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How can you help 10000 business through a community of Mothers

How the project Hapinoy is providing mothers with the necessary knowledge and tools to make their dreams come true and support their families.

Why are these children in hospital again?

Physician Vera Cordeiro was shocked by the number re-admissions of children from urban slums. She then came up with a treatment plan that addresses the full range of economic and social causes of illness.

Keeping them warm

Embrace Innovations has developed an innovative, low-cost infant warmer to help the twenty million premature and low...

Fix your community yourself

Ben Berkowitz has developed an idea after getting frustrated with city hall’s lack of response to graffiti in his neighborhood.

Creating minority leaders

Meet John Rice, the Management Leadership for Tomorrow and discover why it takes more than classroom education to create leaders

How Covid-19 rendered the impossible possible

Berlin: Prof Andreas Kaplan, Rector of ESCP Business School, writes on the exciting consequences of the move to online teaching, a subject that for a number of years had attracted intense debate and speculation.

Business not as usual

TTurkey: Perhaps one of the biggest lessons of the pandemic has been the urgent need to reassess our priorities, including the idea of ‘business as usual’, says Richard Betts, Sustainability Director at KPMG, in an interview with OLBIOS.

Climate action : make it visible. Accelerate.

Our main goal at the « Step Up Climate Action » is to connect different actors of the environmental...

Doing the right thing in difficult times

Tariq Mohammed interview OLBIOS: How would you describe the collective experience of the crisis in the US...

Rana Nejem OLBIOS interview OLBIOS: How would you describe the collective experience of the pandemic in Jordan and...

Covid-19: The ruthless agent who brought audiences center-stage.

Berlin: What are the ingredients for a great performance? In his article for OLBIOS, award-winning composer and author, Konstantinos Athanasakos outlines some time-honoured ingredients alongside some less obvious but equally important ones.

The Tech difference in Education

As teaching moves online, it essentially enters an entirely different universe for teachers and students alike, The change of environment is not merely a change of background but one that alters profoundly the teaching experience and the curriculum itself, But it has also thrown the spotlight on ‘tech inequalities’,...

Facing the Corona challenges with local power

Stuttgart: International aid in the fight against the coronavirus in Africa has two flaws: First it is not short-term enough, and then it is too short-sighted, argues Benjamin Wolf, Founder of the Stay Foundation; This is why his Foundation has chosen to support the helpers in their home regions.

An ounce of humanity goes a long way

New Delhi: The pandemic has seen extraordinary levels of mutual help, according to Alokesh Sharma, Founder of Kayantar Foundation, interviewed for OLBIOS.

The silence of the lands

The pandemic was a unique opportunity for scientists to study a world that had suddenly become quiet argues Marina Koren

Decide differently to resist and re-exist

Sao Paulo: We need to overcome deep-rooted dichotomies such as that between nature and culture but also scientific authoritarianism in favour of a more inclusive perspective, writes Kátia Fenyves for OLBIOS.

Towards a digital transformation

Toronto: In many parts of the world, the focus is now on the balance between keeping some pandemic measures in place and reopening the economy, But what happens 2 years from now, when the economic effects become evident, remains to be seen, says Jesse Kirkey in an interview...

The digital solution to an old but serious enemy: illiteracy

Nigeria: Illiteracy and poverty go hand in hand; Technology, such as the Digital Language Tutor, however, has ‘paved a new road’ in mass education and the acquisition of new skills, says Elvis Austins, Founder of PDLT, in his interview with OLBIOS.

Doing No Harm: How Values Misalignment Could Hurt the Nonprofit Sector

Kenya: The whole point of walking the talk is not only one of integrity and sincerity but also of allowing one’s work to be effective in the best possible way, argues Torrey Peace in her article on what she calls ‘Reflective Development’.

How a pandemic can breathe life into the health sector

Difficult times, especially like the present pandemic, require new forms of action and engagement beyond the institutional: exceptional times require exceptional measures, In his article to OLBIOS, Azzeddine Bensouiah describes how this was achieved, almost against the odds, in Algeria.

The virus’ underlying conditions and the real solutions

Kenan Malik writes on finding solutions that could endure long after the crisis

COVID-19: not only a health crisis

Valencia, Spain: The COVID-19 pandemic is drastically inhibiting our way of life as we know it, the way we work and our economy, Eva Morales is asking: Is it also inhibiting our advancements towards a more sustainable future?

The curve that we shouldn’t flatten

Pandemics have a history of bringing about catalytic changes, and covid-19 is no exception, The pandemic could be part of a learning curve, argues Henry Mance

In search of new patterns

Learning new patters or reconsidering older ones might be part of the silver lining of this otherwise terrible pandemic, argues Bill McKibben.

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