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Banco de Tecido is a physical space (and digital/online) that provides diverse fabrics, where any
Tons of fabrics are wasted every year around the world. The leftovers become garbage and contaminate the environment. The panorama of reuse and recycling of textile waste is still very restricted. In this way, the disposal of this material become the only solution for most people. Most of what is thrown away could still be used. Our focus is to find a sustainable solution that promotes the reduction of the environmental impact.
The question we ask ourselves is: how can we avoid that this fabric, that can still be used, goes to the landfill? We would have to reinsert, as least part of it, into the textile production chain. Thus we arrived at a INTEGREATED SYSTEM OF CIRCULATION (physical stores and a digital platform). The solution that the propose is based on two forms of commercial transaction, first, the sale of fabrics per kilogram for a fair and standard price (R$35,00). Second, is the accountholder system, in which anybody can deposit an amount of fabrics, which will be measured in kilograms. The weight of fabrics that was deposited becomes a credit that the accountholder can use to withdraw other fabrics. We charge a tariff in kilograms, of 25% at each deposit, this fabric is sold for money instead of kilograms of fabric, which allows the economic sustainability of the initiative.
ALINHA is a platform that focuses on accelerating sewing workshops (in the offline setting) and i
We address the issue of precarious labor force at the fashion manufacturers' sector, the strenuous working hours, the degrading and unhealthy working conditions and, many times, the seamstresses working conditions that are analogue to enslavement.
ALINHA visits sewing workshops, diagnoses and proposes structural, organizational, health and safety improvements for the seamstresses. After that, ALINHA allows access to a network of partners that can offer support to the implementation of the recommended improvements. ALINHA also indicates the access to courses for training, organization and business management. Once the requirements for a minimally ideal sewing workshop are met, the workshop is then available at ALINHA's website and can be found by fashion designers, manufacturers and brands that are interested in their work. The hiring process between the sewing workshops and those interested in them happens without ALINHA's intervention. Once the order that was placed is delivered, each part evaluates each other. These information feeds the search at ALINHA's marketplace.
NOVABORI represents a strategic generation with a legacy of more than 60 years in textiles.
From 2003 to 2013, in Tlaxcala they closed 740 textile companies of the 879 in existence. They lost 15,000 jobs due to lack of differentiation in their products, fragmentation of the chain of production and global opening. Most of the surviving companies are trapped in a vicious cycle of manufacturing products of low added value which limits the designing capacity that the national and international markets require.
In order to survive the adverse environment, and after carefully analyzing the dynamics of the fashion industry and the way global companies have responded to them, in 2014 we created NOVABORI. This endeavor includes a business model that identifies the optimal way to become involved in the value chain of our customers and to deliver solutions through fabrics that generate sustainable competitive advantages based on cost, delivery time and design. The basis of our solutions is the research and co-creation of substrata; the capacity to integrate into the value chain with talent and technology; and being able to adapt immediately to the latest fashion trends.
The mal-practices of insurance companies is at an epic height and thegross disgruntlement of
Health insurance is almost non existing in Cameroon. Generally it falls on individuals to meet the cost of treatment. For the available insurers, there have been a lot of registered bad experiences from clients and the frequent bankruptcy and fraudulent activities from insurance companies. Most importantly there is either the unavailability of laws addressing these short comings or the non-enforcements of such laws if they exist.
The number one solution is the movement itself. Grass root lobbying being citizen participation in government, with the intention of reaching the legislature and making a difference in the decision making process. To create a forum for which insurers will come together to form a uniform goal,, to bring together differences so as to create a uniform action to boost the sale and efficient practice of the insurance business. To provide security for clients who subscribe and to boost the confidence and perception of the local population on insurance through a transparent system of operation.
Professional team that will make the medication available at all times to villagers and provide t
Each project should solve a problem in a local community. The government does its best to update and upgrade the hospitals allover Egypt, but there is clear lack in the medical service, especially in south of Egypt, where I live. The following pictures show the facts about the level of medical service at my village and its surrounding villages and cities.
We save lives. We are ready at all times to offer high quality medical service to our local community, as the healthy life is our priority. We qualify a well-trained team of volunteers to serve our community. We build up a strong medical system and enable poor people to get their proper medication on time. We work together with the Egyptian government and the non-profit organizations to improve the medical service.
