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5 Young Leaders Who Made Me a Believer in the SDGs

Lisa Jones | August 11, 2016
How do you feel when you read through the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals? When I see them, I must admit—it’s overwhelming. They certainly paint a portrait of the equitable, ethical,...

2016 Laureate Global Fellows

YouthActionNet | July 26, 2016
Meet the 2016 Laureate Global Fellows —20 changemakers under 30 years of age who are developing creative, locally-driven solutions to some of the world's most vexing challenges. In 2015...

When Your Case is the One Being Studied

Leonardo Párraga | May 25, 2016
It is only when we think about where we began that we discover the magnitude of what we have achieved. Yet, we are often so preoccupied with future outcomes that it’s difficult to live in the...

A Coincidental Entrepreneur’s Guide to the Laureate Global Fellowship

Ayşe Gökçe Bor | March 3, 2016
I never intended to be an entrepreneur. In 2012, while studying interaction design in Sweden, I joined a friend in co-founding a social business in my home town. Our venture, Eşya Kütüphanesi (...

What YouthActionNet Looks for in Young Social Entrepreneurs

Lisa Jones | February 23, 2016
As someone who has served as a judge to help select the past four classes of Laureate Global Fellows , I know that the process is considered a great responsibility—and incredible inspiration...