GLOBAL ISSUES NETWORK HAWAI'I
GIN Mission: To empower young people to collaborate locally, regionally, and globally in order to create Project based sustainable solutions for global issues.
2017 Fall Kick-Off Event
Hope you can join us for: Networking, breakout sessions with NGOs and non-profits, and a student panel about how to prepare for the conference and how to engage with a GIN Issue.
For those of you who don't mind literally doing the dirty work to help make our city more vibrant naturally, culturally, and sustainably, let's build off the amazing momentum from the GIN Kick-Off event with a day of service restoring a lo'i in Kalihi on Saturday, November 4, 8:00am to 12:30. Please join us with your fellow GIN members and anyone else who may be interested. Together we can really make a difference in this truly significant effort.
If you plan to attend, please send an e-mail with a tentative number attending to Ally Kuwana
GIN Hawai'i Conference Information and Updates
Click here to access the student films that were shown at the GIN Conference on February 24 and 25, 2017
Friday, February 24
4:30 - Registration
5:00 - Welcome
5:30 - Icebreakers
5:50 - Keynote Speaker: Ted Dintersmith
6:40 - Dinner & Activities
8:30 - Closing
Saturday, February 25
9:00 - Check In & Continental Breakfast
9:30 - Morning Activity
10:00 - Brief Welcome & Keynote Speaker: Josh Cooper
11:00 - Breakout 1
11:45 - Networking
12:00 - Lunch
12:30 - NGO Fair & Creative Submissions
1:30 - Breakout 2
2:30 - Dance Party & Ice Cream Social
3:00 - Thank You’s/Closing
Breakout Session Descriptions
Breakout Session 1
Water, one of our most vital resources, is constantly being sacrificed for money and greed. Learn about what students are doing to get involved with the Dakota Access pipeline issue and explore specific types of activism you can engage in to protect what is important.
Mahalo nui loa to the following sponsors who helped make this event possible:
2016-17 Global Issues Network Kick Off Event (Tuesday, September 27)
What is GIN?
Students engage in real issues that require urgent attention
Students take knowledge and translate it into positive action
Students take ownership of program, and as a result take leadership
Students build and use networks
Activities are collaborative - not competitive
- Showcase existing programs in schools that deal with global issues
- Sharing ideas - making connections - creating networks
- Connecting students with NGOs and experts in the field
- Discussion and debate on global issues
- 40+ Student led conferences
- Measurable impact spanning 10 years
- 80,000 students from over 100 nationalities
- 12+ conferences programmed for the coming year
GIN is open to all schools with a high school. Schools that go through 8th grade may form a team of 8th graders.
Get Your School Involved:
For more information on GIN, click here.