The 7th Asia-Pacific Urban Forum was a power-packed three days full of insightful discussions and hands-on sessions. Convened by the UNESCAP, it was attended by over 3000 people from all across the world. Dive into this article by Vinita Joshi from Bangalore, India as she uncovers some of her top takeaways from the international conference!
By Melton Fellow Kwabena Twumasi Ankrah
Over the November weekend, 30 brilliant college students and entrepreneurs selected from a competitive pool across Ghana met at the Kokrobite Institute for the 2019 German Institute of Business and Technology Innovation Hackathon.
All the action from our day on-ground! Melton Fellows and India GCC 2019 participants visit prime project centers in Bangalore, and get their hands dirty as we uncover Sustainability, Technology and Social Innovation at the grassroots!
This project is the result of deep friendship and a passion to work towards solving a pressing issue.
With an alternative approach that focuses on personal, conflict-related stories, 'Project Narratives' remind us of the humanity of the people affected, thus shifting the public focus from political questions of blame and differences to the shared human experience. This is how Melton Fellows help create a powerful common ground for lasting peace.
The 9th Commonwealth Youth Ministers’ Meeting brought together established and emerging leaders from around the globe to share good practices, forge new partnerships and agree shared priorities for resourcing youth development. Two Melton Fellows joined the high-level summit and are eager to share their story!
Global Advocate Program Manager of Mama Hope, Katie Hale, talks about questioning the single story narrative of poverty that emphasizes differences and scarcity.
As Melton Fellows are preparing for the Global Citizenship Conference, Millicent Adjei of Ashesi University talked about the deficit ideology and how we can defy the standard narrative about Africa.
Unable to obtain visas to Pakistan, Melton Fellows set in motion a plan to gather interviews of Pakistanis to compliment interviews of Indians, as the Narratives team explores stories of Partition. Here is Project Team member Julian Klauke in his own words:
How four sisters empowered women and changed their community.