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Feminism and Equity! What are the real issues?

@ VOL 40 ON MAY 10, 2019

Jennifer Azih addresses general misconceptions about feminism, female genital mutilation, gender-based violence, rape, child marriage, and girl child deprivation of education.

Many people are afraid to be called feminists or even associated with it. This is because the topic has been politicized and many people do not even understand its true meaning.

As a woman, Jennifer would like to educate people on the real issues of feminism that are constantly being neglected.

She thinks that it is important to change people’s perspective and stimulate real support to the feminist movement.

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Smile.. Tomorrow will be worse!!

@ VOL 40 ON MAY 10, 2019

Murphy's Law states that “if something can go wrong, it will".

In this presentation, Suraj Samal shares personal experiences which show how his life has been strongly affected by Murphy's Law since he was a child.

He believes that anything is possible if we are determined in life. Suraj’s motto is ''rise and rise again until lambs become lions''.

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Cyberbullying.. WTH?

@ VOL 40 ON MAY 10, 2019

Aneesha Singh talks about cyberbullying and the negative impact that it can have on people and large social communities. Aneesha has been a witness and an unfortunate victim of cyberbullying, and for this reason, she is willing to help in any way to fight against it.

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Creative Sagacity

@ VOL 40 ON MAY 10, 2019

Based on his personal experience, Parth Chauhan highlights the importance of creativity in both professional and personal life, and how it connects to every industry in the world.

He also shares some tips, techniques and life hacks that can help everyone to improve their creativity.

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Saving a dollar makes a difference to conserve nature for future generations

@ VOL 40 ON MAY 10, 2019

Alice Drazuru was born and raised in a rural village in Uganda where there was no other alternative source of energy than firewood and charcoal. She witnessed deforestation and depletion of forest reserves.

In 2017, she participated in a nature walk and gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park Uganda. Alice shared her experience with the executive team of a local fitness. Together, they mobilized 70 people to participate in a nature walk at Mabira forest conservation Centre Uganda in 2018. Besides this, the club decided to participate in nature walks every quarter of the year as way to contribute to nature conservation.

Alice is passionate about conserving nature and she believes that saving a dollar makes a difference in this matter.


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Simplification through Automation

@ VOL 40 ON MAY 10, 2019

In the times when doing repeated tasks can affect productivity and time management, automation can be used to simplify and accomplish tasks faster.

Namrata Mahesh Kumar shares her experience in the software industry, where she learnt how things can be simplified in daily life with minimum software skills.

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@ VOL 40 ON MAY 10, 2019

Ade shares her experience about how to live to the fullest by overcoming fears and making your dreams come true.

She defines herself as a dreamer who lives her dreams. Ade thinks that we should believe in ourselves and make life memorable.

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How to incorporate greener living spaces in urban communities

@ VOL 39 ON MAY 02, 2019

As a community advocate in his home town in Colorado, Andrew Oringer has often actively promoted the inclusion of green spaces in towns and cities in and around his state. So what does it mean to live in a green community? How can we make sustainability a focus in our urban planning?

Andrew wants to inspire us to rethink about we can do in our fast-paced modern lives to slow down and enjoy the benefit of each other’s ideas while having a less negative impact on the environment.

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Becoming a part-time vegan

@ VOL 39 ON MAY 02, 2019

Have you ever thought about becoming a vegan, but aren't sure if you could live the rest of your life without cheese, milk chocolate, and bacon-burgers? Then listen to what Amy Namur has to say about the benefits of part-time veganism, and how it can help you impact not only your own body but also the world.

Through this personal experience with part-time veganism, Amy wants to show you how you can personally combat climate change by taking up this one month challenge.

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Sustainable agriculture in Slovakia

@ VOL 39 ON MAY 02, 2019

How can better utilize the land we have to feed more people?

Coming from the Slovakian countryside, Zoltan Marczell has always dreamed of creating a practice of sustainable agriculture in his home nation of Slovakia.

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Protecting our coral reefs

@ VOL 39 ON MAY 02, 2019

Growing up in Curacao, Priyanka Rohera has worked closely with the vibrant coral reefs surrounding the beautiful island. While her dives were once a great source of beauty and adventure, climate change has led to the destruction of the reefs she once loved.

In this presentation, Priyanka talks about her work as a restoration diver and the importance of nursery reefs in preserving our underwater habitats.

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Starting a culture of waste recycling in Nigeria

@ VOL 39 ON MAY 02, 2019

Jude Feranmi Kolawole Adejuwon has taken time from his political career in Nigeria to study as a master's student at Maastricht University and UNU-MERIT. In this PechaKucha presentation, Jude talks about the culture of waste that has taken hold in Nigeria and the economic costs that have come along with it.

Jude presents a few bottoms-up recycling initiatives that are taking action to change it.