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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

The meaning of Home

Antigoni Alexiou talks from Greece on her work supporting asylum seekers, refugees and migrants that have faced torture, violence and abuse.

Immersing ourselves in other cultures

Katy Kavanaugh, founder at 360.tv, spoke to OLBIOS from San Francisco on how travel is a great teacher and the gift of being able to immerse ourselves in a culture other than our own.

Foreign aid, reparations, and community investment

Dr. Christopher Stanfill, international development professional in New York, writes on how we need to rethink the lens through which foreign aid is viewed.

A new approach to humanitarian assistance

Antoine Richards highlights the work of Peacebuilding Solutions and its new approach in re-stabilizing the livelihoods of people who have become refugees or internally-displaced persons.

When information flows halfway

Amaya Alexandra Ramos spoke to OLBIOS from Washington, D.C., on puncturing the barriers preventing the flow of vital information to people like herself who work with human trafficking, forced migration and trauma.

No future?

Environmental extinction and COVID-19: How children and teenagers fight worldwide for a better future and how social structures may prevent this.

Creating a ‘national story’ of solutions

David Laurent, Head of Climate & Resources department at EpE, tells OLBIOS from France about business issues that weren’t even on the table a year ago.

The fight against common and fundamental diseases

Nick Sireau, the founder of Orchard, spoke to OLBIOS from London on the lack of funds for OCD research and on how nature reveals its secrets ‘apart from the beaten path’

Giving vulnerable people tools for empowerment

Mahmoud Riyad, Social Innovation Specialist at Jordan River Foundation, spoke to OLBIOS from Jordan on the importance of providing tools that allow people to serve their communities and beyond.

Creating Businesses out of Problems

Julien Verzier, Co-Director at BroadLeaf Group, spoke to OLBIOS from Cape Town, SA, on how the economy can benefit only if its direct environment benefits also.

Adapting to the rules of the Earth’s Ecosystem

Alexandre Lemille, Director of Anthesis Group (France), spoke to OLBIOS on the challenge of an economy with the least amount of energy and how linear leaders become circular laggards.

Is it possible to be optimistic about the future of Turkey?

Human rights activist Baris Bayram, founder of the EPE Movement, talks about unjust hardships, challenges, and minor or major achievements.

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.

Facing the Corona challenges with local power

Benjamin Wolf, Founder of the Stay Foundation, writes at OLBIOS on why he has not followed the classical approaches in volunteer work and development aid and the two flaws in the fight against the coronavirus in Africa

Meet the Global Voices of a Child

Rayan Ezzedine, OLBIOS CORRESPONDENT in Lebanon, tells us about her work with Global Voices of a Child.

Food excess is the neglected issue in the hospitality industry

Thailand: The food waste hacker Benjamin Lephilibert, writes on why food waste is the elephant in the room, especially in the hotel sector.

Saving the lives of the prematurely born

Tanzania: Doris Mollel, Founder of the Dolis Mollel Foundation, writes at OLBIOS about how she is taking care of thousands of babies

How can we face growing levels of poverty?

Italy: Davide Carimati reports on his work with the exemplary project Insieme and on how to allow women and men to regain their human worth.

New Zealand’s mental health crisis: what society can do to prevent it

Oliver Carrington shares his experiences and explains why a thriving mental health charity sector could make a real difference in New Zealand.

Can a bank be based on Christian values? 

Tommy PIemonte presents at OLBIOS the exceptional work of BKC

Taking care of the disabled in Iran

From Teheran, Samaneh Shabani, OLBIOS Correspondent in Iran, presents the Tavana association

Listening matters: poor people are not mere beneficiaries

France: Clinical psychologist Adrien Cascarino writes on how empowerment requires a high dose of self-confidence, which is undermined when individuals are regarded as mere beneficiaries.

Defining Oneself and Changing the Narrative

Australia: In his article for OLBIOS, Mohammed Semra, UN Humanitarian Affairs Peace Ambassador, writes on the challenge of defining oneself as opposed to being defined by others, the importance of role models and opportunity.

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