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FarCenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 09:45 AM
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Improve the State of the World: Rethink, Redesign, Rebuild
Purpose
Improving the state of the world requires catalysing global cooperation to address pressing challenges and future risks. Global cooperation in turn needs stakeholders from business, government, the media, science, religion, the arts and civil society to collaborate as a true community. To this end, the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting has engaged leaders from all walks of life to shape the global agenda at the start of the year for the last four decades.

Rethink, Redesign and Rebuild
In response to new priorities, the organizing theme for the 40th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in 2010 is a call to action, "Improve the State of the World: Rethink, Redesign, Rebuild".

Driving the rethink at the 40th Annual Meeting will be the Network of Global Agenda Councils comprised of over 1,000 experts active in over 70 Councils created to advance solutions to the most critical challenges facing the world.

Redesign discussions in Davos will leverage the ongoing work of the Forums Global Redesign Initiative (GRI), an unprecedented multistakeholder dialogue focusing on adapting structures and systems of international cooperation to the challenges of the 21st century.

The effort to rebuild trust and confidence needs to begin before, and extend well beyond the next Annual Meeting. To that end, WELCOM, a collaborative platform that integrates Web 2.0 technology, will enable leaders to build knowledge, share insights and reach out to key stakeholders as an online community throughout the year.

Thematic Pillars of the Programme
The programme will focus on the following six areas of inquiry and their global, regional and industry dimensions:

- How to Strengthen Economic and Social Welfare
- How to Mitigate Global Risks and Address Systemic Failures
- How to Ensure Sustainability
- How to Enhance Security
- How to Create a Values Framework
- How to Build Effective Institutions

The programme is continuously updated to reflect the latest developments around the world.

http://www.weforum.org/en/events/AnnualMeeting2010/More...
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niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 09:49 AM
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1. looks like a very ambitious program--I looked at the site-curious to see just how many women will be
there. no list of actual participants that I could see, but doesn't look encouraging.
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FarCenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 10:06 AM
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2. Attendees for 2009 are available
Public Figures http://www.weforum.org/en/events/ArchivedEvents/AnnualM...

Busines Leaders http://www.weforum.org/en/events/ArchivedEvents/AnnualM...

Women are fairly rare at or above the ministerial or ambassadorial levels. They are also rare at or above the vice-chairman level in business.

Angela Merkel would probably be the highest ranking woman attending.
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niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 11:34 AM
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3. and that tells me pretty much all I need to know about how useful this is going to be.
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