What we do
To foster leadership for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement we advocate for governmental policymaking with current leaders – decision makers as well as offering direct opportunities to future leaders – change makers. Below you can see all our active and past programs.
Learners to Leaders: Nurturing Change Makers through Global Citizenship Education
The Learners to Leaders program empowers Global Citizenship Education (GCED) practitioners from formal and informal education in Europe, Africa and Middle-East to become change makers for GCED.
Elevating Agricultural Adaptation
The Ban Ki-moon Centre's Elevating Agricultural Adaptation Program (EAA) advocates for agricultural adaptation to secure new commitments for climate smart agriculture and to advance the adaptive capacities of smallholder farmers.
Global Citizenship Education
The Ban Ki-moon Centre advocates for the integration of Global Citizenship Education around the world, aiming to empower learners of all ages to assume active roles, both locally and globally, in building more peaceful, inclusive, and sustainable societies.
Advising the Austrian Government on the SDGs
The Ban Ki-moon Centre works closely with the Austrian Federal Chancellery on its strategy to accelerate the full implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on a national level.
Global Citizen Fellowship Program
The Fellowship Program empowers young global citizens to lead for the Sustainable Development Goals with tailor-made leadership training, unique networking opportunities, and guidance to implement an “SDG Micro-Project”.
Online Executive Training: Young Women Leadership on Climate Adaptation
The Online Executive Training elevates the leadership of young African women by strengthening their knowledge, skills and network to lead climate adaptation solutions.
Elevating the Voices of Women in Agriculture
The Elevating the Voices of Women in Agriculture (EVWA) Campaign raises global awareness of women farmers’ realities and showcase policy and grassroot actions that contribute to their empowerment.
Global Citizen Scholarship Program
The Scholarship Program empowers young global citizens with tailor-made academic trainings, mentoring and peer-to-peer exchange to develop their own “SDG Micro-Project”.
Global Citizen Mentorship Program
The Mentorship Program empowers young women with a one-on-one mentoring process that is designed to build their leaderships skills and encourage them to implement an “SDG Micro-Project” with their mentor.
The Ban Ki-moon Centre collaborates with a range of research and studies to higher education institutions to link research and activism for the Sustainable Development Goals while at the same time providing opportunities for young changemakers.
Orange The World
Every year, the Ban Ki-moon Centre contributes to the Orange the World Campaign globally and within Austria, working with Soroptimist International, UN Women, and HeForShe and their local Austrian chapters.
Climate Justice Webinar Series
With the Center for Feminist Foreign Policy, the Ban Ki-moon Centre conducted a webinar series, analyzing intersectional feminist approaches to climate justice, within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals.
ASEAN Youth for the SDGs
ASEAN youth representatives took part in a virtual webinar series with workshops on the Sustainable Development Goals, Global Citizenship and “SDG Micro-Project” Implementation to become youth leaders in their communities.
Global Citizenship Poster Competition
The Poster Competition asked all changemakers out there to send us their vision of a global citizen, using the power of creativity to inspire others.
Superwomen Interview Series
The Interview Series sheds light on the journey of inspiring women who are incredible leaders, changemakers and influencers, and their powerful stories of success, challenges, and empowerment.
Stand Alone Mothers
The Ban Ki-moon Centre actively supported stand-alone mothers together with Intree and Seoul Young Leaders Club by providing a platform where they can share, implement and develop existing initiatives.
We are proud to be engaged with a wide international community of knowledge, institutional and financial partners. The Ban Ki-moon Centre thanks all experts, speakers, mentors, and many more for their support throughout the current year. You truly make the difference.
Previous and current donors
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
City of Vienna
Federal Chancellery of Austria
GCA – Government of Norway
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
Royal DSM (Brighter Living Foundation)
AG Globale Verantwortung
Alexander Bodini Foundation
Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding (APCEIU)
Care Netherlands – Climate Change and Resilience Platform
Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University
East African Farmers Federation
ENLIGHT European University Network
Erzbischöfliches Amt für Schule & Bildung
Food & Agriculture Organization
Global Center on Adaptation
Global Schools Program
Italian Development Cooperation
Junior Chamber International
Kofi Annan Foundation
Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs of Austria
Pan African Farmers Organization
SDG Watch Austria
SDG Watch Europe
SDG2 Advocacy Hub
Soroptimist International Austria
Sustainable Development Solutions Network
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
The Institute for Global Engagement and Empowerment (IGEE)
UN Women Austria
United Nations Foundation
United Nations Global Compact
United Nations Industrial Development Organization
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Université de Bordeaux
UNODC – Government of Japan
Vienna School of International Studies
World Organization of the Scouts
Youngsuk ‘YS’ Chi
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