Monday, August 26, 2013

NAIS Challenge 20/20

Reading about global challenges, I couldn't help but think about two projects I have come across in the past, and I don't know if they are being utilized anywhere at BB&N:

1) the NAIS Challenge 20/20

2) Global Nomads Group (


From the NAIS Challenge 20/20 website:

Challenge 20/20 is an Internet-based program that pairs classes at any grade level (K-12) from schools in the U.S. with their counterpart classes in schools in other countries; together, the teams (of two or three schools) find local solutions to one of 20 global problems. 

Below are the 20 global problems outlined in High Noon: 20 Global Problems, 20 Years to Solve Them by Jean Francois Rischard. Schools participating in NAIS's Challenge 20/20 program may choose from among these problems. The Challenge 20/20 teams -- who are school groups in the U.S. partnered with school groups in other countries -- work to find local solutions to the global problem.

Sharing our planet: Issues involving the global community

  • Global warming
  • Biodiversity and ecosystem losses
  • Fisheries depletion
  • Deforestation
  • Water deficits
  • Maritime safety and pollution

Sharing our humanity: Issues requiring a global commitment

  • Massive step-up in the fight against poverty
  • Peacekeeping, conflict prevention, combating terrorism
  • Education for all
  • Global infectious diseases
  • Digital divide
  • Natural disaster prevention and mitigation

Sharing our rule book: Issues needing a global regulatory approach

  • Reinventing taxation for the twenty-first century
  • Biotechnology rules
  • Global financial architecture
  • Illegal drugs
  • Trade, investment, and competition rules
  • Intellectual property rights
  • E-commerce rules
  • International labor and migration rules
-Megan Haddadi
LS Technology 

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