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Young civic leaders ID Global Solutions including combating misinformation in elections, supporting Arabic-speaking domestic violence victims in the US, and using blockchain technology for protecting property rights in Libya.
The city of Dubai’s Smart Dubai has unveiled a new strategic plan to become the world’s first “blockchain-powered government.”
What is solar geoengineering? Imagine a not-to-distant future scene in which a fleet of small jets is flying on a regular schedule loaded with a cargo of some chemical compound that can be sprayed into the atmosphere where it converts to an aerosol of particles that stay aloft and scatter sunlight for maybe two years or so.
SkyTruth is the designer and builder of a tool called Global Fishing Watch that leverages satellite imagery and data for the purpose of promoting grassroots environmental stewardship and is now delivering spill data for ocean oil rigs.
Smart Cities Council, a smart cities network, announced Austin, Indianapolis, Miami, Orlando and Philadelphia as this year’s winners of the Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge Grant program.
After the record-shattering Women’s March demonstration of global solidarity on the second day of the Trump presidency women could be forgiven for believing that they were making their voices heard around the world.
In a world of plenty, the brutality of famine continues to afflict.
A Toronto-based research initiative, the Blockchain Research Institute (BRI) was launched this week at the Blockchain Summit in DC. A partnership with government bodies, including the Canadian government and private sector companies, the organization will focus on collaborative innovation.
Financial Health is a new term in the arena of financial inclusion. It means being in possession of a daily financial system that can provide resilience in the face of economic shocks so that individuals are better able to reach their economic goals.
The potential for blockchain to completely disrupt humanitarian aid and economic growth in the developing world is enormous.
In the face of a growing flood of fake news, most recently regarding climate change, fact checking becomes essential.
The imposition of the “Global Gag Rule” by the Trump Administration may, as Bill Gates told the Guardian, “create a void that even a foundation like ours can’t fill.”
A new framework for humanitarian solutions would adjust thinking toward categorizing refugees as a development opportunity that exists within the humanitarian problem.
Daphne Matziaraki’s powerful short documentary follows a Greek captain and his crew as they save refugees off Lesbos.
AS TRUMP DISMANTLES OBAMA’S CLIMATE LEGACY, PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MOVEMENT ORGANIZES FOR MASS MOBILIZATION IN DC ON APRIL 29
Polar Bears achieved Endangered Species Act protection but they remain in peril from their worst threats: global warming and oil and gas development. The new administration is showing little inclination to protect their habitat.
Financial institutions are exploring the efficiencies and security of the blockchain platform and discovering its potential in bringing the underbanked into a new banking sector.
Don Tapscott, Founder of GSN, and co-Author Alex Tapscott, discuss their new book “Blockchain Revolution,” a broad overview of blockchain, and what they see in the year ahead. GSN governance may be a critical component to the next generation of the Internet.