Friday, 4 May 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.

In the Spotlight:
The 2012 ASCD Whole Child Virtual Conference runs from the 3rd - 11th of May. It explores what outstanding schools, communities, and individuals have done as they move along the whole child approach continuum from implementation to sustainability to culture.

Progress in India
In India, More Food and More Suffering (New York Times Blog 01.05.2012)
According the the Gallup well-being survey, in 2012 13% of Indians said they could not afford food, compared to 35% of people in 2006. 10% reported they did not have enough money for shelter in 2012, compared to 24% in 2006. Despite these developments, in 2012 31% of Indians, around 240 million adults, reported they are “suffering” compared to 24% in 2011.
See more and contribute to the Wikiprogress article on progress in India

On Mayday
Mayday (The Economist 01.05.2012)
To mark Mayday, a day associated with left-wing anti-government protests, the Economist created a chart showing unemployment rates before and after the financial crisis. This year, anti-government protests in Greece and Spain reflect high unemployment rates, particularly amongst the youth. Added to this pressure, on April 30th Spain was announced the 12th country in Europe to fall into recession.

See more and contribute to the Wikiprogress article on employment rates

On the Humankind Index
How we can measures Scotland’s Well-Being? New index from Oxfam (From Poverty to Power 04.05.2012)
Oxfam blogger Duncan Green comments on the recently released Humankind Index. Over 3000 people in Scotland were consulted to establish the aspects of life that matter to them the most. The index is based on the findings of this consultation, with a weighted set of elements that respondents considered affecting their ability to live well in their communities.

See more and contribute to the Wikiprogress article on progress on the Humankind Index

On data journalism
Release of the Data Journalism Handbook
The Data Journalism Handbook is the result of a 48 hour festival at MozFest in London. The book has become an international collaborative effort involving dozens of data journalists from around the world. See short video about journalism in the age of data
Find out more about the upcoming data journalism conference: Innovative Approaches to Turn Statistics into Knowledge

On gender equality
Women in Brazil Turn to Eco-Friendly Farming in Wake of Storms
In the area of Rio de Janeiro, women farmers are learning environmentally friendly techniques in response to extreme weather events and their effects on the land.
Read more about gender equality and the environment and Brazil in Wikigender.

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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