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.
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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.
Kavitha Mediratta, founding executive director of the Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity, discusses this transnational program focused on equality which shows that engaging with conflict and difference is vital to the growth and effectiveness of social movements and broader change.
Her second book: ‘The Art of Giving Back’ is out now. And her third book (it's my first children book) was launched on Nov 30th in Chiangmai Book Fair 2018. The book is about friendship between an Indonesian girl and an Afghan refugee child who just moved to Indonesia.
James Muraguri, Atlantic Fellow for Social & Economic Equity, on lessons that can be drawn from Kenya’s Commission on Revenue Allocation’s previous formulas for counties to share funds – and practical ways the commission can objectively assess prudence and revenue collection in the future.
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From the Haas Institute, the Inclusiveness Index Report is an annual publication that identifies and captures the degree of group-based inclusion and marginality experienced across the world and within the United States.