Unique Network lève 11,3 millions de dollars pour une infrastructure NFT de nouvelle génération

La première chaîne NFT pour Polkadot et Kusama offre une plus grande flexibilité à tous ceux qui souhaitent créer leur propre galerie ou jeu vidéo

LONDRES, 26 oct. 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Unique Network, une chaîne NFT de nouvelle génération pour Polkadot et Kusama, a annoncé aujourd’hui avoir levé 11,3 millions de dollars au cours de la deuxième phase de sa prévente, portant le montant total levé à 16 millions de dollars. Le cycle d’investissement a été mené par les pionniers de l’investissement Outlier Ventures de Web3, qui ont été rejoints par certains des investisseurs NFT les plus connus, y compris The LAOFlamingoNalu Capital et plus de 200 autres investisseurs, y compris un certain nombre d’investissements complémentaires du cycle précédent de son tour de financement, en particulier avec la qualité et la quantité des investisseurs impliqués, a bien positionné Unique Network pour le prochain lancement de Quartz, sa chaîne NFT pour Kusama.

« Unique Network ouvre une nouvelle voie pour les NFT au sein de l’écosystème de Polkadot et Kusama et nous sommes extrêmement heureux de les soutenir dans leur quête pour augmenter l’espace de conception des NFT. »Chris Cable, FlamingoDAO

« Malgré tous le buzz actuel autour des NFT, il existe toujours un obstacle massif à l’entrée », a déclaré Alexander Mitrovich, cofondateur et PDG d’Unique Network. « Les frais de gas, la nécessité d’acheter des crypto-monnaies, le stockage et même le fait que les NFT ont des fonctionnalités limitées pour que les artistes expriment leur vision, tous ces paramètres freinent l’industrie. Unique Network et notre chaîne Kusama, Quartz, sont conçus pour résoudre les problèmes économiques et de stockage avec les NFT basés sur Ethereum et créer de nouveaux niveaux d’interaction et de malléabilité qui feront passer les NFT au niveau supérieur. »

Unique Network participera aux prochaines enchères de parachains pour Kusama, au cours desquelles ils visent à sécuriser un emplacement de parachains pour Quartz, leur nouveau réseau canari pour Kusama. À partir du mercredi 27 octobre, les parties intéressées peuvent participer au prêt participatif pour aider Quartz à remporter la vente aux enchères.

Quartz sera la première infrastructure NFT sur Kusama, et est conçue pour permettre la fonctionnalité NFT la plus puissante et la plus avancée du réseau Kusama. La parachain Quartz sur Kusama permettra à quiconque de créer des marchés NFT et des expériences d’interopérabilité entre différentes blockchains, tels que les chaînes basées sur Ethereum et EVM et d’autres blockchains NFT notables.

Au cours des cinq mois qui ont suivi son premier cycle d’investissement, Unique Network a annoncé divers partenariats, notamment avec la campagne DigitalArt4Climate menée par l’ONU avec GloCha, RMRKArt Curators GridForever Has Fallen et bien plus encore. Avec le lancement imminent de Quartz, Unique Network sera en mesure de soutenir encore plus de projets et d’artistes à développer leurs marchés et expériences NFT.

Pour tout complément d’information, veuillez consulter Unique Network et nous rejoindre sur Twitter et Telegram.

À propos d’Unique Network

Unique Network est le socle de la prochaine génération de NFT. La première chaîne NFT pour Kusama et Polkadot, elle offre aux développeurs une indépendance vis-à-vis des frais de transaction et des mises à niveau à l’échelle du réseau. L’équipe Unique Network a construit Substrapunks, les premiers NFT sur Polkadot, a remporté Hackusama en 2020 et a créé la palette de Substrate pour les NFT. Unique Network a été lancée en juillet 2021.

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Unique Network Arrecada $11,3 milhões para Infraestrutura NFT da Próxima Geração

A primeira cadeia NFT para Polkadot e Kusama oferece maior flexibilidade para quem quer criar sua própria galeria ou videogame

LONDRES, Oct. 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A Unique Network, uma rede de NFT de próxima geração para Polkadot e Kusama, anunciou hoje que arrecadou $11,3 milhões na segunda rodada de sua pré-venda, elevando seu total para 16 milhões. A rodada de investimentos foi liderada pela pioneira de investimentos da Web3, a Outlier Ventures, que se uniu a alguns dos investidores de NFT mais conhecidos, como por exemplo The LAOFlamingoNalu Capital e mais de 200 outros investidores, e contou também com uma série de investimentos subsequentes da rodada anterior. Esta rodada de financiamento, especialmente com a qualidade e a quantidade de investidores envolvidos, posicionou bem a Unique Network para o próximo lançamento da Quartz, sua cadeia NFT para Kusama.

“A Unique Network está trilhando um novo caminho para as NFTs dentro do ecossistema Polkadot e Kusama, e estamos incrivelmente animados em apoiá-las no seu objetivo de aumentar o espaço de design das NFTs.” – Chris Cable, FlamingoDAO

“Apesar de toda a agitação atual em torno das NFTs, ainda há uma enorme barreira para a entrada”, disse o cofundador e CEO da Unique NetworkAlexander Mitrovich. “O preço da gasolina, a necessidade de compra de criptomoedas, o armazenamento e até mesmo o fato de que as NFTs têm recursos limitados para os artistas expressarem sua visão, reprimem o setor. A Unique Network e a nossa cadeia Kusama, a Quartz, foram projetadas para resolver os problemas econômicos e de armazenamento com as NFTs com base em Ethereum, e para criar novos níveis de interação e maleabilidade que levarão as NFTs para o próximo nível.”

A Unique Network irá participar dos próximos leilões de parachain para Kusama, durante os quais eles visam garantir um slot de parachain para a Quartz, sua nova Canary Network para Kusama. A partir de quarta-feira, 27 de outubro, as partes interessadas podem participar do crowdloan para ajudar o Quartz a vencer o leilão.

