At the online ceremony on 17 November 2021, the ISC took the virtual stage alongside the BBC, Financial Times, ABBA, Al Jazeera, Deutsche Welle and other digital heavyweights. The winners were challenged to pack their acceptance speeches in #7WordsofLovie. Ours were “Science: For Love of People and Planet”, reflecting the ISC’s mission to advance science as a global public good, as well as the key messages in the Conversations in Rethinking Human Development report:
The web-report takes readers through nine key directions to rethink the concept of human development, guided by experts across various disciplines and countries. It features a series of commentaries and essays that reflect on the fundamental shifts that have taken place in the past 30 years since the first Human Development report in 1990, and what this means for our understanding and application of the term ‘human development’.
This is an ongoing journey – we will continue eliciting other emergent narratives and gathering new voices to further unpack and address the possibilities of rethinking human development measures.
About the Lovie Awards:
The Lovie Awards is the European counterpart of the Webby Awards, administered by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS) to honour online excellence and recognize the top web creators.
The Lovie Awards are named after Ada Lovelace, a mathematician and pioneer in computer science from the 19th century England, who wrote the world’s first machine algorithm for an early computing machine design, paving the way for computer programming and other future innovations across the web we enjoy today.