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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 […]

INTERSECTIONALITY AND TRANSGENDER YOUTH

“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 […]

Medical Transitioning for transgender youth

  “I ask my seniors and sometimes my friends for the suggestion, but it was all different.” ‘New’, a 14-year-old trans girl talks about her experience in ‘taking birth control pills to make her body more feminine. This method is popular among those who cannot afford hormones due to financial reasons. . She kept on […]

Transgender People as an Athlete

I’ve loved soccer since I was in high school. Everyone must have seen me at the field, but one thing I didn’t like at all was how I had to watch for my skirt. I used to wear pants, but the teachers said it wasn’t ‘appropriate’ because ‘you are a girl, they said. I never […]

Mental Health and Transgender Youth

  “Now we just act like we don’t know each other. We don’t talk, we don’t look at each other. I’m just living my life day by day.” These are words said by Nick (alias), a 21-year-old transman on his relationship with his mother. Nick said his mom wasn’t pleased with his transition that she […]

What is ‘Social Transitioning’? And is ‘transitioning’ without hormones possible?

  “I stopped taking hormones last year due to the covid-19, partly because I think that it will weaken my body and not work well with me”, said Toey (alias), a 25-year-old transgender woman who works in the domain of media and press one year after graduating from university. She continues narrating her worries of […]

5 Myths debunked about transgender people

  “I started taking contraceptive pills since grade 8. If I hadn’t, no one would accept me.” said a young transgender woman with a small voice. ‘Pin’ (Pseudonym) is a transgender youth studying in the Northeastern part of Thailand. As she vents what was on her mind, she said she does not want to conform […]

Unlocking the power of local food markets: promoting smart, sustainable, and inclusive development in southern Thailand

Bustling food markets in Thailand’s southern border provinces are an integral part of the local food system. They are a real-time indicator for social cohesion, food security, and economic prosperity in society. However, lack of investment and maintenance along with the recent impact of COVID-19, have put these essential community resources at risk. Mrs. Patimoh […]

From projects to systems: early findings from our work on Social Innovation Platforms in Asia

International Institutions, public authorities (national and regional governments, local authorities, municipalities), corporates and civil society organizations are looking for systemic responses to complexity. They increasingly agree that complex issues cannot be tackled by applying single point solutions, but as we all know, this is easier said than done. In this context, UNDP also aims at […]

Post Covid-19 Local Food Systems- and related systemic responses to the new world

Before Covid-19 food systems were already struggling from global challenges such as climate change and violent conflicts. Now, the pandemic is ravaging food production and disrupting supply chains across the globe. According to World Food Programme (WFP) estimates, millions more people will be threatened with acute food insecurity by the end of 2020. The food […]

Informing the ‘New Normal’: What We Have Learned From Listening to Southern Thai Communities

If the COVID-19 pandemic has shown one thing, it is that we are all vulnerable, yet not equally fragile. This is well illustrated in the case of Southern Thailand — a region that has been particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 and its devastating ramifications. For the approximately 2.4 million residents of this culturally dynamic, but largely […]

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There are many innovation platforms all over the world. What makes Thailand Social Innovation Platform unique is that we have created a Thai platform fully dedicated to the SDGs, where social innovators in Thailand can access a unique eco system of entrepreneurs, corporations, start-ups, universities, foundations, non-profits, investors, etc. This platform thus seeks to strengthen the social innovation ecosystem in Thailand in order to better be able to achieve the SDGs. Even though a lot of great work within the field of social innovation in Thailand is already happening, the area lacks a central organizing entity that can successfully engage and unify the disparate social innovation initiatives taking place in the country.

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.

We are constantly on the lookout for more outstanding social innovation projects in Thailand. Please help us out and submit your own or your favorite solutions here

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