What is it?

S4G, the un-mediated, not moderated social platform

Have you ever thought you have something to “express” with a social dimension but never had the opportunity to do it?

Then S4G is what you are looking for:

  • Open, unrestricted and easy to use
  • Three mediums to choose from: TEXT, VIDEO, PHOTO
  • A way to express your ideas, reflections and expertise, on social issues and broader development and society at large
  • You do not need to be an expert but just passionate about what you share

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WEF: Rethinking Cities for a Post-COVID Future

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COVID-19 has transformed homes into classrooms and offices while changing the face and pace of cities and urban centres. What policies, plans and partnerships are needed to ensure cities thrive in this new urban future? This session is associated with the World Economic Forum’s Future of Cities Initiative.

Mega-rich recoup COVID-losses in record-time yet billions will live in poverty for at least a decade (OXFAM)

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The 1,000 richest people on the planet recouped their COVID-19 losses within just nine months, but it could take more than a decade for the world’s poorest to recover from the economic impacts of the pandemic, reveals a new Oxfam report today. ‘The Inequality Virus’ is being published on the opening day of the World Economic Forum’s ‘Davos Agenda

The Peoples' Climate Vote (UNDP)

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Jan 26, 2021 With 1.2 million respondents, the Peoples' Climate Vote is the largest survey of public opinion on climate change ever conducted. Using a new and unconventional approach to polling, results span 50 countries covering 56% of the world's population.

WEF 2021: Harnessing Circular Innovation for the Economic Reset

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Creating a more circular economy could create 700,000 net additional jobs by 2040 and generate savings of up to $200 billion a year. This session looked at how leaders can accelerate existing momentum as we emerge from the pandemic.

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

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Every year around 27 January, UNESCO pays tribute to the memory of the victims of the Holocaust and reaffirms its unwavering commitment to counter antisemitism, racism, and other forms of intolerance that may lead to group-targeted violence. The date marks the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau by Soviet troops on 27 January 1945.

Secretary-General's message at DAVOS (25th Jan)

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"for the Decade of Action to be a reality we need to be calling for a New Social Contract and a New Global Deal to create equal opportunities for all and respect the rights and freedoms of all. A New Social Contract within societies is needed to enable people to live in dignity. A New Social Contract, between Governments, people, civil society, businesses and more, integrating employment"

26TH OF JANUARY: AUSTRALIA DAY OR INVASION DAY?

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Yesterday was a special day, a day that has been more and more controversial because a day that for some represents a new beginning, for others, the same new beginning meant destruction of their civilization. So perhaps one day Australia Day will be turned into a Reembrace Day, a truly reconciliation day. You will find here a list of articles from The Guardian and from ABC.

Have smart people become too powerful? Nesta talks to David Goodhart (26 Jan 2021 12:00 – 13:00 London Time)

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The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us of a truth that seems to have been forgotten until now: the work of carers, cleaners and supermarket staff is crucial to the functioning of our society. But why has it taken so long to acknowledge the importance of these kinds of jobs?

Skills Development Vital to Enabling Transition to Industry 4.0 in Southeast Asia — (ADB Study -Press Release)

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MANILA, PHILIPPINES (20 January 2021) — Countries in Southeast Asia should consider developing industry transformation maps in key sectors to enable the transition to the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) with adequate investment in skills development for new and repositioned jobs, according to a new study by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

21st Foreign Policy Conference

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Worldwide we are witnessing the return to great power rivalry, and – as a reaction – the calls for strategic sovereignty of the European Union are gaining strength. Would a more strategic EU risk to lose its “soul” and its unique identity? How can the EU navigate through a more competitive world and maintain its core values at the same time?

FROM WEF: Implementing Stakeholder Capitalism

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The WEF started yesterday. Today World Economic Forum’s International Business Council has proposed a set of universal environmental, social and governance (ESG) metrics to allow companies in all industries and geographies to measure and report performance

GLOBAL CLIMATE RISK INDEX 2021 ( by GERMANWATCH)

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The Global Climate Risk Index shows how badly countries are affected by extreme weather such as floods, storms, heat waves, etc. The most recent available data for 2019 and from 2000 to 2019 were taken into account. Mozambique, Zimbabwe and the Bahamas were hardest hit by extreme weather events in 2019. Between 2000 and 2019, Puerto Rico, Myanmar and Haiti were the hardest hit countries.

Advancing a New Social Contract (WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM 2021 DAY 1)

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This Leadership Panel examines what responses are most effective and what are the emerging features of a new social contract between governments, business and citizens.

Foundations of Community Engagement( FOR A FEE COURSE)

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This online course is designed to help you learn at your own pace as you work to build your community engagement toolkit. Welcome to Foundations of Community Engagement, a new online course from the Tamarack Institute. Through this course, you'll be guided through reflective questions and exercises that will help you make the most of the course materials and content.

New Allies: How governments can unlock the potential of social entrepreneurs for the common good (SKOLL FOUNDATION)

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"As keen collaborators with strong networks and community support, systems social entrepreneurs are powerful guides and allies for governments in their fight against the urgent systemic issues of our time – in particular when it comes to addressing the social inequalities that have been amplified by the COVID 19 pandemic. This important report unpacks ways that governments can accelerate change...

Recover and revitalize education for the COVID-19 generation ( International Day of Education 2021 online event on 25th)

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January 24 marks the 3rd International Day of Education. On January 25, a global event is co-organized by UNESCO, the Global Partnership for Education and the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies under the theme: Recover and revitalize education for the COVID-19 generation. It will feature the participation of partners from the Global Education Coalition.

ILO Monitor: COVID-19 and the world of work. 7th edition

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The latest analysis of the labour market impact of COVID-19 by the ILO, records massive damage to working time and income, with prospects for a recovery in 2021 slow, uneven and uncertain unless early improvements are supported by human-centred recovery policies

Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development 2021 23 to 26 March 2021

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The Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) is an annual and inclusive intergovernmental forum and a regional platform for supporting countries, in particular those with special needs, in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development while serving as a regional preparatory meeting to the high-level political forum.

Solutions for a planet in crisis, speech by Inger Andersen Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme

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Inger Andersen is Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme "focuses on what we can do in four areas: the economic and business sphere, governance, science and our everyday lives" during a speech delivered at London School of Economics Public Lecture on 20th of Jan, 2021.

Listening to the Future ( Omidyar Network)

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How do we build a world we’ve never seen before? We must change who drives the future (Written by Eshanthi Ranasinghe and David Hsu, Exploration & Future Sensing)

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