Hans Rosling provides proof! The seemingly impossible is possible.

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Now and again you come across one of those people who somehow makes the complex simple, and in doing so can turn our assumptions on their head. Hans Rosling, hailing from Sweden makes an interesting twist to how we might perceive development and poverty.

This TED talk from 2007 is worth watching. It was Rich Fleming from the Global Poverty Project who put me onto this information, as I was discussing my intention of doing this run many months ago. He suggested that this question: “Is the seemingly impossible possible?” was worth asking.

In five years the 2o15 deadline arrives for reporting on the achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.

How can we best use the information and framing that Hans presents to change our own perspective?

Was this useful for you or just an amusing presentation?


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