Free webinar: One world, Many stories: Amplifying Youth Voices for Global Awareness

from Beit Al Karma Consulting
Registration deadline: 22 Oct 2019 Training date: 22 Oct 2019 More Information

More than ever before, technology has allowed us to learn about other cultures and places that we did not have access to before, but unfortunately, it has also been used to spread single stories and one-sided perspectives about different cultures and groups of people. To help bridge the gap, Global Nomads Group leverages technology to create a safe space for young people to share their stories with one another to build empathy, global awareness, and action orientation.

The 1-hour webinar aims at sharing success stories and lessons learned of how youth-driven dialogue, across distance and differences, has been able to build empathy, global awareness, and action orientation in the Middle East and North Africa Region

Event Agenda:

  • Two success stories from GNG programs
  • The power of Story Telling: What is storytelling and why is it important?
  • GNG programs: Collaborating Classrooms and Student to World
  • How GNG programs are building empathy, global-awareness, and action orientation?
  • Ways to get involved with GNG

Who should attend:

Development Aid Actors that design, fund and deliver projects to empower and equip young people between the ages 13-18 years with the knowledge, attitudes and skills needed to act as Global Citizens. Attendees may include

  • Development Aid Providers be it – Arab Organizations, Corporate Funders and Donor Agencies
  • Development Implementing Partners be it – International Organizations, National and Regional NGOs, Consulting firms, Individual development consultants among others.

Speaker: Christine Goussous

She is the Programs Operations Manager at Global Nomads Group/Amman Office. Her work is focused on building strategic and sustainable partnerships in MENA along with ensuring smooth implementation of GNG’s programs in the region. She is part of Goalkeepers Youth Action accelerator, a one-year program by a core set of partners – CIVICUS, the George W. Bush Institute, the Obama Foundation, Restless Development, Action for Sustainable Development, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that empowers young people to generate and use data to keep score on Global Goals 1 through 6 to tackle issues such as ending poverty, improving education, and empowering women and girls.

Global Nomads Group harnesses the power of peer learning, intergroup contact theory, and storytelling in order to prepare young people to thrive in the 21st Century and lead positive change in their communities. Guided by academic research and deep empathy for young people’s interests and experiences, GNG’s curriculum leverages storytelling and peer learning as the mechanism for helping youth develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes they need to thrive in the 21st Century. Through sharing stories and building human connections, youth are inspired to learn and lead positive change in their communities, both local and global, and in ways both large and small.