Global Initiative for Excchange and Development Inc. (GIED) is a non-government and non-profit organization established in July 6, 2015 in Cebu City, Philippines with the primary aim to promote various meaningful collaborations in building local communities and empowering people to be partners in nation building. GIED also seeks to establish its own relevance as it responds to the Philippines’ important national social policy frameworks and plans for sustainable human development.
It is with this mindset that GIED’s advocacy on participation, empowerment, and development are emphasized to realize its vision on community development and global citizenship work. GIED aims to empower people-to-people connectivity through cross-cultural interaction and immersion within and across nations, international voluntary service and dynamic cooperation.
GIED envisions being a leader in social services, a catalyst for youth empowerment and intercultural exchange and a mentor of voluntary work for youth development.
Global Initiative for Exchange and Development is a duly registered Youth Serving Organization of the National Youth Commission, a National Government Agency under the Office of the President of the Philippines.