What is it?

S4G, the un-mediated, not moderated social platform

Have you ever thought you have something to “express” with a social dimension but never had the opportunity to do it?

Then S4G is what you are looking for:

  • Open, unrestricted and easy to use
  • Three mediums to choose from: TEXT, VIDEO, PHOTO
  • A way to express your ideas, reflections and expertise, on social issues and broader development and society at large
  • You do not need to be an expert but just passionate about what you share

Latest Sharings

Inclusive Education Initiative (IEI, WORLD BANK): SHARING & LEARNING SESSION TODAY 5.45 PM KTM TIME

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Please join us for a Share’n’Learn Session Series—a knowledge exchange forum that will explore ideas, share experiences, and discuss challenges of ensuring educational access, participation and achievement for children with disabilities. We have 4 exciting thematic sessions planned over two days: Learners with Disabilities and COVID-19; Inclusive Teachers; Families and Community; and Inclusive Edu

The End of Poverty Virtual Gathering | May 5-6, 2021 by TAMARACK INSTITUTE

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The End of Poverty gathering will bring together government, business, community and lived/living experience leaders from across Canada to celebrate our successes and co-generate solutions. The event will facilitate learning and dialogue across sectors, harness the distinctive synergies of today's poverty reduction movement, and take our collective understanding of community innovation in poverty

ODI'S GLOBAL RESET

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In ODI’s 60th anniversary year we set out to challenge decision-makers and thought leaders to think differently about global challenges. The Covid-19 pandemic raised the stakes, accelerating the need for systemic change and radical yet realistic measures to recalibrate social values and provide more sustainable and equitable pathways for the future.

ECHOING GREEN FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION

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Accepting applications for the 2021 Fellowship April 6 - April 20, 2021 SIGN UP FOR UPDATES

Call for Entries: Sustainable Development Photo and Video Storytelling

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Tying in with the International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development 2021, the UNU Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES) and Technische Sammlungen Dresden aim to mobilise professional and amateur photographers and videographers to advocate for sustainability through a storytelling contest.

EU Parliament seals ban on throwaway plastics by 2021

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On the 27th March, the EU Parliament approved a new law banning single-use plastic items such as plates, cutlery, straws and cotton buds sticks.

Climate Justice Priorities in Southeast Asia (The Heinrich Böll Stiftung )

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On 19 March, the Global Climate Strike Day, activists from Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand share their priorities for climate action in the region in 2021, the second year of the Corona virus pandemic.

Energy and climate leaders from around the world pledge clean energy action at the IEA-COP26 Net Zero Summit

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Decision makers from more than 40 countries focus on critical need for international collaboration and policy implementation to accelerate clean energy transitions ahead of COP26 in November

Primary Rainforest Destruction Increased 12% from 2019 to 2020 (GLOBAL FOREST WATCH)

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he tropics lost 12.2 million hectares of tree cover in 2020, according to new data from the University of Maryland and available on Global Forest Watch.

Citizens Call for a Gender-Equal World: A Roadmap for Action

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A first-of-its-kind international survey by Women Deliver and Focus 2030 finds that the global public overwhelmingly supports gender equality, and a resounding majority is ready for their governments to take action.

FIFTH OF WORLD’S LARGEST COMPANIES NOW HAVE NET ZERO TARGET, NEW REPORT FINDS

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"A new report published today by the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) and Oxford Net Zero and co-authored by the Blavatnik School’s Thomas Hale reveals that at least one fifth (21%) of the world’s 2,000 largest public companies, representing sales of nearly $14 trillion, now have net zero commitments".

The Global Gender Gap Index 2021 (WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM)

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The 15th edition, the Global Gender Gap Report 2021, comes out a little over one year after COVID-19 was officially declared a pandemic. Preliminary evidence suggests that the health emergency and the related economic downturn have impacted women more severly.

UNEP Food Waste Index Report 2021

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The Food Waste Index Report aims at supporting the goals of SDG 12.3. It does so by presenting the most comprehensive food waste data collection, analysis and modelling to date, generating a new estimate of global food waste; and publishing a methodology for countries to measure food waste, at household, food service and retail level, to track national progress towards 2030 and to report on SDG 12

TOWARDS A PANDEMIC TREATY?

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World Leaders met yesterday virtually to discuss about a new treaty that "that would help the world deal with future health emergencies like the coronavirus pandemic now ravaging the globe" shares Reuters.

DEBT RELIEF: The Time to Act is Now

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Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world has been teetering on the brink of a global debt crisis. One year on from the Secretary-General’s policy brief on debt, he is launching a second policy brief, entitled Liquidity and Debt Solutions to Invest in the SDGs: The Time to Act is Now

Virtual Launch of the Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2021

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This is the virtual media launch of the 2021 edition of the Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific, on Tuesday, 30 March 2021, from 9:00 to 10:30 (Bangkok time). Published annually since 1947, the Survey provides analyses to guide policy discussion on the current and emerging socio-economic issues and policy challenges to support sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific.

Renewables in Cities 2021 Global Status Report

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REN21’s Renewables in Cities Global Status Report (REC) series provides an overview of the status, trends and developments of renewable energy in cities, using the most up-to-date information and data available.

New global tracker to measure pandemic’s impact on education worldwide

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Tracker a collaborative effort of Johns Hopkins University, the World Bank, and UNICEF.The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted education for 1.6 billion children worldwide over the past year. To help measure the ongoing global response, Johns Hopkins University, the World Bank, and UNICEF have partnered to create a COVID-19 – Global Education Recovery Tracker.

Open Society Fund Invests in Global Access to Biologics

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NEW YORK—The Open Society Foundations is investing $6 million in a Belgian biotech company that is seeking to develop new approaches to manufacturing processes that should enable greater global access to biologic pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines.

European Green Deal: Commission presents actions to boost organic production

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The Commission presented an Action Plan for the development of organic production. Its overall aim is to boost the production and consumption of organic products, to reach 25% of agricultural land under organic farming by 2030, as well as to increase organic aquaculture significantly.

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