U.S. Summit & Initiative For Global Citizen Diplomacy
The success of the November 2010 U.S. Summit for Global Citizen Diplomacy provided a launch pad for new ideas, partnerships, challenges and opportunities in preparation for the ten-year Initiative for Global Citizen Diplomacy.
Since the Summit, the USCCD has focused on follow up and fundraising efforts in support of a goal to double the number of U.S. citizen diplomats by 2020.
As guests of The Johnson Foundation, a group of 39 leaders who participated in the 2010 Summit reconvened at the Wingspread Conference Center in Racine, WI in May 2011 to further detail the future steps and role of the USCCD in meeting the goals of the U.S. Initiative for Global Citizen Diplomacy.
As identified at Wingspread, the continued role of the USCCD in advancing this collective goal is:
- Conducting a national media campaign
- Garnering support and funding from public and private sources
- Continuing to grow it’s highly successful website resources, conduct recognition programs and act as convener for the citizen diplomacy field
- Advancing an organization membership program
- Making available training, education and research resources on its website
- Creating global networks and cooperation with similar organizations throughout the world
In August 2011, the USCCD was awarded $100K grant from The Coca-Cola Foundation to officially launch the U.S. Initiative for Global Citizen Diplomacy. With the help of this grant the Forum Report from Wingspread was edited and printed for distribution and is being used to help focus efforts and garner additional funding for the future of the Initiative.
As the 2012-2020 U.S. Initiative for Global Citizen Diplomacy continues to move forward, this page will serve as a source for new information and updates. Thank you for your support of this important initiative!