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2016,some are preparing to visit the moon while alot of children are unable to go to scho
Since the rate of unemployment is high,the government is unable to offer jobs to everyone especially to the poor uneducated parents.So because of the lack of ressources,education for poor children especially girls,isn't always a given. As their parents think that they would be more beneficial in the farms or begging in the street or working as housekeepers than going to school and because they can't afford school materials (books,bags etc..)
In a lot of different areas in the country which are affected by poverty, education can be the path to peace and success. All children deserve a strong start in life, and we believe early education is the key to unlocking future success. That's why the aim of our project is to make sure that school materials needs wouldn't be an obstacle or a reason to force kids to drop from schools. We will try our best to afford those needs depending on donations and sponsors !More over we'll try to stimulate learning environments,work with teachers and local community members to achieve greater levels of literacy and empower the kids with a spirit of leadership, engagement and volunteerism through a variety of activities, sport and educational events.
KitSmile is changing cerebral palsy rehabilitation in children through technology, design and kno
One in every 500 children is born with Cerebral Palsy (CP). Caring for a child with cerebral palsy is not easy. This condition, significantly affects the quality of life of children with CP and causes significant stress and depression in parents. Today there is no cure for CP but personalized therapy and specialized in-home care devices can enhance the quality of life of both children with CP and caregivers. However adequate therapy is not readily accessible to most of the people in the developing world and is extremely expensive.
At KitSmile we have designed a portable and modular chair that accommodates every need of a child with cerebral palsy. It is an all day companion. The one device the child will need to be safe, happy and perform daily activities. This device is unique among the alternatives exiting in the market: No other device supports the three main activities that a child performs during the day: exercise, eat and rest. This modular chair is our first step of providing an in-house rehabilitation program. We are currently developing an app that will connect parents with pediatricians and therapists. The objective of this app is that parents can have access to first-hand knowledge and care so that through simple instructions and support they are able to perform in-house therapy designed by specialists and doctors.
Improper disposal of waste, in particular plastic waste, severely impedes everyday life in Ghana’
RUG addresses improper waste disposal. According to UNICEF and WHO, Ghana is among the ten dirtiest countries worldwide . Estimates report that 70% of the 2000 Tonnes of plastic waste daily end up on Ghana’s streets. Blocked drains serve as breeding beds for malaria-transmitting mosquitoes and lead to disastrous flooding in rainy season. The majority of collected plastic is burned on dumpsites posing a threat to humans and nature.
The Recycle Up! Ghana initiative seeks to further increase students’ awareness on environmental issues, to provide a better understanding of the potential adverse effects implied by excessive (plastic) waste pollution and improper disposal of waste. Ultimately, the initiative exists in order to empower the Ghanaian youth to act as Recycle Up! Ambassadors and develop local waste management and recycling solutions for their community. During the summer camp the students develop innovative solutions to local pollution problems they have identified themselves. Following the camp, the students will implement the proposed solutions with the support of experienced team members in their schools - the so-called Recycle Up! Your School projects.
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mJangale is an after school program that leverages mobile technology and custom-designed apps to
Reports indicate important problems in primary schools in Senegal. Explanatory reasons for low learning quality include low qualification of teachers, lack of teachers’ training, teachers’ absenteeism, lack of textbooks and large class size. In this context, pupils are missing individual attention, interactive activities, progress tracking, parents' involvement. Familiarity with technology (e.g., computers and coding) happens often too late.
mJangale is an after school program that leverages mobile technology to improve the skills of children in literacy, numeracy, and foreign languages. It also initiates children to STEM (including programming). Activities target girls specifically. One of our offerings permit girls to design connecting clothing (bags and bracelets) in collaboration with tailors/designers (and mothers) and create 3d printed jewelry. mJangale involves parents (even illiterate) in the learning of their children and creates a network of trained and certified tutors on our pedagogy and curriculum. More than 250 children were trained in the mJangale programs in 3 cities of Senegal - Thies, Dakar and Ziguinchor.
