A warning has been issued for young people in Newark to be vigilant to the dangers of a toxic plant in the summer holiday season.
Giant hogweed's sap is extremely toxic to the skin in sunlight, making it a danger to public health, and cases are often reported in the summer holidays when young people encounter it.
Coming into contact with any part of the invasive, non-native weed, followed by exposure to sunlight, can cause severe discomfort and blistering to the skin.
Dr Peter Fitzsimons, technical manager of the Property Care Association’s Invasive Weed Control Group, said: “Each year we hear of people who are injured by Giant hogweed and quite often it is children who encounter it while out playing in the summer holidays.
“Our advice is to stay away from this plant and not allow its toxic sap to come into contact with skin in the sunlight.
“The sap can also be transferred via touch, so it can possibly affect somebody else through clothing and footwear.
“Symptoms include a rash, itching and blisters where skin comes into contact with it.
“In some cases, the blistering can be so severe that urgent medical attention is required.
“The situation is made particularly serious as this can become a long-term condition, an allergic response called sensitisation, which can recur over a period of years, with the rash and the itching coming back every time the skin is exposed to sunlight.”
“Where exposure has occurred to the skin, we recommend washing the affected area, covering it up and seeking medical advice immediately.”
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Capable of reaching a height of five metres, Giant hogweed has a five to eight centimetre diameter stem and a large, white, umbrella shaped flowering head.
Its leaves, which are sharply serrated or divided, can reach up to two metres in width, while the stem is usually covered in bristles and has blotchy purple markings.
The plant can be confused with UK’s native hogweed, but this plant is much smaller in size and its leaves have a smoother outline. It is also dangerous to dogs.
Dr Fitzsimons added: “Giant hogweed can spread rapidly once established in an area.
“As well as the public safety issue, Giant hogweed’s ability to spread far and wide can really impact on the ecology of an area, as it creates a dense canopy cutting off light at soil level and has no known natural pests or diseases.”
More details on Giant hogweed and the work of the Property Care Association members can be found on its website.
Property Care Association members can provide advice on how to identify, manage and control a number of non-native invasive species such as Giant hogweed, as well as Japanese knotweed, bamboo and others.
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Vermonters beware! Wild parsnip is in full bloom.
It may look pretty but the reaction can be ugly.
“If they stop on the side of the road and a beautiful patch of yellow flowers, they should certainly avoid touching the plants or picking any of those flowers,” Vt. State Toxicologist Sarah Vose advised.
Summer is the season for wild parsnip. It’s an invasive species with sap that can cause a reaction and blistering on human skin when it’s exposed to sunlight.
Wild parsnip is 5 feet tall. It’s often confused with the nontoxic plant Queen Anne’s lace.
It can be found all over Vermont: in your backyard, on the side of the road, in meadows.
“Someplace like Huntington Gorge or the potholes at any search in a low-lying area would be an issue. And the team just needs to be aware of it just like any other hazard, right? So it’s just like we treat it just like poison ivy,” said Doug Veliko of Stowe Mountain Rescue.
Wild parsnip is seen less frequently at high elevations, but Stowe Mountain Rescue crews try to avoid it on missions at lower levels and they encourage Vermonters to do the same.
“There’s a lot of people that really are not aware of it, it’s not, you know, it looks completely benign. If you know it looks really like a perfect cross between goldenrod and Queen Anne’s lace, which is everywhere, so you wouldn’t people don’t think much of it,” Veliko said.
To avoid wild parsnip, Vose says to wear long clothes. And if you think you might be exposed: “Wash their skin immediately after getting back inside and wash their clothes very well,” she advised.
Vose says if you develop blisters, call your health care provider. She says skin care reactions aren’t reportable diseases, so there isn’t data on the frequency of wild parsnip health impacts.
“But you know, anecdotally, we can all probably recall stories of friends or neighbors who have come in contact with it and you know, in some cases had very painful blisters,” Vose said.
If you have wild parsnips on your property, Vose says don’t try to get rid of it now. Wait and do it in the spring. That’s because the plants are holding a lot of sap right now which increases your chance of a bad reaction.
