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The Adrienne Arsht – Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center will reach one billion people with resilience solutions to climate change, migration, and security challenges by 2030.

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Thu, Oct 22, 2020

How data trusts can democratize the AI economy and accelerate innovation

This article explores how private and pubic sector leaders should develop strategies for leveraging data trusts in order to produce new economic value, accelerate innovation, level the playing field of the emerging AI economy, and enable inclusive, win-win economic outcomes for all.

GeoTech Cues by George Zarkadakis, PhD

Digital Policy Resilience

Wed, Oct 14, 2020

Transcript: The 2020 Atlantic Council Distinguished Leadership Awards

At the 2020 Distinguished Leadership Awards, the Atlantic Council honored global leaders and unsung heroes responding to the political, humanitarian, and economic crises of today.

Distinguished Leadership Awards by Atlantic Council

Civil Society Resilience

Fri, Oct 9, 2020

Effective resilience and national strategy: Lessons from the pandemic and requirements for key critical infrastructures

A US national strategy for "effective resilience," the capacity to prepare for and withstand shocks of the magnitude of a major pandemic or equivalent such as a major cyberattack with any resulting disruption significantly less than that caused by COVID-19.

Report by Franklin D. Kramer

Coronavirus Crisis Management

Thu, Oct 1, 2020

Future of DHS Report quoted in Chairman Thompson’s remarks at House Rules Committee hearing

On October 1, Chairman Thompson of the House Committee on Homeland Security spoke on a panel before the House Rules Committee. In his remarks, he mentioned a recommendation from the Future of DHS Report, expressing his agreement.

Future of DHS by Atlantic Council

Cybersecurity Disinformation

Thu, Oct 1, 2020

Feed the Future: After a decade of success, let’s make it better

Feed the Future stands in the tradition of bipartisan foreign aid initiatives that have made a significant impact. Let’s seize this opportunity to improve the lives of even more families around the world by doubling down on our commitment to Feed the Future.

New Atlanticist by Daniel V. Speckhard

Resilience Resilience & Society

Fri, Sep 18, 2020

Securing a future for farmers through technology

COVID-19 has shaken up markets across the globe as much as it has societies, but perhaps no supply chain has been as impacted as that of food and agriculture. Fortunately, technology promises a brighter future, one where data shared over the internet can connect farmers directly with the people consuming their products. As Dr. David Bray, Director of the GeoTech Center, explained at the recent Agricultural Science Association of Ireland 2020 Conference, the world will need to consider an international approach, with far-reaching political implications, in order to rethink our current supply chains and meet the needs of our growing population, even with natural and human made shocks disrupting along the way.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Civil Society Coronavirus

Thu, Sep 17, 2020

Fernandes in UNESCAP: The Disaster and Health Nexus Amid The COVID-19 Pandemic: Challenges Of Protecting At-Risk Communities

In the News by Atlantic Council

Bangladesh Coronavirus

Wed, Sep 9, 2020

Pandemic puts pressure on innovators to speed up

“Necessity is the mother of invention, and right now, COVID-19 has created the need for tools to treat the current pandemic and mitigate the effects of future outbreaks, Dr. Bray said. The situation reminds him of how the risk from house fires prompted innovators to design a system to warn occupants before it was too late. ‘Can we instrument the planet in such a way that we’ll have earlier warning signs about new viruses and infections, analogous to smoke detectors?’”

In the News by Atlantic Council

Civil Society Coronavirus

Tue, Sep 8, 2020

Pandemic accents federal need for identification technology

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of Americans have become increasingly reliant upon digital tools for their very survival. Whether in digital workspaces, or online applications for essential aid through unemployment insurance and other forms of relief, Americans have depended on digital resources to get through this tumultuous time. The crisis, though, has highlighted the weakness of much of the country’s digital infrastructure for handling such transactions, particularly in the lack of sufficient forms of digital identification. Dr. David Bray spoke to Signal magazine of the AFCEA on how Canada has implemented a form of digital identification that allowed them to overcome some of the hurdles faced by the US Government as it attempted to support the population.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Civil Society Coronavirus

Thu, Aug 27, 2020

Building a collaborative ecosystem for AI in healthcare in Low and Middle Income Economies

For AI-enabled technologies to truly transform healthcare and improve national and global health outcomes, it is imperative that cross-cutting challenges like data availability, business model sustainability, and lack of enabling infrastructure and other building blocks are addressed.

GeoTech Cues by Abhinav Verma, Krisstina Rao, Vivek Eluri, and Yukti Sharma (GeoTech Guest Authors)

Africa Americas