We are very excited to announce that our Founder and CEO, Baillie Aaron, will be attending the World Economic Forum’s 49th Annual General Meeting in Davos, Switzerland next week.
What is Davos?
WEF’s Annual Meeting brings together leaders from around the world, including heads of government, the public and private sector, business, academia, with social entrepreneurs and NGO and charity figureheads to dicuss our global challenges. Baillie has been selected as one of 40 Global Shapers to represent young people from the UK.
The conference this year will focus on Globalisation 4.0 – a call for us to reimagine what our public institutions should, and could look like. With the main focus of the conference on public sectors like education and healthcare, we will be shining a light on the criminal justice system.
During the conference, Spark Inside will also be honoured with the Goodwill Champion Wave Maker award that acknowledges initiatives from around the world that positively impact on society. The award, from HCL Technologies, recognises how our coaching programmes in prisons work to lower the risk of violence and reoffending, ultimately creating safer societies for us all.
Prisons are failing – it’s time to find an alternative
In advance of Baillie’s attendance at Davos, she has written for World Economic Forum’s online platform Agenda, proposing that the global rise in imprisonment isn’t the most effective way to sustainably reduce crime and improve safety for society. By utilising alternatives to prison, we have a unique opportunity to make our world a safer and a better place for all of us.
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