Traveler weighing object (TWO) carries as main goal the identification and eradication of childre
According to the last Census in Ecuador, the population reached 16 million people. This year, young people (0 to 15 years old) made up 31.26% of the population. From this group, 25,3% present chronic undernourishment, representing near a million and a half of children and adolescent in Ecuador. Worldwide, 15% of the children and adolescent population suffer from undernourishment. This condition does not allow them o sustain proper health and grow
Traveler weighing object (TWO) is an easy and economical way for the identification of this health related issues on a first approximation, especially in rural areas. With the use of a smartphone, the TWO and a user-friendly app, anyone will be able to detect signs of chronic undernourishment. But the effort is not complete just with the identification, the app will allow us to link rural doctors with the children, helping to carry the medical help where it is needed. All the data including medical history generated will be transferred to the nearest medical center, to be analyzed and to create histories getting indicators of undernourishment in the zone, accelerating in this way the implementation of improvements in rural health systems
Recored decrease carbon dioxide generated by industries and companies compensating through recycl
Around 2015 world population rise the biggest carbon dioxide emissions in last 800.000 registered years, giving the result of 400 parts per million. Mobility is one of the most influent factors of this emissions, also we can see the electric sector and companies are increase that problem. RecoRed helps companies to reduce these emissions and make a positive difference in climatic change.
We promote sharing your car, cycling, reuse energy technologies and changing productive process when emissions are evident. We design a software for companies which include the workers in a sustainable and inclusive politics: Our method guarantees that among recycling and company’s wastes they can compensate their carbon footprint.
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CoCumo: It’s an organic filter that eliminates the contaminate gases of the vehicle’s tailpipes,
Solves the vehicular pollution problem, which cause 1.3 million of death in the world, our solution brings health and life quality.
We design a filter which reduce considerably (90%) the contaminate gases produced for the vehicle’s tailpipes, according to world health organization, these gases are causing respiratory diseases such as asthma and even worse lung cancer. Our Filter is Eco Friendly and disposables made of renewable raw materials, it doesn’t required complicated manual or instructions, anyone can use it, it works as a muffler as well reducing the noise pollution, it doesn’t affect the engine or the vehicle performance.
Memunatu promotes literacy, leadership, and empowerment for teenage girls in West Africa through
In West Africa, girls face challenges such as low female literacy, early pregnancy, and high drop out rates. With so few finishing secondary school, in Sierra Leone for example, girls are missing key skills. This deprives communities of future lawyers, doctors, architects; economies of informed female consumers; families of future mothers who can promote learning to their children; and societies of their best chance for systemic change.
Memunatu promotes literacy, leadership, and empowerment for teenage girls (10-17 years old) in West Africa. Our mission is to create a unique, community-driven publication that provides underserved girls with a range of fun and educational content—from health to tips for school and suggested reading. Distributed through secondary schools with an accompanying teacher’s guide, Memunatu bridges the gap between educational and extracurricular life. Our platform supporting the magazine includes teacher advocates, student ambassadors, mobile sms, and community building opportunities. Starting in Sierra Leone and Liberia, Memunatu has the power to engage and inspire over 9 million girls across the region.
YGAP supplies energy efficiency and health products to rural communities in Uganda.
More than 80% of Uganda's population has no access to modern energy. Millions of families rely on smoky kerosene lamps for lighting and inefficient three stone fires to cooking. Smoke emissions are a common source of respiratory diseases, while the inefficiency causes high fuel expenditures. Solar lamps and improved cook-stoves are great solutions, however widely not accessible for people because of supply chains not reaching out to rural areas.
YGAP supplies energy efficiency and health products in rural Uganda. Improved cook-stoves, solar lamps and water filters are the main goods. The sales-van as the people's “General Access Point” is selling products on village market days, visiting social communities as well as supplying goods to local shops. Trading routes are fixed and guarantee a regular return of the van to ensure continuous after-sales services. The sales-van's mobility allows YGAP to reach remote rural areas and to serve simultaneously a big customer basis cost efficient. Moreover YGAP is giving training on spot and engages in awareness building. Through winning customers confidence and making products available on spot, YGAP is overcoming the markets main barriers.
This project will help promote food security by building farmers capacity to adapt to the effect
Climate change has a big effect on agriculture and food security, local farmers have less or no knowledge about the actual concept of climate change. There is also no mechanism put in place to help local farmers in deprived communities to have access to daily accurate weather data to help their agriculture processes.
This project will create the awareness of climate change adaptation and mitigation to local farmers and also give them daily access to accurate information on the local weather condition using our self-build low cost weather stations to help farmers make decision on when to plant, apply fertilizer and harvest their produce to avoid post-harvest losses.
We want to tackle the problems of food waste and rising homelessness in Birmingham.