A Quartz será a primeira infraestrutura NFT em Kusama e foi projetada para permitir a funcionalidade NFT mais potente e avançada da rede Kusama. O parachain da Quartz na Kusama permitirá que qualquer pessoa crie mercados experiências de NFT, com interoperabilidade entre diferentes blockchains, como Ethereum e cadeias baseadas em EVM, e outras blockchains de NFT importantes.

Nos cinco meses desde a sua primeira rodada de investimentos, a Unique Network anunciou várias parcerias, incluindo com a DigitalArt4Climate Campaign pela ONU, com a GloCha, RMRKArt Curators Grid, muitas outras. Com o iminente lançamento da Quartz, a Unique Network poderá ajudar ainda mais projetos e artistas a desenvolver seus mercados e experiências de NFT.

Para mais informações, visite Unique Network, siga-nos no Twitter e Telegram.

Sobre a Unique Network

A Unique Network é uma estrutura para NFTs da próxima geração. A primeira cadeia NFT para Kusama e Polkadot oferece aos desenvolvedores atualizações em toda a rede, sem a necessidade de pagamento de taxa. A equipe da Unique Network criou a Substrapunks, as primeiras NFTs da Polkadot, venceu a Hackusama em 2020, e criou o palete da Substrate para NFTs. A Unique Network foi lançada em julho de 2021.

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Global Leaders Call: No Success at COP26 without a fair deal for Africa

•Accelerating adaptation in Africa now region’s top priority•New flagship report from GCA demonstrates new economic dividends of adaptation investment for Africa•New resources for Africa Adaptation Acceleration Program sought by African nations for adaptation at COP26

Nairobi, Kenya, Oct. 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Global leaders, hosted by President Uhuru Kenyatta, spoke at the launch of the Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) “State and Trends in Adaptation in Africa Report 2021 – How Adaptation Can Make Africa Safer, Greener and More Prosperous in a Warming World” (STA21) to call for COP26 and development partners to increase resources to the Africa Adaptation Acceleration Program (AAAP).

STA21 presents a blueprint for climate adaptation and showcases the opportunities climate adaptation offers to solve previously intractable problems and put Africa on a more resilient pathway towards “green growth”.

The report outlines the financial and macro-economic risk climate change poses to Africa and the imperative for the continent to scale up adaptation to reduce the economic costs of climate change. Without adaptation action, projections estimate that climate change will lead to an equivalent of 2 percent to 4 percent annual loss in GDP in the continent by 2040, with the poor, women, and excluded populations bearing the brunt of the impact. Yet the GCA report shows that the benefits of adaptation measures are frequently more than twice or as much as five times or greater than their costs. In addition, moving quickly to adapt is especially beneficial, with a benefit-cost ratio for early action of at least 12 to 1.

Speaking during the launch event, Ban Ki-moon, 8th Secretary General of the United Nations, Chair of the GCA said:

“The climate emergency has Africa at the cross-roads. Business as usual is a sure-fire route to chaos. But adapt to it and Africa will thrive.”

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon also spoke in support of the African-led and African-owned Africa Adaptation Acceleration Program, as a pathway to mobilizing the balance of the promised $100 billion in annual international climate finance. He highlighted AAAP as an important opportunity to realize a resilient and prosperous future for Africa.

Patrick Verkooijen, in his inaugural annual lecture as GCA CEO, commented:

“Africa will suffer higher GDP losses than most other regions of the world. These impacts can only be reduced with adaptation. Thousands of lives and millions of livelihoods have already been sacrificed in Africa because we are far from delivering what is needed in adaptation today. For COP26 to succeed, Glasgow must deliver for Africa. To do so, it must bring more ambition and more finance to help Africa adapt to the pace of a climate emergency devastating the continent with increasingly serious consequences for the world’s poorest and most vulnerable.”

Dr Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group said:

“AAAP provides a unique opportunity for wealthier nations to meet their commitments and help Africa tackle the consequences of climate change. I am optimistic that our partners will deliver the first round of financing of $6 billion to $8 billion that we need for the Africa Adaptation Acceleration Program in 2021.”

Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) spoke about the importance of finance for adaptation:

“Key to success in adaptation and resilience — like so many other issues related to climate change — is adequate finance. At COP26 we will continue to call for wider-ranging and comprehensive financial support for developing nations. The $100 billion pledge was a commitment that was made in the UNFCCC process more than 10 years ago. It’s time to deliver.”

Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund said:

“Effects of climate change in Africa threaten lives, jobs, and the substantial economic and development progress of the past two decades. As the GCA State and Trends in Adaptation report rightly says, adaptation is a necessity and must go hand-in-hand with reducing poverty and improving livelihoods. African countries need to do their part and have created the Africa Adaptation Acceleration Program but cannot do it alone. Along with bold action to reduce emissions at COP26, the international community must deliver on its commitment to provide at least $100 billion a year in climate finance for developing countries where financial flows for adaptation must be on a par with financial flows for mitigation. This is essential for securing a sustainable global recovery.”

Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Kenya said:

“This program, in principle, aims to scale up and accelerate adaptation here in Africa by providing financial and technical support to African adaptation efforts. This initiative greatly paves the way for the continent to manage its climate related challenges. It is important to appreciate that effective climate adaptation will require a paradigm shift that harnesses the full potential of science and innovation.”

Ngozi Okongo-Iweala, Director-General, World Trade Organization said:

“Ensuring that supply chains are resilient can be a key component of Africa’s adaptation strategies. This will require significant efforts to climate-proof key trade-related infrastructure.  Initiatives like the WTO’s Aid for Trade can help mobilize investment in climate-resilient infrastructure.

