Sessions

Global Perspectives 2018

Global Perspectives sessions are based on three themes to help you find what is most interesting to you. You can choose sessions from one theme or switch between them. One exception is the “Future Scenario” sessions which require participants to stay in one group for both the morning and afternoon sessions on Thursday (Day 2).

Theme 1

Communities

The people we work for and with

Theme 2

Supporters

The people who support us, financially or with their time

Theme 3

Talent

The people who work in our organisations

Challenging the Mainstream

International and national CSOs presenting ground breaking ideas of doing things fundamentally different.

16:00-16:45

  • JAAGO
  • In this session participants will learn about the Bridging the Gap campaign Save the Children, Jaago and leading newspaper Daily Star formed a partnership aimed at supporting young volunteers to take action against the discrimination and poverty of millions of children in Bangladesh. This campaign had amazing results such as creating a national discourse on exclusion and provided a platform for young people to speak to policy makers. Join them and find out more.
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  • The Open University
  • In this session the Open University’s will showcase Data from an innovative initiative in Sierra Leone illuminates how Open and Distant Learning programme is enhancing community wellbeing as well as transforming the lives of the young female participants.
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  • World Economic Forum
  • In this session participants will learn how civil society leaders can best partner with the private sector to enact social change. Join this session for an interactive discussion on impactful public-private partnerships and ways to replicate them.
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  • Oxfam
  • Find out about Oxfam's ‘Amplifiers Project’ - a strong piece in their work to lay the foundations for a bigger and bolder digital future. The session will focus on building networks of online activists to amplify efforts to campaign for change.
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  • Learn from the Past, Share the Present, Shape the Future
  • A look at how web-based M&E software like TolaData can support organisations to reach their ambitions more effectively by offering.
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  • Mobilisation Lab
  • Could your organisation pull off a national march in five weeks? Without any infrastructure or paid staff? Could you shift a national, or even a global, conversation on an issue that seems immovable? From #MarchForOurLives and the student-led gun control movement in the USA, to the global #MeToo movement, this is exactly what a new generation of activists are doing. 
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17:00-17:45

  • Youth Ki Awaaz Jacqui, Mobilisation Lab & Save the Children
  • Join us to connect available lessons and experiences of child campaigning and create propositions for what a sector standard for child campaigning could look like!
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  • Slum Dwellers International / Know Your City
  • The slum dwellers of Lagos city are facing the threat of eviction however Samuel decides that he will not stay silent. He joins Know Your City where he makes films to tell the incredible the stories of the slum dwellers. Join him while he presents his community’s exciting project “The Legend of the Vagabond Queen” story of a slum community activist who uncovers a hoard of 10 million dollars in corruption money.
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  • World Vision Brazil
  • This session will build upon the experiences of the Youth Public Policy Monitoring Movement (MJPOP in Portuguese), which is an initiative that aims to open up spaces for youth to engage in social accountability mechanisms and participate in public policy debates. The presentation will focus on the accountability youth-led processes and the inclusion of marginalised youth in public debate with decision-makers. The session will also examine different approaches embraced by MJPOP and how they are positioned within their communities. The presentation will conclude with highlighting benefits of youth engagement in local-level advocacy work and will provide recommendations for how to enhance the processes to support
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  • Afrolynk
  • Leveraging on the civil society, knowledge sharing and entrepreneurial ecosystem to unlock the corporate and policy code and how technology and innovation play a key role
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  • Talent4Good
  • Admittedly: international NGOs today do rather deal with hundreds of applications than worry about filling most of their positions. But already specialists in fundraising, IT or finance are hard to come by. Considering various trends, it seems probable that today’s recruitment measures will not be suitable for the challenges we will be facing in 5-10 years. What can we expect and how do we start preparing for these changes now?
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  • The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy
  • Dr. Nancy Okail will present TIMEP’s model of engaging and building the capacity of youth in the Middle East, discussing the successes, challenges, and need for such models and opportunities to advance policy toward the Middle East. 
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Future Scenarios

During the Global Perspectives Conference, we want to enable participants to produce ideas that transcend the limitations of daily business – strategic visions of the future that inspire and provoke. Instead of thinking about the immediate future, the proposed future scenario sessions will focus on the future, the year 2030 and beyond. Participants will be guided to develop possible futures for CSOs and its inclusion of young people from the perspective of support – work – trust. The approach is explorative and experimental and requires highly active co-creation participation from all participants.

