The food system is an essential part our lives in many respects. It is a very complex, integrated network that comprises not only supply chains of big companies, but also the institutions, the businesses and the people involved in the production, consumption, and distribution of the food we need to live healthy and productive lives.
It is hard to put into words the impact of attending the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF). It is our planet's premier networking event and my experience as a first-timer was simultaneously humbling, inspiring, chilling and empowering.
SDG implementation requires the production of more and better data at country, sub-regional and city level. The public sector alone is not up to the task and so other actors need to be brought into the game.
We are on the border of a Fourth Industrial Revolution that will fundamentally change the way we work and live in the coming decades but what exactly does it mean to Africa?
I might be naive, sleep deprived, or just caught up in the buzz of the moment, but it feel as if the tide is turning for girls and women, and as if we are moving girls and women's health, rights, and empowerment from being a non-issue, to being a non-negotiable issue.
I worry less about the global economy; a surprisingly large number of business leaders told me in private that they're upbeat about everybody's economic prospects. Their real unease is based on the realization that a 'Grand Illusion' has come to an end.
Today's IT infrastructures in banks have grown historically over decades. Creating a helicopter view of the IT landscape is sometimes impossible because it takes a large group of experts from different areas in a bank to talk to each other in order to get an overview.
It may seem a long way by any scale from an African village or a Jordanian refugee camp to the ocean. The distance can be measured geographically, of course, but it can also be measured economically and socially by separation between our understanding of the problem and its solution.
Humanitarian organizations and the citizens they serve are overwhelmed by the speed of change and the onslaught of information. In response, digital humanitarians (individuals who participate in humanitarian relief online) have organized into skilled teams online to decipher the signals from the noise and thus provide accurate data.
At Davos last week, individuals, companies, egos and states have collided, competed and sometimes collaborated in the battle to shape the global agenda. Speed dating for ideas geeks. Policy Vegas.
Environmental sensing networks will grow in the coming years, but the proliferation of new platforms that don't speak to one another is troublesome.
ReGen, the initiative I had promised myself and the Global Shapers community on behalf of the Athens Hub upon leaving Davos, is now a reality. Through ReGen, we've waged our very own modern day Battle of Thermopylae. A best-practice that against all odds delivers measurable, on-going, and resilient impact exemplifying the Forum's values.
From clinical healthcare to public health campaigns, the health industry is increasingly turning to social media to support, promote and increase the spread of information and data in order to improve both personal and community health practices.
The 2016 World Economic Forum in Davos wound up amidst a global economy in stasis, stock markets on a roller coaster, inequality at the heart of global risk, a refugee crisis born of conflict or economic desperation and climate devastation escalating.
Once again, the Fast Track line at London Heathrow's Terminal 5 is snagged by those of high status travelling to Zurich, on their way to the mountain-top playground of the possible and, sometimes, probable, where chance encounters with business, science, humanitarian, academic and entrepreneurial leaders could result in a life-transforming moment for the planet.
The internet-less society describes a vision for the UK, where not just people are connected through 4G mobile, wi-fi, and ultrafast broadband, but the very products that we utilise every day on one overarching frequency.