We can make our world better - Mark Suzman of Gates Foundation - cleantech perspectives @ Clixoo
We can make our world better - Mark Suzman of Gates Foundation
Sustainable Urban Sanitation
Discussion with Mark Suzman, CEO of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on how his early career as a journalist in his native South Africa influences his perspectives; about the possibilities of eliminating or mitigating diseases, and addressing hunger and undernutrition amid the climate crisis.
Perspectives and insights
- Climate adaptation' as opposed to 'climate mitigation' is in many ways a neglected part of the discussion around the climate crisis
- Smallholder farmers across sub-Saharan Africa and Asia are already dealing with bigger fluctuations in their growing seasons, more floods, more droughts and other related issues.
- It is important we take farmers' collective knowledge and pull it back down so the farmers themselves have that as a tool. Digital Green, a set of tools and videos that explains such knowledge in local languages and local terms is an example of one such effort, and is showing very encouraging early results.