Daily Archives: May 14, 2016

Africa 2016 – Press Conference: How can we foster digital literacy as a basic skill


World Economic Forum

Published on May 14, 2016

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About 11 million young people are entering the African labour market each year but only 1% of school leavers have basic coding skills. Despite the continent’s potential as the world’s fastest growing digital consumer market, companies struggle to find employees with the right digital skills.

Africa Code Week is a continent-wide initiative driven by SAP and partners to spark interest in coding and to shape a skilled workforce.

Speakers:
•Andrew Waititu, Managing Director, SAP East Africa Systems Applications Products (Africa Region), Kenya.
•Jean-Philbert Nsengimana, Minister of Youth and Information & Comunications Technology, Rwanda.
•Arnold Kamanzi, Trainer, Africa Code Week.
•Aphrodice Mutangana, kLab General Manager and ACW country ambassador, Rwanda.
•Sunil Geness, Director, Government Relations and Corporate Social Responsibility, Africa, SAP Africa, South Africa.

Moderated by Oliver Cann, Head of Media Content, World Economic Forum.

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Africa 2016 – Press Conference: Girls in Space!


World Economic Forum

Published on May 14, 2016

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Africa-based social enterprise MEDO SPACE has one aim: to equip school girls in Africa with the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills they need to compete and thrive in our digital future. What better way to tell the world that the skys the limit than by getting the girls to build and launch space satellites that connect the continent?

Speaker:
· Judi Sandrock, Co-Founder, MEDO Space Economic Development, MEDO, South Africa.

see:

https://medo.site/

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GENIUS BY STEPHEN HAWKING | Smartphone & Tablet Models of the Galaxies | PBS


PBS

Published on May 14, 2016

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GENIUS BY STEPHEN HAWKING premieres Wednesdays, May 18-June 1, 2016, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET on PBS.

Using smartphones and tablets to measure how far apart the Milky Way is from Andromeda.

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Who’s Stealing Your Vote… and How? (With Harvey Wasserman)


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Published on May 14, 2016

Harvey Wasserman, activist / author / journalist, joins Thom to talk about how our votes are being stolen and his latest book, “Strip & Flip Selection of 2016”

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Talk Africa: World Economic Forum on Africa 2016


CCTV Africa

Published on May 14, 2016

Africa’s positive economic outlook is under pressure. With growth forecasts at below 5%, Africa’s leaders need to pursue new approaches to ignite structural transformation.
But in amongst this Rwanda, the land of a thousand hills, has dramatically improved their economy since the 1994 genocide and is seen as an emerging leader on the continent; making it the perfect location for the 26th World Economic Forum on Africa.

Tonight on Talk Africa, Beatrice Marshall brings you insights from global leaders ranging from business, government and civil society as they chart Africa’s economic future in Rwanda’s capital

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Thomas Goreau, Seth Itzkan, Judith Schwartz – Eco-restoration success stories


Biodiversity for a Livable Climate

Published on Nov 27, 2014

There are eco-restoration successes all over the world, in many different ecosystems. Here are some examples from three of our speakers who have seen it first-hand.

From Biodiversity for a Livable Climate conference: “Restoring Ecosystems to Reverse Global Warming”
Friday November 21st, 2014

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Thomas Goreau – The Down-to-Earth Solution to Global Warming: How Soil Carbon Sequestration Works


Biodiversity for a Livable Climate

Published on Nov 27, 2014

Biogeochemist, restoration ecologist, climate scientist, and reef restoration expert Tom Goreau is passionate about soils as the primary way to address global warming at this late date, given that reducing emissions alone cannot prevent dangerous climate change unless natural carbon sinks are significantly increased. He’ll explain the basics of soil carbon and how healthy water cycles can cool the earth.

From Biodiversity for a Livable Climate conference: “Restoring Ecosystems to Reverse Global Warming”
Saturday November 22nd, 2014

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