While scoping locations for the 2016 Forum, the Global Ideas team discovered Fatima, owner of Kaya Catering. Fatima bustled up to us in her catering uniform, catching the team by surprise as we sat in the event space working through event logistics. At that stage, Fatima was working with a large catering company, with hopes… Continue reading.
Interview by Stephanie Main On September 8th -10th, Global Ideas Forum 2017 is diving head-first into the biggest challenges facing global and planetary health today. With three weeks to go, we caught up with keynote speaker, Senator Richard Di Natale, Leader of the Australian Greens, to hear his take on pathways to action and… Continue reading.
Global Ideas recently partnered with the Fred Hollows Foundation to curate and deliver a Design Jam on improving hygiene in rural Ethiopia. Below, participant Katherine Colman reflects on her experience as a participant on the day. Being a medical student, much of our study focuses on medicine as a progression from patient’s symptoms, to diagnosis of… Continue reading.
Urban sustainability – cities are the future At the Sustainable Cities Global Ideas Lab held in October, Professor Robert McGauran of MGS Architects provided a detailed and thought-provoking overview of many of the trends linking city development and urban formation to population health. Using Fisherman’s Bend as a case study, Lab participants brainstormed issues… Continue reading.
How can mobile technologies change the face of mental health? How can we use apps to improve the health and wellbeing of our communities? Mental Health The annual cost associated with mental health is estimated to be around $20 billion in Australia, and it is no secret that mental health problems are common,… Continue reading.
Americans eat three times as much beef as the world average – roughly 322 quarter-pound burgers per person per year (or around 113 grams, to those of us more familiar with metric units). This is a bit gross to think about, but it gets even worse when you realise each burger uses more than 400… Continue reading.
The world is brimming with people who want to change it for the better. You’re probably one of them. The great thing is, no matter what your passion or profession, you can make a difference. Global Ideas is all about facilitating interdisciplinary networks – and at our forum this weekend, we want you to… Continue reading.
Is there a global health problem that sticks out in your mind as particularly frustrating or unfair? Something you identify or sympathise with – which you feel passionate about changing? It could be something that affects any societal group – refugees, children, women, men, people experiencing homelessness, the LQBTQ community, people of colour. And it could… Continue reading.
By now, most Australians – and indeed, people around the world – have probably seen the stomach-churning cartoon published by The Australian earlier this month. Frustratingly, in 2016, people like Bill Leak still have racist work published by widely-read newspapers. Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion, Aboriginal leaders, and countless outraged groups and individuals… Continue reading.
Tasneem Chopra is an independent cross-cultural consultant who aims to empower the disadvantaged and minorities, and educate the wider community by delivering acclaimed workshops on diversity, identity and racism. Global Ideas is thrilled to announce Tasneem as one of our keynote speakers at Global Ideas Forum in Melbourne, 2–4 September 2016. Tasneem will… Continue reading.