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2017 Fellow Kotchakorn Voraakhom (Kotch) was one of the featured speakers at the sold-out TED 2018 Women program, held November 28-30 in Palm Springs, California. Kotch’s talk centered on landscape solutions for climate change in Bangkok, as she used her project – Centenary Park – to highlight ways that nature can help manage flooding in an urban environment. The theme of this TED event was “Showing Up” and we are thrilled that one of our Fellows “showed up” to bring greater attention to equity issues to TED’s in-person and online audiences. Read the TeD blog summary via the link.
The My Brain Robbie campaign aims to fill an educational gap in the field of dementia prevention by generating a public health educational initiative for children aged 6 to 12 years. It also aims to increase global public awareness of the importance of brain health across the lifespan, rather than it being considered that brain protection strategies are an issue only for the elderly. The initiative was developed by researcher, doctor/physician and Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health at GBHI, Dr. Eleonore Bayen.
AFSEE fellow Tanya Charles reflects on a summer day in Cape Town: museums, memorials, maps and whether speaking truth to power is a waste of time and tears.
Pay gap is down 1.1% from last year, but still equates to a difference of about $25,700 a year, Workplace Gender Equality agency says.
The interactive toys reduce time children spend in front of screens and prepares them for STEM subjects at school.