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(Bloomberg) — Pharma rarely loses in Washington. For years, the industry has successfully defeated US government efforts to rein in drug pricing, arguing any such moves would prevent companies from developing newer and better medicines. That argument doesn’t seem to be enough anymore.
The Senate passed sweeping legislation over the weekend that would deliver the US government power it has never had before: the ability to negotiate the prices seniors pay for some drugs, like cancer treatments. Drug companies have repeatedly fought such change, saying it will sap money they need to invest in new discoveries. But Democrats have pushed forward anyway, hoping to make good on their promise to ease costs for patients.
“It’s really a culmination of years and years of discussion and debate about what can be done to address drug prices,” said Tricia Neuman, who leads Medicare policy research at the Kaiser Family Foundation, adding it represents a “big step forward in that the government was unable to negotiate drug prices before now.”
Some of the world’s largest drug companies -- including Eli Lilly & Co., AstraZeneca Plc and AbbVie Inc. -- may end up being required to negotiate drug prices with Medicare, the government insurance program for seniors. Starting next year, the legislation would require drug companies to pay back money if they increase prices by more than the rate of inflation.
Senate parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough, the chamber’s top rules official, has cleared Medicare to negotiate prices, though the Democrats’ proposal intended to cap price increases for prescription drugs in the commercial market was blocked. A separate provision capping out-of-pocket costs for insulin at $35 per month for those with private insurance also was blocked.
Beginning in 2026, the 10 most expensive prescription drugs dispensed at the pharmacy counter without a generic substitute that have been on the market for nine or 13 years, depending on drug type, would be subject to price negotiation. Should companies refuse, they would need to pay a tax of 65% to 95% on sales they made the previous year. By 2029, Medicare could tackle up to 20 drugs, including those that are administered by doctors.
Drugs that could end up a target include AbbVie and Johnson & Johnson’s cancer pill Imbruvica, AstraZeneca’s competing drug Calquence, Gilead Sciences Inc.’s HIV treatment Biktarvy and Lilly’s breast cancer medicine Verzenio, among others, according to SVB Securities. The Congressional Budget Office estimates the negotiation policy would save Medicare about $102 billion over a decade.
Still, even with such eye-popping savings at the government level, companies have largely downplayed the potential financial implications on earnings calls in accurate weeks.
“In the short term, speaking for our company, but probably the industry, it doesn’t do much,” said Lilly Chief Executive Officer David Ricks, adding that once the negotiations start in 2026 there will be some drugs with shorter windows of profit and “that will cause some headwinds for the industry.”
Not in favor
Even so, drugmakers have been quick to criticize the negotiations and warn this could discourage them from developing new treatments.
“It’s not negotiation, we should just call it what it is: it’s price controls,” AbbVie CEO Richard Gonzalez said on a call with analysts last week.
The policy will bring the US “down a slippery slope of beginning to set prices for medicines” and “significantly impact how innovators approach important areas of high unmet need,” Dave Fredrickson, who leads AstraZeneca’s oncology business, said on the company’s earnings call last week.
A Sanofi spokesperson said the bill “will have a negative effect on innovation while doing little, if anything, to help most Americans.”
Americans spend more than anyone in the world on prescription drugs --around $1,300 per person a year on average. It’s also home to the world’s most expensive treatments. The median price of a newly approved drug in the US in 2021 was $180,000 for a year’s supply. Drugmakers also continue to hike prices on existing drugs by around 5% a year in the US, data from 46brooklyn Research shows.
In other countries, governments limit how much drug companies can charge for a given product. That’s led pharma companies to rely on the US to provide much of their sales.
US lawmakers have been calling for reform for years, particularly after public scandals such as when hedge fund manager Martin Shkreli raised the price of an old drug to $750 from $13.50 or when Mylan took huge price increases on its life-saving EpiPen for allergic reactions. Drug companies use other tactics to retain monopolies on drugs like adding patents or cutting deals to keep competitors from introducing cheaper options.
The industry has come under scrutiny for these practices yet has still managed to stave off attempts at regulation like price controls. The drug industry is one of the biggest lobbying forces in Washington. According to OpenSecrets.org, pharmaceuticals and health products are the single biggest donor with some $187.4 million of lobbying spending in 2022, nearly double the amount spent by the next biggest industry.
