The Global Dimension website is owned and managed by Think Global. This initiative has funding support from the Department for International Development (DFID).
Think Global is an education charity that promotes global learning.
Our national network of member organisations and supporters share our conviction that the role of education today is crucial in shaping a better tomorrow.
For learners and society to flourish in a world which faces issues such as global poverty, climate change and racial and religious tensions, Think Global believes that education should put learning in a global context, fostering:
- critical and creative thinking
- self-awareness and open-mindedness towards difference
- understanding of global issues and power relationships, and
- optimism and action for a better world.
We work to change both what people learn and how they learn, through influencing policy and improving educators' practice.
Think Global is a registered charity, number 291696, and a company limited by guarantee, number 1737830.
The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK government's fight against world poverty.
Since its creation, DFID has helped more than 250 million people lift themselves from poverty and helped 40 million more children to go to primary school. But there is still much to do.
1.4 billion people still live on less than $1.25 a day. Problems faced by poor countries affect all of us. Britain’s fastest growing export markets are in poor countries. Weak government and social exclusion can cause conflict, threatening peace and security around the world. All countries of the world face dangerous climate change together.
DFID works with national and international partners to eliminate global poverty and its causes, as part of the UN Millennium Development Goals. DFID also responds to overseas emergencies.