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UNDP, Citi Foundation launch youth innovation program

Dec 15, 2017 - 4:35 PM

Youth Co:Lab aims to catalyze youth innovation towards solving the world’s biggest social challenges

YOUTH COLLABORATION. UNDP launches Regional Youth Project on Leadership, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Philippines. Photo by Keb Cuevas/Rappler.com

PH mental health startup wins int'l prize

Dec 13, 2017 - 12:39 PM

(UPDATED) Rappler-UNDP #HackSociety 2017 winner AroogaHealth wins at the Global Entrepreneurship Community Summit in Malaysia

HACKSOCIETY. AroogaHealth awarded as top 3 ASEAN startup at Global Entrepreneurship Community Summit in Malaysia. Photo by Dominique de Leon/Rappler.com

Menko Maritim Luhut Panjaitan: Pariwisata jadi “tambang baru” Indonesia

Oct 04, 2017 - 3:55 PM

“Landscape berubah, kita ubah strategi. Bukan lagi tambang yang jadi nomor satu pemasukan negara, melainkan pariwisata menjadi penghasil terbesar.”

'SGS 2017'. Menko Maritim Luhut Binsar Panjaitan saat tampil sebagai pembicara di 'SGS 2017'. Foto oleh Valerie Dante/Rappler

Youth highly optimistic despite global uncertainty – study

Sep 19, 2017 - 8:20 PM

While lack of access to education, skills, experience, and decent work remain, the opportunity to provide young people with the knowledge and skills to succeed is also present

PATHWAY TO PROGRESS. Aneth Lim, director for public affairs and corporate citizenship at Citi Philippines says the youth remain optimistic despite the changing global political and economic landscape.

On questions about the #HackSociety 2017 champion

Sep 19, 2017 - 5:56 PM

Innovation is not just about creating something totally new but also building around existing ideas and improving on them.

Innovate with purpose: Use social media for social good

Sep 18, 2017 - 6:54 PM

'When we post something, think of the welfare of others. Think of the positive energy it can create. Think of the people who will be inspired. Think of a society that you want to have.'

USE SOCIAL MEDIA RESPONSIBLY. Actor and environmentalist John Arcilla delivered a speech on the responsible use of social media at the 2017 Manila Social Good Summit in Samsung Hall, SM Aura on Saturday, September 16. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

LawKo named grand champion of #HackSociety 2017

Sep 18, 2017 - 2:25 PM

The winning idea for this year's #HackSociety is LawKo – a social media chatbot that aims to bridge the gap between the Philippines' legal processes and the ordinary Filipino

WINNER. Alex Austria and Keisha Mayuga talked about their project LawKo to the audience of the Social Good Summit last September 17. Photo from Rappler

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, September 11-17, 2017

Sep 17, 2017 - 1:51 PM

Must-watch videos from this week

TEXT MESSAGE. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II is caught sending a message to a VACC member, saying there is a need to 'expedite' the cases against Senator Risa Hontiveros. Sourced photo


#IAmHampasLupa: Promoting farming, mindful eating on social media

Sep 17, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Sustainable food production and consumption are crucial in reducing carbon footprint, thereby mitigating climate change

HIGHLIGHTS: Social Good Summit 2017

Sep 16, 2017 - 11:43 PM

Check out the highlights from this year's Philippine leg of the Social Good Summit 2017

SGS 2017. This year's Social Good Summit bears the theme 'Innovate with Purpose: Leave No One Behind.' All photos by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

#2030NOW, #HackSociety trend during 2017 Social Good Summit

Sep 16, 2017 - 7:05 PM

The hashtags #2030NOW and #HackSociety become consistent trending topics in the Philippines from September 14 to 16

#2030NOW: From failure, how did 3M become a $30-B company?

