The national AFS organizations of Latin America present the III Ibero-American Week of Global Education. A 5-day virtual event of talks, workshops and training for teachers from the region and all AFS members, which will take place between June 27 and July 1, 2022.

This edition will focus on the challenges that education presents us with in 2022. Experts and educators, together with civil and voluntary organizations, will analyze and discuss the current scenario marked by war, the return to the classroom, and uncertainty long-term crisis affecting educators and students around the world.

The conferences and workshops will promote Education for Global Citizenship as a fundamental axis for the development of essential skills for a more sustainable, inclusive and respectful world of intercultural differences.

2022 events and registration


Monday, June 27, 2022

Conference + panel

Thinking big: How to educate global subjects for an interconnected world

Main speaker

Veronica Boix Mansilla

Panel of  experts

Linda Stuart y Ana Carolina Cassiano

This conference will explore the concept of global competency, what the state of global competency education is today, how we can help our students develop global competencies, and how we prepare our teachers to deliver quality global competency education.

The conference will be followed by a panel of AFS experts sharing concrete practices that are being carried out in Latin America and the rest of the world for the development of attitudes, knowledge and skills necessary for global citizenship.

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Days (5)

Tuesday, June 28, 2022


Diversity and inclusion in the classroom

Main speaker

Dominique Demelenne

This conference will introduce the concepts of diversity and inclusion in the classroom.

What is diversity about? How are diversity and inclusion presented in the classrooms of Ibero-America? How can we create more inclusive schools so that everyone can learn and develop as global, empathetic and responsible citizens?

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Days (2)

Wednesday, June 29, 2022


Building diverse and inclusive spaces

Marcela Lapertosa

Fran Baxter

Value Learning

This workshop will address the importance of creating more diverse and inclusive spaces in classrooms and educational institutions. After covering the basic concepts of diversity and inclusion, participants will have the opportunity to work in small groups with the methodology of design thinking to identify a challenge they face within their institution and a solution to generate inclusion for all groups.

It will be highly interactive and oriented to the development of practical and possible solutions to be carried out by teachers and educators in all areas of work.

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Days (3)

Thursday, June 30, 2022


Inclusion and coexistence: peer responsibility. Anne Frank: a legacy for peace education in the classroom

Héctor Shalom de Casa Ana Frank


This workshop will have an introductory presentation by Mr. Hector Shalom, Director of the Anne Frank Center for Latin America, and classroom work by the Center’s team and volunteer guides. In this practical workshop, contents are  related to the history of Anne Frank, her legacy, analysis of the historical context of the emergence and development of the Holocaust, mechanisms of discrimination and violence in the past and in the present, in the macrosocial and in the classroom. It will be a great opportunity to share and learn tools to work in the classroom.

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Days (4)

Friday, July 1, 2022

Conversation + conference

Looking to the future

Main speaker

Dina Buchbinder Auron 


Sol Escandón-Francis | Guatemala

Randal Rivera | Costa Rica

Joel Franco | Paraguay

Panel Moderator

Berenice María Bonneau | Argentina

In this closure of the Ibero-American Week of Global Education we will talk about the experience and listen to the opinion of three young Latin Americans (from Costa Rica, Guatemala and Paraguay) regarding their experience in these last two years of the pandemic, their dreams for the future of the education and how they imagine the school of the future. Next we will have the closing conference by Dina Buchbinder Auron sharing her vision about the future of education, where we are going, what we need to do for a truly inclusive, global and quality education, and what role teachers play in this future. 

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Schedule by country

  • 15:00 Costa Rica, Guatemala
  • 16:00 Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama
  • 17:00 Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Dominican
  • Republic, Venezuela
  • 18:00 Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay
  • 22:00 Portugal
  • 23:00 Spain


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