On Friday night, September 11th, 2015, the first ever GIN retreat was held at CDNIS. Two student leaders from each of the 11 Global Issues Network Clubs attended. Activities included an “AmaGIN Race”, discussions on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and two inspiring speakers: Aleta Miller (United Nations Women’s Fiji Multi-Country Representative) and Zein Williams (HK Director at Child Welfare Scheme Nepal).
Most importantly, all GIN clubs had the chance to work on some strategic planning for the upcoming year and to refine their club goals and planned activities. Conversation between GIN club leaders revealed potential areas for club collaboration to increase the reach of advocacy opportunities within the CDNIS community.