Highlights from Day 2 of Frugal Innovation Forum

Our future has never been so young: 85% of the world’s young population currently reside in the Global South. Young people in this region have been driving social transformations long before ‘changemaker’ became a buzzword. The biggest theme that echoed throughout the forum is that young people can no longer be thought of as passive […]

Scale frugal: Highlights from Day 1 of Frugal Innovation Forum 2019

On Saturday, 2 March 2019, the event kick-started with a field visit to the Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar, followed by a day-long conference on Sunday. Here are some of highlights from Day 1. The annual conclave of social innovators from the Global South is not just based on ideas, but what is being done […]

Celebrate the World’s Youngest Majority!

Welcome to the Global South of today. Entrepreneurship is on the rise. Innovation is blossoming. Opportunities are endless, if we can harness the power of youth. This March, we have brought young activists together with policymakers, social entrepreneurs, and development practitioners for the 6th Annual Frugal Innovation Forum (FIF) – rethinking and co-creating solutions that scale opportunities for youth. […]

21st Century Skills for Youth on the Move Needs Quality Education As a Central Ingredient

UNESCO’s Global Monitoring Report 2018, UNHCR’s report on Refugee Education and Save the Children’s Time to Act report, all highlights how important quality education is for young people around the world who has become refugees or are internally displaced – and we seem not to fulfill their right to education. We have, since 2000 managed […]

BRAC Tanzania: To end poverty and unemployment, invest in a skilled ‘Girl Force’ Girl

Women and girls had been neglected for eras simply because in many third world countries societal  barrier and cultural biases had continued to favor men. These practices had sadly, only led to the detriment of humanity. Yet, time and again, humanity turned into a blind eye. Therefore, predictably, the girl child suffered the most. Our […]

Empowering the Next Generation with the WiseAction Platform

How can we reimagine, reinvent, and realize education for the next generation? In this blog, I would like to share my personal reflections based on my experience directing Fujitsu’s Open Innovation Gateway in the heart of Silicon Valley, California. My experience convinces me that what I am calling the WiseAction platform can deliver the results […]

Ability to Change: BRAC helping families fight malnutrition in Lasbela

Every third person in the world is malnourished today. It is estimated that one in two will still be malnourished by 2030. A big reason for this is inadequate nutrition and unhealthy diets. Balochistan, despite having abundant natural resources, suffers from a high prevalence of malnutrition, causing deaths among children and women belonging to socially […]

Time to rethink assessment

Many years of focus on schooling  Pratham first started its work in the slums of Mumbai a little over two decades ago. At the time, one of our main objectives was to bring children to school and to encourage them to stay in school. We were no different from others, in government and outside, in […]

Scaling quality education to confront the global learning crisis

The UN has released new global data on whether children are learning, that had received widespread media attention: In school, but learning nothing.  This is the first time the UN has released global data on learning, stepping up to the challenges set by the sustainable development goals. Here are some stark facts we must confront: […]

The Story of Karkhana

Karkhana is an educational company established in 2013 with the vision of promoting the culture of experimentation and empowering communities to build their own future. We have been working in collaboration with schools to design learning experiences for students by promoting hands-on activities and practical education. We currently work with 17 schools and over 2200 […]