Sep 16, 2017 - 6:24 PM

'When we talk about innovation, it does not have to be complicated,' says 3M Philippines managing director Ariel Lacsamana

#2030NOW: Best cure for HIV/AIDS stigma? Love and acceptance

Sep 16, 2017 - 2:46 PM

One way to stop the growing HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Philippines is by fighting the stigma that comes with it, says Paul Junio of LoveYourself

WATCH: Innovate with Purpose: Leave No One Behind #2030NOW

Sep 16, 2017 - 1:24 PM

Watch the 2017 Manila Social Good Summit and join the discussion on how innovation should leave no one behind

#2030NOW: How an app safeguards women's reproductive health

Sep 16, 2017 - 1:09 PM

Zarina San Jose of the World Youth Alliance Philippines promotes an app that can help women monitor their menstrual health

Duterte's adviser on entrepreneurship: Future lies in digital economy

Sep 16, 2017 - 12:21 PM

Millennials are in the best position to start businesses out of apps or other digital technology that solves problems and provides essential services, says Joey Concepcion

A tip for startups: Dare to Fail

Sep 14, 2017 - 6:11 PM

Entrepreneurs share the failures they had to go through before reaching success

DARE TO FAIL. Kristina Guanzon, born with a hearing disability, wants to help other deaf people through her organization E.A.R.S. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

#2030Now Innovate with Purpose: Leave No One Behind

Sep 06, 2017 - 12:00 AM

The Philippine Social Good Summit 2017 will challenge us to examine the purpose of innovation and ask the critical questions: Where are we? Where do we want to go? How do we get there?

Aktor Reza Rahadian kritisi lembaga sensor

Sep 30, 2016 - 3:58 PM

Menurut Reza Rahadian lembaga sensor perlu lebih cermat dalam memberikan rating bukan sekadar menghilangkan adegan dalam sebuah film

Reza Rahadian berbicara soal banyak topik menarik saat hadir di 'Social Good Summit 2016' di The Warehouse, Plaza Indonesia, 29 September. Foto oleh Rappler.com.

Serunya berbincang dengan Reza Rahadian

Sep 29, 2016 - 6:17 PM

Saat Reza Rahadian bicara soal kepeduliannya terhadap dunia pendidikan sosial lingkungan hidup dan banyak lagi

Reza Rahadian berbicara soal banyak topik menarik saat hadir di 'Social Good Summit 2016' di The Warehouse, Plaza Indonesia, 29 September. Foto oleh Rappler.com.

Christian Soegiono bermimpi untuk membebaskan pengetahuan

Sep 29, 2016 - 4:32 PM

Di 2030 Christian berharap semua orang bisa mendapatkan dan menyumbangkan pengetahuan dengan bebas

Christian Soegiono berbagi pandangannya mengenai pendidikan dan teknologi di ajang Social Good Summit 2016 di The Warehouse, Plaza Indonesia, hari ini. Foto oleh Rappler.com.

Pelaku bisnis harus ubah pola pikir demi pembangunan berkelanjutan

Sep 29, 2016 - 4:10 PM

Indonesia memang telah memasukkan pembangunan berkelanjutan dalam Rencana Pembangunan Jangka Menengah Nasional RPJMN Namun hingga saat ini realisasinya masih minim

CEO Sintesa Group Shinta Kamdani saat menjadi pembicara di acara Social Good Summit 2016 di Jakarta, pada 29 September 2016. Foto oleh Rappler

Social Good Summit Jakarta 2016

Sep 29, 2016 - 4:02 PM

Menteri Susi dorong anak muda bergerak untuk kedaulatan laut

Sep 29, 2016 - 1:31 PM

Susi mengatakan potensi laut Indonesia sangat besar dengan hamparan paling luas nomor 2 setelah Kanada Karena itulah ia berupaya untuk menjaga ekosistem supaya tetap lestari

Menteri Kelautan dan Perikanan Susi Pudjiastuti saat menjadi pembicara di acara Social Good Summit 2016 di Jakarta, pada 29 September 2016. Foto oleh Rappler

