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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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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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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.

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Recap: Building Movement Through Digital Storytelling

Ida Jeng
Refugees United

 
 
 

“Boring is a sin,” said Ben Keesey of Invisible Children, thereby kicking off a lively panel entitled  “Campaign Models: Driving Your Audience to Engage.” Moderated by Elizabeth Gore of the United Nations Foundation, this panel aimed to highlight best practice within the field of global movements.

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“Boring is a sin,” said Ben Keesey of Invisible Children, thereby kicking off a lively panel entitled  “Campaign Models: Driving Your Audience to Engage.” Moderated by Elizabeth Gore of the United Nations Foundation, this panel aimed to highlight best practice within the field of global movements.

“We got [the ban on land-mines] to be a competition ... a campaigner would go to their government and say 'this was done here, this was done there ... what are you going to do?'”

Jody Williams

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Learn More About the 2014 Skoll World Forum

Rahim Kanani
Skoll Foundation

 
 
 

During the event, the homepage of the Forum will feature the live-stream, real-time articles covering a wide variety of sessions, live photo galleries, and other ways in which to participate online and via social media. Click here to learn more!

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During the event, the homepage of the Forum will feature the live-stream, real-time articles covering a wide variety of sessions, live photo galleries, and other ways in which to participate online and via social media. Click here to learn more!

Editor's Pick

We’re Not No. 1! We’re Not No. 1!

New York Times

In the Social Progress Index, the United States excels in access to advanced education but ranks 70th in health, 69th in ecosystem sustainability, 39th in basic education, 34th in access to water and sanitation and 31st in personal safety. Even in access to cellphones and the Internet, the United States ranks a disappointing 23rd, partly because one American in five lacks Internet access.

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In the Social Progress Index, the United States excels in access to advanced education but ranks 70th in health, 69th in ecosystem sustainability, 39th in basic education, 34th in access to water and sanitation and 31st in personal safety. Even in access to cellphones and the Internet, the United States ranks a disappointing 23rd, partly because one American in five lacks Internet access.

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Want to Fight Human Trafficking?

Devex

“There is no silver bullet in the fight against trafficking,” Cecile Flores-Oebanda, founder and executive director of the Visayan Forum Foundation. The head of VFF shared with Devex six best practices learned during the organization’s successful campaign against human trafficking, which has helped more than 70,000 trafficking victims or potential victims over the past two decades.

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“There is no silver bullet in the fight against trafficking,” Cecile Flores-Oebanda, founder and executive director of the Visayan Forum Foundation. The head of VFF shared with Devex six best practices learned during the organization’s successful campaign against human trafficking, which has helped more than 70,000 trafficking victims or potential victims over the past two decades.

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A Vision for Cross-Sector Peacebuilding in Israel and Palestine

Daniel Lubetzky
PeaceWorks

 
 
 

While there are no silver bullets in peacebuilding, only by harnessing the collective power of multiple sectors within society will we change the dynamic to realize the two-state solution.

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While there are no silver bullets in peacebuilding, only by harnessing the collective power of multiple sectors within society will we change the dynamic to realize the two-state solution.

“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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