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

Empowering-teachers-empower-young-people, Article from Ross Hall

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Another inspiring piece taken from Ashoka from social innovator Ross Hall on how to make education relevant and leadership inspiring. The Author proposes building new learning "ecosystems" at school level, empowering teachers to be agents of change, "helping young people become self-empowered by way of their direct and immediate influence over the experience of young people".

"Why Empathy is as Important as Reading and Math" by Henry DE SIO, Social Innovator

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While looking at the web site of Ashoka, i found this interesting piece by Henry De Sio who has been pioneering Ashoka framework to transform education and previously was a senior officer in the Obama Administration.

Bowing Out Gracefully

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As I get ready to leave Nepal I've been working on bowing out gracefully. A reflection piece about this.

INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY

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Find here background info on the importance of the International Youth Day

Youths can be the force that drives social good in Singapore, Speech by Ms Grace Fu, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth

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Singapore is a small places and also have incredible resources that are used at the best to create a favorable ecosystem to foster community cohesion and civic engagement. There are really many initiatives. By reading this speech delivered at Youth Corps Singapore Leaders Commencement Ceremony, you will realize how much the government is doing to promote a culture of service in the nation.

SEATTLE CREATES NEW ENGAGEMENT PLAN

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You can find a lot of op-ed articles about community engagement in the western countries. My favorite journalist in the matter is David Brooks with the New York Time. In the USA, small and big town created http://www.citiesofservice.org/ a national coalition to create more inclusive communities. Here a press release explaining the latest development in the subject happening in Seattle.

Bringing It All Together-Reflections on Partnerships

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Partnerships are key to successful development. In this article I discuss some of the many partnerships that I've been involved with since living in India and Nepal.

WHAT IS DISABILITY?

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People are disabled by society, not just by body. Disability isn't a curse but a boon.

In (between) Transition

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I'm going through a major life transition as I prepare to move back to the USA in September. There is so much to learn by how we respond to transitions which are a constant in life. Here are some words about this.

Inclusive Sports

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Let's get to peace, health and social inclusion in Nepal. Sports is the way to go!

Pedestrians and drivers are equally responsible for road safety

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A new road safety campaign with new fines to be imposed on the pedestrians not respecting zebra crossing and overhead bridges is admirable but what about the drivers who do not respect the rules?

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FINDING GREY AMIDST BLACK AND WHITE

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Is taking a middle path difficult?

Is the future of aid based on Cash Transfer? Links from Challange Prize Center ( Nesta)

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You might have heard of cash transfer, vouchers and so on as an effective tool to eradicate poverty. Eleonora Corsini, from Challenge Prize Center, Nesta, offers a very interesting review on the argument.

Evidence based impact? Have a look at the Center for Public Impact

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Evidence, Impact, creation of shared good. The role of the governments will always be central. How to ensure effective impementation of public policies? How to ensure effective coordination and partnership? Here a great think tank, the Center for Public Impact set up by the Boston Consulting Group.

SOLUTIONS 4 YOUTH EMPLOYMENT: A NEW PLATFORM TO REDUCE YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT

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The S4YE Approach to addressing the challenge of youth employment is to change the way we work in order to find sustainable solutions for young people today and tomorrow: S4YE works to advance and accelerate the development of solutions that have the greatest potential to deliver high quality productive work for young people.

UNCTAD ANNUAL REPORT 2015: FOREWORD, Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General of UNCTAD

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The Key priorities to improve living conditions in developing world are : 1) Transforming Economies, 2) Tackling Vulnerabilities, 3) Improving Competitiveness, 4) Enriching Multilateralism

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TAKE ACTION, INSPIRE, CHANGE: TODAY IS MANDELA DAY

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In 2009 the UN General Assembly unanimously decided to celebrate the 18th July, the birthday of Nelson Mandela as Mandela Day, a way to remember and commemorate the gestures and life of service of President Mandela.

Warning call of upcoming flood : My experience

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Country that is not disaster prepared will continue to face losses. And how its preparedness can actually save lives.

Thoughts and Questions on Turkish Airlines ENGAGE Empowering League and Taking this Forward

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The Turkish Airlines ENGAGE Empowering League was a success! How do we now get to the next level. My questions and observations

The power of Inclusive Sport

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Initiative like the Turkish Airlines ENGAGE Empowering League are a boost to celebrate the power of inclusive sports.

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