Lobbying groups for the drug industry -- Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America, or PhRMA, and Biotechnology Innovation Organization, or BIO -- have sharply criticized the drug pricing bill for destroying an industry without fixing other drivers of health-care costs. Another group, led in part by life sciences investor Peter Kolchinsky of RA Capital Management, argues the curbs will stunt investment, especially in pills, which would be subject to negotiation four years sooner than biologics.
Could Be Worse
The bill isn’t as bad as it could be for the industry, says Spencer Perlman, director of health-care research at consulting firm Veda Partners. The legislation won’t touch companies’ ability to set sky-high prices on new drugs, for example. As it is, Medicare’s spending on drugs is expected to double in the next decade.
“It’s definitely taking money out of the system, but I don’t view it as being a death knell,” Perlman said.
Rena Conti, a drug-pricing expert at Boston University, points to a Congressional Budget Office report showing that pharmaceutical innovation won’t truly be harmed by this bill. The agency estimates the bill would result in two fewer drugs in the coming decade, five in the decade after and eight after that.
The reality is, an estimated 5 million seniors enrolled in Medicare struggle to pay for drugs, according to a government estimate from January.
“Even if there might be some potential worry about innovation loss in the future, right now there are people who cannot afford the products that do exist,” Conti said.
And the legislation actually strikes a middle ground between giving Medicare the power to negotiate while trying to preserve innovation by limiting the scope to older drugs without a generic option, said Mark Miller, who oversees health-care policy at Arnold Ventures, a group that funds drug price reform advocacy.
There is one policy in the bill that pharma does support: capping the amount seniors pay at the pharmacy at $2,000 a year, far less than currently. About 1.4 million seniors spent more than that on drugs in 2020, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.
That’s especially helpful for seniors on costly drugs. “They’ll know their expenses are not unlimited,” Neuman says.
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SAN ANTONIO, Aug. 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthcare providers may find that supporting their care team and managing the larger healthcare workforce is challenging, particularly during times of high stress and peak demand. Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Pipeline Company™, has published a panel-based Think Tank to explore these challenges and discuss how to focus efforts on improving the care team’s work-life balance and well-being. This is expected to Boost outcomes and the safety of care provided.
Frost & Sullivan’s latest executive summary, Healthcare Staff Well-Being is the New Top Priority, highlights how various healthcare market dynamics—a mix of external, internal, and technology-oriented forces—affect the priorities, needs, and landscape for health services and solutions. It also showcases how progressive technological changes will provide data-based analytics, enabling ways to deliver transforming solutions, applications, and systems necessary to Boost patient and staff engagement.
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According to Daniel Ruppar, Consulting Director—Healthcare & Life Sciences, Frost & Sullivan, “Healthcare workers focus on numerous shifting priorities and activities during a normal workday, operating under significant stress. Healthcare provider managers need to support their teams by listening, responding, and supporting them to address their mental health and wellness.”
Ruppar also noted, “Many providers have learned not to repeat the same mistakes that led to staff burnout and departures.”
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“Healthcare providers are bound to balance the needs of their organization with the needs of their people as care team well-being impacts patient outcomes,” noted Michael Byczkowski, Global Vice President and Head of Healthcare Industry at SAP. “Valuing and optimizing the workforce, supporting them with the right tools and technology, and placing them at the center of organizational preparedness are necessary to prepare for future obstacles.”
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As Q2 earnings send enterprise giant SAP’s stock down, President of SAP North America DJ Paoni is leaving the enterprise company, TechCrunch has learned from sources. SAP confirmed the news, saying that Paoni is retiring from the company after 26 years.
“We truly believe the momentum we’re seeing in North America can be attributed to strong leadership, so the search for his successor is underway,” the company said. “An announcement will be made when confirmed. We thank DJ for his incredible contributions and wish him the best in this next chapter.”
As head of U.S. Sales Paoni had a prominent role in the company, running strategy and day to day operations for the region, SAP’s largest market. In many instances, he also acted as its public face in the U.S. As an example, he spoke about the importance of employee mental health during the pandemic in a 2021 event put on by The Washington Post.
