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AISA Global Issues Service Summit


The AISA GISS is a summit held annually at an AISA member school.

The summit inspires and supports service learning and the integration of global issues education within participating schools. This commitment to service learning and global issues education will better prepare students to make positive contributions to the global community. It will also ensure that the myriad of issues faced today will be addressed by creative individuals who act responsibly, ethically and with a more inclusive global perspective. This unique conference builds both student and faculty partnerships across the African continent and beyond. It provides an opportunity for students and educators alike to share best practices and learn new ideas for sustainable solutions to global issues and strategies to promote service and service learning.



American International School of Mozambique (AISM)
Maputo, Mozambique
April 24 - 26, 2015

AISA is pleased to announce that the American International School of Mozambique (AISM) will be hosting the 2015 AISA-GISS event in Maputo from April 24th-26th. More information will be available soon.



February 13 – 15, 2014AISA GISS 2014
Lincoln Community School (LCS)

LCS was proud to host the AISA Global Issues Service Summit Africa 2014 in Accra, Ghana.

Sharing ideas, building relationships, and empowering the youth to make change. These are three fundamental principles specific to the AISA Global Issues Service Summit. Held in a different country in Africa every year, this conference has become one that students look forward to annually as it helps students realize they can make a difference and empowers them to work with their peers to consider and develop solutions for global issues.  These young adults become more aware of the issues in our world, and more aware to the fact that anyone can make a positive difference.




February 21 – 23, 2013
International School of Kenya (ISK)

ISK was proud to host the AISA Global Issues Service Summit Africa 2013.

It was an inspiring event that empowered students to become agents of change in our world, particularly in relation to the 20 global issues highlighted in Jean Francois Rischard's powerful book High Noon: 20 Global Problems and 20 Years to Solve Them.

The theme of the 2013 summit was “Amani: One World, One Harmony”. This theme was particularly poignant as Kenya was on the verge of a national election when the summit took place. Given the post-election violence of late 2007 and early 2008, this theme reflects on some crucial local and national concerns. Of course, the theme also extended into major global issues, from environmental degradation to poverty and the digital divide.

Read LeeAnne Lavender's article on the latest developments towards 2013 AISA GISS Summit

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