11:00-12:30 and 15:30-17:00

  • Future Scenarios I
  • Future Scenarios I: A small focused group will work together to apply future scenario approaches to generate a creative visual output to explore with the wider conference on Day 3.
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  • Future Scenarios II
  • Future Scenarios II: Based on the 2030 scenarios created earlier, the second session will further explore the three themes of what would make young people support, trust and want to work for these ICSOs of the future.
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Explore and Innovate

Sessions hosted by international and national CSOs, explore their projects and work together to find solutions for the most pressing challenges when Engaging a #NewGeneration

11:00 – 12:30

  • Next Generation Internet
  • This workshop will be organised around two distinct elements. The first element will be an interactive session designed to get input from the civil society participants into the EC vision for re-imagining the future internet driven by human values. The second element will provide a description of how an internet technology can serve civil society organisations. Participants will then discuss as hands on as possible a productive and fitting use case the blockchain company Settlemint is working on.
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  • Viva con Agua
  • In this session Viva con Agua (VcA) will showcase how they use the universal languages music, sports and art to create a transformational awareness to handle change. Viva Con VcA will present of some their exemplary components of their approach like
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  • Amnesty International
  • In this workshop Amnesty International will share an inside perspective on the journey that led to the development of its International Youth Strategy. This will include reflecting on the importance of developing National Youth Strategies and an interactive conversation about which challenges we face in our day to day work to implement youth strategies in inter-generational civil society organisations and which opportunities or ways of working could be implemented to overcome those.
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Campfire Sessions

Campfire sessions are focused on conversations and event networking. In these sessions the facilitator will speak for 10-15 minutes about a topic then encourages the participants to foster a discussion. It is a great way for peer-to-peer learning. Find the titles of each of the sessions below. More detail will be revealed on the day!

13:30 – 15:00

  • A new generation of cross-sector partnerships for advancing the SDGs
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  • What future for civil society and how important is youth engagement?
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  • Falling Forward: Lessons Learned in Youth Engagement
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  • How young people give for change – Are NGOs and campaigners ready for them?
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  • How to increase women’s leadership in CSOs?
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  • Engaging youth in intercultural exchange – best practices and challenges
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Future Skills Workshops

Exploring the most important skills required for organisations to stay relevant and Engage a #NewGeneration

15:30 – 17:00

  • Amani Institute
  • We will share some of the social innovation tools that we have developed inside the Amani Institute and with our partners. As a participant in the workshop, you will have the chance to learn and test some of the tools. Also, you will have the opportunity to understand how a Social Innovation curriculum could contribute to more than solving social problems.
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  • NetHope
  • In this workshop where NetHope will debate the concepts of their Digital Skills Framework: Technical Literacy, Highly Adaptive Collaboration, Complex Problem Solving, Socially Responsible, Entrepreneurial Spirit, Creativity & Innovation. Attendees will be invited to take the Digital Nonprofit Skills Assessment™ and the workshop will focus on using the assessment to design individual learning strategies and approached for Organisational Digital
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  • OECD
  • 2-part session, with a keynote and Q&A on future of skills and work: the big unknown for the new generation , followed by a break out session focussing on answering "What role for civil society?" from different view points
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  • Restless Development
  • The session will be delivered with a highly interactive and participatory approach combining presentation, group simulation exercises and plenary discussions. The objectives are to create an understanding on why and how to ensure a youth centred focus in leading development work and share practical tools and models to enhance the greater engagement of youth in leading development work.
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  • CSCP / Academy of Change
  • As we transition towards a more sustainable society, sustainable behaviour change has a major role to play and the thought leadership of your organisation will be critical to make it happen. We will share with you the key things you need to know when it comes to behaviour change, along with the most successful tools and experiences available to help us make the change happen among our target groups.
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