While there has always been chatter about tension between SAP’s American and German headquarters, Constellation Research analyst Holger Muller says that he doesn’t necessarily see this coming into play here.
“There is always the rumor of tensions between the German and U.S. cultures when an executive leaves from the U.S. And while cultural challenges are common at global companies, they are not more prominent at SAP than other technology vendors,” he said.
He added that it will be intriguing to see who SAP chooses as Paoni’s successor. “It will be interesting to see who will succeed Paoni, a 26-year veteran of SAP. We may see the generational change that has happened at the board level now happening in the SAP regions.”
Executive turnover is actually not unusual at the company. Former CEO Bill McDermott stepped down in 2019 after 17 years with the organization and became CEO at ServiceNow not long after. The company replaced McDermott with a co-CEO setup that included Christian Klein based in German and Jennifer Morgan in the U.S. After six months, Morgan stepped down. More recently Rob Enslin left SAP after a 27 year run to join Google Cloud, and later moved to be CEO of UiPath.
Paoni’s departure was learned of yesterday, the same day that SAP announced Q2 2022 earnings. Per CNBC, the company reported overall revenue growth of 13%, with cloud revenue specifically growing 34%. However, the company did trim its profit expectations, a pullback attributed to the war in Ukraine.
Currently, SAP shares are down 38% from its 52-week high, but is up 3.71% from yesterday’s closing price.
When BRK Ambiental comes to town, they build more than just a sewer. The company is one of the largest privately owned waste management organizations in Brazil – a country of over 200 million people, of which half do not have access to sewage networks.
“The need is great,” said Alain Arcalji, Vice President, Shared Services, BRK Ambiental, at the accurate International Conference for Utilities, presented by SAP and TAC Events in Munich, Germany. “Giving people access to clean water and sanitation is the same as giving them dignity.”
In the vast majority of Brazilian slums, raw sewage is dumped directly into the street or nearby waterways. Lack of sanitation is directly connected to a myriad of health, environmental, and social problems.
The greater the deficit of proper sewage, the lower the life expectancy at birth. Every year, hundreds of thousands of workers in Brazil miss work due to gastrointestinal problems linked to poor sanitation. Studies show that children with access to sanitation have 18% higher educational attainment than those without access. In addition to serious health risks, lack of sanitation has widespread detrimental environmental effects.
“Sanitation serves as a building block to improving quality of life and guaranteeing safe and healthy living conditions for residents,” said Arcalji. “But most importantly, we go beyond the basics. We make people feel good about themselves and their community. I’ve seen neighborhoods flourishing once sanitation has been installed. Where sludge used to run, people are whitewashing the walls. Where you once had wasteland, people are planting trees and gardens.”
BRK’s purpose is improving lives. The company’s strategy is fully aligned to all the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) but goal #6, to ensure access to water and sanitation for all, is its core business. The journey to better waste management is fraught with obstacles and hampered by conflicting political interests particularly in terms of investments.
Public opinion, on the other hand is obviously positive. The company, which operates 22 concessions serving 16 million customers, works hand in hand with local public entities to negotiate contracts, secure funding and permits, build and manage infrastructure and create awareness.
“Brazil’s water networks are old and faulty. Only 60 of every 100 liters that go through the system are actually used,” Arcalji explained. While the world’s largest river system, the Amazon, is found in Brazil, there are thousands of kilometers and many arid landscapes between it and the nation’s largest cities and industrial activities in the south. Meeting the needs of communities across the world’s fifth-largest country requires massive investments in new infrastructure, including thousands of kilometers of waste management networks and systems.
Accurate reporting on environmental, societal, and governance (ESG) factors is a top priority. In 2021 BRK was rated #1 Company ESG Risk Rating - Sustainalytics in the Americas in the ESG Risk Rating for Water Management by Sustainalytics, a global provider of high-quality, analytical environmental, social and governance (ESG) research, ratings, and data to institutional investors and companies. Globally, it was rated #4.
“We’re very proud of these results,” said Arcalji. “Our goal is to achieve zero emissions by 2040, 10 years ahead of the target set by the United Nations. And we aim to reduce water leakage from 35 to 25% by the end of this decade.”
