Background/problem to be solved
A three-day problem-solving, strategic conference on world poverty, analyzing the measurement and mismeasurement of poverty, looking at basic needs of humans to determine the necessities one needs to survive. Simulating actionable change towards making an impact in the global poverty and inequalities.
Emphasizing on bringing awareness towards the contemporary list of basic needs which is: food, water, shelter, clothing, education, sanitation and health care. Then breaking down and contrasting poverty into two levels; absolute and relative poverty.
Many people living in extreme poverty were born into an environment where systematic barriers have prevented them from making decisions and taking actions to improve their lives. After generations of living in extreme poverty, they now self-identify as “the poor” and believe that they are powerless to change their current situation. They lack the opportunity and innovative tools to start new ventures to better their life, buy enough food and nourish themselves. As a result of constant malnourishment, they become weaker and often sick which limits their ability provide for their families, thus driving people into extreme and severe conditions.