The Global Citizenship Summer Institute has been developed through a partnership between Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC), Alberta Council for Global Cooperation (ACGC) and the University of Alberta’s Centre for Global Citizenship Education and Research (CGCER). The Institute is undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada provided through the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development.
The 2014 Institute will be facilitated by University of Alberta professors Ali A. Abdi and Lynette Shultz. This amazing team has been researching, writing and teaching on the topic of global citizenship for several years. They co-direct the Centre for Global Citizenship Education and Research and supervise several students undertaking research and scholarship in global citizenship.
|Ali A. Abdi is a professor of Education and International Development at the University of Alberta, where he serves as the Co-Director of the Centre for Global Citizenship Education and Research (CGCER). He is also a past President of the Comparative and International Education Society of Canada (CIESC). In addition, he is the founding editor/co-editor of the peer reviewed online publications Journal of Contemporary Issues in Education and 'Cultural and Pedagogical Inquiry'|
|Lynette Shultz is associate professor and Co-Director of the Centre for Global Citizenship Education and Research at the University of Alberta. Her research interests include global social justice and education policy, global governance, citizenship and education.|
Established in 1980, Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC) is a registered Canadian charity and an agency of the worldwide Aga Khan Development Network, a group of development agencies with individual mandates that address social, economic and cultural dimensions of development. Active in 30 countries, these agencies share a mission to improve living conditions and opportunities for the poor, without regard to their faith, origin or gender. In Canada, AKFC promotes discussion and learning on international development issues, raise funds and build partnerships with Canadian institutions to support development.
The Alberta Council for Global Cooperation (ACGC is a coalition of voluntary sector organizations located in Alberta, working locally and globally to achieve sustainable human development. The Council is committed to international cooperation that is people-centred, democratic, just, inclusive, and respectful of the environment and indigenous cultures. ACGC works towards ending poverty and achieving a peaceful and healthy world, with dignity and full participation for all.
Through research, education and action, the Centre for Global Citizenship Education and Research (CGCER) heightens consciousness and understanding of issues of global citizenship education in order to contribute to the collective development of societies that provide basic social justice and human rights. As a hub for research, policy and dissemination in the area of global citizenship education, CGCER brings together local and global partners and provides a forum for informed debate and dissemination of ideas and practices in order to facilitate research and practice in the area of global citizenship education.