Fighting two viruses at once: why a global crisis needs a global response

As a global population, we have never been more dependent on the need for global knowledge transfer. The faster we learn and respond to information from other parts of the world, the more lives can be saved. Incidentally, we have also never been as prepared to connect on a global scale and share that knowledge. Continue reading Fighting two viruses at once: why a global crisis needs a global response

He knew the virus was coming. Here’s how to prevent the next one

OnFrontiers recently spoke with Dr. Dennis Carroll – former director of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Emerging Threats Division. He currently serves as Director of the Global Virome Project, a global cooperative scientific initiative to massively lower risk of harm from future viral outbreaks over 10 years, and holds a PhD in molecular biochemistry from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Continue reading He knew the virus was coming. Here’s how to prevent the next one

Working remotely because of COVID-19 doesn’t have to be difficult

Ross Mayfield, is a serial entrepreneur who ran one of the first Silicon Valley startups to fully integrate what he calls “distributed teams” over 18 years ago. Now, remote work has suddenly become the new normal. Mayfield provides valuable insights into how companies can best operate until public health officials deem it safe to be back in offices and COVID-19 has dissipated.  Continue reading Working remotely because of COVID-19 doesn’t have to be difficult

COVID-19 will require a multidisciplinary response

Dr. Sabine Marx is an expert who specializes in decision making and risk perception in times of crisis and uncertainty. She’s one of the experts featured on our COVID-19 Help Desk and we interviewed her to get her insights into how collaboration between different disciplines can have an immediate impact during the crisis. Continue reading COVID-19 will require a multidisciplinary response

How can international development organizations prepare their projects for the impacts of Coronavirus?

OnFrontiers spoke with Dr. Maureen Miller from our expert community – an epidemiologist and medical anthropologist – about how International Development organizations can prepare and protect their projects and beneficiaries around the world from the impacts of coronavirus.  Continue reading How can international development organizations prepare their projects for the impacts of Coronavirus?

OnFrontiers Think Tank Insights: A workforce boom makes SMEs more important than ever in Africa

A UN forecast suggests that by 2050, the world will have an extra 2.2 billion people and over half will come from Africa. This population surge will be a demographic dividend or millstone? How to place the population for jobs? … Continue reading OnFrontiers Think Tank Insights: A workforce boom makes SMEs more important than ever in Africa

OnFrontiers Think Tank Insights: Carrie Lam’s plans for Lantau reclamation ignore Hong Kong’s future integration with the mainland

In announcing plans to spend up to HK$500 billion (US$64 billion) on reclaiming 1,700 hectares of land east of Lantau, Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has effectively dismissed the views of her task force whose public consultation only closed on September 26. … Continue reading OnFrontiers Think Tank Insights: Carrie Lam’s plans for Lantau reclamation ignore Hong Kong’s future integration with the mainland

OnFrontiers Think Tank Insights: Indicators of the Great Potentials of Ethiopia for ePayment and FinTech Development

Africa is rising and fintech is at the frontiers of development on the continent. People have already foreseen the promising future of mobile finance in the continent and how it has facilitated some of the services and solutions.  An OnFrontiers expert in mobile finance, Mr. Bizuneh Bekele shares his insights on the trend … Continue reading OnFrontiers Think Tank Insights: Indicators of the Great Potentials of Ethiopia for ePayment and FinTech Development

OnFrontiers Think Tank Insights-Special Edition: Social network methods for HIV case-finding among people who inject drugs in Tajikistan

“HIV testing programmes have struggled to reach the most marginalized populations at risk for HIV. Social network methods such as respondent-driven sampling (RDS) and peer-based active case-finding (ACF) may be effective in overcoming barriers to reaching these populations.” An OnFrontiers expert Mr. … Continue reading OnFrontiers Think Tank Insights-Special Edition: Social network methods for HIV case-finding among people who inject drugs in Tajikistan