02 Feb Davos, the MDGs — and What’s Missing
I just returned from the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. More than 2,500 business, civil society, religious, governmental and youth leaders, from “tech pioneers” to “young global leaders” to business tycoons. Bill Gates and Bono dropped by, too many prime ministers to count — even the Tiger Mom was there. It’s an impressive grouping and the ideas flow freely.
The focus this year at Davos was “Shared Norms for the New Reality”. In conversations about development issues, we wrestled with gender issues, financial gaps, new strategies for healthcare delivery, and how to connect social entrepreneurs to the larger social and economic reality, among many other topics.