Felix Tshisekedi, President of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Chair of the African Union said:

“Climate change could wipe out 15 per cent of Africa’s gross domestic product by 2030. This means an additional 100m people in extreme poverty by the end of the decade. This is a cruel fate for a continent that contributes so little to global warming. Our way out is to strengthen our ability to respond and adapt to climate change. That’s why the African Union, working with the Global Center on Adaptation, the African Development Bank and other partners, is endorsing the Africa Adaptation Acceleration Program.”

 

Notes to Editors:

About the Global Center on Adaptation

The Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) is an international organization which works as a solutions broker to accelerate action and support for adaptation solutions, from the international to the local, in partnership with the public and private sector, to ensure we learn from each other and work together for a climate resilient future. Founded in 2018, the GCA is hosted by the Netherlands, working from its headquarters in Rotterdam with a knowledge and research hub based in Groningen. The GCA has a worldwide network of regional offices in Abidjan, Ivory Coast; Dhaka, Bangladesh and Beijing, China. Through this evolving network of offices and global and regional GCA teams, the organization engages in high-level policy activities, new research contributions, communications, and technical assistance to governments and the private sector.

For more information please go to www.gca.org

About the Africa Adaptation Acceleration Program

As the global solutions broker on adaptation and resilience, the Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) has joined forces with the African Development Bank to create the Africa Adaptation Acceleration Program (AAAP) focusing on bringing four critical areas for adaptation action to scale in partnership with African countries and partners. The four critical areas of Climate Smart Digital Technologies for Agriculture and Food Security; African Infrastructure Resilience Accelerator; Empowering Youth for Entrepreneurship and Job Creation in Climate Adaptation and Resilience and Innovative Financial Initiatives for Africa will help address the nexus of climate change, COVID-19, and the economy and will support African countries in designing and implementing transformational adaptation of their economies and post-COVID recovery development paths. AAAP aims to mobilize $25 billion to support Africa’s adaptation plans over five years ($5 billion per year). The AfDB has already committed half of the total, $12.5 billion by 2025. The program has been endorsed by President Tshisekedi, Chair of the African Union and President Ali Bongo of Gabon, the African Union Champion for Adaptation.

For more information please go to www.gca.org/programs/africa-adaptation-acceleration-program/

About the State and Trends in Adaptation in Africa Report 2021

The GCA’s 2021 State and Trends in Adaptation in Africa report presents the most comprehensive overview of the present and future prospects of the African continent in the light of climate change. It is also a blueprint for how individuals and institutions in the African and international policy space can design, finance, and implement adaptation plans to best protect the lives and livelihoods of hundreds of millions of African people. Published ahead of COP26 in Glasgow, the report is an evidence-based advocacy tool to put adaptation and resilience in Africa higher on the agenda nationally and internationally using the report’s actionable policy recommendations. As adaptation is scaled up in response to the challenge of climate change, the report is expected to influence the design of projects and programs, including those supported by the African Adaptation Acceleration Program.

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First-Ever Global Study of Diversity in Graduate Management Education Sheds Light on Gaps in Race and Gender

Report finds higher participation of African Americans in U.S. business schools than their white counterparts while women worldwide remain underrepresented, particularly in Europe

RESTON, Va., Oct. 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Graduate Management Admission Council™ (GMAC™), a global association of leading graduate business schools, today released a special report, “The Global Diversity of Talent – Attainment and Representation,” a first reference guide of its kind to better understand representation for graduate management education (GME) degree attainment worldwide. Understanding that education systems across the globe experienced disruption due to the pandemic, GMAC turned to its leading research capability as universities sought to adapt with a renewed attention to issues of student access and equity, as well as diversity and representation in tertiary educational attainment. The report provides a global overview, seven regional outlooks, and separate reports for 69 locations or countries with an estimated 25,000 or more people in the student-aged population of 20 to 34 who have attained a master’s degree in the subject of business, administration, or law. In addition to a separate appendix that reviews data on 111 other countries, it also examines the representation of women globally and underrepresented groups in the United States.

“At GMAC, we recognize that a diverse student body in gender, race and background lifts us all as it creates a richer student experience and increases sensitivity to the issues that affect others,” said Sangeet Chowfla, president and CEO of GMAC.This report – the first global state of the industry view about diversity in graduate management education – is intended not only to serve as an informative guide, but also as a base to target outreach and advocate for the value of graduate business degrees to underrepresented populations around the globe.”

Key Findings

Women struggle to be represented at the graduate business level, falling behind the most in Europe

Globally, more women than men choose their undergraduate study in the fields of business, administration, and law. 26.4 percent of bachelor’s degrees earned by females are in these fields, slightly higher than for men (24.6%). At the master’s level, however, men (33.7%) are more likely to study in business, administration, and law than women (29.4%). Data suggests that women have shown broader interest when pursuing a master’s degree, with education and health and welfare two other popular disciplines besides business or law schools.

Furthermore, women in Europe are estimated to hold only 38.4 percent of graduate business degrees in the region, notably lower than the global average (44.8%) and behind East Asia and the Pacific where women are a majority (51.7%) of the region’s graduate business degree-holders. When compared across all regions, Europe has the largest share of those aged 30-34 in the GME pipeline at 41.8% but the smallest share of the GME pipeline aged 20-24 at only 19.8 %, suggesting that many women in Europe choose to return to business school later in life.

African American graduates outpace their white counterparts, driven by their overrepresentation in U.S. for-profit programs

The proportions of graduate management degree-holders relative to the student-aged population, or the GME participation rate, differs among the seven U.S. race/ethnicity groups studied in the report: American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian American, Black or African American, Hispanic American, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, Other/Two or more races, and Whites. Although a common perception is that African Americans are underrepresented in GME programs, they demonstrate a 3.0% GME participation rate, outranking their white counterparts at 2.5%.

“African Americans are interestingly overrepresented in graduate management education relative to their population size when compared with other groups, albeit slightly,” said Sabrina White, vice president of school and industry engagement at GMAC. “According to a previous GMAC study, African Americans accounted for 37 percent of for-profit GME degrees conferred in 2015-2016. Their enrollment in for-profit institutions outpacing that in traditional universities may have contributed to their overrepresentation in GME.”

