Local GIN Conference 2018

Colegio Nueva Granada is proud to be hosting a local Bogotá GIN conference on Wednesday November 7, 2018.

It will be a time to share the service and environmental projects that students are working on to address the Sustainable Development Goals, and to network and learn from one another. As this is our first GIN Conference, we have invited a selection of schools from Bogotá to participate.

What is GIN?

GIN is an organization dedicated to empowering young people to collaborate locally, regionally, and globally in order to create project based sustainable solutions for our shared global issues, and to recognize and nurture youth empowerment.

Global Issues Network was born out of a combination of urgency and foresight for the sake of future generations and the health of the planet. In 2003, a group of teachers and administrators at the International School of Luxembourg were discussing the challenges facing youth today. It was at this time, that these same educators had been audience to Jean-François Richard’s book, High Noon: Twenty Global Problems, Twenty Years to Solve Them (2002). Richard’s book was a road map to solutions that underscored the urgency for immediate action.

The GIN story

What is a GIN conference?

A Global Issues Network Conference is a gathering of change-makers.

  • GIN Conferences are a network of local GIN change-makers working with their community to create positive change on an international, national or local scale.
  • GIN Conferences are student led and organized gatherings that value community building.
  • GIN Conferences are a network of school communities.

We encourage students and educators to organize conferences in a way that is both inclusive and pragmatic. We ask students to become familiar with organizing strategies and ideologies of social movement leaders, both local and global, who have created lasting change.

Students will come to see that leaders who have led successful movements, organize and partner with a true understanding of their community and community needs because it is a relationship that is founded in empathetic action, trust and respect.