Melton Foundation has pursued an agenda of sustainable development impact in Accra since 2014, setting out on a mission to develop a Hub presence as an approach to covening and connecting hub-based actors around the Sustainable Development Goals and youth empowerment.
The establishment of Melton Foundation Africa is among the first steps to achieving this vision. Melton Foundation Africa was launched officially in Accra, Ghana at an official launch ceremony on Saturday, 25th March 2023 at the iSpace Foundation. The program was attended by invited partners, collaborators and guests with representation from the Ashesi University, Melton Foundation Board of Directors, Melton Foundation Senior and Junior Fellows, as well as representatives from existing and potential partners.
The year 2022 marked the mid-way point of the Melton Foundation’s Strategic Plan 2020 – 2025. For the last three years, the foundation has been aiming to amplify and document its impact, increase access and visibility, align organizational structures, and work towards a positive budget. In turn, our programs and activities, our approach to partnerships, and our internal structures and processes have seen tremendous progress and development. Having seen this evolution, 2022 was an opportune time for looking back, analyzing if the ideas we had sown in 2019 have let us reap the desired harvest, and deciding our focus for the remainder of the strategy. We thus overhauled our Monitoring and Evaluation framework to provide us with the information we need for future decision-making, we developed an overarching framework of Global Citizenship to guide our educational programs, and we took a detailed look at everything that has been tested and piloted in previous years to see what we have learned. 2023 will be dedicated to using this learning in creating one coherent vision - for our work, our foundation, and for the impact we create.
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).
Black History Month, also known as African American History Month, is celebrated in the United States (and Canada) during the month of February. The observance is an important time to recognize and honor the contributions and achievements of African Americans throughout U.S. history.
To celebrate, the Melton Foundation shares the historical influence of African Americans and the tangible impact of the Civil Rights movement on Immigration in the United States, a key factor in why the Melton Foundation USA is the largest Senior Fellow region.
Within a rather uncertain scenario both locally and globally, the UFRO campus resumed its activities in person for the first time this 2022, where our greatest achievement was being able to consolidate ourselves as a team and learn to cope together with all the challenges that come our way. During the first semester, we welcomed […]
2022 was a transformational year for our Global Citizenship Hub in Accra, Ghana. With a plethora of new activities, and higher participation from community members than ever before, it is safe to say we’re building Global Citizenship muscle from the ground up in the region!
A leadership program designed for young change catalysts anywhere in the world, the Global Solvers Accelerator is an opportunity to enrich community projects with transformative elements of global citizenship. Tap into the fullest transformative potential of your social impact work, and accelerate your project through a uniquely collaborative 8-month, practitioners-oriented, impact program!
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.
Jena GCC 2022: After brainstorming in skill-building workshops, Fellows embarked on Project Visits to decode how Global Citizenship plays out in reality!
Jena GCC 2022: 18th October 2022 remains a special day - it was the day the Global Citizenship Convention 2022 cohort explored the political and cultural landscapes of Weimar, Germany together!