Social Good Summit 2016: Using tech to hack PH progress

Sep 25, 2016 - 10:30 AM

Technology today provides all the tools needed to spur development exponentially but a better educational foundation and a whole of society approach is needed to drive it forward says a panel of the country’s premier tech thinkers

Social Good Summit 2016 in the Philippines trends

Sep 25, 2016 - 7:56 AM

Usually unsexy topics like tech innovation and social good do not gather much attention on social media but this summit helps prove there continues to be hope

The winning ideas from #HackSociety

Sep 24, 2016 - 10:04 PM

A look at some of ground up projects judged to have the most potential to drive progress

SGS 2016: UN exec says new hacks needed for world's problems

Sep 24, 2016 - 10:00 PM

No contribution is too small to make a difference says UN resident coordinator Ola Almgren

IT'S EVERYONE'S JOB. United Nations Resident Coordinator Ola Amgren said that all contributions matter in achieving the sustainable development goals.

Crowdsourced, 'hacked' ideas for peace coming to NDF negos

Sep 24, 2016 - 9:00 PM

Peace negotiators intend to collect and present the best crowdsourced ideas for peace when talks with the National Democratic Front resume in October

CROWDSOURCED IDEAS. Patmei Bello Ruivivar during the Social Good Summit. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

#HackSociety: 6 ideas for a climate-resilient PH

Sep 24, 2016 - 8:00 PM

An app to connect bikers to people needing emergency assistance charging stations powered by the sun? Here are ideas that might just change the world

PITCHING IDEAS. Groups pitch their ideas on how to help communities adapt to climate change and disasters. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Bots, paid trolls are 'purveyors of artificial ignorance'

Sep 24, 2016 - 6:00 PM

The Internet is not so much as public debate anymore as it is a screaming match says Vince Lazatin of the Transparency and Accountability Network

TECH AND PUBLIC DEBATE PANEL. From left to right: Rappler CEO Maria Ressa, Transparency and Accountability NEtwork's Vince Lazatin, Rappler reporter Pia Ranada, Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility's Vergel Santos, and Thinking Machines founder Stephanie Sy. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Technology, transparency, and the SK

Sep 24, 2016 - 4:09 PM

A group of 3 young Filipinos want to create a transparency portal to help restore trust in the Sangguniang Kabataan

WINNING PITCH. Project TASK members Marian Fabian (4th from left), Marco Zaplan (5th from left), and Karla Yu (6th from left) pose with their mentors during the Social Good Summit. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Hacking agriculture: Promote landless, water-based farming

Sep 24, 2016 - 3:09 PM

A group of professionals proposes to build communities that use aquaponics an agricultural technique that cultivates plant products in water infused with nutrition

HACKING AGRI. Participants in the #HackSociety workshop for solving the problem of food, agriculture and poverty during the Social Good Summit 2016 on Saturday, September 24. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Innovation +SocialGood: #2030Now #HackSociety

Sep 24, 2016 - 8:51 AM

Save the date On September 24 2016 Rappler in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme UNDP will once again host the annual Social Good Summit This year we want you to HackSociety

What is #HackSociety and how can you join?

Sep 01, 2016 - 2:19 PM

We are looking for 50 ideas that aim to address key issues in education jobs; food poverty alleviation; accountability governance; environment disasters; and peace development

Increasing productivity key to revive growth in Asia-Pacific

May 01, 2016 - 3:57 PM

Along with the economic slowdown progress in poverty reduction is slowing inequalities are rising and prospects of decent employment are weakening

POOR. Filipino residents living in shanties along a river bank collect useful items in the trash in Pasay City, south of Manila, Philippines, 27 December 2014. File photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

What were people saying about #2030NOW and #TheLeaderIWant?

Oct 02, 2015 - 1:06 PM

Let’s take a look at the conversation its leaders and what people are saying about 2030NOW and TheLeaderIWant

Inclusiveness, education major concerns for deaf community

Sep 30, 2015 - 12:45 PM

The value of the new Sustainable Development Goals for the deaf community and other persons with special needs lie in its promotion of inclusivity and integration

Faculty members and students of DLSU-CSB's School for Deaf Education and Deaf Studies take part in the Social Good Summit.

