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The Youth-led Agriculture Renaissance
| June 18, 2015
For the first time in history, more than half of the world’s population lives in cities. The demographic fueling urbanization the most is youth, who are 40% more likely than older generations...
New Funds Help Grow Community Garden Project in Mexico
| June 12, 2015
Nearly 50 YouthActionNet alumni from across Mexico recently competed for special funding to strengthen their ventures, thanks to a generous donation from Mexican businessman José Ortega. The winning...
Communications Experts Help Youth-led Ventures in Peru Build their Brands
| June 8, 2015
Social entrepreneurs are known for developing creative, agile solutions to everyday challenges. They excel at accomplishing great impact with few resources—and their potential to grow and...
Designing and Evaluating for Change
| April 24, 2015
Many organizations claim to “make a difference” in the world. And many do—by providing supplies to those in crisis, making healthcare more accessible, expanding education...
The Malaria Challenge: Fighting to Save Lives from a Preventable Disease
| April 23, 2015
April 25 th is World Malaria Day. Now in the 8 th year of marking this day, we face an opportunity to evaluate our progress in fighting malaria, celebrate gains made, and hopefully reenergize our...
Young African Leaders Shaping the Continent
Sheila Kinkade and Jessica Elisberg
| April 21, 2015
Tweet: Youth Shaping Africa's Future: New #data reveal who these #SocEnt leaders are & their strategies for driving change. http://bit.ly/1E7 With 70 percent of its population under the age...
Women Using #STEM for Change
| April 8, 2015
On March 8 th , more than 1,000 global events took place in celebration of International Women’s Day. This year’s theme, #makeithappen , was a call to action for recognizing and advancing...
The Persistent Problem of Child Marriage in Bangladesh
Mowmita Basak Mow with Kaustubh Adhikari
| March 6, 2015
2014 Laureate Global Fellow Mowmita Basak Mow is co-founder of the CLAP Foundation , which promotes leadership development in Bangladesh through engaging volunteers in addressing pressing social...
Gifts to Feel Good About
| December 9, 2014
As we enter the holiday season, many struggle to find meaningful gifts that can be cherished not only for what they are, but the hope and possibility that they bring. Below you will meet 16 Fellows...
The Transformative Power of Networks
| November 21, 2014
“We’re learning things that can’t be learned anywhere else.” “I’m asking the hard questions…redefining who I am.” “The world feels like a less...