Friday, 22 April 2011

The Week in Review

It has been another busy week for Wikiprogress and we have gathered an incredible amount of news articles and blog posts on progress. Here are a few highlights from the week that was. Be sure to check out the Community Portal for full coverage.

Nic Marks gives an interesting talk at TEDx Danubia on the Happiness Manifesto. Nic Marks is the founder for the Centre of Wellbeing at the New Economics Foundation (nef) and has given presentations around the world on measuring happiness. As always, he delivers an exciting and engaging presentation – and gives a mention to Wikiprogress! This is an absolute must see.

Today is World Earth Day, which has been celebrated on the 22nd of April for over 40 years. World Earth day aims to motivate the worldwide environmental movement through education and public policy. Women have been associated with the environmental movement for a long time now, but this article reports on the roles that women play in the leadership of this movement.  A short and sweet article noting the role of gender equality in leadership is taking centre stage in the environmental movement. See more on Wikigender.

The most recent newsletter from ‘Beyond GDP’ gives an overview of highlights from the initiative and looks at who is adopting the motion to look beyond GDP in measuring national wellbeing. The newsletter provides insight into the focus of wellbeing in Germany, the UK and France.

The media in the UK has been working overtime to cover the nation’s (relatively) newfound interest in measuring happiness. If you read the review last week you would have seen the vast amount of coverage given to the recently launched Action for Happiness movement. This article gives an interesting review of both sides of the story.

Crowdsourcing has been a buzzword for some time now – and it looks like it is here to stay. This is a great blog post from the IDB on how to use crowdsourcing to help tackle the needs of the poor by gathering information from those living in poverty.

These were the highlights from the week that was. Be sure to check in with us next week to find out what has been happening in the global progress movement.

Yours in progress, Philippa Lysaght

See the full Progress Media Review

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