Global Power Shift is an event which will bring together hundreds of climate leaders from around to world to begin a new phase in the international climate movement. It will be held from June 10-17, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey. You can apply to attend this event.
The event is part of the Phase 1 activity where over 500 young grassroots activists and leaders will gather to meet, train, share skills and stories, and prepare for the next phase of the global climate movement. In the Phase 2, these young leaders will fan out across the world to catalyze powerful national movements calling for bold climate action. Through a series of national summits and trainings, they will unleash a new wave of climate activism.
Global Power Shift (GPS) will be a multi-pronged project to scale up the movement and establish a new course, like never before. The basic plan is this:
- “In June of 2013, 500 of us will gather in Turkey — from leaders to engaged community members
- We’ll train in grassroots and digital organizing, share our stories, and chart a strategy for the coming year
- Attendees will then return to their home countries in teams to organize mobilizations
- These national or regional events will be launchpads for new, highly-coordinated campaigns targeting political and corporate levers of power
- Together, we will truly shift the power and spark the kind of visionary transformation we need to fight the climate crisis”
The criteria to apply for this event is that you should have the commitment to the climate movement; willingness and perseverance to organize powershifts and/or other climate action, and the ability to demonstrate the capacity to follow through with these commitments. Each candidate will be selected based on their previous work for the climate movement and/or their future plans for it, as well as candidate’s experience in online and offline campaigning, communication, fundraising, mobilizing, networking, and movement building. As National Power Shifts play a big part in our long-term strategy, willingness and capacity to organize national and/or regional events back in your country is also a massive plus!
The organizers will do our utmost to cover the travel costs of participants who cannot afford it themselves.
The application deadline is December 16, 2012. For more information, visit this link.
MURRAY ALLIE CONTEH says
My name is MURRAY ALLIE CONTEH a Sierra leonean by nationality Chairman for KROOBAY COMMUNITY STEERING GROUP in western part of Freetown i was the former councillor and i stand for development.Please involve me to participate.
MURRAY ALLIE CONTEH says
I am a Sierra Leonean by nationality and i want to express by saying that i am realy intrested in attending the programme in Istangbul as the programme is realy intresting one.
Guy Rostand ENDEGUE MANGA says
I am very interested to participate to this Event. I am a communication leader to our NGO in connection with more CBOs. I will help our grassroots people to learn how to take care with Climate Change effects.
i want to participate in this event for more learing.
Joseph Cheayan says
My name is Joseph Cheayan from Liberia, west Africa, do i qualify to participate at the Event? I am also the Executive Director for the Center for Youth Development & Sustainable Democracy (CEYDESUD). CEYDESUD is a youth policy advocacy and peace building organization that also promote sustainable development/. Kindly let me know so i can immediately apply.
Pius Puzotkpet Tushyin says
I am managing an NGO called Namalteng Integrated Development Programme (NIDEP) which has been engaged in the work of climate change for more than ten years. I am more interested to learn more ideas on climate change so that I can share the information with the communities that we are working with as well as new groups.
I am from a trust founder in india.can i participate this seminar and pls let me know that TA AND ACCOMADATION
BUNYUI EMMANUEL says
This .one week workshop in Istanbul, will undoubtedly provide an opportunity to rethink and strategize on the global climate issues. I am very interested in being a part of it.
Dr.Saulam Yohan says
I am a social worker and an Educationist in India.I am associated with many NGOs and doing Humanitarian services .I like to attend International Climate Change Movement from 10-17,June.
chrisopher Dapaah says
Interested to learn and share information on climate climate change issues
Collins Nyong says
Cedsi-Nigeria is a development sector ,player and actor that based in Nigeria at Niger Delta region has involve in developing Advocacy strategies on impact of Climate change/ Global warming in Niger Delta region. How can i participate?
lubangu lumenge jacques says
I am working in Association of Survivors of Makobola Massacres , the events of war in DR Congo have abused the climate and population so I have interested to participe in the events.
LUBANGU JACQUES in DR Congo
Mohammed Ahmed says
I am working in Organization for Sustainable Development (OSD). the Organization’s main objective is to contribute to the global efforts on climate change.
With Best Regards,
Treasure the Iringa environmental protectors inshort (IEP) its organization from Tanzania country,registretion n0 00004282/6/january/2011,we provion education of people on environmental issues,path the way schools,colleges,community meetings,clubs villages,festivals,and medias.
we need support to pripare the conference,topic importance environmental ,lanting trees for the future,education on importance environmental issues of people whow to creat energy users of people ,we hope help fully from every one seecking on environmental issues
Barr. Chinweuba Onah says
Great opportunity, tell us how to get involved. In our organisatio, COMMUNIT CENTRE FOhR JUSTICE AND HEALTH INITIATIVE leadersip traing is a major concern to us. Pls help