Most business degree holders come from Asia while Latin America enjoys highest business concentration among graduate degrees

Among the seven regions studied, the largest pool of student aged graduate business talent falls in East Asia and the Pacific, which is also the largest source of bachelor’s degree-holders in the fields of business, administration, and law. While China and India, the two “Asian giants,” contribute the most to both the graduate and undergraduate levels of business school students, the U.S. impresses with its substantial share at third in both categories. Pakistan and Turkey are two other notable inclusions in the top 10 sources, with business graduates accounting for 28 percent and 40 percent respectively of the country’s total bachelor’s degree-holders.

Globally, of the more than 61 million people understood to have attained a master’s degree, approximately 24 percent have earned GME degrees. By region, the highest business concentration among all master’s degree-holders is seen in Latin America (33.1%), the Middle East (27.6%), and East Asia and the Pacific (26.6%). In addition, two countries in the Latin America region have greater than 60 percent females within the student-age population of 20 to 34 who are assumed to have attained a master’s degree in the subject of business, administration, or law: Colombia (65.6%) and Dominican Republic (64.5%).

About the Report

To establish the foundation of this groundbreaking effort, GMAC leveraged the latest global data resources from the 2018 dataset of U.S. Census Bureau International Database, The World Bank, UNESCO, UNECE, and OECD, to provide baseline for studying the state of diversity within graduate management education today. Supplemental material of country and regional descriptions as well as available 2020/2021 international rankings indices were included for present context. More details of the full report, and other research series produced by GMAC, are available on gmac.com.

About GMAC

The Graduate Management Admission Council™ (GMAC™) is a mission-driven association of leading graduate business schools worldwide. Founded in 1953, GMAC creates solutions and experiences that enable business schools and candidates to better discover, evaluate, and connect with each other.

GMAC provides world-class research, industry conferences, recruiting tools, and assessments for the graduate management education industry, as well as tools, resources, events, and services that help guide candidates through their higher education journey. Owned and administered by GMAC, the Graduate Management Admission Test™ (GMAT™) exam is the most widely used graduate business school assessment. GMAC also owns and administers the NMAT by GMAC™ (NMAT™) exam and the Executive Assessment (EA).

More than 12 million prospective students a year trust GMAC’s websites, including mba.com, to learn about MBA and business master’s programs, connect with schools around the world, prepare and register for exams and get advice on successfully applying to MBA and business master’s programs. BusinessBecause and The MBA Tour are subsidiaries of GMAC, a global organization with offices in China, India, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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La toute première étude mondiale sur la diversité dans l’enseignement supérieur en management met en lumière les écarts de race et de genre

Selon le rapport, la participation des Afro-Américains dans les écoles de commerce américaines est plus élevée que celle de leurs homologues blancs, tandis que les femmes du monde entier demeurent sous-représentées, en particulier en Europe

RESTON, Virginie, 26 oct. 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —  Le Graduate Management Admission Council™ (GMAC™), une association mondiale d’écoles de commerce de premier plan, a publié aujourd’hui un rapport spécial intitulé « The Global Diversity of Talent – Attainment and Representation » (La diversité mondiale des talents – Réussite et Représentation), le premier guide de référence de ce genre destiné à mieux faire comprendre la représentation pour l’obtention d’un diplôme d’études supérieures en management (GME) dans le monde. Comprenant que les systèmes éducatifs du monde entier ont connu des perturbations en raison de la pandémie, le GMAC s’est tourné vers ses principales capacités de recherche alors que les universités cherchaient à s’adapter avec une attention renouvelée aux problèmes d’accès et d’équité des étudiants, ainsi qu’à la diversité et à la représentation en ce qui concerne la réussite dans l’enseignement supérieur. Le rapport fournit une vue d’ensemble globale, sept perspectives régionales et des rapports distincts pour 69 sites ou pays comptant environ 25 000 étudiants âgés de 20 à 34 ans et ayant obtenu un master en commerce, en administration ou en droit. En plus d’une annexe distincte qui passe en revue les données concernant 111 autres pays, il permet d’examiner également la représentation des femmes dans le monde et des groupes sous-représentés aux États-Unis.

« Au GMAC, nous reconnaissons qu’un corps étudiant diversifié en termes de genre, de race et d’origine nous élève tous car il crée une expérience étudiante plus riche et augmente la sensibilité aux problèmes qui affectent les autres », a déclaré Sangeet Chowfla, président-directeur général du GMAC. « Ce rapport, le premier état mondial du point de vue de l’industrie sur la diversité dans l’enseignement supérieur en management, vise non seulement à servir de guide informatif, mais aussi de base pour cibler la sensibilisation et défendre la valeur des diplômes d’études supérieures en commerce auprès des populations sous-représentées du monde entier. »

Principales conclusions

Les femmes ont du mal à être représentées au niveau des diplômés de commerce, prenant le plus de retard en Europe

À l’échelle mondiale, plus de femmes que d’hommes choisissent leurs études de premier cycle dans les domaines du commerce, de l’administration et du droit. 26,4 % des licences obtenues par les femmes sont dans ces domaines, soit un peu plus que pour les hommes (24,6 %). Toutefois, au niveau du master, les hommes (33,7 %) sont plus susceptibles d’étudier le commerce, l’administration et le droit que les femmes (29,4 %). Les données suggèrent que les femmes ont manifesté un intérêt plus important lorsqu’elles poursuivent un master, l’éducation ainsi que la santé et le bien-être étant deux autres disciplines populaires, en plus des écoles de commerce ou de droit.

