Our vision is for a just and sustainable world. Our mission is to be a catalyst for positive social change by sharing the benefits of global learning with as many people as possible.

We believe learning about global issues and adopting innovative thinking and methods from around the world empowers us all to work for a more hopeful future.

How we do this

We partner with young people, teachers, higher education institutions and organisations through workshops, events and training on global issues and global learning methods.

We work in an open, participatory way ensuring that people we work with feel supported and have their voices heard. We believe learning is a life-long process and we strive to make global learning relevant to all ages.

What is global learning?

Global learning helps us make sense of our complex world and develop an awareness of the impact of our own actions on others. Our work focuses on issues such as climate change, globalisation and inequality.

Global learning fosters:

critical and creative thinking / self-awareness and open-mindedness towards difference / understanding of global issues and the impact of actions on others / optimism and action for a better world

Liverpool World Centre is part of The Global Learning Network (previously the Consortium of Development Education Centres)

We believe learning is a life-long process and we strive to make global learning relevant to all ages.

Meet the team

  • Andrea Bullivant
    Andrea Bullivant

    Andrea’s experience combines working for social justice in contexts including with asylum seekers/refugees, and training and facilitation with schools and universities. Increasingly, her role focuses on evaluation and making research relevant for practice.

  • Karen Wynne
    Karen Wynne

    Karen plans and delivers our work with communities, strengthening engagement through sharing our participatory and creative approaches to social justice, facilitation and problem solving. Karen’s background is varied, but rooted in community and the arts.

  • Fez
    Communications & Evaluation Support Officer

    Fez leads all aspects of our communications work, as well as supporting our evaluation projects. Fez has a keen eye for detail in evaluation, and came to LWC with a Masters in Gender Studies and a keen interest in how linking marketing and evaluation work helps organisations better share their impact.

  • Neil Sledge
    Neil Sledge
    Global Learning Projects Support Officer

    Neil has a wealth of experience in formal education as a teacher, and also in the world of global learning, having previously worked with our friends at Cheshire DEC amongst others. Neil is particularly excited about our large-scale collaborative events, including mock COP, Citizens Assembly and more.

Our Trustees

  • Dr Sara Parker (Chair)
    Dr Sara Parker (Chair)

    Sara Parker is a Reader in Development Studies at Liverpool John Moores University and also the Chair of the Liverpool Fairtrade Steering Committee. She has over 30 years of experience teaching development issues and also researching and working in Nepal. Her current research focuses on menstrual discrimination in Nepal using creative visual methods on a project called Dignity Without Danger.

  • Raymond Bissex
    Raymond Bissex

    Raymond is a chartered accountant and was a director of Liverpool World Shop. He has been responsible for the preparation of accounts and attending to company administration since joining Liverpool World Centre in 2003.

  • Frank Kennedy
    Frank Kennedy

    Originally a primary teacher, Frank has a M.Phil in Peace Studies. Frank was involved in setting up the Liverpool World Group – which later became LWC. After 11 years as Friends of the Earth’s Regional Campaigns Coordinator, he became an ESOL teacher and is now returning to primary school work.

  • Katie McAllister
    Katie McAllister

    Katie is a Research and Impact Manager at the University of Liverpool. She has previously worked as development manager for national charity The Reader and in teaching roles at the University of Salamanca and University of Salford. She joined us in January 2022 and brings knowledge of the higher education landscape and experience in program management, stakeholder engagement and business development to support the work of LWC.

  • Olivia Johnson
    Olivia Johnson

    Having worked for local and national charities over the last decade, Olivia has experience of public engagement and research within the education, heritage, community and women’s sectors. She is currently Programme & Impact Manager at a national charity for girls and is passionate about working with young people to create a more equitable world.

  • Nick Sawyer
    Nick Sawyer

    Nick brings with him a diverse wealth of expertise to the Liverpool World Centre with a career spanning charity, politics, local authority, the NHS, marketing, design, sales, customer service and finance.
    Nick is deeply committed to empowering social change, has worked in both health and care, run for councillor and also worked for a charity as office manager and PA to the CEO.

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