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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.

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.

Culture after Corona

Rio de Janeiro: As part of the Covid-19 special edition at OLBIOS, Victor Pitanga writes on the profound changes in cultural production and consumption during the stay-at-home period, from Marília Mendonça to museum art collections and beyond.

How « Humans in the Loop » is making the digital remote work economy more inclusive amidst COVID-19

Bulgaria: During lockdown, millions continued work from home, An entirely new work paradigm seemed to be emerging, But this is only part of the story which is also one of increasing inequality for low-skilled workers, write Iva Gumnishka and Namrata Yadav in the OLBIOS special Covid-19 edition.

A Time to Look Closer at Nature

Athens: OLBIOS asked wildlife expert Philip Dragoumis of his thoughts on how the pandemic is affecting nature The message is clear: humans need to do less, he claims.

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.

A time to see things anew

Bad times and periods of adversity have a silver lining, The pandemic is no exception, argues Alan Lightman in The Atlantic.

Coronavirus: the good, the bad and the return of politics

Belgrade: The coronavirus threat has united the world under one threat but has also signaled a return to philosophical and political thinking, argues activist Filip Milenkovic in an interview with OLBIOS.

Saving the lives of the prematurely born

Doris Mollel, Founder of the Dolis Mollel Foundation, writes at OLBIOS about how to take care of thousands of babies

Fishing in Troubled Waters: Political Polarization, Disruption, and Geopolitics.

Dominican Republic: Writing in OLBIOS, Ricardo David Ruiz Cepeda analyses tribal human nature, polarized societies, widespread social irrationality and possible ways to overcome it.

Making SDGs work: A private sector perspective

Germany: Julian Bents, CEO & Founder of Tomorrow is Now, shows how current corporate efforts towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals, while admirable, leave much to be desired

Mexico's great gamble: Trump plays poker, but AMLO plays chess

Switzerland: Juan Carlos Lara, an expert from the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime, writes about corruption, toxic elites and some reasons to hope

Who knows what PropTech is?

Lora Salomidou writes on why millennials do not just want jobs but also to become agents of social change

Who is afraid of success?

Switzerland : Biliana Vassileva writes on how the complex network of fears can be blessings in disguise.

And now for Blockchain Ecology

Gunther Sonnenfeld, founding partner of Novena Capital, writes on why blockchain ecology is critical in building ‘polycultural’ systems

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