Ocean Heroes: keep marine debris out of the ocean with the power of youth and local wisdom from Narathiwat

‘Narathiwat’ is known for the richness of natural resources, notably those from aquatic areas. Although artisanal fishing is the cornerstone of local traditions there, the province has been plagued with frequent volatile weather and marine debris. Plastics are scattered everywhere, from the littered shore to swirling waves, and they force Narathiwat folks to look for […]

Clean Air Heroes: when youth and adults from Mae Hong Son join hands in smog reduction

  For a group of young people from Mae Sariang, a ride to Mae Hong Son Knowledge Park stretched into 3 hours. They came as participants in the project competition called “Clear Air Heroes 2022.” Just like other contestants who had to travel over a long distance to be there, they only knew that this […]

When young people step up to transform their hometown: on creative space that leaves no one behind

  In each passing era, social changes and social issues were diversely defined. Equality, once a hallmark of 19th-century progress, is now enshrined in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This pushes for a development process that honors both success and failure. A step forward never means leaving anyone behind. Whether the end of our journey […]

Youth Meaningful Participation: 8 rungs to the meaningful engagement

Have you ever experienced full and effective youth participation? It is clear that these days, youth is becoming an important stakeholder and everyone seems to be eager in bringing youth to the table or organizing fun activities to promote many issues towards our sustainable future. However, how many of us actually understand the level of […]

“Close Your Eyes, Open Your Heart” to Thailand’s First Disability-Focused Podcast by People with Visual Impairment

  Oftentimes those who recognize social differences do not know if they should call people with vision disabilities “visually impaired” or “blind”, as both terms seem to reflect classification and put physical limitations on the spotlight. During the 2nd Youth Dialogue on “youth with disabilities”, hosted in support of exchange of opinions, the answer from […]

“Origi,” a Platform That Will Revitalize Local Products and Create Sustainable Growth for All

  Youth Co:Lab 2021 was the first event that UNDP in Thailand hosted 100% online, as the transmission of COVID-19 at the time of the event remained severely high, making in-person gatherings too perilous to take place. Although a number of young participants were faced with the issue of limited access to the internet, we […]

‘Online Zakat,’ a New Model of Islamic Fundraising Platform That Closes Inequality Gap

  For the first time since the project launch, Youth Co:Lab was organized 100% online, in compliance with measures to reduce travel and close contact to combat the ongoing spread of COVID-19 in numerous areas. Amidst the public health crisis that inflicts great difficulties upon every person’s life, we see the unmistakable brilliancy of opportunities […]

Fetch Mobile Ice Cream Vendors with This Anti-Inequality Innovation!

  For the longest time, street vending has sparked heated debates in Thailand, due to the vendors’ alleged encroachment of public space and their contribution to urban pollution, with or without the awareness of their action. However, the team “Carter” sees this service as a way to reduce inequality in the society. Then what exactly […]

CHANCE: Her Older Brother Was Behind Bars, Now She Is Helping Incarcerated People Make a Living

  In 2021, Youth Co:Lab adopted the theme of ‘Left No One Behind’. For UNDP, myriads of fissures which spread across the society need to be filled, and social innovation is the best answer to this gaping problem, as it requires participation from every member of the society, especially the creative and innovative contribution from […]

Youth Co:Lab Reflection Cards – Take a break to reflect your journey as a changemaker

Are you a Changemaker? Have you ever feel tired, doubt or lost along the journey to make the world better? Here is a tool to embrace your feelings along the journey, and to help you reset your energy to continue your path. Youth Co:Lab Reflection Cards are a tool for changemakers to take a step […]

6 ways to be Trans-allies

    “Why is every single thing so sensitive when it comes to the issue related to transgender people?” “Well, no one ever taught me transgender thing.” “So how do you want me to act around transgender people?” These are just some often-heard questions from the end of the conversation wrapping up the topic of […]


“I can’t afford the travel fee. If I have to often go back and forth, it’ll be too much. ” Poom, a 22-year-old transman told us a story of his hormone therapy journey since he was 18 without his family’s objection. Not because his family is understanding, but he has none. His mother and father […]



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This innovation platform guides you through innovative projects in Thailand, which address the SDGs. It furthermore presents how these projects are addressing the SDGs.

Aside from mapping cutting-edge innovation in Thailand, this platform aims to help businesses, entrepreneurs, governments, students, universities, investors and others to connect with new partners, projects and markets to foster more partnerships for the SDGs and a greener and fairer world by 2030.

The ultimate goal of the platform is to create a space for people and businesses in Thailand with an interest in social innovation to visit on a regular basis whether they are looking for inspiration, new partnerships, ideas for school projects, or something else.

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