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Women & Poverty

Our selection of videos on this month's theme: The future of women and poverty eradication.

 

TEDxWomen - Poverty & Plenty

 

The Epicenter Strategy - Poverty
The Epicenter Strategy is an integrated, bottom-up, gender-focused approach that empowers the people in a cluster of villages to work together to overcome hunger and poverty on a sustainable basis.

 

The Future of Women in the MENA Region, a Tunisian and Egyptian Perspective
Lilia Labidi, Minister of Women's Affairs for the Republic of Tunisia, and Moushira Khattab, former Minister of Family and Population for Egypt, discussed the role and expectations of women in the Egyptian and Tunisian revolutions.

 

Uplifting One Billion People in Ten Years
We now live in an age where both the rate of technological advancement and rate of diffusion are rising exponentially. Because of this, we can for the first time construct an incentive prize, with a surprisingly tiny amount of funding and administrative effort, that promises to uplift 1 Billion of the poorest people in the world by the end of the next decade. We will bypass corruption, administrative wastage, perverse incentives, and uneven disbursement, with a solution that is as revolutionary as it is simple.

 

Tackling poverty in Southern and South Africa - what are the ways forward?
Tackling poverty in Southern and South Africa - what are the ways forward?

 

Young Global Leaders 2030 - Fight Poverty
What will the world look like in 2030 ? What will the dominant trends be? Is it possible to start influencing tomorrow's world today? These are the questions preoccupying the Young Global Leaders.

 

Poverty Alleviation Strategies for 2011
Fifty of the world's leading minds on global economic and trade issues gathered in Johannesburg this week to discuss poverty alleviation strategies. Joining ABN on how Africa can take advantage of favourable economic trends to fight poverty is Prof. David Hulme, Executive Director of the Brooks Institute at the University of Manchester.

 

Gateways to Global Poverty Reduction and Financial Inclusion
Policymakers around the world are turning to conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs in hopes of spurring social and economic change in their countries. Yet, while CCTs have proven effective in achieving certain poverty alleviation goals, such as better health and education, only recently have we begun to explore the potential of CCTs to reduce poverty through wealth accumulation.

 

The End of Poverty?
Activist filmmaker Philippe Diaz examines the history and impact of economic inequality in the third world in the documentary The End of Poverty?, and makes the compelling argument that it's not an accident or simple bad luck that has created a growing underclass around the world.

 

 

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