When: July 7-9, 2017
Where: Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Here is a brief introduction to the International Geography Youth Summit 2017 (IGYS-2017):
Who are Citizen Geographers?
The Institute of Geographical Studies believes in engaging with geography as a discipline, not just a subject. As such, they look at geography as a framework with which to
- understand and shape all manner of relationships among disciplines
- foster more sustainable interactions between us and the environment
- work towards a more just, benign, and empowering world for everyone
Based on this, a citizen geographer is anyone who engages with geography and applies it actively to make a positive difference in the world around them. This may be at any scale beginning with one’s own neighborhood.