Sunday, December 03, 2017

Saturday, November 04, 2017

Equality and the example of Iceland

How long will it take to close the global gender gap?

Very interesting. 

The Global Gender Gap Report 2017 has recently been released, courtesy of WEF - the World Economic Forum. Some highlights:

The world is very far from gender parity in politics and $$ , but closer to gender parity in health and education.

No country in the world has fully closed its gender gap, but four out of the five Nordic countries and, for the first time this year, one country each from the Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean and Eastern Europe and Central Asia regions—Rwanda, Nicaragua and Slovenia—have closed more than 80% of theirs. 
Yemen, the lowest-ranking country, has closed slightly less than 52% of its gender gap.
Nigeria is not in the top 100.  

What is the secret to Iceland’s success? What are the lessons learned? In short, it is that gender equality does not come about of its own accord.  Read: This is why Iceland ranks first for gender equality
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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Christmas is coming again eeeee

Some people will be expecting...

How we go take manage?

Just joking around.  Have fun.  #NoPressure 

Something Tangible by Chigul
Funmi Lowo by Aramide (ft. Sir Dauda)

+ the remix of Fun Mi Lowo Mi by Aramide, featuring Koker and Sound Sultan

Oya drop something ke, or "Is this a charity organization?"  😅

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Experienced and unemployed?

Youth unemployment has been with us for a while, but consider that even for "grown-up-adults" (who in many cases have tasted of the fruit of nicely-paid employment) the struggle is getting quite real  😎  No, really it's not funny.  😅

Ageism is a thing.  Trust California to take it to the extreme.  
“We Want People Who Have Their Best Work Ahead of Them, Not Behind Them.”  
Well, ok, that's just more business for this cosmetic surgeon: A few months ago, a 26-year-old came in seeking hair transplants to ward off his looming baldness. I told him I wouldn’t let him. His hair pattern isn’t even established...  Ok, that was funny.
2015 chart showing median employee age at leading US companies
Here are gripping battle-stories, mostly told by older workers and entrepreneurs.  They speak of the need to constantly upgrade skills, they speak of overwork, of workplace culture and sometimes faking the young-people behaviours to fit in, of the possibilities of exiting the race... I suppose many of them can become successful entrepreneurs

On the policy-level too, we should be thinking about how to apply all the abilities of all the people, and in particular, how to apply the accumulated wisdom of older workers, that is, how to 'turn grey into gold'. 

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