IAYG and the University of California, Santa Barbara’s Center for Spatial Studies Call for Posters for UCSB.Global 2021

17 May 2021 |  Until May 23, the [email protected] event is accepting posters from individuals and teams discussing any aspect of spatial analysis. Register now to submit your poster and network with leading scholars around the world from June 2-3rd.


Inaugural 2020 Mapping Horizons GIS Competition: Winning projects selected

18 February 2021 | The Mapping Horizons GIS Competition has come to an exciting conclusion, with a panel of judges selecting the top 5 projects. Learn more about GIS’s role in COVID-19, urban growth, and more, at mh.iaygfamily.org.

IAYG Family Communications Directors Present at the University of Philippine’s Virtual GeogSoc Consortium  

15 January 2021 | Monica Mendoza and Kyle Singson share recent  programs and represent IAYG in UP GeogSoc’s #Redefining Geography series of events. Watch IAYG’s presentation at https://www.fb.com/geographicsociety.up/videos/

We Have a Champion: Johanna Esther of Holy Angels ISC School in Thiruvananthapuram wins IAYG’s Kerala Geography & Global Studies Challenge

15 October 2020  | IAYG’s Kerala State Geography and Global Studies Challenge came to an exciting conclusion on 27 September 2020, as Johanna Esther N. of Holy Angels School in Thiruvananthapuram won the title in competition with twelve of Kerala’s top geography students.

Check Out Our New Social Media: IAYG Family Expands Social Media Presence

30 November 2020 | The IAYG Family is proud to announce that it has successfully expanded its presence across social media platforms to better engage a wider audience through newsletters, informative articles and short features. 

3rd African Youth SDGs Summit Welcomes Over One Thousand Young Leaders and Experts to Secure the 2030 Commitment Beyond the Post-COVID-19 Era 

30  November 2020 |  From 4-5 November 2020, the 3rd African Youth SDGs Summit brought together several thousand young people, business and civil society leaders, and representatives from the United Nations to amplify the role of Africa’s young people in the Sustainable Development Goals.

Mapping for Peace Presentation: UN Mappers, IAYG organize virtual presentation on Mapping for Peace

16 November 2020 | On Wednesday, 4 November 2020, UN Mappers (a division of the United Nations Department of Operations Support) and IAYG hosted a virtual event open to the public and to participants in the 3rd African Youth SDGs Summit.

Why Geography Matters: What Do Twelve Top Geography Students Have to Say About Why Geography Matters?

16  November 2020 |  To commemorate the launch of IAYG’s Why Geography Matters series, we asked the twelve finalists of the Kerala Geography and Global Studies Challenge to share why geography matters to them in this short interview before the competition began.

From Trivandrum, the World: Kerala Geography Challenge Kicks Off With Over a Hundred Participants  

22 September 2020 |  On 20 September, IAYG kicked off the Kerala State Geography and Global Studies Challenge, marking the start of the first such competition in the state. 

Perspectives: Interview with Rui Zhu, IAYG Representative Member on the IGU Young & Early Career Geographers Taskforce

14 September 2020 |  In one of the largest virtual events organized during the COVID-19 pandemic, the IAYG Family will host Kerala’s first statewide competition in geography & global studies on 20 September.

#GenerationPeace: Beginning a new campaign for peacebuilding through education

15 August 2020 |  #GenerationPeace begins with a launch event in Rwanda, and five pairs of lesson plans and educational modules. 

Going Virtual: IAYG will host Kerala Geography & Global Studies Challenge on 20 September 2020

7 August 2020 |  In one of the largest virtual events organized during the COVID-19 pandemic, the IAYG Family will host Kerala’s first statewide competition in geography & global studies on 20 September.


From Manila to the World: Geographic Society of the University of the Philippines and the IAYG Organize Philippine Geography Olympiad

18 March 2020  |  The Geographic Society of the University of the Philippines (the official IAYG-affiliated student branch at the University of the Philippines), the UP Department of Geography, and the IAYG Family were pleased to present the Philippine Geography Olympiad at the ICE Auditorium of the University of the Philippines-Diliman campus from 7-8 March, 2020.


Organization Notice: How the COVID-19 Pandemic May Impact Our Networks and Activities

25 March 2020 | Last updated 7 August 2020 | With respect to the decisions of public health authorities, COVID-19 will significantly impact our network’s plans for programmes, events, and reporting.

IAYG Geographic and Global Education and IGU Young and Early Career Geographers continue partnership

12 January 2020  |  Continuing the IAYG family’s partnership with the International Geographical Union (IGU)’s Young and Early Career Geographers Taskforce, and building on the success of IGU-YECG/IAYG-supported events at the Institute of Australian Geographers summit in Hobart, the organizations will support partner events at IGU 2020 in Istanbul.

With Brandon Warren, Hope Wins: Founder of We LIVE, an IAYG Family-supported Organization, Inspires Others with New Book

25 December 2019  |  Brandon Warren founded We LIVE, an IAYG Family-supported organization, to bring attention to gun violence in places where it is unheard. Now, having published his first book detailing his experience, he’s inspiring the next kid that comes along.

Illuminating Rights: IAYG Rwanda Clubs for Peace Programme Teaches Human Rights to Over 900 Students

30 December 2019  |  More than 900 students in Nyabihu District joined our events over the month of December for human rights and civic engagement education, critical components of global citizenship and awareness.


Putting Development on the Map: IAYG Liberia organizes country’s first GIS Day at the University of Liberia

18 November 2019  |  On Wednesday, IAYG Geographic & Global Education Liberia and the Liberian Geographical Society, a subsidiary organization of IAYG Liberia, launched Liberia’s first-ever GIS day at the Fendall Campus of the University of Liberia, joined by representatives of Liberian government and international organizations to celebrate the role of GIS technology in national development and the future of geographic education in the country.



Kyle Vincent Singson named next Deputy Communications Director

Mr. Singson joins longtime collaborator Monica May Mendoza, Director for Communications and Public Affairs, as the IAYG overhauls its communications efforts.


Due to IGC 2020’s postponement, the IAYG/IGU-YECG Paper Session in Istanbul, Turkey will not take place until 2021

In response to the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, the organizers of the 34th International Geographical Congress in Istanbul, Turkey has postponed the event to August 16-20, 2021. The IAYG/IGU-YECG paper session will also be postponed.


Congratulations to Ken Jennings, contributor to IAYG’s Question of the Week, on winning the Jeopardy! Greatest of All Time Tournament

The IAYG Family wishes a special congratulations to Ken Jennings, who has generously contributed questions in his free time to the IAYG Question of the Week feature since 2018.

Welcome to our new website for news and media around the IAYG Family

We’re excited to introduce this continuously updated, official page for news and information from projects and programmes in our network! The IAYG Family is a network of changemakers in geographic, global, and civic education: a small start to a more global and informed world.