On estime en outre que les femmes en Europe ne détiennent que 38,4 % des diplômes d’études supérieures en commerce dans la région, ce qui est nettement inférieur à la moyenne mondiale (44,8 %) et derrière l’Asie de l’Est et le Pacifique, où les femmes sont la majorité (51,7 %) des titulaires de diplômes supérieurs de commerce de la région. Comparativement à toutes les régions, l’Europe a la plus grande proportion de personnes âgées de 30 à 34 ans dans le pipeline GME à 41,8 % mais la plus petite part du pipeline GME âgée de 20 à 24 ans est à seulement 19,8 %, ce qui suggère que de nombreuses femmes en Europe choisissent de retourner aux écoles de commerce plus tard dans leur vie.

Les diplômés afro-américains dépassent leurs homologues blancs, stimulés par leur surreprésentation dans les programmes américains à but lucratif

La proportion de titulaires de diplômes d’études supérieures de management par rapport à la population en âge d’étudier, ou le taux de participation au GME, diffère parmi les sept groupes ethniques/raciaux américains étudiés dans le rapport : Indiens d’Amérique ou Autochtones d’Alaska, Américains d’origine asiatique, Noirs ou Afro-Américains, Hispano-Américains, Autochtones hawaïens ou autres Insulaires du Pacifique, autres/deux races ou plus, et Blancs. Bien que la perception commune soit que les Afro-Américains sont sous-représentés dans les programmes GME, ils affichent néanmoins un taux de participation GME de 3,0 %, surclassant ainsi leurs homologues blancs qui sont à 2,5 %.

« Il est intéressant de noter que les Afro-Américains sont surreprésentés dans l’enseignement supérieur en management relativement à la taille de leur population par rapport à d’autres groupes, bien que légèrement », a déclaré Sabrina White, vice-présidente de l’engagement scolaire et industriel au GMAC. « Selon une précédente étude du GMAC, les Afro-Américains représentaient 37 % des diplômes GME à but lucratif conférés en 2015-2016. Le fait que leur inscription dans des institutions à but lucratif dépasse celle des universités traditionnelles a peut-être contribué à leur surreprésentation dans le GME. »

La plupart des titulaires de diplômes en commerce viennent d’Asie tandis que l’Amérique latine bénéficie de la concentration en commerce la plus élevée parmi les titulaires de diplômes d’études supérieures

Parmi les sept régions étudiées, le plus grand nombre d’étudiants diplômés en commerce se trouve en Asie de l’Est et dans le Pacifique, région qui est également la plus grande source de titulaires de licences dans les domaines du commerce, de l’administration et du droit. Alors que la Chine et l’Inde, les deux géants asiatiques, contribuent le plus aux niveaux des diplômés et des étudiants en commerce, les États-Unis impressionnent par leur part substantielle au troisième rang dans les deux catégories. Le Pakistan et la Turquie sont deux autres inclusions notables dans les 10 premières sources, les diplômés en commerce représentant respectivement 28 % et 40 % du total des titulaires de licences du pays.

À l’échelle mondiale, sur plus de 61 millions de personnes supposées avoir obtenu un master, environ 24 % ont obtenu un diplôme GME. Par région, la plus forte concentration commerciale parmi tous les titulaires d’un master est observée en Amérique latine (33,1 %), au Moyen-Orient (27,6 %) et en Asie de l’Est et dans le Pacifique (26,6 %). En outre, deux pays de l’Amérique latine comptent plus de 60 % de femmes parmi la population étudiante de 20 à 34 ans qui sont supposées avoir obtenu un master en commerce, en administration ou en droit : la Colombie (65,6 %) et la République dominicaine (64,5 %).

À propos du rapport

Pour jeter les bases de cet effort révolutionnaire, le GMAC a tiré parti des dernières ressources de données mondiales de l’ensemble de données 2018 de la base de données internationale du Bureau du recensement des États-Unis, de la Banque mondiale, de l’UNESCO, de la CEE et de l’OCDE, pour fournir une base de référence pour l’étude de l’état de la diversité en ce qui concerne l’enseignement supérieur en management aujourd’hui. Des documents supplémentaires de descriptions nationales et régionales, ainsi que les indices de classement international 2020/2021 disponibles ont été inclus pour le contexte actuel. De plus amples détails sur le rapport complet, ainsi que d’autres séries d’études produites par le GMAC, sont disponibles sur gmac.com.

À propos du GMAC

Le Graduate Management Admission Council™ (GMAC™) est une association des meilleures écoles supérieures de commerce du monde entier, au service d’une mission. Fondé en 1953, le GMAC crée des solutions et des expériences permettant aux écoles de commerce et aux candidats de mieux se découvrir, s’évaluer et entrer en relation les uns avec les autres.

Le GMAC fournit au secteur de l’enseignement supérieur en management des recherches, conférences sectorielles, outils de recrutement et évaluations de classe mondiale, ainsi que des outils, ressources, événements et services qui guident les candidats pendant leur parcours dans l’enseignement supérieur. Propriété du GMAC, qui assure sa gestion, l’examen du Graduate Management Admission Test™ (GMAT™) est l’évaluation pour école de commerce la plus largement utilisée.

Le GMAC détient et administre également l’examen NMAT by GMAC™ (NMAT™) et l’Executive Assessment (EA). Plus de 7 millions de candidats à la recherche de masters en commerce ou de MBA ont consulté le site mba.com du GMAC l’an passé pour explorer les choix d’écoles de commerce, se préparer et s’inscrire aux examens, et obtenir des conseils sur les procédures d’admission. BusinessBecause et The MBA Tour sont des filiales du GMAC, une organisation internationale avec des bureaux en Chine, en Inde, au Royaume-Uni et aux États-Unis.

