We are excited to announce our newest version of Mapting 2.0! Mapting is a free tool that invites users to look for everyday actions that people take which help to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). While learning more about the SDGs users can find which Earth Charter Principles are linked to which SDGs. Mapting was officially launched at an event called “Youth boosting the promotion and implementation of the SDGs” held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on 10 November 2016. After a year of being launched Mapting has had 8,295 downloads and 5,358 active users. The countries with the most activity are China, US, and India.
Thank you for those who participated in our International Youth Day photo contest from 12- 19 August. We were looking for captivating images of SDG 16, Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions with engaging titles as well as those who used the hashtag #YouthDay or #Youth4Peace! The top 3 winners received either a full scholarship for... Continue Reading →
Nowadays, more than 840 million people are suffering from starvation and malnutrition in the world. Even though this number has decreased for some developed countries, it remains relatively high in much of the world. Some alternatives have been found, however droughts persist and have become the main cause of starvation as without water, food cannot... Continue Reading →
Participate in our next Mapting photo contest to celebrate International Youth Day on 12 August! The contest will run for a week from 12-19 August. This year’s theme is “Youth Peace Building”. Post a picture on Mapting of SDG 16, Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions with the hashtag #YouthDay or #Youth4Peace and the top 3... Continue Reading →
Amidst the drones, robots, self-driving cars, 3D printers and other connected objects, Mapting was one of the #PositiveImpact projects invited by Spark News at Viva Technology 2017 in Paris from June 15 - 17. Learn more about this global event on innovations and discover other initiatives that use technology to provide solutions to major global issues.
"Seeds of Hope", the exhibition which laid the foundations of Mapting is being held in Paris until June, 30th. On this occasion, Dino De Francesco was invited to present the App and had the opportunity to exchange with young people.
Growing up in India, Govinda Upadhyay was very troubled by the idea that many students are unable to study and receive proper education due to the lack of something very basic- light. His idea with LEDsafari was to develop an affordable DIY solar lamp as a reliable and sustainable light source for children and students in electricity-scarce areas around the world.