Educating for a Just and Sustainable World 

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About Us

What is the Centre?

The Centre for Global Education (CGE) was established in 1986 by eight development agencies to provide education services that will enhance awareness of international development issues.

Its central remit is to challenge dominant stereotypes and commonly held perceptions of developing countries which are prevalent in our society.The Centre believes that education can empower individuals and communities to play an active role in addressing the causes of poverty and injustice around the world.


Aims & Mission

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 The Centre's Strategic Goals

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

To liaise and network with relevant agencies and groups.

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.