How can I change the world from where I stand?
At least since the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015, it’s become common understanding that the issues we are facing today are complex by nature, and global in its effects. There are 7.7 billion people who share this planet. Just think of the impact all these people could have if they worked together, from climate action to eradication of poverty: It would be huge!
As promising as this may seem, unless we take more ownership of our role in a global society and learn to mobilize communities around the world, effects will be sporadic at best and keep us from creating the impact we need to achieve these goals. The big question remains: How can each and every […]
20 participants from 11 countries joined the call to action and participated in the Global Solvers Co-Lab: 489 UN-limited, held from 22 - 27 September 2018 in Aubervilliers (France). Co-organized by the Melton Foundation and the Ernst-Abbe-Stiftung, the #CoLab489 created space for emerging leaders from across sectors and geographies to learn, collaborate, and co-create meaningful solutions to advance sustainable development.
Here is a day-to-day account of what happened, narrated by the participants themselves ...
Day 1: Saturday, September 22nd The #CoLab489 kicked off on Saturday the 22nd of September with an opening evening session.This session allowed for the participants to gently get introduced to each other through a serious of name games, icebreakers and team building activities such as ‘Where in the World’ where participants were challenged to create a […]
A trip to China for the ASES Zhejiang Summit 2017 was a dream-come-true for someone like me who is bitten by the travel bug, enthusiastic about different cultures and passionate about entrepreneurship.
written by Ranjini Roa HS Participating in the Asia-Pacific Student Entrepreneurship Society Summit (ASES) 2017 at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China was a very holistic experience. It served as a platform to meet people who are very passionate about entrepreneurship; it was platter filled with a diverse set of ideas seasoned with quirkiness and creativity. Who would have […]
ASES: Asia-Pacific Student Entrepreneurship Society held its annual meeting in Hangzhou,China from the 5th June to the 11th June, 2017. Here, Melton Fellow Ranjini Rao HS reflects on her experience attending ASES as a Melton grantee.
I am extremely privileged to have received the Melton Foundation grant opportunity to attend this conference and experience the booming entrepreneurial environment in China.It served as a great platform to meet student entrepreneurs and established angel investors to educators from all over the world.Various seminars on topics ranging from Big Data, to AI. Technological talks […]
Francisco Andaur and Constanza Manosalva attended the WBF in Santiago, Chile, and delivered headlights to cyclists in their hometown of Temuco while promoting cycling as a sustainable travel alternative in the twenty-first century. Here's their story!
Pancho y Coni, what is the WBF5? The World Bicycle Forum is a global citizen event, the most important event about cycling in the world. Its organization is run by citizens in favor of cycling and sustainable transport in the host country, through approximately 40 organizations and more than 160 independent volunteers. When […]
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.
The first pre-GCC activity of this season included an online session led by Millicent Adjei. The Melton Share started with gaining clarity about how the experiences of an individual or a particular community can easily become the narrative for a whole continent, which has 54 beautiful and culturally rich and diverse countries. Millicent pointed out […]
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:
(Read Part 1 here) “We concluded that, if we, personally, can’t reach the Pakistanis in their country, we will either have to personally meet Pakistanis outside their country or have to find someone who could meet Pakistanis in their own country. “Thankfully, the Citizens Archive of Pakistan immediately agreed to the idea of conducting interviews […]
The month of April has led three members of the Melton Foundation’s Project Narratives team, Marleen Haupt, Nickhil Sharma, and Julian Klauke, to India to conduct interviews for our second documentary, this time focussing on the influences of the India-Pakistan conflict on people’s lives.
After roughly 6 months of contacting potential collaborators and organizing interviews with our partner organizations, we were ready to meet a diverse set of people on both sides of the border. In Delhi, our travels were very rewarding and through our partners Aaghaz-E-Dosti we met an amazing array of peace activists, artists, historians, educators, students […]
Climate Change, natural catastrophes, species extinction and climate refugees are happening right now on planet earth. Especially in industrialized countries, people have access to any kind of information relevant for these phenomena, but often enough choose to stay away from these topics. Here, she shares about her project in her own words.
Environmental psychology has a lot to say about the reasons why humanity is failing to address these problems. For five years, I have been a very active part of the “Initiative psychology in ecology” in Germany, and when it was time to write my bachelors thesis in 2015, I chose to investigate means to engage […]
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