Checking the Chain

By Adina Spertus-Melhus and Linn von Engelbrechten. Abstract: The expansion of globalized production and trade in the last half century has brought tremendous benefits to consumers and producers around the world. However, the true costs of production are often externalized; early stages of these globalized supply chains are notorious for their prevalence of unsafe working … Read more

Empowering Young Minds to Realise Their Potential

By Ken Fullerton, YGC 2017 Empowerment is an essential component of individual wellbeing, but also of the wellbeing of societies, according to the Global Solutions Recoupling Dashboard, a new tool for measuring wellbeing beyond traditional economic approaches. Alexandra Kodjabachi, a Young Global Changer from Lebanon is working towards empowering young people through education. While aware … Read more

Towards a Multilareral Consensus on Data Governance

By Alan Ichilevici de Oliveira, Kateryna Heseleva, and Vincent Jerald Ramos. Abstract: To recouple the benefits of increased digital trade with human and societal well-being on a global level, countries must achieve a consensus on how to regulate data. Past international discussions have shown that while countries have significantly varying approaches to data governance, consensus … Read more

Making the SDGs work: A private sector perspective

By Julian Bents, YGC Ambassador. The Sustainable Development Goals with 169 targets and different indicators serve as a blueprint for solving real-world problems for a variety of stakeholders across the public and private sectors. They have emerged as a guiding framework. With growing consumer awareness, investor pressure, and regulatory requirements, SDGs have come to the … Read more

In Isolation with an Abuser

By Aderonke Ige, YGC 2019. In the wake of ‘’COVID-19’’, self-isolation became the new normal and we received the stay-at-home order world-over. I have not for one minute been able to blot out of my mind, the day-to-day reality of many victims of domestic and sexual abuse, and the possibility of them sharing the same space with their abusers in this period of self-isolation.  Sherifat is a long-time … Read more

Young Global Changers in Times of COVID-19

An Article by the Young Global Changers Ambassadors. The Young Global Changers is a dynamic network of over 350 young people from all continents, and regions of the world, representing more than 110 different countries. Many of us are engaged in movements and initiatives to bring about positive change, locally, regionally and globally. In the … Read more

A sustainable housing solution

By Ken Fullerton. Globally, around 1.6 billion people lack access to adequate housing, and it’s estimated that $11 trillion will be required to meet the current housing shortage. With a growing global population, finite resources and the effects of climate change it is evident that innovative solutions will be required. Nabeel Siddiqui, who represented Pakistan … Read more

Using technology to empower Indian mothers

By Ken Fullerton According to UNICEF, it is estimated that 44,000 women die due to preventable pregnancy-related causes in India each year while one in five deaths globally is likely to be an Indian lady. Aditya Kulkarni, a 2017 Young Global Changer, and the organisation he co-founded are working to change this. Inspired by a … Read more

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