MYTHS AND MISUNDERSTANDING ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS
Free Webinar Ranging from halving extreme poverty rates to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are challenging the UN and its partners with their strict 2015 target date.
The world has made significant progress in achieving many of these Goals, but progress has been far from uniform. But what are the main myths and misunderstandings about the MDGs?
Using an innovative cross-medial platform, Lonneke Van Genugten has managed to reach to an answer.
Lonneke Van Genugten is the chief editor of OneWorld Magazine, the main multimedial platform on development and sustainability themes in London. In April 2014 she won the Journalism grant with the project “The State of Development: Myths and Misunderstandings about the Millennium Development Goals”, a fact-checking investigation on the MDG results with the use of Open Data.
With participative and innovative tools, and through the use of Open Data, Lonneke has constructed animated world maps that shows the results of each goal since 1990 and their current weaknesses. The data are in this way used to debunk common myths about MDGs. The audience is also furthered to play actively through the game “Travel your World”. During the webinar Lonneke will discuss the strategy employed, the learning curve and the challenges of online engagement.
The webinar is in English
Wednesday 1st of April 2015, from 18:00 to 19:30
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While the webinar is free, there is limited seating, so sign up to reserve your seat.
What is a webinar?
A webinar (online seminar) is an interactive meeting hosted by an organization/company and broadcast to a group of individuals through their computers via the Internet. The audience can ask the speaker or moderator (who is leading the webinar) questions in real-time through an instant messaging tool or audio and video chat, electronic whiteboards, etc., made available by a system of web conference.
What kind of equipment do you need to participate in a webinar?
A web-connected personal computer (Mac or tablet). You can see the speaker’s slideshow presentations in real-time, ask questions and participate as you were attending a normal public meeting.
April, 1st 2015
Chief editor of OneWorld Magazine, the main multimedial platform on development and sustainability themes in London. In April 2014 she won the Journalism grant with the project “The State of Development: Myths and Misunderstandings about the Millennium Development Goals”, a fact-checking investigation on the MDG results with the use of Open Data.