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Peace and Human Rights

 
 
 

Conflicts and crises shatter nations and lives.

From Haiti to Afghanistan, it is a challenge and a necessity to turn conflict into collaborative solutions that ensure the protection of human rights and the rule of law.
Stability and prosperity–including transparency, government accountability, citizen mobilization, and functioning markets–are the critical building blocks to lasting peace.
 

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Cracking the Code on Social Impact

Lucy Bartlett
Independent

 
 
 

Jason Saul, CEO of Mission Measurement, and Nolan Gasser, Chief Musicologist at Pandora, might, at first, seem like an unusual pairing for a session at the Skoll World Forum, but there again, what is usual for this event.

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Jason Saul, CEO of Mission Measurement, and Nolan Gasser, Chief Musicologist at Pandora, might, at first, seem like an unusual pairing for a session at the Skoll World Forum, but there again, what is usual for this event.

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The 21st Century City: Future Opportunity or Future Threat?

Henrik Storm Dyrssen
Leksell Social Ventures

 
 
 

Slums should not be seen as a problem in and of themselves. Rather they represent stunted progression in the journey of those hoping to make a better life in the city.

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Slums should not be seen as a problem in and of themselves. Rather they represent stunted progression in the journey of those hoping to make a better life in the city.

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Digital Equity and Individual Rights in the Age of Big Data: Highlights from the Skoll World Forum

 
 

Business, government, and civil society are looking at big data as the new “holy grail” to better sell products, deliver services, or engage people in solving problems. Yet, while they indeed facilitate new approaches to tackling social problems, new uses of data and communication tools raise tough questions around complex issues such as privacy, ethics, and digital exclusion.

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Business, government, and civil society are looking at big data as the new “holy grail” to better sell products, deliver services, or engage people in solving problems. Yet, while they indeed facilitate new approaches to tackling social problems, new uses of data and communication tools raise tough questions around complex issues such as privacy, ethics, and digital exclusion.

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Forum 2014

Inspirations from the Skoll World Forum

Catherine Brown
Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation

 
 
 

It was humbling to listen to the winners of the Skoll World Forum Awards for Social Entrepreneurs speak at the awards ceremony. Courageous people working to bring clean water and proper sewage to slums, giving people living in poverty access to banks and savings, ensuring that girls across the world receive an education with all the opportunities and knowledge that brings.

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It was humbling to listen to the winners of the Skoll World Forum Awards for Social Entrepreneurs speak at the awards ceremony. Courageous people working to bring clean water and proper sewage to slums, giving people living in poverty access to banks and savings, ensuring that girls across the world receive an education with all the opportunities and knowledge that brings.

“As a Muslim, as an Arab, as a mother ... I am alarmed at the way in which the Muslim world and our Western counterparts are looking at each other with suspicion, fear and prejudice.”

Queen Rania of Jordan

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Ambition to Audacity: Takeaways from the 2014 Skoll World Forum

Stanford Social Innovation Review

In 2012, the forum’s theme was “Flux,” signifying the unstable and uncertain environment in which most social entrepreneurs operate. Last year, the theme was “Disruption,” signifying the recalcitrant spirit of social entrepreneurs. This year, the theme portrayed a newfound maturity and confidence that wasn’t present in past years: “Ambition.”

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In 2012, the forum’s theme was “Flux,” signifying the unstable and uncertain environment in which most social entrepreneurs operate. Last year, the theme was “Disruption,” signifying the recalcitrant spirit of social entrepreneurs. This year, the theme portrayed a newfound maturity and confidence that wasn’t present in past years: “Ambition.”

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Recap: Promises and Pitfalls in the Age of Big Data

Henrik Storm Dyrssen
Leksell Social Ventures

 
 
 

Like it or not, data is a medium that permeates our lives, and while the powers that be pontificate over its future, we might as well make the most of it. So how could social innovation leverage data to increase breadth and depth of impact?

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Like it or not, data is a medium that permeates our lives, and while the powers that be pontificate over its future, we might as well make the most of it. So how could social innovation leverage data to increase breadth and depth of impact?

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Recap, Day Three: Vulnerability, Creativity and Collaboration

Deanna Zandt
Lux Digital

 
 
 

The final day of the Skoll World Forum came up on us quickly! Friday morning’s mood at Said Business school captured the levels of emotion that many of us felt: exhilarated, exhausted, never wanting to leave, anxious to get home and implement the new ideas we’ve learned.

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The final day of the Skoll World Forum came up on us quickly! Friday morning’s mood at Said Business school captured the levels of emotion that many of us felt: exhilarated, exhausted, never wanting to leave, anxious to get home and implement the new ideas we’ve learned.

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Recap, Day Two: Leadership, Talent and Innovation

Deanna Zandt
Lux Digital

 
 
 

No rest for the wicked entrepreneurial at Skoll World Forum: we jumped right back into the deep end on Thursday. Still basking in brisk sunshine, delegates and speakers joined into our conversations on ambition with enthusiasm and creativity. Here were some of the themes that emerged during Day Two.

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No rest for the wicked entrepreneurial at Skoll World Forum: we jumped right back into the deep end on Thursday. Still basking in brisk sunshine, delegates and speakers joined into our conversations on ambition with enthusiasm and creativity. Here were some of the themes that emerged during Day Two.

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Forum 2014

How to Solve a Problem Like Child Marriage?

Lakshmi Sundaram
Girls Not Brides

 
 
 

I would describe Girls Not Brides as a partnership of disruptors: men and women like Laxmi who have come together to raise their collective voice against child marriage, a practice that devastates the lives of 14 million girls every year. Girls Not Brides has now grown to more than 300 civil society organisations working in over 50 countries to enable girls to avoid child marriage and fulfill their potential.

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I would describe Girls Not Brides as a partnership of disruptors: men and women like Laxmi who have come together to raise their collective voice against child marriage, a practice that devastates the lives of 14 million girls every year. Girls Not Brides has now grown to more than 300 civil society organisations working in over 50 countries to enable girls to avoid child marriage and fulfill their potential.

“In the U.N. they don't like to deal with sensitive issues ... but the U.N. provides a forum which allows for dialog and debate and [coming] to agreement in the end on these many difficult issues.”

Nafis Sadik

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