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TKF TALKS are open to the public and are curated to encourage learning, provoke conversation and inspire new thoughts, combining walks, talks and music in a beautiful and awe-inspiring mountain setting.

 

PAST EVENTS IN DAVOS DURING THE WEF-WEEK

 

 
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Refugee Education:  Challenges & Solutions

An unprecedented 65.6 million people around the world have been forced from home. Among them are nearly 22.5 million refugees, over half of whom are under the age of 18.

Those who make it into refugee camps will stay on average, according to the UN, for 17 years. What can be done so that these children and adolescents receive the education needed to have the chance for a brighter future? 

Speakers included: Microsoft, MiT Solve, Independent Diplomat, The Library of Congress

THE PANEL IS SPONSORED BY

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Past the 11th Hour: Oceans and rivers SOS

Every minute, one garbage truck of plastic is dumped into our oceans. That adds up to 12 million tonnes each year.

The UN Environment Programme says that unless urgent action is taken, our oceans will contain more plastic than fish by 2050. What are the key challenges and are there any solutions to this gigantic problem? 

Speaekers included:  Blue Marine Foundation, Imperial College London, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Plastic Oceans Foundation

THE PANEL IS SPONSORED BY

PAST EVENTS IN KLOSTERS

We hosted various Tea Time Talks in the Chesa Grischuna and Silvretta for our TKF Friends.

If you are interested in becoming a TKF friend, please get in touch or for more information and membership fees please click HERE

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BLOCKCHAIN Q AND A

What is Blockchain and how will it change the world? Insights from one of the most successful blockchain entrepreneurs.

Confirmed speaker:

LAWRENCE COMMINS -CEO of Black Cactus Global, Inc.
 

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PHILANTHROPY IN THE MODERN WORLD

How is Blockchain accelerating impact investing and philanthropy progress globally?

Confirmed speaker: 

JAMES NEWELL - Managing Director of the Fundraising and Management business unit at Kingston Smith and Monique Morrow, President and Co-Founder of the Humanized Internet.
 

 

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news and fake news

How severe is the problem of fake news and can this flow of false information be stoped? A selection of news experts discuss. 

Confirmed speakers: 

HENRY MULLER - was editorial director of the Time Warner Group from 1993 to 2000.

JAMES LE MESURIER - OBE established Mayday Rescue Foundation in 2014 to provide help and hope to communities in conflict.

JULIA LEEB - is a war photojournalist and filmmaker, and is the author of North Korea: Anonymous Country

GRAHAM BOYNTON  has worked as a newspaper and magazine journalist in Britain, the U.S.A., and Africa more than 30 years.

ROLAND OLIPHANT - covers Russia and the former Soviet Union from the Telegraph's Moscow bureau.

SPecies protection

As many as 30 to 50 percent of all species are possibly heading toward extinction by mid-century. What can we do? A selection of experts discuss:

Confirmed speakers: 

JON HUTTON - is Director of the Luc Hoffmann Institute based in WWF-International’s offices in Switzerland.

JESPER ROERBAECK - was  with the Danish military for 15 years and left as a commissioned intelligence officer and is an active advisor to ESPA and a committed conservationist.