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.
The Melton Foundation's ongoing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts aim to continuously create more inclusive and equitable spaces for all our stakeholders, regardless of their race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and other personal characteristics. It is thanks to our community which aims to consistently challenge themselves to expand the definition of DEI, that there is explicit and intentional incorporation of accessibility and belonging to our DEI efforts (DEIAB).
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.
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!
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!
The Global Storytelling Festival 2021 was a celebration of the power of storytelling as a vehicle for creating sustainable impact. Through a storytelling workshop, a mini-story contest, and a showcase, we brought together the brightest storytellers from around the world, bridging inherent cultural gaps!
As inheritors of this planet, young people are in the pilot's seat to spearhead the sustainable development agenda and foster a new system of development grounded in knowledge sharing, cooperation, and inclusion. It is with fervent hope for a more equitable tomorrow that we raise the platform for young changemakers to collaborate on forging solutions to complex issues. Welcome to the SDG Innovation Challenge!
Women Work Wonders, a Melton Fellow led project, is bridging gaps in employment, skilling, and counseling for women who have remained un(der) employed and need strong professional support and awareness to begin or resume their careers or start-up, and be financially independent", shares Melton Fellow Ranjini Rao on her cross-geo project aimed at transforming the lives of women in Nigeria, and India.
The ongoing global pandemic has, as much as any other experience in recent history, demonstrated our mutual interdependence and interconnectedness. A congregation of the NGO Major Group's Cluster for Global Citizenship is gathering to explore this mutual interdependence, and we invite you to join us for this much-needed impulse introspection into the role played by collaborative problem-solving in an increasingly complex world.
The Centre for Responsible Business (CRB) from India, the Center for Study of Science, Technology, and Policy (CSTEP), and the Melton Foundation join hands for a panel discussion on the topic "Rethinking Sustainable Consumption and Production: Shifting Business and Consumption Patterns"! Join us as we explore the intersection of sustainability, business, and society.