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Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges: Meet the 2017 Laureate Global Fellows

Lisa Jones | July 25, 2017
In an uncertain world, the 2017 Laureate Global Fellows have made one thing clear: we don't need to wait to make a difference. Boldly pursuing creative solutions and mobilizing peers to join them...

Using Artificial Intelligence to Predict the Next Zika/Dengue Outbreak

Lisa Jones | April 13, 2017
“Right now, we have a sick care system,” explains Rainier Mallol . “What we need is a healthcare system.” At just 25 years old, Rainer has an impressive résumé . Out of 18,000...

Can Youth Kick Gender Inequality in PNG?

Lisa Jones | March 7, 2017
This blog post is part of a series that explores the role of YouthActionNet fellows in advancing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For 27-year-old Jacqui Joseph , life in Papua New...

Thinking About Applying to the Laureate Global Fellowship?

Lisa Jones | February 10, 2017
If you're a changemaker aged 18-29 who's interested in developing your leadership skills and growing your impact, YouthActionNet is looking for you! Click here to learn more about the...

30 of Spain’s Brightest Young Changemakers Prioritize Connection Amid Fast-Paced Lives

Lisa Jones | January 10, 2017
Between overseeing day-to-day operations, leading teams, and planning for the future, social entrepreneurs have demanding schedules and manage their time judiciously. That’s why it’s...

Does Vulnerability Lead to Courageous Leadership?

Lisa Jones | October 21, 2016
In early October, 20 founders of social change ventures under 30 years of age boarded flights from their corners of the word—Madagascar, Pakistan, Brazil, Zambia—18 different countries in...

5 Young Leaders Who Made Me a Believer in the SDGs

Lisa Jones | August 11, 2016
How do you feel when you read through the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals? When I see them, I must admit—it’s overwhelming. They certainly paint a portrait of the equitable, ethical,...

What YouthActionNet Looks for in Young Social Entrepreneurs

Lisa Jones | February 23, 2016
As someone who has served as a judge to help select the past four classes of Laureate Global Fellows , I know that the process is considered a great responsibility—and incredible inspiration...

The Heart of the Work: Why mHealth Initiative Linda Mtoto Relies On Volunteers

Lisa Jones | February 5, 2016
How far can tech solutions to social challenges go? “To the ‘last mile’ rural communities,” says Isaac Gogo, founder of Kenya-based mobile health initiative Linda Mtoto ...

From Foster Care Statistic to Champion of Systems Change: Luke Rodgers' Journey

Lisa Jones | November 9, 2015
In a new video, watch Luke Rodgers bring his audience from bated breath to inspired ovation as he shares his story of growing up in the United Kingdom's foster care system and his vision for...