Social Innovation

Young & Empowered in Zimbabwe

Young people are at the heart of IYF initiatives, a point made powerfully clear during a recent visit to Zimbabwe by IYF President and CEO Bill Reese. It was my first time meeting Bill, who, despite a packed itinerary, placed a priority on meeting and interacting with youth who have benefited from IYF’s work here.

20 Young Innovators, 20 Bold Solutions

They’re smart, driven, idealistic, and pragmatic. Keenly aware of the problems facing our planet, they’re equally passionate about solutions. They are the 2015 Laureate Global Fellows. 

Got Compassion? Turn it into a Career

As IYF’s Director of Social Innovation, Ashok Regmi is helping to build a worldwide movement of young people leading social change. A new book profiles his efforts and those of ten of IYF’s YouthActionNet® Fellows.

Wanted: Dynamic Young Leaders of Social Change

Now in its 15th year of supporting youth-led social innovation, YouthActionNet® seeks 20 extraordinary young leaders to join its 2015 class of Laureate Global Fellows. Learn more and help spread the word.

Agricool: Making Farming Cool, Smart & Sexy

Laureate Global Fellow Cherrie Atilano is on a mission to encourage Filipino youth to launch agri-related enterprises. Learn about these young farmers and their products.

Agricool: Making Farming Cool, Smart & Sexy

Co-founder of Agricool in the Philippines and a 2014 Laureate Global Fellow, Cherrie Atilano describes her efforts to make farming “cool, smart, and sexy.”

A Great Recipe for Positive Social Change: Mix One Young Entrepreneur With a Team of Volunteers

I recently returned from Lima, Peru, where I had the privilege to meet with 20 young social entrepreneurs who had traveled from around the globe to take part in a week-long leadership retreat. 

Innopolis. Population: 20 Laureate Global Fellows

On October 20, Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas welcomed the 2014 Laureate Global Fellows to ‘Innopolis’—a city of innovation—where these social change pioneers shared their stories and breakthrough solutions with nearly 300 students, faculty, and corporate and civil society leaders.

Laureate Global Fellows Embrace Design Thinking

An idea that first seemed impossible becomes reality for Gitanjali thanks to the creativity and can-do spirit of her YouthActionNet® peers.

UNESCO & IYF Join to Support Youth-Led Social Innovation in Senegal

Young Senegalese leaders, ages 18 to 29, will soon benefit from training, mentoring, and networking opportunities through Projet JETS – Jeunesse, Entreprise, et Transformation Sociale au Sénégal (Youth, Enterprise, and Social...