Friday, 25 November 2011

The week in review

The week in review 25.11.2011
Hello, glad you could join us for the Wikiprogress week in review - a handful of headlines that have caught our eyes over the last week. You can find all news articles and blog posts on the progress community in the  Wikiprogress Community Portal. 

Looking forward
The World in 2012 (The Economist 22.11.2011)
Next Friday the Economist will be hosting ‘The World in 2012’, a conference that will discuss the trends, issues and ideas that will shape the year ahead. In the lead up to the conference, @The Economist is asking for ideas via twitter on important themes of 2012.

On happiness
Balloons for Bhutan (Jonathan Harris)
Bhutan is internationally recognised for their use of Gross National Happiness as the primary measure for national well-being. In his latest artwork Balloons for Bhutan, artist and statistician Jonathan Harris visualizes 599 accounts of happiness in Bhutan in an effort to capture ‘a portrait of happiness in the last Himalayan Kingdom’
See more and contribute to the Wikiprogress article on Gross National Happiness

On inequality
The launch of Perspectives on Global Development 2012 has received a lot of media attention this week. This Guardian article highlights the importance of emerging economies such as China, India and South Africa addressing issues of inequality caused by two decades of rapid economic growth.
See more and contribute to the Wikiprogress article on social cohesion

On gender equality
Launched on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, this 16 day campaign aims to trigger action and raise awareness across the word.
See more and contribute to the Wikigender article on violence against women

That’s all from us this week. We hope you tune in the same time next week. In the meantime, if anything interesting passes your desk that you would like to see in the next Wikiprogress week in review, please tweet it to us @Wikiprogress or post it on our Facebook page. 

Yours in Progress,

Philippa Lysaght

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