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Aims and Mission

The Centre's Mission Statement

The Centre for Global Education believes in and works towards a just and equitable world. We seek to promote an understanding of the interdependency of people across the world.
We will achieve excellence in our practice through the participation of users in our work and engagement with the increasingly diverse communities living in our society.

Our mission is to use education to challenge the causes of global poverty both locally and globally through action at all levels and in all sectors of society.

 The Centre's Aims

To act as a resource for research and education on global issues.

To influence policy and decision-makers with respect to development education.

To encourage the use of development education methodologies to bring about change at a local and global level.

To support the ongoing work of groups / organisations that foster social and economic equality at a local and global level.

To liaise and network with relevant agencies and groups.


The Centre’s Strategic Goals

1. Connecting with Communities – to maintain durable and strong relationships with local communities that enable people to develop awareness and understanding of global poverty issues and work toward positive social action

2. Networking with Partners – to sustain a mutually beneficial network of partnerships with organisations that share our values and support our work on global poverty issues

3. Researching Practice – to influence debate on the practice of development education by documenting and disseminating learning we acquire through our work

4. Advocating Policy Change – to create positive change for development education at a policy level

5. Sustaining Performance – to ensure that that the Centre sustains the conditions for attitudinal change among those with whom we work to effect action on global poverty issues.