Climate change is one of the world’s greatest threats—and project leaders around the globe are stepping in, helping mitigate its effects with ambitious and innovative initiatives. One guest discusses the need to be agile as his company launches one of the world’s largest solar projects, while another talks about the value of nature-based solutions designed to promote both environmental and societal well-being.
With guest Rafael Hoogesteijn 30 December 2020 Transcript
Helping Ecosystems Recover From Wildfires
When wildfires strike, project teams get to work—not just stomping out the flames, but helping animals and their ecosystems recover. Following megafires on Australia’s Kangaroo Island and in the Pantanal in Brazil, guests discuss how project teams collaborated to preserve threatened populations of jaguars and dunnarts, and what can be done to prevent future catastrophes.
With guest Mac Glovinsky 16 December 2020 Transcript
Technology & Teaching: The Rise of Virtual Learning
Virtual learning was already a high-growth sector, but that was nothing compared to skyrocketing usage among children shut out of schools by the pandemic in 2020. Guests from UNICEF and Nigerian startup Gradely discuss how each of their teams accelerated their efforts to meet students’ needs during the pandemic, the continued role of in-person teaching in online environments and the future of virtual education.
With guest Khulan Batkhuyag 2 December 2020 Transcript
Creating Positive Social Impact: From Intent to Action
All projects have an impact—and it’s up to project leaders to make sure the impact is positive. [email protected] speaker Khulan Batkhuyag shares how her visits with Mongolian nomads changed her views on sustainability and her approach to projects. And RecyGlo’s Okka Phyo Maung discusses how his Myanmar startup uses tech and data analytics to reduce pollution in waterways.
With guest Devan Wardwell 22 April 2020 Transcript
Projects for the Planet
On Earth Day, Projectified® looks at projects to save the earth. Devan Wardwell, director of growth at Forest Carbon, discusses a project to restore peatlands and the technology teams use to make data-driven earth saving decisions. Michael Sweet, PhD, a researcher at the University of Derby and an officer of the International Coral Reef Society, talks about challenges facing coral restoration projects.
With guest Dr. Ranu Dhillon 25 March 2020 Transcript
Infectious Disease Control
The COVID-19 outbreak is affecting countries, people and projects around the globe. It’s one of several deadly diseases the world has faced in recent years. Dr. Ranu Dhillon, a faculty member at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, served as the special adviser to the president of Guinea during the 2014 Ebola outbreak. He discusses creating strategies to control the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, the value of early detection and how that can be applied to the coronavirus.
Can government interactions ever be smooth? Nations around the world are working on upgrading these citizen services. Anne Petersen, director of experience design at 18F, shares how they sidestep barriers to customer experience success and the mindset needed to achieve a customer-focused approach.
The Greater Good—Lessons from Governments and NGOs
Making the world a better place is no simple task. Especially when funding is in short supply. Leaders from government agencies and NGOs share how transparency and accountability help them do more with less on their projects and programs.