Friday, 9 March 2012

Week in review

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.    

Happy International Women’s Day!
On Thursday the 8th of March the world celebrated International Women’s Day with thousands of events highlighting the economic, political and social achievements of women. The theme for 2012 is connecting girls and inspiring futures. Our sister wiki, Wikigender, is one of the many ICT tools that are connecting girls and women across the globe and developing knowledge and understanding on key gender issues.
Read highlights from the Wikigender online discussion: How can access to ICTs promote opportunities for women and girls?

On Gallup well-being
College towns have toped the list of the latest Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index with relatively high incomes, levels of colleague graduates and a diverse range of workers- all of which are associated with happiness and well-being at the metro level.
See more and contribute to the Wikiprogress article on progress in the United States

On the environment
UNICEF and WHO have jointly released the 2012 update of the Progress on Drinking Water and Sanitation report. The report has found that an estimated 780 million still lacked safe drinking water in 2010, and the world is unlikely to meet the MDG sanitation target. 
See highlights and download the report Progress on Drinking Water and Sanitation

On data
G8 Digital Shoot (On Earth 22.02.2012)
Our data trails could prove to be a treasure trove of digital information; while alone this data might seem to be meaningless, this article argues that if it is properly minded it could provide invaluable insights into human behaviour.
Interested in big data? Tweet us your ideas @Wikiprogress #BigData

On graffiti in Kenya
In the lead up to the general election, anonymous street artists in Kenya have taken to the walls to protest against corrupt politicians and to encourage residents to choose leaders who put the nations’ interests before their own agenda.
See more and contribute to the Wikiprogress article on civic engagement

Report release:

We hope you will 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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