Friday, 1 June 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 education
Strengthening Education in Bangladesh (UNDP 29.05.2012)
Bangladesh is now on track to reach one of the of the Millennium Development Goals: 100 percent primary school enrollment by 2015. A new education programme has been launched with the opening of 150 multilingual primary schools.
See more and contribute to the Wikiprogress article on progress in Bangladesh

On the economy
There's more to economics than austerity or growth (nef 22.05.2012)
Following the recent Festival of Transition, Andrew Simms of the new economics foundation (nef) asks why are the only two options being offered in response to the financial crisis in Europe, namely austerity or growth?
See more and contribute to the Wikiprogress article on comprehensive indicators

Beyond GDP Africa
Demystifying Natural Capital Accounting: 10 African Countries Sign On (World Bank 25.05.2012)
At the Summit for Sustainability in Africa, 10 countries endorsed the need to measure national wealth by all types of capital, including social, human and natural. The group is hopeful that the upcoming Rio+20 conference will see another 50 countries join this effort.
See more and contribute to the Wikiprogress article on social capital

On gender equality
Rural Women in Peru Key to Adaptation of Seeds to Climate Change (IPS 29.05.2012)
Women from the rural Peruvian Highlights have been ensuring the preservation of seeds for hundreds of years by handing down their knowledge through stories. It is an invaluable wealth of knowledge that these women may no longer require, as unseasonal rainfall, extreme winds and other climate change related phenomena plague the area.
Contribute to the Wikigender online discussion on women and climate change

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

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