While India Is Going Gaga Over Coldplay’s Global Citizen Festival, What Exactly Is “The Global Citizen”?

The Logical Indian

November 23rd, 2016

Coldplay Global Citizen Festival

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What is Global Citizen?
Global Citizen is a social action platform for a global generation that wants to solve the world’s biggest challenges. It is a community of people who want to learn about and take action on the current issues and use their power to get other people involved too. It puts forward the stories and actions of people that make a difference and help fight extreme poverty and inequality around the world, and support approaches that make life more sustainable for the people and the planet.

Global Citizen Festival was launched on September 29, 2012, in New York City’s Central Park. It is an online platform and mobile application. A participant activist can track their activities using the mobile app, which creates rewards through a point-scoring system. The points thus accumulated can be used as currency to bid on live entertainment experiences like tickets to great concerts and a host of other entertainment events.


What is the objective of The Global Citizen?
The Global Citizen aims to raise the consciousness of a generation to make change inevitable.  It promotes activism through something that people love like the musical entertainment at Global Citizen Festival. They are working together to achieve specific and tangible outcomes. They are working on issues like Girls and Women, Health, Education, Finance and Innovation, Food and Hunger, Water and Sanitation, and Environment.


How can a common man contribute to the objectives of The Global Citizen?
Global Citizen publishes a wide range of views on the global issues that people are passionate about. People can submit their content to the Global Citizen, and they promote it.


What role did Coldplay’s concert have in The Global Citizen initiative?
International music act Coldplay whose concert was in Mumbai on 19 November 2016, was a part of The Global Citizen Festival India 2016.

The Global Citizen Festival India is an action-rewarded, awareness-driven free music festival where fans and influencers engage with causes to win tickets. It is a celebration of change, where leaders, artists, and youth come together with the common goal of eradicating extreme poverty. Global Citizen Festival India will take place on the 19th of November in Mumbai.


What did The Global Citizen intend to achieve by association with Coldplay concert?
Through the Coldplay concert, The Global Citizen wanted to engage people to fundraise so that they can come together with the common goal of eradicating extreme poverty.

Global Citizen is managed by Global Poverty Project, an international education and campaigning organisation that is a registered as a not for profit organisation under 501(c)3 clause in the USA.

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