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Primeiro Estudo Global de Diversidade na Educação de Gestão de Pós-Graduação lança Luz sobre as Lacunas na Raça e no Gênero

Relatório encontra maior participação de afro-americanos em faculdades de business dos EUA do que suas contrapartes brancas, enquanto as mulheres em todo o mundo permanecem sub-representadas, particularmente na Europa

RESTON, Va., Oct. 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — O Graduate Management Admission Council™ (GMAC™), uma associação global de principais faculdades de pós-graduação em business, publicou hoje um relatório especial, “The Global Diversity of Talent – Attainment and Representation”, um primeiro guia de referência do seu tipo para entender melhor a representação para a obtenção de pós-graduação em educação de gestão (GME) em todo o mundo. Entendendo que os sistemas educacionais em todo o mundo sofreram interrupções devido à pandemia, o GMAC recorreu à sua principal capacidade de pesquisa à medida que as universidades procuravam se adaptar com uma atenção renovada às questões de acesso e equidade dos alunos, bem como à diversidade e representação no ensino superior. O relatório fornece uma visão geral global, sete perspectivas regionais e relatórios separados de 69 locais ou países com uma estimativa de 25.000 pessoas ou mais na população entre 20 e 34 anos que alcançaram um mestrado no assunto de business, administração ou direito. Além de um apêndice separado que analisa os dados de outros 111 países, o relatório também examina a representação de mulheres em grupos globais e sub-representados nos Estados Unidos.

“No GMAC, reconhecemos que um corpo estudantil diversificado em gênero, raça e formação eleva a todos, pois cria uma experiência estudantil mais rica e aumenta a sensibilidade às questões que afetam todos nós”, disse Sangeet Chowfla, presidente e CEO do GMAC. “Este relatório – o primeiro estado global da visão da indústria sobre a diversidade na educação de pós-graduação em gestão – destina-se não apenas a servir como um guia informativo, mas também como uma base para alcançar e defender o valor dos cursos de pós-graduação em business para populações sub-representadas em todo o mundo.”

Principais Conclusões

As mulheres lutam para estarem presentes no nível de pós-graduação em business, ficando atrás da maioria na Europa

Em todo o mundo, mais mulheres do que homens escolhem sua graduação nas áreas de business, administração e direito. 26,4% dos diplomas de bacharelado obtidos pelas mulheres estão nessas áreas, um pouco mais altos do que os homens (24,6%). No nível de mestrado, no entanto, os homens (33,7%) são mais propensos a estudar nas áreas de business, administração e direito do que as mulheres (29,4%). Os dados sugerem que as mulheres demonstraram interesse mais amplo ao fazer um mestrado, com educação e saúde e bem-estar sendo duas outras disciplinas populares, além das faculdades de business ou de direito.

Além disso, estima-se que as mulheres na Europa tenham apenas 38,4% dos diplomas de pós-graduação em business da região, notavelmente abaixo da média global (44,8%) e atrás da Ásia Oriental e do Pacífico, onde as mulheres têm mais diplomas de pós-graduação em business (51,7%) da região. Em comparação com todas as regiões, a Europa tem a maior parte das pessoas com idades entre 30 e 34 anos no canal GME com 41,8%, mas a menor parte do canal GME com idades entre 20 e 24 anos em apenas 19,8%, sugerindo que muitas mulheres na Europa optam por regressar à faculdade de business mais tarde.

Os graduados afro-americanos superam seus colegas brancos, impulsionados por sua super-representação nos programas com fins lucrativos dos EUA

As proporções de pós-graduados em gestão em relação à população em idade estudantil, ou a taxa de participação no GME, diferem entre os sete grupos de raça/etnia dos EUA estudados no relatório: Índio Americano ou Nativo do Alasca, Asiático-Americano, Negro ou Afro-Americano, Hispânico-Americano, Nativo Havaiano ou de outras ilhas do Pacífico, Outras/Duas ou mais raças, e Brancos. Embora uma percepção comum seja de que os afro-americanos estejam sub-representados nos programas de GME, eles demonstram uma taxa de participação de 3,0% no GME, superando suas contrapartes brancas em 2,5%.

“Os afro-americanos estão curiosamente super-representados na educação de pós-graduação em gestão em relação ao seu tamanho populacional quando comparados com outros grupos, embora muito pouco”, disse Sabrina White, vice-presidente de engajamento de faculdades e indústria no GMAC. “De acordo com um estudo anterior do GMAC, os afro-americanos representaram 37% dos diplomas GME com fins lucrativos conferidos em 2015-2016. A inscrição deles em instituições com fins lucrativos supera o que nas universidades tradicionais pode ter contribuído para sua super-representação no GME.”

A maioria dos diplomados em business é da Ásia, enquanto a América Latina tem a maior concentração de business entre os graduados

Entre as sete regiões estudadas, o maior pool de talentos de business de estudantes graduados está no Leste Asiático e no Pacífico, que também é a maior fonte de bacharelados nos campos de business, administração e direito. Enquanto a China e a Índia, dois Gigantes Asiáticos, contribuem mais para os níveis de pós-graduação e graduação de talentos de business, os EUA impressionam com sua participação substancial em terceiro lugar em ambas as categorias. O Paquistão e a Turquia são duas outras inclusões notáveis nas 10 melhores fontes, com graduados em business representando 28% e 40%, respectivamente, do total de bacharéis do país.

Em todo o mundo, das mais de 61 milhões de pessoas que se supõe terem alcançado um mestrado, aproximadamente 24% obtiveram diplomas GME. Por região, a maior concentração de business entre todos os mestres é observada na América Latina (33,1%), Oriente Médio (27,6%), Ásia Oriental e Pacífico (26,6%). Além disso, dois países da América Latina têm mais de 60% de mulheres na população estudantil de 20 a 34 anos que se supõe terem alcançado um mestrado na área de business, administração ou direito: Colômbia (65,6%) e República Dominicana (64,5%).

