Global Advocacy Training for Young Leaders on GCED 2015 – Busan, Korea (fully-funded)

Global Advocacy Training for Young Leaders on GCED 2015 – Busan, Korea (fully-funded)

Deadline: February 20, 2015

Applications are now accepted for the Youth Advocacy Training. The United Nations Global Education First Initiative (GEFI) will organize an advocacy training workshop for young leaders in Global Citizenship Education (GCED) from the 30th March to 4th April 2015, at the Geumjeong Cultural Center in Busan, Republic of Korea. The aim of the workshop is to build the capacity of dynamic young leaders from across the world to advocate for GCED.

The workshop is organized in partnership with the Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding (APCEIU) and the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP). Fifty (50) participants will be selected on the basis of their current engagement and future commitment in educating youth at the local and national levels around GCED.


Attending participants will be asked to identify specific topics around GCED and advocacy, reflecting on the global challenges around post-2015. Working both individually and in groups, the young leaders will expand on these topics, devising advocacy goals and strategies for use at local and national levels. Participants will also engage in information sessions and workshops at the training to support them in this task, on areas such as ‘Advocacy tools to build strategies’, and ‘Bottom-up planning for advocacy campaigns’.


Travel and local expenses will be covered for all successful applicants.


Participants must:

  • be between the ages of 18 to 24
  • have a minimum of two years’ experience in youth advocacy activities
  • be knowledgeable in global citizenship education related issues and priorities
  • have a proven record of influencing change at the local or national levels.
  • be proficient in spoken and written English

The Youth Advocacy Training is supported by Educate A Child and Geumjeong District of Busan City, Republic of Korea.

Applications for the Youth Advocacy Training must be received before 20 February 2015. Successful applicants will be notified by 6 March 2015.

For more information, visit Global Youth Advocacy Training.