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Global Citizens’ Assembly Network

Global Citizens’ Assembly Network

About Us

Welcome to GloCAN

The Global Citizens’ Assembly Network (GloCAN) is a research collective that generates actionable insights to inform policymakers, funders, process designers, advocates and the wider community of practice designing, implementing, and evaluating global citizens’ assemblies.

The Network was founded in 2023, after the launch of the evaluation report of the world’s first Global Assembly on the Climate and Ecological Emergency.

Meet the Network

Global citizens’ assemblies bring together everyday people from around the world to learn, deliberate, and make judgments or recommendations on a topical issue.

In the past few years, there have been growing calls to organise these forums for citizen deliberation to accelerate global action on pressing issues such as climate emergency, AI regulation, and global poverty.

Our research programme

The first phase of our research programme focuses on the governance of global citizens’ assemblies.

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News & Features

The University of Canberra, where GloCAN is based, acknowledges the Ngunnawal people, traditional custodians of the lands where the university’s Bruce Campus is situated.

UC acknowledges and respects their continuing culture and the contribution they make to Canberra and the region. UC also acknowledges all other First Nations people on whose land we gather. Sovereignty has never been ceded. It always was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.