Thank you Eyad!! I'm very happy to hear that this was useful :)
Thanks for your message. Sadly we don't have very good answers to this question yet but I can send some resources that can be useful:
-You can contact Andres Gomez who is starting a charity evaluator in Colombia: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andresfelipegomez/?originalSubdomain=co
-Open Philanthropy has recommended Sinergia Animal in the past as a potential impactful cause in many south american countries, including Colombia: https://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/farm-animal-welfare/sinergia-animal-corporate-cage-free-campaigns
-If you're not committed to Colombia in particular, Brazil has its version of Givewell: https://doebem.org.br/
-If you want to be more involved in EA in Colombia and start new projects feel free to send me a message :) Also you're welcome to join the Spanish Speaking EA group on Slack where there are lots of new initiatives to find impactful causes in South America: https://join.slack.com/t/altruismo-eficaz/shared_invite/zt-9dcv7eki-jrN6GerS0NAI~97RH4dB2A
I'm looking forward to know more about your interests :)
This makes me wonder if current hair removal/depilation methods for women could fit the definition (or curious why they would not). We could think of them as minor inconveniences, but maybe women perceived foot binding as a minor inconvenience too (I can think of examples in which we don't categorize things as major inconveniences even when they have huge levels of pain).
Good points, I will add info hazards.
Thanks for the TED talk! ugh yes... violence sucks haha :( I also haven't seen too much about that in EA circles but I have seen it more present in development circles, like JPAL and IPA with their crime and violence initiatives. I'm curious why on the longtermist side of interventions violence and crime play such an important role in EA (like preventing great power conflict or nuclear weapons) but on the shorttermist side it's more focused on health interventions (is it because it's harder to measure than health interventions so they will never beat a GW recommended charity, which is not a problem for the longtermist side when expected value can make violence prevention a great deal?)
Thanks again for your comments!
Yes, the efforts private and public companies make in order to be or at least appear to be "aligned" with SDGs is one of the things I find most interesting and worth making use of. They have been widely adopted across different sectors perhaps because they included private & non-profit sector in their elaboration (and great outreach and communication strategies as well I'm guessing). Also worth studying how they became such a big deal (and also explore until what extent they are a big deal or more a symbolic statement).
The concern for animal welfare is a very interesting case study, thanks for pointing that out! I've had it in the back of my head but haven't thought too much about it. I will point this out to Ana Diez from Argentina, she was interested in finding case studies of overlaps (or significant differences) between SDGs and EA's cause prioritization.
Thanks for this initiative, I will answer the survey. Regarding the questions here are some comments:
-Has your participation in online social events changed over the course of the pandemic? If yes, how has it changed, and why?
I would say that the pandemic was the reason why I started being more involved in EA in the first place thanks to EAGx (before this I only read stuff or listened to podcasts but never got really involved). EAGx exceeded all my expectations about online events. The platform with the "matchmakings" , the 1 on 1s and the icebreakers were awesome.
However, after that I felt more reluctant to join any other online event... perhaps they feel less "official" and I get the impression that only really involved in EA people attend. Perhaps it's easier to come up with excuses about lack of time with those ones... Or perhaps you start considering the time it takes to meet new people and you prefer to talk to people you already know before building new relationships (in my case I just message directly the people that I know instead of attending events).
-Do you prefer small group (3-5 people) to 1-1 discussions for socializing online?
I have never been in a 3-5 people meetup (just 1-1) but I think I would love it, both sound important and different. For career advice or networking 1-1 sound better to me but for discussion/having a good time/commenting stuff 3-5 could be great. But I´m not sure...
Thanks for the post! I agree with the importance of peer accountability and I have been trying to apply it myself. Some comments about helpful and unhelpful butt-kicking:
So in general thanks for the post and for sharing your ideas. Hope to see more butt-kicking tools inside EA community.
Thanks Linch, these are very good points (I´m particularly interested in number 3, I never thought of it that way, but I agree).
Thanks a lot!
Gracias por escribir esto Simón y espero que nos mantengas al tanto de los avances de la iniciativa en UPB.
Mi experiencia ha sido que hay bastante demanda de creación de contenido en español y que aun creando artículos cortos y sencillos se puede llenar un vacío importante. Creería que un posible paso concreto a seguir puede ser crear espacios o talleres de creación de contenido original (y universidades como UPB pueden ser un buen experimento) para que los creadores de contenido hispanohablantes ganen experiencia y practiquen. Creo que hay muchas normas de comunicación en la comunidad angloparlante de AE que pueden nutrir el contenido en español y animaría a los escritores nuevos a que consuman mucho contenido de AE, interioricen esas normas, sepan usarlas, criticarlas, y a su vez nutrir a la comunidad angloparlante con nuevas maneras de comunicación.
Creo que un modo fallido de promover creación de contenido sin interacción suficiente con el mundo angloparlante puede resultar en dos comunidades aisladas (y una con muchos más recursos y capacidad de tomar decisiones) así que definir bien los espacios para ambos idiomas (como las sugerencias de opciones multilingues para el EA forum) parece ser importante.
Gracias de nuevo :)