Blog Action Day: poverty is a strange thing when you think about it

There is plenty of stuff in the world overall, it’s just distributed unevenly. And poverty is around us even in rich countries like Australia. 

A real question for those of us living comfortable lives is what can we do to make the world a better place?

Now I’m not advocating a socialist nirvana. But I am thinking about some positive steps I can take that could help other people to move out of poverty.

My current thoughts are around education since it is an area I’m passionate about and I know that fewer educated people live in poverty.

This is the question that it is worth considering on Blog Action Day

Author: Kate Carruthers

Kate Carruthers is Chief Data & Insights Officer for UNSW Sydney, and is also an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the School of Computer Science & Engineering. She is certified in information security and is currently undertaking postgraduate studies terrorism and security. Kate has extensive experience in senior roles in ICT, marketing, data and digital; and is a member of the NSW Government’s Data Analytics Centre Advisory Board. Kate is currently working at the intersection of data analytics, AI, ML, privacy, cyber security, and data protection.