WANGO News 2021

The World Economic Forum's UpLink project, a digital platform crowdsourcing innovative solutions addressing the Sustainable Development Goals, will be hosting a session on "Accelerating Grassroots Innovation" on January 25, from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. CET, during the #DavosAgenda. Speakers include Eren Bali, CEO and Co-Founder, Carbon Health; Diego Saez-Gil, Founder and CEO, Pachama; and HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, Crown Prince of Norway, The Royal Court.(Read more...)

EpiCore is a virtual community of health professionals using innovative surveillance methods to verify outbreaks of infectious diseases. The initiative, a partnership between ProMED, HealthMap, TEPHINET, and Ending Pandemics, is looking to expand its coverage worldwide, and in particular, in Africa, and invites health professionals and staff from NGOs working in the field in the region to join its network. For more information, please click on the headline above. (Read more...)

From January 11 to 14, Reuters will host one of the biggest leadership summits in the world, Reuters Next. The virtual conference will be convened under the theme, "Rethink, Rebuild, Recover; A New Vision For A Better Tomorrow," with speakers including: Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank; Justin Trudeau, prime minister of Canada; Salman Khan, founder of the Khan Academy; and Sebastian Thrun, CEO of Udacity. Among the topics that will be examined during the four days: global trade, climate change and sustainability, the U.S. election and the impact of Brexit, and economic recovery following the pandemic. For more information, please click on the headline above. (Read more...)

Following the successful conclusion of its 15th annual session, held virtually from October 15 to 16, on the theme, "Post-Pandemic Recovery and Transformation: Resilient Cities, Healthy Planet," the Global Forum on Human Settlements (GFHS), a WANGO partner, issued a statement in support of the implementation of the UN report, "Policy Brief: COVID-19 in an Urban World." (Read more...)

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