People have learned that Davos is more than a Swiss resort, it's where the World Economic Forum (@WEF) hosts an annual conference of world leaders.
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.
Oreskes' blanket dismissal of crop biotechnology because of fears of potential collateral consequences--without detailing any actual reality-based dangers--is a classic tactic wielded by anti-modernists, from Ehrlich to Friends of the Earth and Center for Food Safety.
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 think we need to change the phrase "breed like rabbits" to "breed like humans," as no other species on this planet even comes close to the human reproduction rate. As our population grows, available land shrinks and more and more people are forced to live in crowded, urbanized environments, a situation ripe for the easy spread and emergence of infectious agents.
In 2005, the Committee concluded that Peru had violated several articles of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and it ordered financial compensation to K.L. Fifteen years after the incident, reparations were finally made for Peru's "cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment." This marked the first time a United Nations Committee had held a country accountable for failing to ensure access to safe, legal abortion.
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.
With driverless cars, no longer will families have to do interventions on 92-year-old Dad and wrest the driver's license out of his aging paw. People will remain independent until they can transfer lanes to that wide highway in the sky.
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.
Do you remember anyone at Davos discussing how to avoid another Wall Street Crash of 2008, in past years? No. Or how can our "elite" bankers build a more stable financial infrastructure? No.