Friday, 18 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.

On food security
African Growth Depends on Food Security (Associated Press 16.05.2012)
According to the 2012 African Human Development Report released by the UNDP this week, nearly 218 million people on the continent are undernourished and 55 million children are malnourished, a figure that is projected to rise.
See more and download the 2012 African Human Development Report

On gender equality
Tunisia’s Revolution is Just the Beginning (IPS Gender Wire 09.05.2012)
Tunisia is perceived as having a very progressive family code, and Tunisian women are considered the most liberated in the region. However, this could all change with the Salafists clamouring for a return to a more ‘traditional’ society.
See more and contribute to the Wikiprogress article on the Arab Spring

On social capital
New Paradigm Needed To Ensure Global Job Creation (Scoop 17.05.2012)
The UN has stressed the importance of establishing a new paradigm for growth that ensures social inclusiveness and job opportunities. In his address to the General Assembly, Ban Ki-moon said, “It is time to recognize that human capital and natural capital are every bit as important as financial capital.”
See more and contribute to the Wikiprogress article on Social Capital

On China
Economic Growth Sows Unhappiness (in some cases) (NY Daily News 15.05.2012)
A report released by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) journal this week has found that despite considerable economic growth over the last 20 years, people in China report an equal decline in their subjective well-being.
See more and contribute to the Wikiprogress article on Progress in China

In the Spotlight: Canadian Index of WellBeing Online Discussion
The CIW online discussion has generated a wide variety of comments from a diverse group of users.  Dr. Bryan Smale, Director of the CIW, posted a response to questions and issues raised so far and discussed the future challenges faced by the CIW and larger measuring progress community.
See more and contribute to the CIW Online Discussion

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.

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