The Co-Lab is a physical space designed to support the development of young leaders through a face-to-face exchange of ideas, and strives to be a place where they can explore, express, learn, collaborate and commit to concrete steps, no matter how small, to contribute to a cause that they most believe in. The most recent Co-Lab took place from 22 – 27 September 2018 in Aubervilliers, France, leading to ripples of social impact, as summarized below.
When it comes to problem-solving and challenging power structures, we can sometimes underestimate the power of civic action. We as citizens, both local and global, hold a level of strength and wisdom that can cause real revolutions – especially when we join together. It is time to release the 'power of togetherness' and the Melton Foundation's contribution to the Bridge 47 Global Event at the International Civil Society Week 2019 in Belgrade, Serbia is a testament to the same.
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!
From 15-20 March 2019 in Berlin, Germany, we convened our newest batch of Melton Fellows for the New Fellows’ Orientation (NFO) - a five day workshop focussed around intercultural exposure and development, harnessing inner and outer skills, social innovation and design thinking impactful projects and earmarking actionable ‘Commitments to Action’ around the Sustainable Development Goals. Led by experienced trainers, and seven project partners, this year’s event marked an effectual and authentic highlight on our Fellows’ journey to becoming global problem solvers.
Welcome to the story of a relentless fighter.
This story has originally been published on the blog "Storytelling for Change" by Melton Fellow Ashitha Nayak.
When we envisioned a Global Citizenship Conference 2018 different from any we’ve hosted in the past, little did we know how far-reaching and impactful it would be. This year, we organized our annual Global Citizenship Conference (GCC) in collaboration with Net Impact.
Here's a quick recap of the week that was...
(written by Senior Fellow Ashitha Nayak)
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 ...
This project is the result of deep friendship and a passion to work towards solving a pressing issue.
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.
Melton Fellows participated in an online course on participatory design by MIT D-Lab and developed a groundbreaking idea ...