APCEIU organized the 3rd Global Capacity-Building Workshop on GCED from 29 August to 11 September, 2018. This workshop covered diverse thematic areas including peace, human rights, sustainable development, cultural diversity and prevention of violent extremism and this year, participants had an opportunity to participate in the 3rd International Conference on GCED from 5 to 6 September as session moderators or presenters, and expand their networks on GCED. The participants were composed of 29 professionals in the field of teacher education, teacher training, curriculum development and education policy of 27 UNESCO member states from the Asia-Pacific, Africa, Arab States, Latin America and Europe for this workshop and they participated in the lectures, hands-on activities, field and school visits and action plan development on GCED.
As a follow-up activity of this workshop continued for 3 years, APCEIU co-organized a Capacity-Building Workshop on GCED for Educators in Ghana with the Ghana National Commission for UNESCO and National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) from 17 to 19 September 2018 in Cape Coast, Ghana. This three-day workshop was especially for the civic educators from NCCE, UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network (ASPnet) school teachers and educators from the University of Cape Coast’s Education School to raise their understanding of GCED reflecting national education system. Aimed to ensure that civic educators in Ghana are provided with the knowledge, attitudes and skills to promote global citizenship, this workshop also introduced GCED from Ghanaian perspective by the 1st Global Capacity-Building Workshop on GCED participant Mrs. Joyce Afutu, who is a Communication & Cooperation Affairs Director at NCCE and provided thematic lectures including human rights, sustainable development, and prevention of violent extremism by local experts.
This workshop was facilitated in the participatory format through presentations, group works and activities to help participants deepening their understanding on GCED as well as internalize its concepts to develop action plans respective to their own educational contexts. As parts of the workshop, Mrs. Ama Serwah, Secretary-General of Ghana National Commission for UNESCO introduced Ghanaian education policies and promised to support programmes on GCED, and Mrs. Josephine Nkrumah, Director of NCCE, emphasized on GCED practices in local context. During the workshop, participants worked in groups to share their best practices and at the end, established detailed action plans to be implemented in their educational settings.