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Together, the Africa we want is within our reach

A large gathering of young, energetic and passionate Sustainable Development advocates came together at the 5th African Youth SDG Summit in Lusaka, Zambia from 14th - 17th August 2023 under the theme “ Attaining the SDGs through Youth Innovation and Financing for Inclusive Development in Africa”. More than 500 African youth from all over the continent with a strong ambition for a better Africa representing multiple and diverse organizations, agencies and civil societies working on various solutions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals across Africa.

The Melton Foundation was represented by its delegates from the Accra Hub along with the Hub Coordinator and fellows to engage in meaningful conversations, network, and share what the Melton Foundation does, as well as to conduct a workshop on “Fostering Youth Driven-Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Development in Africa”.

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Bengaluru Hub Visit: Cultivating Synergies for Sustainable Change

Empowering Minds, Igniting Change, and Cultivating Connections! In a dynamic and vibrant city like Bengaluru, where innovation meets tradition, our recently concluded Bengaluru Hub Visit marked a significant milestone for the Melton Foundation. From networking dinners to panel discussions, the visit was a whirlwind of inspiration and collaboration, all centered around the common goal of creating a better, greener future.

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Celebrating the Global Citizenship Challenge 2023: Unveiling the Champions of Change

The recently concluded and pioneer initiative, the 'Global Citizenship Challenge 2023', has left us inspired and hopeful for a brighter future. This unique competition brought together change-makers from around the world to showcase their 'Acts of Global Citizenship', highlighting their efforts in making a positive impact within their communities. With the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as their compass, over 165 passionate individuals from 20+ countries embarked on a journey to transform the world through their innovative solutions and collaborative action.

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Melton Foundation Africa is outdoored in Accra!

Melton Foundation has pursued an agenda of sustainable development impact in Accra since 2014, setting out on a mission to develop a Hub presence as an approach to covening and connecting hub-based actors around the Sustainable Development Goals and youth empowerment.

The establishment of Melton Foundation Africa is among the first steps to achieving this vision. Melton Foundation Africa was launched officially in Accra, Ghana at an official launch ceremony on Saturday, 25th March 2023 at the iSpace Foundation. The program was attended by invited partners, collaborators and guests with representation from the Ashesi University, Melton Foundation Board of Directors, Melton Foundation Senior and Junior Fellows, as well as representatives from existing and potential partners.

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DEI Special Edition: Celebrating Black History Month

Black History Month, also known as African American History Month, is celebrated in the United States (and Canada) during the month of February. The observance is an important time to recognize and honor the contributions and achievements of African Americans throughout U.S. history.

To celebrate, the Melton Foundation shares the historical influence of African Americans and the tangible impact of the Civil Rights movement on Immigration in the United States, a key factor in why the Melton Foundation USA is the largest Senior Fellow region.

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2022: Advancing Global Citizenship in Temuco, Chile

Within a rather uncertain scenario both locally and globally, the UFRO campus resumed its activities in person for the first time this 2022, where our greatest achievement was being able to consolidate ourselves as a team and learn to cope together with all the challenges that come our way. During the first semester, we welcomed […]

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Save the Date: Apply to the Global Solvers Accelerator 2023

A leadership program designed for young change catalysts anywhere in the world, the Global Solvers Accelerator is an opportunity to enrich community projects with transformative elements of global citizenship. Tap into the fullest transformative potential of your social impact work, and accelerate your project through a uniquely collaborative 8-month, practitioners-oriented, impact program!

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Press Release: Leveraging Youth Capacity towards SDG Action

Thousands of young African SDG practitioners accepted the invitation to join the SDG Innovation Challenge 2022 and to encompass collaborative ways of advancing sustainable development from the grassroots level up. The organizers embrace the unprecedented turn-out as a timely call to action to increase the program’s capacity in order to connect, empower and transform youth-led SDG Innovations at scale.

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NOLA Tech Tap 2022: Pioneering sustained livelihoods in greater New Orleans

The NOLA Tech Tap: Community Ideathon unraveled from 15-17 September 2022, converging innovative minds from the Greater New Orleans Area to further the goal of sustainability via technological solutions. Read on for an in-depth analysis of its impact!

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Accelerating Resilient Action on the SDGs during a global pandemic

The second iteration of the SDG Innovation Challenge confirmed our inferences thus far: connecting young talent around practical challenges relating to the SDGs with different tools, skills, and mindsets is a much-needed approach and empowers communities to tackle pressing issues together. Read on for details!

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