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Virtual Global Learning Festival

2021-10-01 - 2021-10-04

The Constellation in partnership with the Kenyan Team


Virtual Global Learning Festival 2021




How communities learn and adapt to old and new challenges


This year’s theme is locally set, and globally explored. 

Through virtual SALT visits to local communities in Kenya, and from the shared experiences of participants in many other places in the world – we will listen to how they have learned from actions in the past and how they have adapted to old and new challenges. The lessons from those experiences will provide us with answers to what the anchors are for sustainable local response. 

We had started exploring the theme of ‘sustainable local response’ during the Global Learning Festival in Bandung, Indonesia, in 2018 and decided that the same theme would be explored in depth and from various perspectives in following Festivals. Meble Birengo picked up the flame in Bandung 2018 and is bringing us this year to the experience of the Kenyan Team.

An interactive programme

Friday 1 October: Karibuni Nyote, Jambo nyote, Salamu kutoka Kenya, tunawapenda ‘Landing’ in Kenya – Getting to know each other – deepening  understanding on SALT through shared learning, content formulation, Global reconnection, celebration and diversity integration.

Saturday 2 October: Virtual SALT visits to diverse communities in Kenya who have been responding locally to diverse issues including economic and livelihood development, sustainable women initiated responses, adapting and living with disabilities.

Sunday 3 October: Market Place: Local SALT teams from across the world will present their best practices and lessons learned. All participants go shopping, with their own wisdom as currency. Finding common threads for future partnerships

Monday 4 October: Weaving Pearls of Wisdom: What have we learned together? How can we use that in our own community and how can we share the lessons with others? A festive closing. 


The world has changed, The Constellation is adapting. More than before we are carrying out our mission to Stimulate and Connect Local Response around the world with virtual means. This also means that our usual highlight of the year, the Global Learning Festival, where we bring SALT-CLCP facilitators and community members together, is shifting to a virtual event. This year therefore a V- is appearing before the usual acronym GLF. We introduce the V-GLF 2021. 

We mirror the real time Global Learning Festival – online

Even online, we want to make it a refreshing experience, where people feel listened to and realise the importance of their local action. 

For who?

The V-GLF is an event where different groups, teams and members of The Constellation come together, for learning and mutual inspiration. The event is rooted in SALT-CLCP – and is linked to The Constellation ways of working. Those who are engaged in local response and community action in their own country, come together, virtually.  Those who are wanting to learn about SALT-CLCP and community action are welcome as well. You can register as an individual, or with your team of 3. Partner organisations are invited to send their teams as well. Teams will be asked to present their experience at the Marketplace on Sunday.


Participation Fee includes full participation in facilitated interactive events from 1-4 October; access to documentation during and after the event and a unique V-GLF 2021 Participant Package will come your way. 

  • Individual participants: 50 Euro
  • Local SALT teams (3 persons): 100 Euro
  • Organisations (3 person teams): 250 Euro

We want the Virtual Global Learning Festival to be an inclusive learning opportunity for all. Therefore, we count on solidarity. Be in touch if you cannot afford the full registration fee, or if you can support the participation of other individuals or teams. 


Last minute registration possible until 30 August 2021




Event Category:


The Constellation
Kenyan Team