Social Innovation

Progress Towards a Peaceful World is Slow, but There's Reason for Hope

 "We need to prioritize young people's role in achieving the SDG's—now."

IYF Convenes Experts to Explore the Tricky Dynamic Between Social Norms & Women’s Employment

There’s a growing effort to promote young women’s employment by changing social norms, but it’s a difficult undertaking.

Meet the Young People Changing Their Puerto Rico Town, One Mosquito Net at a Time

Developing initiatives with youth rather than for them is more likely to have a greater impact in implementation.

The Silicon Valley Approach to Driving Social Good

Find out what mission-driven organizations can learn from the Silicon Valley playbook. 

Daniela Retamales Gomez, Founder of Fundación Prótesis 3D

Through Fundación Prótesis 3D, Daniela provides free prosthetics to children and adults with upper extremity disabilities. Youth in detention contribute to the process of printing the 3D prostheses. To date, the initiative has impacted 36 families, with 12 youth trained in job readiness skills.

Alberto Cabanes, Founder of Adopta Un Abuelo

Alberto is the founder of Adopta Un Abuelo, an organization which connects Spanish youth to elders in their communities, in an effort to combat social isolation. Since 2014, Adopta Un Abuelo has matched 600+ volunteers with 365 elders.

Sonal Jain Padamchand, Co-Founder of Boondh

Sonal co-founded Boondh to reduce the stigma surrounding menstruation in India while propagating affordable, eco-friendly period products. In 2017, Boondh reached 11,000 women with menstrual literacy programs, de-stigmatization workshops, and the sale of reusable menstrual cups.

Ashok Regmi on the Role of Formal Education in Development

Ashok Regmi, IYF’s Director of Social Innovation & Citizenship, discusses the need of the formal education sector to prepare young change makers.

Ashok Regmi on Empathy in Development

Ashok Regmi, IYF’s Director of Social Innovation & Citizenship, on why the development community should embrace the values of empathy, compassion, and love.

Ashok Regmi on the Urgency of Investing in Youth

Ashok Regmi, IYF’s Director of Social Innovation & Citizenship, names fives key strategies for better working with the world’s largest ever generation of young people to solve global challenges.