Treating the equivalent of 100,000 olympic pools of wastewater per year is not for the faint-hearted. BRK’s exemplary performance is only possible with the right technology. The company implemented SAP S/4HANA in 2020.
Arcalji, reponsible for all shared services including IT, asset administration, and financial planning, was put in charge of the transformation project two weeks before the start of the pandemic. At the same time, Brazil adopted a new regulatory framework aimed to provide 99% of the population with clean water access and 90% with adequate sewage facilities by 2035. With no federal regulations in place, performing the job is up to the states and municipalities, which in turn depend on private and public partnerships with companies such as BRK.
“The competitive landscape practically changed overnight,” said Arcalji. “SAP S/4HANA gives us the necessary agility for onboarding new concessions and consolidating legacy platforms and systems, and it provides a robust platform for sustainable growth. With SAP, we can handle the surge in competition and also provide our customers with digital services, an absolutely crucial requirement in this day and age.”
According to Arcalji, the project succeeded as well as it did thanks to a dedicated communications campaign to create awareness throughout the company about the importance of transformation. In addition, process owners were given full control of their areas and were trusted to make the right decisions. As a result, BRK Ambiental now has a single source of truth, completely standardized and streamlined business processes, and analytical capabilities covering all aspects of the business. It was also able to radically reduce legacy systems, which led to significant gains in total cost of ownership.
Arcalji had high praise for his team of 100 who helped ensure the success of the 12-month implementation. He concluded that migrating an ERP system is like launching a rocket.
“You can test all the parts as often as you want, but you’ll only know if it works as a whole once you launch it,” said Arcalji. “After that, there is no way back; it will either crash or fly. Ours flew high.”
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Britney Spears is releasing new music and is teaming up with a musical icon for her first single in over a decade, according to media reports.
Spears and Elton John are collaborating for the new single "Hold Me Closer." John confirmed the news of the song on Instagram with an image with the words Hold Me Closer with a pink background and a rose symbolizing Spears and a rocket representing John.
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Britney Spears performs during Now! 99.7 Triple Ho Show 7.0 at SAP Center on December 3, 2016 in San Jose, California. (Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
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An official release date for the single has not been announced. USA Today noted that John has a song called "Tiny Dancer" which features the lyric "hold me closer tiny dancer." But it’s unknown if the duet between the two stars will be a new rendition inspired by John’s popular song.
"Hold Me Closer" will be Spears’ first new music since she released her 2016 album "Glory" which was later expanded with bonus tracks and released in 2020. One of the tracks from the album was a collaboration with the Backstreet Boys titled "Matches," according to Billboard.
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Elton John performs at MetLife Stadium on July 23, 2022 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
Spears fans have to be excited that the "Oops I Did It Again" singer is releasing new music after nearly 14 years when a judge ruled in favor of terminating the court conservatorship that has affected her life. The singer’s attorney lauded her "courage and poise" in the wake of the ruling last November.
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The complexity of the conservatorship was two-fold: one part covered her estate, including her finances, while the other was of her person, which included her health and well-being.
The entertainer’s attorney Mathew Rosengart made it his goal to have James Spears removed from his role as conservator of his daughter’s finances before working to end the conservatorship altogether. The judge suspended James Spears at a September hearing, citing the "toxic environment" his presence created.
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Despite the turbulent times in the pop star's life, she enjoyed happiness this summer when she married her long-time boyfriend, actor Sam Asghari.
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All SAP customers can now enable industry leading observability for their SAP infrastructure, applications and business processes without any intrusive agent installation, manual configurations or context switching across multiple toolchains
SAN FRANCISCO, July 20, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New Relic (NYSE: NEWR), the observability company, today announced the general availability of New Relic Monitoring for SAPⓇ Solutions, the industry's first native observability solution delivered in an agentless manner for enterprises running critical business processes on SAP systems. The solution empowers IT teams to better support business operations by harnessing existing SAP data sources to access all necessary telemetry data and avoids the need to install intrusive monitoring agents in SAP production servers or rely on third-party connectors. With all telemetry unified in one place, New Relic offers turnkey visualization for dashboards, traces, and maps, in addition to anomaly detection and alerts for SAP and non-SAP systems. The solution can help teams with faster root-cause analysis and resolution of interruptions that may impact the organization’s ability to generate revenue or deliver critical services.
