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A Better World at Your Fingertips

The Global Citizen app gives you the tools to make a difference every day. Whether you pledge to go vegan for a week or send an email to advocate for education funding, the actions you take in the app have a real impact in your life and on the world around you. 

Celebrating Independence

Ghana’s first-ever Global Citizen Festival marks the 65th anniversary of the country’s independence. It’s in this spirit of self-determination and unity that Accra’s Global Citizen Festival at Black Star Square will bring together artists and world leaders to achieve an ambitious policy agenda focused on empowering girls and women, defending the planet, and creating change. 

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What is Global Citizen?

Global Citizen is the world's largest movement of action takers and impact makers dedicated to ending extreme poverty NOW. The voices of millions of Global Citizens around the world are driving lasting change towards sustainability, equality, and humanity by taking action every day. 

We post, tweet, message, vote, sign, and call to inspire those who can make things happen to act — government leaders, businesses, philanthropists, artists, and citizens — together improving lives. 

By downloading our app, Global Citizens learn about the systemic causes of extreme poverty, take action on those issues, and earn rewards with tickets to events, products, subscriptions, and more. 

Global Citizens have taken over 30.4 million actions since 2009. Today, these actions, in combination with high-level advocacy work, have led to over $41.4 billion being distributed to our partners around the world, impacting 1.15 billion lives in the fight to end extreme poverty.

You can learn more about our impact here:

What is the Global Citizen Festival?

The Global Citizen Festival started as a music festival where fans take actions to end extreme poverty in order to earn free tickets to attend.

The inaugural Global Citizen Festival took place on September 29, 2012 with 60,000 in attendance on the Great Lawn in New York’s iconic Central Park. The festival featured live performances by Neil Young with Crazy Horse, Foo Fighters, The Black Keys, Band of Horses, K’Naan and more. Since then, artists like Rihanna, Beyoncé, JAY-Z, Pearl Jam, Stevie Wonder, Coldplay, Billie Eilish, and many more have performed on the Global Citizen Festival stage. 

The concert is timed to coincide with the UN General Assembly to leverage opportunities to get policy and financial commitments from government, corporate and philanthropic leaders. Tickets to the festival are awarded through points earned by taking actions to fight extreme poverty, such as signing petitions, calling your political representatives, participating in challenges, and more.

The 2022 Global Citizen Festival will take place in Black Star Square Accra, Ghana, and on Great Lawn in Central Park in New York City, USA, on 24 September. 

The 2022 Global Citizen Festival will call on world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly and ahead of the G20 and COP27 in November, to step up and invest $600 million into the future of women and girls, close $10 billion climate financing shortfall, deliver $500 million to help African farmers respond to the global food crisis, and provide urgent relief for crushing debts to End Extreme Poverty NOW. 

Where and when is the Global Citizen Festival in Accra?

The Global Citizen Festival in Accra is taking place on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, in Black Star Square. Stay tuned for gate times!

How do I sign up to be a part of Global Citizen?

You can join by downloading the Global Citizen app or by visiting our website and registering to be a Global Citizen. Once you join Global Citizen, you can take actions such as signing petitions, participating in challenges, sharing messages on social media, writing letters to politicians, taking action in your community and much more. 


Know Before You Go

Get Tickets Ready

The festival gates will open at 3 p.m. Make sure you arrive with plenty of time to get through security so you don’t miss any of the show!

Know When to Go

The festival gates will open at 3 p.m. Make sure you arrive with plenty of time to get through security so you don’t miss any of the show!

Eat Good

We will have food and drink vendors, and vendors will be accepting cash and cards.

PS: you must be of age to purchase alcoholic beverages, so please bring your ID!

Bring Only Essentials

Backpacks or any bag over 30cm x 30cm x 15cm in size are not allowed into the Festival.

You can see all prohibited items here.

Stay Safe

Global Citizen will closely monitor Ghana’s ongoing COVID guidance. As per current guidelines, you will not be required to present proof of vaccination to enter.

Wearing a mask will not be required, but is encouraged.