Tujuan #2030saya pembaca Rappler

Sep 29, 2015 - 7:58 PM

Di bawah ini adalah pendapat para pembaca Rappler peserta dan pengisi acara mengenai tujuan global yang mereka prioritaskan untuk dicapai para 2030 Kalau kamu apa?

ACARA DIMULAI. Jurnalis multimedia Rappler Febriana Firdaus menjadi pembawa acara Social Good Summit. Foto: Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS Indonesia +SocialGood: The Social Good Summit in Jakarta

Sep 28, 2015 - 8:51 AM

Join the discussions via Twitter Use the hashtags 2030NOW 2030saya

Dari mimpi Ridwan Kamil hingga mimpimu untuk #2030saya | #2030NOW

Sep 28, 2015 - 6:00 AM

Indonesia wRap 28 September: toleransi Ambon; rekor Hamilton; Arema juara

Walikota Bandung Ridwan Kamil memperlihatkan cincin batu akiknya kepada wartawan. Foto dari Twitter

Albay shows how caring for the environment can be profitable

Sep 27, 2015 - 11:41 PM

The Albay Green Economy has catapulted the province into the center of the Philippine tourism boom says it governor

AGENDA Indonesia + SocialGood: The Social Good Summit Jakarta #2030NOW #2030saya

Sep 27, 2015 - 6:45 PM

Agenda acara Indonesia SocialGood The Social Good Summit in Jakarta: 2030NOW 2030saya

Sereno on using social media: Judges have stories to tell

Sep 27, 2015 - 9:00 AM

For instance the Chief Justice says We [can] start a national conversation on the state of the Filipino family as seen in the eyes of family court judges

SPEECH. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno speaks during the 2015 Manila Social Good Summit to encourage the public to support judicial reforms. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

China's Xi pledges $2 billion to poor countries

Sep 27, 2015 - 12:00 AM

The amount will be an initial investment to an assistance fund for developing countries China would also step up investment in least developed countries

PLEDGE. Xi Jinping, President of China, speaks at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit during the United Nations General Assembly in New York on September 26, 2015. Timothy A. Clary/AFP

Sereno asks telcos to act swiftly on PH's slow Internet

Sep 26, 2015 - 10:00 PM

Meanwhile Senator Bam Aquino says: The facets of the Internet go beyond just communications If we want to grow this country we have to solve this Internet issue fast

 HORRIFYINGLY SLOW. "Our Internet bandwidth is horrifyingly narrow and outrageously slow…This is a negative shoutout to the two major telcos,” Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

United Nations PH chief: Make global goals election issues in 2016

Sep 26, 2015 - 7:00 PM

A UN survey shows Filipinos care most about good education better health care better job opportunities honest and responsive government and affordable and nutritious food

GLOBAL GOALS. Ola Almgren, UN Resident Coordinator in the Philippines, explains the new Sustainable Development Goals during Rappler's Social Good Summit 2015. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Sereno: Tech-savvy courts less prone to corruption

Sep 26, 2015 - 5:50 PM

The Philippine Chief Justice wants every activity in a court trial to be captured electronically – from the issuance to the execution of a trial judge’s order

How open data help build better roads, communities

Sep 26, 2015 - 5:01 PM

What do the 10 000 ongoing road projects nationwide mean? They are about building better futures about bringing people to schools healthcare services jobs

OPEN ROADS. World Bank senior economist Kai Kaiser presents the idea behind the OpenRoads project during the Innovation+Social Good Summit on Saturday, September 26. Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Telcos: Farmers, fishermen, entrepreneurs should not be left out

Sep 26, 2015 - 3:56 PM

Smart and Globe say that giving all sectors telecommunications access empower them economically and politically

DISCOURSE. According to Darwin Flores, access to technology allows people to participate in relevant social discussions. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler