How can we face growing levels of poverty?

Italy: Davide Carimati reports on the exemplary project Insieme

Do we still want to maximise consumption?

Jon Alexander, Founder and Director at New Citizenship Project, writes on sustainable consumption, the idea of consumption as a panacea and the Citizen Confidence Index

Do only crises bring us closer?

In an article contributed to OLBIOS, Angela Tolliday asks whether we can connect only during crises and claims that this is intimately connected to knowing one’s neighbours.

Helping children but also their communities

Rosalie Tieges spoke to OLBIOS from Thailand on how caring for children also creates much-needed jobs for their local communities

Bridging the gap between generations

The extraordinary work of the Agewell Foundation in India

Childhoods fit for children and the Alana model

The work of an outstanding Brazilian organisation on children's rights

Meet the Global Voices of a Child

Rayan Ezzedine, OLBIOS correspondent in Lebanon, tells us about Global Voices of a Child.

Shaping the world beyond the pandemic

The Netherlands: Peter Merry, Chief Innovation Officer at Ubiquity, writes on Humanity Rising and on how the pandemic has brought everyone into the conversation as we all face the same predicament and future.

An eye-opener in so many dimensions

Cambridge, Massachusetts: In an interview with OLBIOS, Carin Knoop, Executive Director at Harvard Business School, addresses the issue of how this pandemic is a game-changer, revealing ‘how close to the edge many people are living’, unevenness of internet access and the importance of skilled labour, among many other things.

The ‘I’ in “Collective Action"

What we do as individuals, our sense of responsibility within communal life, are make or break factors for what lies ahead, says Carl Liederman, in an interview with OLBIOS.

Learning from the past how to protect our future

USA: Stacy Gallin, Founder and Director at MIMEH, presents in her interview with OLBIOS her work and insights on the most pressing issue: the need for a new moral ethos.

Re-Learning from disaster

San Francisco: The take-away lessons from the pandemic are not new But we might need to relearn them until it becomes blatantly obvious that how we live and think needs to change, argues professor Dan Brook in an interview with OLBIOS.

Connecting Policy Elites with Civil Society: the Formula for Change in the 2020s?

Andrew Kolb, Director of Communications at German Marshall Fund of the United States, writes on the audiences that causes should reach to shape the future

Listening matters: poor people are not mere beneficiaries

Clinical psychologist Adrien Cascarino writes on how empowerment requires a high dose of self-confidence, which is undermined when individuals are regarded as mere beneficiariesAdrien Cascarino C. is sitting in her house, anemic, tired-looking, and emaciated. Her 3 malnourished children, a 3-year-old son and two-year-old twin daughters, are sleeping, with rashes...

Communitarian Empowerment in Practice

Dr Henry Tam, Director of Question the Powerful, describes an exemplary way to enable communities to cultivate mutual respect and cooperate

The path from social causes to innovation

Nabeel Siddiqui, CEO at ModulusTech, writes on the realization that housing needs to be re-invented; A thought that led him to a low-cost, modular house that you could easily transport anywhere and set up within a day

How can humanitarian aid become more effective?

Reinier Van Hoffen writes from the Netherlands on the constructive interplay between tacit knowledge and science in relation to aid effectiveness.

How to think more by being less authentic

Tony Koutsoumbos, says that the best way to see someone else’s point of view might be taking a break from our own authenticity.

The Orphan Myth: The Global Movement to End Institutionalisation

In his article for OLBIOS, Martin Punaks writes on the powerful ‘orphan myth’ and the challenges of fighting institutionalization and orphan trafficking, The solution lies in moving children to family and family-like structures, argues Punaks.

Change and the world changes with you

In her article for OLBIOS, Caroline Heider, an international development expert, writes on what really matters and how growth can be too much of a good thing. Aligning Incentives to Count What Matters

Remember: keep the human in human services.

Australia: Horatio O’Shea writes on how reflection can help shape wellbeing in the workplace.

How could we build true inclusion?

An article by Alex Storer, Executive Director of Diversity Pride (London)

How Hoxby challenged the 9-5, and created the « workstyle » revolution

UK : Alex Hirst and Lizzie Penny, Co-Founders and Joint CEOs of The Hoxby Collective, present their social enterprise at OLBIOS.

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