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Connecting grassroots experiences, empowering community leaders, and unleashing transformative change!

The Global Solvers Accelerator connects, empowers, and transforms emergent agents of social change across the globe. 

The program engages participants through an eight-month project-based collaborative learning journey (including a fully-sponsored week-long in-person retreat, ‘Global Solvers CoLab‘ in Germany) to refine social impact initiatives they are spearheading, build collective leadership competencies, and ignite transformative change that cut across barriers of place and identity, furthering the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Chosen among hundreds of applicants worldwide, up to 20 selected participants will work together to refine and scale their impactful community projects. Through intentional peer learning, subject matter advisory, and leading-edge thematic contributions, the program provides a springboard for Global Solvers to tap into the fullest potential of their social impact projects! 

Upto 20 actively engaged Global Solvers will also be invited to attend the fully-sponsored week-long in-person retreat, ‘Global Solvers CoLab‘ in Germany in July 2023, and furthermore, a signature program of the Melton Foundation, the Global Solvers Accelerator is deeply intertwined with our unique community of global citizenship practice, and, for successful participants, the program becomes a gateway to joining the life-long Melton Foundation Fellowship!

In today’s interconnected world, we can see the sheer magnitude of solutions to pressing issues. Imagine, if we can intersect these solutions, turning local impact into global potential and changing the world from the grassroots level to the global level, and back again. The Global Solvers Accelerator creates that space for emerging change agents to exchange and collaborate genuinely, to advance their initiative while contributing to those of others. By encompassing transformative approaches that have emerged through cross-boundary exchange and collaborative action, our 8-month program accelerates social impact projects through a global citizenship paradigm. 

As a Global Solver, you will work with emerging leaders and re-engineer your community projects to amplify their impact!

Apply today!

Unleash your change potential in the Global Solvers Accelerator! Seize your place by March 1, 2023.

Program Details

The Accelerator is an 8-month, peer-driven, and collaboration-based leadership program with practical learning and implementation.

The Global Solvers Accelerator engages emerging change agents from different world regions around developing competencies for global citizenship and sustainable development practices. Over the course of 8 months, participants engaged in blended learning, project assignments, peer exchange, and subject matter advisory to build key capacity to amplify the transformative potential of their social impact projects.

Eight monthly modules – Interconnected module themes – Substantial  Peer Exchange – Applicable Methods & Tools – Tailored support and collaboration



Benefits of becoming a Global Solver

By joining the program, participants stand to gain valuable competencies and insights, both from mentors and peers! Here are some key benefits of becoming a Global Solver!

Fully-Sponsored Global Solvers Co-Lab in Germany, July 2023

The Global Solvers Co-Lab convenes emerging leaders, i.e participants from our Global Solvers Accelerator, from across sectors and geographies to learn, collaborate, and co-create meaningful solutions to advance Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on a local level with the global context in mind. The 2023 edition of the Global Solvers Co-Lab will be held from 2-7 July 2023 in Gotha & Jena, Germany, and will enable active Global Solvers Accelerator participants from around the world to meet and collaborate in person!

A program promising unique learning experiences and accelerating social impact, the Co-Lab is a fully-funded retreat scheduled for 2-7 July 2023 in Gotha & Jena, Germany for all actively engaged Global Solvers.

The Melton Foundation, together with Ernst-Abbe-Stiftung and the Gotha Research Center, will sponsor travel, accommodation, visa, learning resources and materials, and other major expenses for participants, to enable participants from all socio-economic backgrounds to travel and engage with other participants in person! Learn more here

Who is the ideal Global Solver?

Global Solvers will participate in a transformative learning journey with participants from around the globe, building upon their experiences to emerge as socially responsible, collaborative community leaders! 

Are you a young community development practitioner aged between 20 – 35 years, who is curious, responsible, forward-thinking, with a proven track record of social impact, and actively engaged in or leading a local impact project currently? And you are looking to connect with like-minded peers to make better sense of the world together?

Applications close on 1st March, 2023!

Prepare for your Global Solvers Accelerator application from today!

An application guide containing the information you'll be asked to provide is available for download here. You can use it to develop your responses offline before submitting them.

Hear from our Global Solver Alumni!

"The GSA was one of the most memorable experiences in my professional life. What was so special about the experience was that I lived a high level of acceptance and thoughts appreciation. This, in turn, reflected very positively on me and (I felt) safe to share my thoughts and ideas."

-Sulaima Ramadan, 2021 Participant

"It was a privilage to meet people across the world and share experiences on how we are solving global issues at the local level. My message to new Global Solvers JUST DO IT! You'll learn from multiple perspectives and build something meaningful. Connecting with the global community is the spirit of Global Citizenship."

- Sagheer Ahmed, 2021 participant

Frequently Asked Questions

For more information, useful links, and insightful application tips, click through to the Global Solvers' Frequently Asked Questions!

Our Support Network

Collaborators and Sponsors

To further our main objective of making the program truly global, leading-edge, and accessible to all, the Global Solvers Accelerator is partnering with innovative organizations, including:

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Whether as a participant in our program, a network partner, or supporter – we offer ample avenues for you to continue to be an integral member of our close-knit community! Take a look at the various options open for engaging with us!