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

On the Way to a Global Compact on Refugees The “Zero Draft”: A Positive, but Not Yet Sufficient Step (SWP)

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In December 2018, the United Nations General Assembly is due to adopt a “Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration” and a “Global Compact on Refugees”. The “Zero Draft” for the Refugee Compact is not yet ambitious enough. Read the analyis from German Institute for International and security affairs, SWP written by Steffen Angenendt, Nadine Biehler

Relentless Assault on the Philippine Press (HRW) BY Carlos H. Conde

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This article from Carlos H. Conde, Researcher, Asia Division at Human Rights Watch, HRW depicts an increasing worrying scenario for the media in Philippines.

2018 Asia Pacific Social Enterprise Summit

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Today, Asia is faced with numerous unsolved problems. Tomorrow, how can Asia utilize social innovation in tackling difficult issues? The Summit presents trends on Food & Agriculture, Ageing, Minority Employment, Environment & Green Energy. The Summit gathers representatives from industry, government and civil society to look for opportunities for change in tomorrow’s Asia

Here are 3 facts you need to know about inequality and populism ( WEF)

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In a recent paper, French economist Thomas Piketty argues not only that inequality and populism are linked – but that both can be explained by dramatic shifts in the traditional two-party system that favour different elites.

The Rose International Fund for Children: a great example for impactful partenerships

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This is the story of Rob, Gina, Mr. Pandey and Nirmala, working together to offer a new life's perspectives for youths living with disabilities in Nepal

MDBs Launch New Platform to Coordinate Support for Economic Migration and Forced Displacement

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Seven Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) launched a new platform to enhance their collaboration on economic migration and forced displacement today on the margins of the IMF-World Bank Group Spring Meetings. The platform will advance strategic dialogue and operational coordination to maximize the impact of MDBs’ growing engagement in these two areas.

Is the Asia Ecosystem Ready for The Growth of Social Impact Bonds?

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Summary Points: Explore the funding structure and relevant key stakeholders within the Pay-For-Success (PFS) model Leverage on the opportunities provided by early movers in Asia Stay tuned for the case study series by the Asia Policy Forum team, ‘Pay-For-Success Models in Asia: The Early Movers’

Special session - UN Permanent Forum - 2019 Year of Indigenous Languages

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In the context of the 17th session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, UNESCO will organize a special session on the organization of the 2019 Year of Indigenous Languages.

World Press Freedom Index 2018 is out

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The 2018 World Press Freedom Index, compiled by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), reflects growing animosity towards journalists. Hostility towards the media, openly encouraged by political leaders, and the efforts of authoritarian regimes to export their vision of journalism pose a threat to democracies.


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AIT Extension of Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand is organizing from 9th to 20th July, 2018 the 9th Edition of the 2 Week, Fully Residential Professional Development Programme on "COMMUNITY BASED FINANCIAL INCLUSION AND MICROFINANCE”


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Dates: 30th April, 7th May, and 14th May, 2018 Seminar Timing: Mondays, 9-11.30am Venue: photo.circle, Arun Thapa Chowk, Jhamsikhel

G7 Foreign Ministers’ joint communiqué

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G7 foreign ministers gathered in Toronto on April 22 and 23, 2018, to exchange views and coordinate action with respect to building a more peaceful and secure world. Bound together by respect for human rights, fundamental freedoms, democracy and the rule of law, they discussed four broad themes: (1) a rules-based international order, (2) non-proliferation and disarmament, (3) transnational threats

State's Dept Human rights report: Nepal Country analysis

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The most significant human rights issues included the use of excessive force by security personnel in controlling protests; government delays in implementing, providing adequate resources for, and granting full independence to the country’s two transitional justice mechanisms; and media harassment, self-censorship, and restrictions on online content.

The 2017 USA State Department's Country Reports on Human Rights Practices is out

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Promoting and defending human rights and fundamental freedoms are central to who we are as a country. The 2017 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices document the status of human rights and worker rights in nearly 200 countries and territories. Read the remarks of Acting Secretary Sullivan.


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Some reflections from a leadership training with some 1st year social work students from Kadambari College. The article was originally published on Perspectives of The Himalayan Times on the 15th of April, 2018

Call for Papers Global MIL Week 2018 Feature Conference & MILID Yearbook 2018

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The annual Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week will be celebrated this year from 24 to 31 October under the theme “Media and Information Literate Cities: Voices, Powers and Change Makers”.

A new way of seeing migration

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This article published on newsroom, a news web site from New Zealand, speaks about the intention by the New Zealand's government to enact a new budget based on the concept of wellbeing. The writers who are authors of a new book "Better Lives Migration, Wellbeing and New Zealand" deals with the possible implication of such budget on migration.

The Euclid Summit: Growing Ecosystems For Social Impact: Everyone’s Responsible

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The Euclid Summit that happens every two years, took place on 11th and 12th of April, bringing together people and organisations from across Europe to learn from, encourage and inspire each other to drive positive change.

Roundtable on State Fragility and Development ( AT THE WORLD BANK)

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Prominent speakers including Paul Collier Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Oxford University took part to the discussions.

The Commonwealth recognizes the role of young people

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It is busy time at the Commonwealth with their bi-annual gathering just concluded. Many side-events are still on going and there is lot of focus on youths. For example the Youth Forum of the Commonwealth Summit awarded some incredible role models.