IICBA participated in the Follow-up Workshop on GCED (Global Citizenship Education) in East Africa

November 03-04, 2016
Kampala, Uganda

Asia-Pacific Center of Education for International Understanding (APCEIU) together with the national commission for UNESCO in Uganda have organized a two-day capacity building workshop in Kampala, Uganda from 3-4 November 2016. Concurrently, a 'Curriculum Development Workshop' that attempts to mainstream GCED in curricula in Uganda has been held. IICBA has been mainly invited to the capacity building workshop and Dr. Binyam Sisay attended the two-day workshop representing IICBA. On the first day, Dr. Binyam gave presentation to introduce IICBA's activities, its interest on GCED, its ongoing collaboration with APCEIU and suggested areas of future collaboration.  On the second day, he was assigned to moderate an afternoon session that deliberates on developing GCED strategies in East Africa.

The participants of the follow-up workshop were 14 teachers, teacher educators and policy makers who are alumni of capacity building workshop/fellowships at APCEIU in Seoul. The participants came from Uganda, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Lesotho, Mozambique, South Sudan, Rwanda, Burundi and Senegal. APCEIU has also been represented in the workshop through the Director, Dr. Utak Chung, the head of the office of education and training, Ms. Yangsook Lee and four additional colleagues. The main purpose of the workshop is to provide forum for the alumni in Africa to share their experiences, practices and strategies for effective implementation of GCED and to exchange views on how to scale-up the conduct of similar workshop in the future in Africa. Accordingly, participants presented the works that they have done in their own countries and suggested different ways of expanding the initiative to many countries in Africa. The participants requested IICBA to play a key role in expanding similar capacity building workshops in Africa. During the workshop, APCEIU has revealed its intention to launch an online campus on GCED and a demonstration of its sample e-learning contents and its modalities has been presented. The online campus is expected to be operational before the beginning of 2017.