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The future of work in Africa, food poverty in the UK, embedding experimentation in government & more!

Published Date: 20 February 2018

Each week, the SIX team will be sharing their favourite pieces of reading. The content will be organised thematically, and each piece will tie to work that is currently being undertaken by the organisation. Enjoy!

Tech & the future of work

Jordan Junge: The AI Invasion is Coming to Africa (and It’s a Good Thing)

Before Africa can reap the benefits of artificial intelligence, African governments, investors, and NGOs must train workers for complex tasks, and reform laws and education to meet the demands of tomorrow's economy. (via SSIR, February 2018)

Food poverty

So Jung Rim: My ready meal is none of your fucking business

Jack Monroe, bestselling author of 'A Girl Called Jack', sheds light on food poverty in the UK and the grave effects of austerity policies on society. (via Cooking On a Bootstrap, February 2018)

Gender

Duncan Collins-Adams: Woman’s Hour Report: The best places in Britain for women

Analysis conducted by NatCen Social Research examines a broad variety of indicators related to women’s quality of life, from income to access to quality schools to air quality; and reveals key findings. (via NatCen Social Research, February 2018)

Storytelling

Julie Munk: A Decade of Stories of Change: How a Partnership With Sundance Institute Harnessed Storytelling for Social Impact

(via Skoll, January 2018)

Government innovation

Jordan Junge: Embedding experimentation in government: Lessons from Canada

Nesta catch up with Jason Pearman, former manager of ADAPT, to reflect back on the team’s experience with advocating for an experimental culture within government. ADAPT was a team incubated in Natural Resources Canada’s (NRCan) Innovation Hub. (via Nesta, January 2018)

Leadership & Organisational Culture
Megumi Koyama: The Culture Factor

Harvard Business Review's packaged guide to determining your organisation’s current culture and shaping it to fit your strategy (via Harvard Business Review, Jan-Feb 2018)

Environment

Jordan Junge: Patagonia Is Launching A New Digital Platform For Environmental Activism

Patagonia Action Works aims to connect people with environmental nonprofits in their area. (via FastCompany, February 2018)

Cities

Duncan Collins-Adams: The cities of the future are going to look very different. Here's why

As the world’s biggest cities continue to sprawl with many millions of new people, they’ll look to many of the technologies and tactics covered in today’s infographic from Raconteur to work smarter – and not harder – for their inhabitants. (via The World Economic Forum, September 2017)