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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 6/05/2020-2

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Bruno Latour, the Post-Truth Philosopher, Mounts a Defense of Science - The New York Times

nytimes.com/2018/10/25/mag…

#philosophy #postmodernism #Science
Leading with the Unknowns in COVID-19 Models - Scientific American Blog Network

blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/l…

#models #uncertainty #DecisionMaking
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March 17 2020: "#Gates has proved there is a far easier path to political power, one that allows unelected billionaires to shape public policy in ways that almost always generate favorable headlines: #charity."
"Describing his approach by turns as "creative capitalism" and “catalytic philanthropy," Gates oversaw a shift at his foundation to leverage "all the tools of #capitalism" to "connect the promise of #philanthropy with the power of private enterprise."

#Microsoft #Pharma
The #Gates Foundation has made over the last two decades, ...close to $2 billion in tax-deductible charitable donations to private companies—including some of the largest businesses in the world, such as #GlaxoSmithKline, #Unilever, #IBM, & #NBC Universal #Media."
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Today and tomorrow we will be looking at #policies in workplace and how different sectors are attempting to address #GBV and sexual harassment in workplaces and #protecting women workers' #rights

#16DaysofActivism2019 #ILOendGBV
#awarenesstoaccountability
ESCOM, #Malawi power utility company, created a Gender and Social Inclusion unit. It also developed/implemented policies to ensure a zero tolerance to sexual harassment and discrimination in the company.
medium.com/power-africa/e…

#16DaysofActivism2019 #ILOendGBV
Nien Hsing Textile company has partnered with #Lesotho based #unions and women's rights orgs to launch a program to prevent #SGBV in their garment factories, which employs more than 10,000 workers.

industriall-union.org/agreement-to-e…

#16Days #ILOendGBV
#awarenesstoaccountability
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1. Q: The supervision on the #Chinese Internet is very strict. Will the use of #HoloPorts be restricted by the Chinese #firewall?

A: The HoloPort network should be pretty resilient, even in the face of the Great #Firewall, as the asynchronous ++
2. ++ capabilities of #Holochain allow things (application processing) to function independently on each side of the wall. Thus, ANY node that can communicate across the partition, for example, a #satellite connection, allows everything else to #synchronize with that node. An ++
3. ++ app network requires only one connection to the outside for data to eventually pass through.

That said, this is a complicated question, as government censorship is a cat-and-mouse game, and not one that we are focused on specifically. Our aim is to help ++
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On the eve of #IWD2019 it is a joy to digest the groundbreaking @GlobalHlth5050 #EqualityWorks Report findings, released in #AddisAbaba earlier today

See thread below ⬇️ for summary of key findings

#GH5050 #TimesUp #BalanceforBetter
1. Gender equality. Do the Right Thing

- #Genderequality = #humanright AND prerequisite for achieving universal, sustainable social, economic & environmental progress #UHC

- Gender equality benefits everyone: men, women and gender diverse people

#GH5050 #EqualityWorks #IWD2019
2. Organisational commitment to #genderequality on the rise

- 70% (143/198) #globalhealth orgs in review publicly state commitment to gender equality in mission
- This represents improvement from 2018
- Orgs also ⬆️recognition that gender equality benefits everyone (men, trans+)
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"#Macroprudential policies could be increased to enhance the resilience of the financial system" brookings.edu/research/finan… in "Financial conditions and GDP growth-at-risk" Adrian, Liang, et al. @BrookingsInst @IMFNews
GaR: "growth at risk" and general equilibrium models with macrofinancial linkages brookings.edu/wp-content/upl… @BrookingsInst @IMFNews @MacroFinanceSoc Liang, Adrian, et al
"A structural model would be needed to evaluate how #macroprudential policies could be used to affect GaR. In aspiration, #macroprudential policies could aim to tighten financial conditions when conditional expected growth and GaR are relatively high ... " brookings.edu/wp-content/upl…
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