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The cost of humanitarian finance and the global refugee crisis are key topics for the governments, agencies and private sector representatives in attendance. But some participants are withdrawing and there is concern about the viability of the agenda.
Young entrepreneurs are developing good business strategies to solve climate change. Solutions that are both effective in reducing green house gas emissions and also profitable for their developers. Following the devastation of Super Storm Sandy in 2012 New York was particularly motivated to pursue climate-friendly technology.
WEBINAR RECORDING: Mark Tiele Westra, the AkvoFLOW product manager with GSN research fellow Mike Dover discussed AkvoFLOW and the new Akvo Caddisfly water monitoring product.
One of the world’s most influential management thinkers discusses a new model for tackling the world’s ‘wicked problems’-issues such as poverty, inequality and climate change: Global Solution Networks (GSNs). Collaboration among nation...
It’s common knowledge that many of the jobs currently performed by humans will be taken over in the years to come by technology or robots. Can GSNs provide tools and techniques for maximizing the benefits of technological innovation while minimizing the human costs?
“Akvo FLOW — Can GSNs Accelerate Innovation through partnerships?”
Our guests will discuss:
–How does thin technology deliver great results?
–What are the unexpected benefits of simple mobile apps?
–Does highly specific innovation impact local job markets?
–Can GSNs accelerate innovation?
The benefits of Internet connectivity are increasing exponentially, even as the digital divide widens in some areas of the world.
“GSN 2.0—Can We Reach 90% Decarbonization by 2050?”
Our guests discuss the technologies and strategies that will boost collaboration, get people talking, and solve our urgent climate problems.
Fourth in a series on deep collaboration strategies for deep decarbonization in support of UN Sustainable Development Goal #13, calling for a roadmap for solutions.
How will we handle this mind-boggling volume of data being transmitted, and do it in a secure way? “The Internet of Things needs a Ledger of Things,” says Alex Tapscott, coauthor with his father, Don Tapscott, of the “Blockchain Revolution”, to be published in May. “It needs a way to score what’s talking to what, who owes who money, and reconcile all of that.”
The World Economic Forum recently announced the new class of the Forum of Young Global Leaders.
LinkNYC will replace the thousands of empty phone kiosks with Wi-Fi hotspots that include charging ports for the phone in your pocket, an emergency 911 call button, free domestic calls and even a tablet for web access.
Gastromotiva, a “sociogastronomic organization” that teaches cooking and then teaches its students to train others, building community and prosperity.
Progressive companies are looking at the biggest emissions challenge for many companies: emissions created by employees commuting to the workplace.
Akvo Caddisfly is designed to be a simple, fast, portable and low cost drinking water testing kit.
Third in a series on deep collaboration strategies for deep decarbonization
in support of UN Sustainable Development Goal #13.
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has released a new report, “The Trends Shaping Education,” that says that cities can learn from one another in ways that are impossible at the national level.
GSN Founder and Executive Director, and Trent University chancellor Don Tapscott received his Order of Canada from Governor General David Johnston at a ceremony last Friday morning at Rideau Hall in Ottawa