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 […]
This project is the result of deep friendship and a passion to work towards solving a pressing issue.
What happens when a group diverse group of committed citizens of the world come together and some are passionate about sex education, others about participatory design and others about coding? SexEd4All: a team of Melton Fellows from Chile, Germany and India that develops a culturally sensitive platform for young people to learn and exchange around […]
Global citizenship is about working together, across divides, to turn great ideas into tangible solutions that benefit local communities across the world. Here are some of our experience about collaborative actions to develop shared solutions.
Coming from different parts of the world and being passionate about the same issue brings people together. That said, it takes quite a bit of effort to really tackle issue beyond discussing it. Among many other things, it entails finding common ground that allows you to implement meaningful action and effectively contribute to the solution […]
Melton Fellows participated in an online course on participatory design by MIT D-Lab and developed a groundbreaking idea ...
written by May Garces, Pedro Poblete Lasserre, Neli Blum and Juli Maier Participatory Design is a creative, abstract, non-linear and sometimes messy process that, when well applied, can lead to sustainable, community based outcomes. This is what we, four Melton Fellows from Chile and Germany, experienced during the six-week online course Introduction to Participatory Design […]
Melton Fellow Kwabena Ankrah represented the Melton Foundation as a panelist at the African Youth SDGs Summit 2017. He talked on how young people today can be prepared with relevant skills to fit into the job market with a focus on the importance of Global Citizenship.
“The African Youth SDG Summit granted me an amazing opportunity to learn and connect with some of the brightest minds on the African continent and beyond. The event also gave me a huge platform to contribute to the intellectual discourse on sustainable development through global citizenship in a world in flux,” says Melton Fellow Kwabena […]
A platform for young change makers, Samagra 2017 challenged the student community of Bangalore, India to think outside the box, grow their global citizenship quotient, and use offbeat mediums to foster social change.
Organized by the Melton Foundation and BMS College of Engineering from November 4-5, Samagra 2017 provided tools, resources and the impetus to Innovate, Integrate and Collaborate at the intersection of Technology, Sustainability and Social Innovation and to explore novel ways of tackling today’s global challenges – starting in Bangalore. The conference featured Springboard Sessions with six […]
Happening for the 10th time, the annual Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) Meeting took place in Boston from October 13-15, 2017. We crossed boundaries and bridged gaps as we discussed and developed innovative solutions to pressing global challenges with fellow young leaders from many different parts of the world.
written by Nana Ama Beryl Akuffo-Kwapong Along with Melton Fellow, Ashitha Nayak from Bangalore, I had the incredible opportunity to learn, share and engage with emerging young leaders from around the world. In much anticipation, we stacked our suitcases with our neatly ironed formal wear and neatly polished boots in readiness for this year’s annual Clinton Global […]
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 […]
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.
Project Narratives is based on the simple belief that most people would not normally desire to harm or kill another human being. This circumstance can result only from a severe de-humanization of one’s “enemies”. It is in fact this de-humanizing effect that in many cases responsible for all manners of human conflict: from personal strife to […]
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!
written by Sanchita Vishwa The 9th Commonwealth Youth Ministers’ Meeting (9CYMM), took place in Kampala, Uganda from 31st July – 4th August 2017. Under the theme ‘Resourcing and Financing Youth Development: Empowering Young People’, the event focused on unfolding critical resources and building blocks necessary to achieve tangible results for young people. I had the incredible […]