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

Chair’s Summary: G7 Development Ministers’ Meeting

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Find here the summary of the meeting of G7 Development Meeting held last week in Canada.

Asia Policy Forum: Policy Showcase at the AVPN Conference

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The Asia Policy Forum (APF) is a collaborative effort that offers a convening platform, a community of champions of the social economy and practical learning opportunities to support governments, policymakers and policy influencers to build an enabling environment for the social economy to flourish.

The Continuum of Capital in Asia Report launched at AVPN Conference

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In a vibrant ecosystem where all kinds of capital work together to form a Continuum of Capital, funders may leverage different financial tools – combining grants, debt and equity across multiple investments within their own portfolio – to achieve deeper social impact, or they may seek out key partners and collaborators that can take on follow-on funding once an SPO has graduated.

Women and Girls at the Forefront of Sustainable Development: protect, empower, invest’ - European Development Days 2018

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Under the overarching title of ‘Women and Girls at the Forefront of Sustainable Development: protect, empower, invest’, the European Development Days 2018 agenda will be focusing on 'Ensuring the physical and psychological integrity of Girls and Women', 'Promoting economic and social rights and empowerment of Girls and Women', 'Strengthening Girls’ and Women’s voice and participation'.

G7 development ministers’ meeting focuses on empowering women and girls (From Global Affairs Canada )

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Advancing gender equality is the most effective approach to eradicating extreme poverty and building a more peaceful, inclusive and prosperous world. Recent estimates indicate that countries are losing $160 trillion in wealth because of differences in lifetime earnings between women and men. Canada and its G7 partners have a shared commitment to strengthening the empowerment of women and girls.


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Now in its sixth year, the AVPN Conference will bring together a diverse group of funders and resource providers from around the globe to take part in the largest gathering of social investors in Asia.With the theme "Maximising Impact", the 2018 Conference reflects the importance of strategic, collaborative, and outcome-focused approaches to social investing - from philanthropy to impact invest.

you are a child? the luckiest ones are born in Singapore

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According to a report from Save the Children, the 2018 edition of End of Childhood Report 2018, Singapore is the best place for a child to grow. Article from the Straits Times.

Innovating for the System: What Makes Educational Innovations Scalable? Study on educational system in india published

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India is reported to have approximately 15 mllion NGOs in the education sector. Combined with the proliferation of social enterprises in recent years, the space for non-government education innovations is rapidly becoming a network of cottage industries; interventions are often reinventing the wheel and successful practices are not being appropriately leveraged to address India’s learning crisis.

2018 End of Childhood Report ( SAVE THE CHILDREN)

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More than half the world’s children – 1.2 billion – live in countries affected by widespread poverty, conflict and discrimination against girls, threatening their chance for a childhood. These children are excluded from learning, and denied basics like healthcare and even food. These children are stripped of their innocence and robbed of the their childhood – and the future they deserve.

Panel of Independent International Experts Finds “Reasonable Grounds” for Crimes against Humanity Committed in Venezuela

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In their report and executive summary presented today, a panel of independent international experts designated by the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS) found that reasonable grounds exist to believe that crimes against humanity have been committed in Venezuela dating back to at least February 12, 2014.

2018 Global Youth Volunteers Forum (15th, 16th, 17th October, 2018)

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Preceding the 25th IAVE World Volunteer Conference in Augsburg, Germany, the Global Youth Volunteers Forum aims to renew youth volunteering vision, recognizing the integral role they play in development.

A Shared Endeavour: Young Foundation response to the UK Government’s Civil Society Strategy Consultation

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In response to the UK Government’s Civil Society Strategy Consultation, the Young Foundation, one of the leading organizations in UK promoting social innovation, outlined its thoughts on what the Government could do to support a stronger civil society.

New OECD Framework seeks to drive “urgent, concerted effort” for inclusive growth

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29/05/2018 - “Urgent and concerted effort” is needed from governments to drive more inclusive, sustainable economic growth that benefits everyone in society, according to a new OECD report. Opportunities For All: OECD Framework for Policy Action on Inclusive Growth says that despite some countries making progress in tackling inequalities, more efforts are needed.

Interview with Ms. Ediola Pashollari, Secretary General of World Assembly of Youth (WAY)

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Ms Ediola Pashollari is leading the World Assembly of Youth, an international organization promoting youth empowerment around the world. Founded in 1949, WAY is one of the oldest youth focused organizations, created to promote global cooperation and understating among the young people of the world. Based in Malaysia, WAY is planning to open regional offices around the world.

1st Southeast Asian Social Innovation Network

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This call is aimed at both researchers and practitioners to present abstracts (100 > 200 words) for consideration to form part of the First Southeast Asian Social Innovation Network Conference to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 8th and 9th October 2018.

Barbados has elected its first Female Prime Minister

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A veteran politician, Mia Mottley, from the Barbados Labour Party got elected the 8th Prime Minister of the Caribbean island nation. We are always focused on big nations' stuff and we forget the world is so diverse and each nation has its own political, social developments.

Women of Worth: Recognizing Those Who Make a Beautiful Difference in Their Communities

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Each year L'Oréal Paris and Points of Light recognize and celebrate Women of Worth who make a beautiful difference in their communities. Ten honorees each receive a $10,000 grant to support their most cherished cause, and an online vote determines one honoree who will receive an additional $25,000 grant. Nominations for 2018 are now open!

ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community holds 13th coordinating conference

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The socio-cultural pillar of the ASEAN Community (ASCC) had its coordinating conference, 13th SOC-COM, on 24-25 May at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta.

Every Child ALIVE: UNICEF INITIATIVE to fight reduce child mortality

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On 23 May, UNICEF delivered over 150,000 signatures to health ministers gathered at the World Health Assembly, calling on them to step up investments in quality healthcare for every mother and baby.

Remarks at the University of Geneva on the launch of the Disarmament Agenda

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The UN Secretary General is launching a new initiative focused on promoting and coordinating arms disarmament. When each country pursues its own security without regard for others, we create global insecurity that threatens us all".