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Laur Hesse Fisher

Dec 14, 2017
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Those participating in this contest may find this article on the IISD Knowledge Hub interesting. 

The goal of this contest is to combine different proposals that, together, can achieve multiple SDG.  This article encourages decision-makers to consider how achieving SDG 4 & 5 (improving women's education) can be an access to also achieving SDG 2 (zero hunger).


Pia Jensen

Dec 31, 2017
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Thanks for that article, Laur. It is inspiring and informative.


Pia Jensen

Jan 1, 2018
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After thinking through my personal views and he differences between who I am as a person having lived in the US for so many years and how that has shaped my beliefs, I found that adding Quality Education and Gender Equality to my proposal adds more value to the proposal. While I felt that I had ample opportunity as a youth and young woman in the US, I understand that that reality is not the norm, neither through education or in equality of the sexes in work and other pursuits. Thanks for lighting up those issues.


Annalyn Bachmann

Jan 31, 2018
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Pia Jensen

Feb 2, 2018
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Pia Jensen

Feb 5, 2018
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The evaluation comment on the C'SQUARE proposal is valuable stuff, worthy of a wider audience (and for the CoLab to consider if not already using any of these practices for all contests), so, I'm pasting it here:

Annalyn Bachmann:

"Comment from the author who had issues posting to the platform:"

C'SQUARE:

To ensure highest data security and transparency as well as limit data misuse and fake news, several arrangements will be implemented.

  1. Daily and yearly rating limitation per IP-address and user. 
  2. Algorithm measures user’s deviation of the average rating. If the rating is always much higher or lower someone can be noted, warned and blocked. 
  3. With GPS-tracker we can find out if a person is rating places where he/she never has been. 
  4. Peer-to-peer review as well as a customer service. Only the customer service can delete posts and ratings and block users. 
  5. C’SQUARE is open source and therefore users can help developing the IT structure as well as security arrangements. 
  6. All contributions must be based on real experiences therefore a safety/usage policy will be created. Users who abuse this trust will be removed from C’SQUARE. 
  7. All data are public and accessible, hence citizens with personal interest can be sorted out and removed. 
  8. All perceived citizen’s data will be cross-linked with several scientific data sets and therefore fake deviations can be sorted out. 
  9. Statistics can determine outliers and we believe the mass of citizen data will conceal fake information and personal interests.

Erich J. Knight

Feb 7, 2018
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I find the effort of ngos like the African Christian organizational Network,ACON, providing clean cookstoves that only burn the hydrocarbons in biomass while leaving the elemental carbon as biochar for soil carbon sequestration can profoundly change the health prospects for women and children, who do most of the work in so many African countries, by the elimination of smoke saving these women and children from black lung and emphysema which kills them at a higher rate than AIDS or malaria in these countries.


Erich J. Knight

Feb 7, 2018
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Also websites like soil for climate which is working with the Maasai in Kenya teaching them holistic grazing methods, which treat cattle and other farm animals as a predator would, moving them quickly from paddock to Paddock stimulating the grasses to release more carbon sugars building the soil microbes and fungus to build more soil carbon.


Pia Jensen

Feb 7, 2018
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Erich - your comments are so on target. It's unfortunate that 'leadership' does not place agroecology at the front as an immediate action for all countries to practice en masse. We're really missing the boat by continually pushing regenerative projects into the future as a last resort measure. If you haven't listened to John Fernandez and colleagues in the Nature-Based Solutions presentation, I highly recommend it. https://climatex.mit.edu/video/nature-based-solutions-climate-mitigation-and-resilience


Michelle Samuel

Mar 16, 2018
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Very interesting proposals. Looking forward to sharing this with my peers and relevant persons in my country who deal with sustainable development.


Karen Agustina

Jan 18, 2019
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Thanks shared.
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Karen Agustina

Jan 21, 2019
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Thanks shared.
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