Shifting Perspectives: From Poverty to Abundance
Explore new perspectives & emerging technologies that increase access to economic & other opportunities for self-fulfillment. Become familiar with disruptive systems & how to navigate uncertain times.
Space Explorers Academy

Knowledge tags
Goal 1: No Poverty
Extreme Poverty
Poverty Reduction
Relative Poverty
International Development
Gross National Happiness
Value Systems
Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
Financial Technology
Universal Basic Income
Attention Economy
Blockchain Applications
Blockchain Basics
Emerging Technologies
Clean Energy
Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Environmental Justice
Climate Action
Sustainable Technology
Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
Science of Happiness
Sustainable Lifestyle
Hierarchy of Needs
Exercise tags
Update Profile
Analyze Online Sources
Case Study
Mind Mapping
Create Action Plan
Active Citizenship
Define Improvements and Action Plan
Course Description
Eradicating poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice and the key to unlocking an enormous human potential. Still, nearly half of the world’s population lives in poverty, and lack of food and clean water is killing thousands every single day of the year. [United Nations, Global Goal #1] In this course, you will gain a better understanding of poverty and abundance through an understanding of how poverty alleviation strategies work, new technologies that support decentralized approaches and how YOU can make a difference through finance, energy, and sustainable consumption.

Unit 1 Bridging the gap between the rich & the poor
Why is it important to measure poverty? If poverty were not measured, it would be challenging to target interventions that aim to reduce or alleviate poverty. It is also crucial to monitor and evaluate projects and policy interventions that are geared towards the poor as well as to evaluate the effectiveness of institutions whose goal is to help the poor. [Worldbank, Poverty Manual, 2005] Before showcasing your knowledge and critical thinking through the exercises, head over to the materials section to gain deeper insight into poverty and the banking system.
Unit 2 Poverty, prosperity, & the promise of tomorrow
To fully understand the impact of poverty on various aspects of peoples' lives, we need to take a step back and understand the concept of money and value in the creation of prosperity and happiness. You have probably heard of a country's Gross domestic product (GDP), but did you know there is something called Gross National Happiness (GNH). The GNH index includes the following nine domains: 1. Psychological wellbeing 2. Health 3. Education 4. Time use 5. Cultural diversity and resilience 6. Good governance 7. Community vitality 8. Ecological diversity and resilience 9. Living standards Explore the materials section to learn more about approaches to a world where poverty can be eliminated.
Unit 3 Beyond the bank: The transformation of value
Now that you have a good understanding of the world's current state of poverty it is time to understand how the future of finance can help reduce global poverty. This unit looks at money distributed to everyone through the concept of universal basic income as well as the changing nature of digital reward structure and the value of your data.
Unit 4 Post capitalism in the circular economy
Learn about the decentralized circular economy and how technology enabled strategies can improve distribution and participation while maintaining a free market. Though the materials and exercises in this unit, you will learn about the disruption of current financial systems through digitalization and decentralization and the emerging technologies that can help us get one step closer to eradicating poverty in various parts of the world.
Unit 5 The key to free energy: Technologies supporting global abundance
How can sustainable and alternative forms of energy help eradicate poverty? What impact can they have on worldwide resources? The materials and exercises in this unit, demonstrate emerging energy technologies that can significantly affect the daily lives of large portions of the population and can help us transform and automate inefficient processes and build more intentional and sustainable institutions.
Unit 6 Less is more: Creating change by overcoming consumption
Poverty is about a lack of money, but also about a lack of hope. People living in poverty often feel powerless to change their situation. They can feel isolated from their community. If you want to overcome poverty, you need a combination of financial planning, a positive attitude, and a willingness to ask for help. [Wikihow] This unit will encourage you to think about the ways which a change in your behaviour and outlook can increase the prosperity experienced in your life. It will also look at the impact that responsible consumption & production have on global abundance.