The Active Citizens Programme provides young people with opportunities to meet with other Active Citizens from around the world, build new friendships, develop international linkages, gain cross cultural understanding, and learn from one another. Through national and international exchange visits participants share ideas, knowledge and experience with one another. Young people develop new relationships and understand their roles as ‘glocal’ citizens.
International Study Visit 2012
An International Study Visit (ISV) organised by the British Council from the 10-15th of February in Pakistan. The 21 ISV participants came from the UK, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Bosnia, Bangladesh and Pakistan. The objective of the ISV was to foster a better understanding of local problems in a global context and promote intercultural harmony.
The flurry of activity culminated with a Global Citizenship Conference, held on the 14th of February in Islamabad. Through a number of talks and interactive sessions, successful examples of global activism were highlighted and the power of global connections discussed. The distinguished panel of international speakers included Michael Sheldrick, Campaign Manager for the Global Poverty Project; Muna AbuSulayman, the first Saudi female to serve as a UNDP Goodwill Ambassador; Dr. Adil Najam, Vice-Chancellor at the Lahore University of Management Sciences; Samar Minallah, an award-winning documentary filmmaker and Dr Badiul Alam Majumdar, Global Vice President, The Hunger Project, Bangladesh.
Photos of International Networking activities