament and Public Lighting aims to ensure the cleanliness of public spaces, the adequate collection and disposal of garbage, in addition to the ornamentation, maintenance, construction and conservation of the areas. green.
The Center for Study of Science, Technology, and Policy (CSTEP) is one of India’s leading think tanks, with a mission to enrich policymaking with innovative approaches using science and technology for a sustainable, secure and inclusive society.
Learn more about the CSTEP here.
GrassRoots Hub Ghana is an eco-entrepreneurship and SDGs Innovation Lab with a global community of grassrooters sharing and generating insights and ideas to ensure impact from local communities to global level.
Learn more about GrassRoots Hub Ghana here.
Youth Advocates Ghana (YAG) is a Ghana-based NPO dedicated to restoring hope, educating and improving the well-being of vulnerable children, young people and their communities.
Learn more about Youth Advocates Ghana here.
TECHFARM Hub is an Innovation and Business Development Hub promoting disruptive knowledge, mindset, skills, technologies and resources to upscale young Innovators, Entrepreneurs, Agripreneurs and Startups solve pertinent challenges and become productive and profitable.
Learn more about TECHFARM Hub Ghana here.
The African Youth SDGs Summit is Africa’s largest youth forum on the Sustainable Development Goals. Launched in 2017, the Summit has evolved to bring together a multi-sector coalition of youth, development experts, government and UN entities, NGOs and the private sector to create the Africa we want together.
For more information and to register, click here.
egomonk is a global intelligence platform delivering asymmetric outcomes by bringing organizations closer to the communities they want to serve and the leaders they wish to influence.
The Amani Institute‘s mission is to develop professionals who create social impact by creating new models of education and training that enable people to develop new practical skills and experiences for their professional toolkit, a personal understanding of their own leadership journey, and the global networks necessary for long-term career success.
Mental Health Talks India (MHTI) is an online mental health advocacy platform based in India. It was founded on April 11, 2018 by Ayushi Khemka on Instagram, later joined by her friend, Adishi Gupta as the co-founder.
White Swan Foundation for Mental Health is a not-for-profit organization that offers knowledge-led solutions in the area of mental health. They provide persons with mental illness, caregivers and communities with well-researched information that helps them make informed decisions on how to deal with mental health issues.
IncubatecUFRO addresses the need for structures and initiatives that support the creation and consolidation of high-impact innovative and social business initiatives, strengthening the capacities of the public, academic and private sectors.
NEXUS is a global community founded to bridge communities of wealth and social entrepreneurship. With over 3500 members from 70 countries, NEXUS works to unite young investors, social entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and allies to catalyze new leadership and accelerate needed political, societal, indigenous, financial, environmental, and equal justice solutions.