Sobre o Relatório

Para estabelecer a base desse esforço inovador, o GMAC aproveitou os mais recentes recursos de dados globais do conjunto de dados de 2018 do U.S. Census Bureau International Database, The World Bank, UNESCO, UNECE e OCDE, para fornecer o banco de dados para o estudo do estado de diversidade no ensino de pós-graduação em gestão atualmente. Material suplementar com descrição de países e regiões, bem como índices de rankings internacionais disponíveis para 2020/2021, foram incluídos no contexto atual. Mais detalhes do relatório completo e outras séries de pesquisa conduzidas pelo GMAC estão disponíveis em gmac.com.

Sobre o GMAC

O Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC – Conselho de Admissão de Gestão de Pós-Graduação) é uma associação global das principais faculdades de pós-graduação em business. Fundado em 1953, o GMAC está empenhado em criar soluções para faculdades e candidatos de business para que eles possam encontrar, avaliar, e se conectar uns com os outros.

O GMAC oferece pesquisas internacionais, conferências da indústria, ferramentas de recrutamento e avaliações para a indústria de graduação em gestão, bem como ferramentas, recursos, eventos e serviços que ajudam a orientar os candidatos na sua jornada rumo ao ensino superior. De propriedade e administrado pelo GMAC, o teste Graduate Management Admission Test™ (GMAT™) é o exame mais amplamente utilizado pelas faculdades de business em todo o mundo.

O GMAC também é proprietário e administra o exame NMAT by GMAC™ (NMAT™) e Executive Assessment (EA). Mais de 7 milhões de candidatos na sua jornada de mestrado em business ou MBA visitaram mba.com do GMAC no ano passado para explorar as opções de faculdades de business, se preparar e se inscrever em exames, e obter conselhos sobre o processo de admissão. BusinessBecause e The MBA Tour são subsidiárias do GMAC, uma organização global com escritórios na China, Índia, Reino Unido e Estados Unidos.

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VoltDB Announces Key New Hires to Accelerate Telco Business Growth

BEDFORD, Mass., Oct. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — VoltDB, the leading enterprise-grade data platform built to enable fast-data applications, today announced four new key hires who bring a wealth of telecommunications knowledge and experience to help drive revenue growth for VoltDB as it brings its enterprise-grade data platform to operators, software vendors, and systems integrators worldwide. We are delighted to welcome the following new hires: Dikra Rosado, Jennifer Brunsden, Andrew Keene, and Biplab Banerjee.

Dikra will be in charge of VoltDB’s major accounts, all of which have opportunities to greatly expand their telco-world reach and capabilities through VoltDB technology. Before joining VoltDB, Dikra was in charge of the T-Mobile account at Nokia. Dikra has also worked at Ericsson and has a Master of Science (MSc) in Telecommunications Engineering.

Jennifer will focus on continuing VoltDB’s strong growth in Northern Europe. She brings eight years of telco-specific experience, previously working in the BSS and identity management domains for both AsiaInfo and Amdocs, where she oversaw large telco accounts such as Telenor and Liberty Global.

Andrew will lead Product Management for VoltDB and will work closely with engineering, marketing, and sales functions, as well as a number of key clients. Andrew has extensive experience within the telecommunications industry, having commenced his working life as an engineer building rating engines in C before spending several years with Vodafone Ireland, then moving into product management with Openet, and most recently, Matrixx.

Biplab joins the team as Technical Consultant Pre-Sales, serving as a trusted advisor for our customers in the India region. He joins VoltDB from Ericsson, where he served as the delivery lead, implementing BSS solutions for leading communications service providers (CSPs). Prior to that, he worked at Amdocs, IBM, and Mann Automation.

“With the addition of Dikra, Jennifer, Andrew, and Biplab, we continue to significantly increase our ability to serve our customers via deep telco industry experience and knowledge,” said VoltDB CEO David Flower. “Our ongoing investments are key for strategic growth across the globe, and for getting VoltDB technology into the hands of every telco industry leader that must rapidly process 5G data at the edge to take full advantage of low-latency use cases.”

About VoltDB

VoltDB empowers enterprise-grade applications to ingest, process, and act on data in single-digit milliseconds to tap into new revenue streams and prevent revenue loss. With industry-leading customers in telecommunications, finance, gaming, and many other verticals, The VoltDB Data Platform is uniquely positioned to be the go-to technology for any company seeking to take full advantage of 5G, IoT, and whatever comes next.

Global Center on Adaptation releases new research on the benefits of climate adaptation for Africa

Nairobi, Kenya, Oct. 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) today released the findings of its “State and Trends in Adaptation in Africa Report 2021 – How Adaptation Can Make Africa Safer, Greener and More Prosperous in a Warming World” (STA21) during a virtual event at the University of Nairobi hosted by the Government of Kenya under the leadership of Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Kenya.

The report presents a comprehensive overview of the present and projected climate risks for Africa together with a blueprint for climate adaptation which will be addressed through the four pillars of GCA’s Africa Adaptation Acceleration Program (AAAP). It showcases the opportunity climate adaptation offers to solve previously intractable problems and put Africa on a more resilient pathway towards “green growth”.

The report states that even if the Paris Climate Agreement goals are achieved, the economic costs of climate change in Africa are projected to be large. It is likely that Africa will experience higher relative impacts (as a percentage of GDP) than most other world regions, even though it is less responsible (whether historically or in the present day) for global greenhouse gas emissions than other major regions of the world. If the Paris Climate Agreement goals are missed, the economic costs will be very significant in Africa, and potentially catastrophic in some sub-regions.

GCA’s analysis of the data demonstrates that only adaptation can reduce the economic costs of climate change in Africa over the next 20 years and that Africa needs to scale up adaptation now. The level of climate change in the next 20 years for Africa is already locked in, and these impacts can only be reduced by adaptation. Climate change will affect public finances: it is now considered a financial and a macro-economic risk.

Without adaptation action, projections estimate that climate change will lead to an equivalent of 2 percent to 4 percent annual loss in GDP in the continent by 2040, with the poor, women, and excluded populations bearing the brunt of the impact. Yet studies show that the benefits of adaptation measures are almost always more than twice the costs, and often are more than five times higher. In addition, moving quickly to adapt is especially beneficial, with a benefit-cost ratio for early action of at least 12 to 1.

