Ignorance Versus Wisdom, Who Won!

 

Source: (Bonnie Jo Mount / Washington Post)

Source: (Bonnie Jo Mount / Washington Post)

I am an early morning person, and I like mornings. Every morning brings a new joy, new hope, and a new breeze in my life – that’s what I like most of the morning. One fine night I slept free of sorrow and sadness and woke up to see and enjoy the new spirit, zeal, and breeze of the dawn. Unfortunately, I opened my social media and saw the news that terrorists have attacked a Army Public School Peshawar, Pakistan.

What does companies ESG performance have to do with the SDGs? Little to nothing in the current blurred picture of ESG measurements. Wait, but are these two related?

Considered by some as “the closest thing the Earth has to a strategy”, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030 can’t be any closer to realization if it is not by raising millions of dollars worth of private sector funds. As confirmed by the Rockefeller Foundation, which estimates the annual SDGs funding gap —that is excepted to be filled by the private sector— to be no less than $ 2.5 trillion. And thus makes impact investing so much needed especially that it has the potential to leverage new financial mechanisms such as the development of new pay-for-performance tools to finance high-impact small and medium-sized enterprises or blockchain enabled solutions that creates economic identities for refugees and displaced populations, to name a few.

BROADWAY, on a budget.

Hello Atlas Corps Community,

I share with you another awesome #FellowHack in my Graphic Blog #8. If you like attending the Theatre (and live on a stipend like most of us) you might find this useful. I can proudly say I have seen a lot of Broadway Shows and never payed full price for a ticket. For anyone living or visiting New York it is worth a look.

Access to discount day-of-performance tickets can be found here as well. (TKTS)

Disclaimer: I do not have ownership or rights to any of the promotional posters displayed above. Most of the text has been obtained from www.playbill.com (link to more lotteries and rush tickets here) and adjusted for design purposes.

The best books I read in 2017

This post was originally published on Medium

Of the 110 books I read in 2017 (87% fiction, 13% non-fiction) I am particularly proud that after committing to reading more diverse works at the end of 2016, I read more works by women (73%) than men (27%) and that the authors I read represented 23 different countries and a more diverse spread of ethnicities, though the majority did remain white Americans.

The power of the unexpected !

 

Nine months ago, I was flying from Tunisia to start this Fellowship with a pre-determined plan. As a naturally anxious person, making plans and sort of having a TO DO list for this year helped me a lot in my decision of quitting my job, leaving my family and friends for the unknown. I felt it was necessary for me to anticipate the professional and social activities that I would undertake during my Fellowship period. I planned to improve X skill, to come back with an offer from an international organization, planned to travel and even set a list of cities I will visit. I planned to catch up with old friends from university living here that I haven’t seen since few years … (I am not going to expose all the plans I did because it would be an endless blog)

How was welcomed the presentation of Albanian culture among the international fellows in the Atlas Corps ?

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Atlas Corps, an international network of nonprofit leaders and organizations that promotes innovation, cooperation, and solutions to address the world’s 21st century challenges.

Last week Atlas Corps gived to each fellow of the Class28 the opportunity to present their country amoung the 8 nationalities, but how was welcomed Albania ?

Albania officially the Republic of Albania is a country in Southeastern Europe. It has a total population of 3 million people as of 2016. Albania is a unitary parliamentary constitutional republic with the capital in Tirana.

Between the Clock and the Bed

Hello Atlas Corps Community,

I share with you a small part of what makes San Francisco a city bustling with art and culture in my Graphic Blog #6 – A photovisual account of Edvard Munch’s exhibition curated by SFMOMA.

This is SFMOMA´s statement of the exhibition.

Disclaimer: I am (sadly) not Mr. Edvard Munch nor do I have ownership or rights to any of the paintings displayed above. The previous statement applies to all logos. All photographs were taken by me and were authorized by staff from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

My first approach with Atlas Corps in Washington DC

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Washington D.C. the city so much advertised in social media, in the international media, in movies, televisions and by people around the world, but how did I feel like a nearly arrived from a developing country such as Albania?

But where is Albania for everyone who does not know:

Albania is a land to be loved. In this small mediterranean country, virgin nature and cultural mysteries combine to create a unique sense of place. In Albania, visitors are welcomed as guests as part of the country’s rich cultural traditioins and heritage. The warm hospitality of the Albanian will make every one feel at home in this small wonderful land.

Tribute to Tahar Haddad, the Tunisian man who stood for women

 

Tunisia has been at the forefront of women’s rights in the Arab world for decades,, dating back to the country’s founding. When talking about women situation, all the praise usually goes to Habib Bourguiba, first President after the independence that implemented the Code of Personal Status, guaranteeing some of the widest protections of women rights at that time.

We unfortunately tend to forget about less recognized yet powerful figures of women advancement such as Tahar Haddad.

This blog is a tribute to Haddad, a revolutionary feminist male thinker that helped shape modern Tunisian society and that deserves to be known and praised.