Ninety-nine percent of the world’s largest companies rely on SAP to accelerate multiple business functions, from processing purchase orders and vendor invoices to running finance and payroll. These critical business processes cannot be interrupted without serious impact to an organization’s ability to generate revenue and deliver products and services to their customers. Until now, getting a full view of all of the complex SAP applications throughout an organization’s technology stack proved difficult, leaving customers unprepared for business process interruptions. New Relic Monitoring for SAP Solutions offers the industry's first native observability solution delivered in an agentless manner for enterprises running critical business processes on SAP systems.
"New Relic recognizes that enterprises worldwide rely on SAP to run their business, and any issues with infrastructure or applications can severely impact revenue and service delivery," said Rey Perez, Chief Customer Officer at New Relic. "With Monitoring for SAP Solutions, New Relic is giving organizations the power to detect issues earlier — even before they occur — and enabling faster root-cause resolution when problems are found. We’re bringing business level monitoring to a new level."
"As a strategic partner to New Relic, we understand how mission critical SAP is to our customer base, which is why we are excited for the launch of New Relic Monitoring for SAP Solutions," said Shrey Prakash, Director, Software & Cloud, Asia Pacific & Japan at SoftwareONE. "SoftwareONE helps our customers migrate SAP applications to the public cloud, and New Relic Monitoring for SAP Solutions will create the much needed visibility into performance and overall health of SAP systems to ensure a smooth and successful cloud migration."
Key benefits of the solution include:
Comprehensive Observability: Unify metrics, events, logs, and traces from multiple SAP systems, as well as non-SAP systems, into a central, common view within New Relic.
Tagged Workload Visualization: Tag SAP data to its relevant business process, empowering IT teams with infrastructure and application monitoring to better support the business and deliver on response SLAs.
New Relic Monitoring for SAP Solutions v2.0 has been certified for deployment on SAP NetWeaverⓇ 7.5 via the SAP integration scenario ABAPⓇ Add-On Deployment for SAP Enterprise Resource Planning. The solution enables the monitoring of SAP ECC, SAP S/4HANAⓇ and other SAP Netweaver-based systems. The New Relic solution for SAP monitoring is generally available today. For more information, check out our blog post or visit www.newrelic.com.
About New Relic
As a leader in observability, New Relic empowers engineers with a data-driven approach to planning, building, deploying, and running great software. New Relic delivers the only unified data platform that empowers engineers to get all telemetry—metrics, events, logs, and traces—paired with powerful full stack analysis tools to help engineers do their best work with data, not opinions. Delivered through the industry’s first usage-based consumption pricing that’s intuitive and predictable, New Relic gives engineers more value for the money by helping Boost planning cycle times, change failure rates, release frequency, and mean time to resolution. This helps the world’s leading brands including American Red Cross, Australia Post, Banco Inter, Chegg, Gojek, Signify Health, TopGolf, World Fuel Services (WFS), and Zalora Boost uptime, reliability, and operational efficiency to deliver exceptional customer experiences that fuel innovation and growth. www.newrelic.com.
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India has one of the world’s youngest workforces.
But it also has skills and gender gaps in ‘STEM’ (science, technology, engineering and maths) careers.
The partners hope to upskill 62,000 young women students from underserved communities in India to build careers in technology.
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The TechSaksham tech skills programme in India has helped almost 2,500 women students since its launch last year. Image: TechSaksham
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“Key knowledge on AI, robotics, cloud computing, Python, C language, machine learning, and more helped me do a good job at the interview,” Kirti said. “The training also gave me the courage to be assertive in stating what I look for in the company I want to work at.”
Women college graduates in India are getting help to transition into industry through a practical tech skills programme called TechSaksham. Image: TechSaksham
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TechSaksham is set to address India’s wider gender gap in online learning than traditional classroom-based education in STEM fields. Image: WEF/Coursera
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