Visions of a Better World

by Global Visions

Visions of a Better World is a podcast series produced and hosted by Global Visions association. The series brings together people to discuss themes, ideas and theories regarding the mission of making the world a better place.

Podcast episodes

  • Season 2

  • 23 Voices from Kenya: Discussing the important work of Home Street Home

    23 Voices from Kenya: Discussing the important work of Home Street Home

    In our latest episode we invite you to take some time to learn about the important work of Home Street Home and the insights of two of its founding members Salim Edward and Viola Wallenius. The episode stretches a bit long and we had a sweet toddler rambling about in the background but that should not overshadow the important discussion we had. This is an opportunity to gain multiple perspectives on global development and life in Kenya through the lived experiences of Salim and Viola, who both work and live in Makongeni, a small village in Kenya where Home Street Home is based. Home Street Home is a non-profit organization that is registered in Finland, Kenya and Switzerland. The aim of the organization is to promote children’s and youth’s education, wellbeing and health in the area of Kwale County, Kenya. We discuss the challenges the community faces but also the solutions that have already been implemented thanks to the efforts of Home Street Home. Salim and Viola also discuss navigating introducing change while including the local elders in discussions and decision making and how change has to happen from within communities. We conclude the episode with examples of all the interesting positive things that are currently happening in Kenya, especially its startup culture. More importantly we discuss visions of a better future. For more information about Home Street Home and how you can support this organization please visit www.homestreethome.fi and check out their instagram: homestreethomry Our Music is Licensed from Premium beat. Find us on social media and join the conversation: Instagram: globalvisionsry YouTube: GlobalVisionsRy www.globalvisions.fi/en

  • 22 The role of inclusivity, intersectionality and justice in building a better world

    22 The role of inclusivity, intersectionality and justice in building a better world

    In this episode we return after a long break and introduce our new project planner. Max and Astrid discuss her international relations studies, growing up in Finland, the current problems of racism and how we need to purposefully take a more active approach in including marginalized voices when discussing the global problems we are facing. Max also revisits the story of Global Visions and his own background. Other themes touched upon in this episode include challenging our own western notions and actively seeking solutions from those who have historically not been heard. Including everyone in the conversation means taking the time to actively seek the views of those who are underrepresented, only through inclusion can we begin the work of making the world a better place. This is a core value of our association and we want to be more inclusive in the future, having guests who can offer us diverse viewpoints on global issues. We also discuss why in the times of multiple crises that we are currently facing we need hope and visions of a better future even more. Our Music is Licensed from Premium beat. Find us on social media and join the conversation: Instagram: globalvisionsry YouTube: GlobalVisionsRy

  • 21 On the concept of justice

    21 On the concept of justice

    In the previous episodes we have discussed various historical theories of justice with Kristian Klockars. Now we turn back to these conversations and reflect casually upon the larger topic of justice itself and the concept of it.

  • 20 Basic Income Society

    20 Basic Income Society

    On 27th of September 2023 Global Visions organised a panel discussion on the topic of a basic income society i.e. what kind of society would one be in both in practice and theory where a social security reform such as a basic income would be implemented as a permanent solution. Discussing the various angles and perspectives were Signe Jauhiainen, (Senior Reseacher at Kela), Petteri Räty (the chairperson at BIEN Finland), and Heikki Hiilamo (professor of social policy at the University of Helsinki). Max Tallberg, the chairman of Global Visions prepared the ground for the discussion and the debate was moderated by Petri Lahtinen, the project planner at Global Visions.

  • 19 Cosmopolitanism

    19 Cosmopolitanism

    Wrapping up the sessions we had with professor Kristian Klockars about the history of various theories relating to justice, we discuss the idea of cosmopolitanism and its applicability to the issues of justice