The Journal

Does entrepreneurship have the power to create a better world - and how?

Portugal: In his article, Miguel Reynolds Brandao, a believer in entrepreneurship as a type of mission, explains how in innovative enterprises consumers become part of the story.

How Blockchain will disrupt the Power Sector

Brianna Lee Welsh, Managing Director at Sindicatum Blockchain Technologies, discusses ownership, sharing economy and disruptive peer-to-peer networks

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

The many paths of social impact

Brazil: Victor Rabelo presents the outstanding work of the BUNGE FOUNDATION and its commitment to social development

Sports as an ideal tool of social integration

Marc Larripa Fernandez writes on how A,E Ramassà, a small sports club from Barcelona, became a UN Global Goals ambassador

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...

Data governance in the public sector: The buzz and the practice

Arturo Rivera Perez, Policy Analyst at OECD, writes on the connection between good data governance and cohesion and integration

A world that unlocks the infinite potential of every child

Kemal Shaheen, Director at Paper Boat, presents the Joe Homan Charity and explains how learning environments expand children’s horizons

Beneath the Surface of corporate responsibility: Data-Driven CSR

Adam Nathan, CEO of The Bartlett System and Akash Gai, Managing Director of Development3, share their insights on the importance of linking CSR strategies with data.

For better public health, begin with hospital architecture

When it comes to building hospitals in humanitarian contexts, aim for the optimal writes Guilherme Coelho; Hospital design is crucial in the healing process, as a work environment but also in preventing the spread of pathogens.

Recovering billions that are earned illegally or laundered in Germany

Christoph Trautvetter, Director of Netzwerk Steuergerechtigkeit, argues that fighting money laundering is as important as development aid

Africa always was and still is rich

Massimiliano Fanni Cannelles writes on why Africa seems like the promised land for so many countries eager to invest there, but the threat of a new colonialism looms large

The future looks good for the Philippines

Oliver Gardiner writes about Regeneration International and the efforts of the country to forge a national consensus around regenerative agriculture.

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

Unlocking the potential of innovation for development

In her article to OLBIOS, Paola Cervo shows how international aid could play a significant role in supporting innovation for social good in developing countries

A loving home for every child

Monica Perez tells the story of SOS Children’s Villages, and how they provide a safe environment to more than one million children

Is there hope for Haiti? Depends on who’s telling the story.

Is there hope for Haiti? Depends on who’s telling the story.

What is the pro-active approach to emergency management?

Job Van der Poel writes on the importance of not running after the facts, of preparedness at the lowest possible level and on how an adequate emergency preparedness can reduce suffering and save many lives

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

From street-smart to street-educated

For some children, streets are their learning environment; Arnoud Raskin presents Mobile School and the power of its pioneering outreach strategy based on empowerment, as opposed to merely assistance.

It’s time for Climate Change to enter the classroom

We are very close to irreversible climate change and catastrophic warming; Schools, teachers and syllabuses need to adapt to this and make climate change a subject in its own right, argues Peder Hill.

Time for more grounded travel

Aviation is a major polluter but it is mostly the majority who does not use them that suffers the consequences, writes OLBIOS Correspondent in Luxembourg, Diego Pedraza Lahoz. Time for a paradigm shift in travel but also habits, he claims.

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.

Your vision is not your mission (and vice versa)

Ian McLintock outlines some crucial differences between two terms that are often confused but should be kept clear and distinct.

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