The Melton Foundation is a leading proponent of Global Citizenship. Our beliefs are deeply rooted in our shared humanity and the dire need to collaborate across boundaries to work for an inclusive, equitable, and peaceful world.
Right in the heart of Gotha and Jena, Germany, something amazing happened this July 2023 – the Global Solvers Co-Lab. It was all about people coming together to make a difference. Let us introduce you to some of the incredible folks who made it happen: "We believe in the magic of collaboration!"
A large gathering of young, energetic and passionate Sustainable Development advocates came together at the 5th African Youth SDG Summit in Lusaka, Zambia from 14th - 17th August 2023 under the theme “ Attaining the SDGs through Youth Innovation and Financing for Inclusive Development in Africa”. More than 500 African youth from all over the continent with a strong ambition for a better Africa representing multiple and diverse organizations, agencies and civil societies working on various solutions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals across Africa.
The Melton Foundation was represented by its delegates from the Accra Hub along with the Hub Coordinator and fellows to engage in meaningful conversations, network, and share what the Melton Foundation does, as well as to conduct a workshop on “Fostering Youth Driven-Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Development in Africa”.
Empowering Minds, Igniting Change, and Cultivating Connections! In a dynamic and vibrant city like Bengaluru, where innovation meets tradition, our recently concluded Bengaluru Hub Visit marked a significant milestone for the Melton Foundation. From networking dinners to panel discussions, the visit was a whirlwind of inspiration and collaboration, all centered around the common goal of creating a better, greener future.
The recently concluded and pioneer initiative, the 'Global Citizenship Challenge 2023', has left us inspired and hopeful for a brighter future. This unique competition brought together change-makers from around the world to showcase their 'Acts of Global Citizenship', highlighting their efforts in making a positive impact within their communities. With the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as their compass, over 165 passionate individuals from 20+ countries embarked on a journey to transform the world through their innovative solutions and collaborative action.
As we bid farewell to the month of June, the Melton Foundation stands united with our global community of Melton Fellows in celebrating Pride Month. This annual observance serves as a reminder of the ongoing struggle for equality, justice, and representation for the LGBTQ+ community. From a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) perspective, we acknowledge the importance of creating a world where every individual is accepted and valued, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. We reflect on the significance of Pride Month, and encourage continued support for the advancement of LGBTQ+ rights.
Grateful for an inspiring day at TEDxBangalore, with Melton Fellows Harsha M Krishna, Tryphine Clara Dzimbanete, Sartaj Anand, and Program Director Sonali Keshwa Murti, where we explored the power of Safe Spaces that extend beyond the physical and digital realms. From mental well-being to environmental sustainability, these spaces are vital for our collective growth. Today, we witness them shrinking faster than ever before, but together, we can make a difference. Let's join hands and embrace Ideas Worth Spreading to create a better Bangalore! We also spent time embracing tranquility and creativity at Trayah Pottery with Melton Fellows Tryphine Clara Dzimbanete, Arun Josephraj, Shravani Vangur, and Palak A., from Bengaluru!
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.
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.