The Greek prime minister met with the country’s Eurozone creditors in Brussels Wednesday and through the night to try and negotiate the terms of a final loan agreement for its international bailout. We discuss the international politics at play as Greece appears to move toward a final debt agreement.
One-third of the world's visually-impaired people are in India, according to the World Health Organization. Manu Vora is founder of Blind Foundation for India. We first spoke with him in 2008. For our Global Activism segment, Manu is back to update us on BFI’s work to provide aid and support to the tens of millions of India’s blind and visually impaired.
Worldview continues its “Global Activism in India” series with a visit to the mountains of Udaipur, India. Manish Jain grew up in Willowbrook, IL and went to Ivy League schools. But then, he felt compelled to give back to his ancestral India. So he and a group of friends moved to India to found Swaraj University. The school includes an urban youth center and a biodiverse ashram. We talk with Jain and Swaraj co-founder Reva Dandage.
We talk about Israel's new government with Gideon Rahat. Polish Chicagoans voting on Polish Elections with Dan Pogorelski and Wojciech Wloch and Pravah, an NGO to help India youth overcome caste and sexism.
We continue our Global Activism in India series with a visit to Delhi. We and India Development Service, met with the NGO, Community Youth Collective Learning and Leadership Journey is a partnering initiative of the NGO, Pravah. The project tries to inspire India’s youth to become leaders and overcome traditional societal barriers, such as caste, sexism and religious intolerance.
Worldview took Global Activism on the road to India! And we continue our visit to India’s Rajasthan State, the world’s most densely populated desert region, with the first of a two-part conversation with Jal Bhagirathi Foundation. It’s an NGO focused on water security. Parikshit singh Tomar of Jal Bhagirathi, will show us their retention basin where they store rainwater. The land reserve has developed into a beautiful ecosystem. Next week, Parikshit will take us to a remote rural village that was revolutionized by Jal Bhagirathi projects.
The Water After Borders summit is taking place at UIC this week where experts on fresh water sustainability discuss issues facing scarce water resources. We set up a panel of experts from the summit to look at the issues facing the Jordan River Valley. Also, we continue our trip to India, this time looking at water sustainability in Rajasthan.
Worldview took the Global Activism series on the road to India in conjunction with the Chicago-based NGO, India Development Service (IDS). We’ll continue the series today with our visit to the most densely populated desert region on Earth, India’s Rajasthan State.