What made the Global Citizenship Conference 2019 extra special? 300 Practitioners, 25+ Collaborators, and a tireless crew, all of who came together to celebrate a first-of-its-kind Open Day for Global Citizenship, with inspiring Springboard Sessions, lively panel discussions, five hands-on workshops, ten companies at the Social Innovation Expo, an intercultural evening, and ample networking opportunity over lunch and dinner!
The India GCC 2019 at BMS College of Engineering kick-started on the evening of the 23rd of September 2019! Read on to catch early glimpses from the conference, as we spill the beans on our skill-based workshops, team building sessions and more!
During the Global Citizenship Conference, our Global Citizens had three exciting opportunities to learn about and experience some glorious aspects of Indian culture as part of our 'Intercultural Capsulas'! We participated in a deeply stimulating Yoga and Meditation session, played with colors while practicing the age-old art of Rangoli, and had lots of fun competing in a friendly game of Kho-Kho!
At the India GCC 2019, the Melton Foundation partnered with Civic Dinners, a community engagement platform bringing together individuals from different backgrounds onto one Dinner Table. We organized our first Networking Dinner – A Civic Dinner around Sustainable Action, where we broke bread to make an impact. Our Table hosts featured below, turned simple dinner […]
All the action from our day on-ground! Melton Fellows and India GCC 2019 participants visit prime project centers in Bangalore, and get their hands dirty as we uncover Sustainability, Technology and Social Innovation at the grassroots!
The Global Solvers Co-Lab is a space to support the development of young SDG practitioners through a face-to-face exchange of ideas, practices and approaches. Designed around peer-learning and -impact, it strives to be a platform where emerging change agents from across the globe can explore, express, learn, collaborate and commit to concrete steps to advance sustainable development at the local and global level. The first 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.
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! So, how again do I change the world from where I stand?
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.