As a newly established non-profit, quasi-international-organization, the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens has started to work on projects since its inauguration. Currently the Centre is solely funded by contributions from the government of Austrian, the government of Kuwait, and the Alexander Bodini Foundation and operates within the margins of suggestions by the last Advisory Board meeting in Pyeongchang in Feburary 2018.
Some donors, including the South Korean government, have pledged funds to support the Centre´s work in the future.
Below projects are initial plans the Centre offers prior to receiving the sufficient fund.
Project Cluster I – Concretizing the Blue Print for Action
Refining the Blue Print for Action on Global Citizenship by producing publications, drawing on lessons from the Global Engagement and Empowerment Forum in Seoul (6-7 February 2018) and the engagements at Alpbach Forum in August in Austria (25-28 August 2018).
Project Cluster II – Instilling High-level Leadership for Peace
Conducting Ban Ki-moon Centre “leadership interventions” inter alia on Road Safety in East Africa with FIA; assisting in the build-up of a Women Mediators’ Network in Asia and raising awareness for Education in Emergencies with the NGO Global Citizens.
Project Cluster III – Educating & Empowering Youth and Women
Continuing the creation online courses on global citizenship (see Coursera course on SDGs); providing scholarships for female refugees together with partner organizations such as Rotary and IOC and others, and furthering the global citizenship education agenda by hosting specific workshops on political engagement with UNESCO.
Project Cluster IV – Catalyzing advocacy through development of a new SDG composite index
Creating a new composite SDG index, compatible with Jeffrey Sachs´ SDSN, the Bertelsmannstiftung and Yonsei University research, specifically focusing on the Asian region etc.