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Fondation Botnar celebrates World Cities Day 2020

Today, 31 October 2020, we are celebrating World Cities Day, with this year’s theme of ‘valuing our communities and cities’. Did you know that by 2050, 70% of the world’s population will live in urban areas and there will be more young people growing up in cities than ever before? At Fondation Botnar, we believe there is an urgent need to ensure that cities are both safe and healthy environments. We are proud to share some of our commitments and achievements in contributing to this. 
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Q&A: Transforming mental health through digital technologies

The rise of health data and the use of technologies to both treat and prevent different health conditions have opened many gateways. In particular, new digital methods present opportunities to improve diagnosis, treatment and management of mental health problems. From artificial intelligence via computerised therapies to applications on mobile phones – the potential of digital solutions, especially for young people is vast.
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AI for Good – Digital rights: emerging questions for the wellbeing of the next generation

Donovan Müller, a recent high-school graduate and Foraus blog contributor (read his recent publications here), supported Fondation Botnar during our session at AI for Good Global Summit on 8 September 2020, capturing key discussions around this critical topic. In this blog, he reflects on Fondation Botnar’s session on “Digital rights: emerging questions for the wellbeing of the next generation.”
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Understanding young people’s aspirations through AI

Every day, millions of young people react to new events, ideas, and reforms online. Whether it’s, adding their voice to a movement on Twitter or Facebook, staying up to date with the latest news and contributing to discussions on Reddit, or engaging in challenges on Tik Tok, the digital world is the place where many conversations and interactions take place.
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Young people’s role in a post-COVID-19 world

Today on World Youth Skills Day, we are sharing the thoughts, experiences, and ideas of three young experts from the Young Experts: Tech 4 Health (YE:T4H) on the skills necessary for young people to meaningfully contribute to the recovery efforts post-COVID-19, how we as a foundation best can support young people during these challenging times, and the role of technology in accelerating the recovery efforts.
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