STA21 revealed that the cost of taking effective adaptation action in the agricultural sector (particularly in priority areas like research and extension, water management, infrastructure, land restoration, and climate information services) is estimated at US $15 billion per year, less than a tenth of the estimated US $201 billion annual cost of inaction, which includes paying for disaster relief and recovery after floods. With agriculture dominating economic life in many African countries, accounting for between 30 to 40 percent of GDP, and a leading source of jobs for over two-thirds of Africa’s population, the impact of climate change on agriculture has far reaching consequences for African economies as a whole without accelerated adaptation action. AAAP aims to address the climate challenges in this key sector through its Climate Smart Digital Technologies for Agriculture and Food Security which aims to scale up access to climate-smart digital technologies and associated data-driven agricultural and financial services for at least 30 million farmers in Africa by 2025.

At the same time, Africa has the highest rates of urbanization in the world. About half of Africans now live in cities, and the urban population is expected to nearly triple by 2050, driven by high population growth rates and increasing migration from rural areas to cities. STA21 outlines how, as cities expand, they can undertake a range of adaptation actions that require little in the way of financial resources but generate immediate and significant benefits or lay the groundwork for enhanced adaptation measures as part of post-COVID recovery plans. Such actions include: strengthening early warning systems, providing affordable safe housing, creating urban parks and better drainage systems to soak up stormwater and reduce urban heat, promoting innovative urban agriculture (such as vertical farms on the walls of homes), strengthening and decarbonizing power grids, and generating energy from wastes. The AAAP Infrastructure Resilience Accelerator will ensure by 2025 that climate risks and resilience are integrated into at least 50% (by value) of new infrastructure investments in Africa across key infrastructure sectors, including water, transport, energy, ICT, and waste management to help close the infrastructure gap and achieve sustainable development in the face of climate change.

With the youngest population globally located in Africa, STA21 also outlines the importance of engaging young people on the importance of adaptation action to ensure the development gains of recent years and their future welfare are not threatened by the impacts of climate change. STA21 outlines how Africa’s massive endowment of nature can be harnessed as both an engine for jobs and a pathway for cost-effective adaptation, allowing the continent to embark on a more sustainable development pathway. Africa also has the potential to provide greater employment opportunities for youth by taking a growth path focused on labor-intensive modern industries in eco-tourism services, climate-smart agriculture, the ocean economy and green building and infrastructure. The AAAP pillar Empowering Youth through Jobs and Entrepreneurship is promoting sustainable job creation through entrepreneurship in climate adaptation and resilience in Africa by unlocking $3 billion in credit for adaptation action.

Nevertheless the amount of money available for adaptation action is $265 billion less than the investment need of $331 billion for the continent by 2030. STA21 outlines the urgent need, therefore, to increase support from developed nations, sovereign wealth funds, pension funds, development banks, philanthropies, foundations, non-profits, and other sources, as well as integrating adaptation into national budgets. STA21 also outlines the  opportunities for deploying innovative financing models, mainstreaming resilience into investment decision-making and building the enabling environment for adaptation investment. AAAP pillar Innovative Financial Initiatives for Africa aims to increase financial flows for Adaptation and Resilience (A&R) to the continent with a total increase of adaptation finance on the continent to over $5 billion per annum by 2025.

Notes to Editors:

About the Global Center on Adaptation

The Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) is an international organization which works as a solutions broker to accelerate action and support for adaptation solutions, from the international to the local, in partnership with the public and private sector, to ensure we learn from each other and work together for a climate resilient future. Founded in 2018, the GCA is hosted by the Netherlands, working from its headquarters in Rotterdam with a knowledge and research hub based in Groningen. The GCA has a worldwide network of regional offices in Abidjan, Ivory Coast; Dhaka, Bangladesh and Beijing, China. Through this evolving network of offices and global and regional GCA teams, the organization engages in high-level policy activities, new research contributions, communications, and technical assistance to governments and the private sector.

For more information please go to www.gca.org

About the Africa Adaptation Acceleration Program

As the global solutions broker on adaptation and resilience, the Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) has joined forces with the African Development Bank to create the Africa Adaptation Acceleration Program (AAAP) focusing on bringing four critical areas for adaptation action to scale in partnership with African countries and partners. The four critical areas of Climate Smart Digital Technologies for Agriculture and Food Security; African Infrastructure Resilience Accelerator; Empowering Youth for Entrepreneurship and Job Creation in Climate Adaptation and Resilience and Innovative Financial Initiatives for Africa will help address the nexus of climate change, COVID-19, and the economy and will support African countries in designing and implementing transformational adaptation of their economies and post-COVID recovery development paths. AAAP aims to mobilize $25 billion to support Africa’s adaptation plans over five years ($5 billion per year). The AfDB has already committed half of the total, $12.5 billion by 2025. The program has been endorsed by President Tshisekedi, Chair of the African Union and President Ali Bongo of Gabon, the African Union Champion for Adaptation.

For more information please go to www.gca.org/programs/africa-adaptation-acceleration-program/

About State and Trends in Adaptation in Africa Report 2021

The GCA’s 2021 State and Trends in Adaptation in Africa report presents the most comprehensive overview of the present and future prospects of the African continent in the light of climate change. It is also a blueprint for how individuals and institutions in the African and international policy space can design, finance, and implement adaptation plans to best protect the lives and livelihoods of hundreds of millions of African people. Published ahead of COP26 in Glasgow, the report is an evidence-based advocacy tool to put adaptation and resilience in Africa higher on the agenda nationally and internationally using the report’s actionable policy recommendations. As adaptation is scaled up in response to the challenge of climate change, the report is expected to influence the design of projects and programs, including those supported by the African Adaptation Acceleration Program.

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