The first problem is the huge lack of employment opportunities for people in addiction recovery and temporary housing, and so a lack of opportunity for them to get back into a stable life. The second problem is the huge amount of waste food which is thrown away – 15 million tonnes annually in the UK. Just under half of this comes from supermarkets and the manufacturing process, and this is food which is completely edible.
We want to provide a sustainable employment opportunity for people in addiction recovery and temporary housing projects in Birmingham through a ‘street food’ social enterprise. We will utilise food waste as ingredients, partnering with local food waste charities, and our beneficiaries will create quality and healthy edible products which can be sold to locals and students via our food stall found on the University of Birmingham campus. We also aim to offer high quality training in soft skills, cooking and management to all our employees, along with setting up links with companies to whom the beneficiaries can apply for jobs to after working for us.
Laamuna Handcrafted Art aims to reduce to mayor extent the poverty percentage in the world throug
Poverty. The problem that the project is trying to address is that certain communities around the world live in really critical conditions, the quality of life for these communities is poor. People who struggle to live with less than 1.25$ dollars a day are not able to afford basic needs. When they work extremely hard and even get exploited sometimes for what they sell.
The solution? The solution is Laamuna Handcrafted art. We as a company in the hand of fair-trade; started with the first community, The Wayuú community in Colombia. We will provide this people work that will lead them to a normal and better quality of life. Will help them to afford basic needs (shelter, health and education) as production of their handcrafted so valued Art. Applying the Grass roots approach by Starting with 50 persons from one community for the first year. Then the next year we add another community (50 people) in other part of the world e.g. Nepal, plus an increased number of the previous community. And scaling by increasing the number of communities targeted per year.
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Climate change will impact the globe.
Environmental modeling is often topic specific, simulating nature on single dimensions. Climate Change, on the other hand, will affect the environment in multiple dimension (water, temperature and extreme events) and will also impact societies and economies. Understanding the impacts of climate change requires computational modeling that integrates multiples modules providing an holistic understanding of the global warming challenge.
The Model for Vulnerability Evaluation (MOVE) is an integrated computational platform for the assessment of climate vulnerability and risks. MOVE is intended as an advisory tool for the public and private sectors supporting decision making in complex contexts. The model can be applied to a broad range of natural and human systems and is very flexible on its applicability scale. Successful business and pilot cases were developed for urban planning (IADB financed under the Emerging Cities Program), food security (ECLAC financed), biodiversity (GIZ financed), water basin management (IBIO financed) and industry (water availability and flood risks, financed by a top 3 Brazilian food industry).
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By 2025 for every 3 tons of fish in the ocean there will be 1 ton of plastics.
Plastic waste and its impact on the marine ecosystem is one of the world's emerging environmental issues, affecting populations worldwide and with limited known solutions. Plastic is a petrochemical and therefore never disappears. With time it breaks down into microscopic pieces that pollute the marine ecosystem and potentially present a threat to human health. In parallel, global plastics recycling rate is a mere 5% of global production.
L.O.O.P. targets plastic pollution by creating a market for products made from recycled plastic waste (up-cycled PET). To date the L.O.O.P. value chain has transformed 1.3million PET plastic bottles into rPET fabric. End products are mainly tote bags sold as merchandising for corporations. L.O.O.P. targets the retail sector to motivate shoppers to replace single-use plastic bag with the L.O.O.P. reusable totes. Sales profits allow the company to organize awareness campaigns aimed at influencing youth consumer habits by promoting sustainable lifestyles. In summary, L.O.O.P. tackles plastic pollution at three levels: commercializing up-cycled products; providing alternatives to single-use plastics; and sparking consumer behavior change.
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Adopt a tree is an environmental game that aims to make people of all ages truly engage with the
Global warming is affecting us, and Latin American countries that have major water reserves are not alien to this. Serious factors including high temperatures, rapid and indiscriminate deforestation, lack of water in and others show the constant deterioration. This requires us awareness and positive actions to restore environmental balance. This video game is a great playful and technological tool that will allow us to help to achieve this goal
Adopt a tree is a video game for mobile devices that is intended to be a fun and interactive tool that promotes preventive and corrective actions on various fronts of the environmental problem we are experiencing: - We seek to create an environmental education in all persons regardless of their age, geographical location or social status. - We want everyone to adopt a tree and that mitigate the impact of global warming. - The trees we adopt and plant in our different reforestation campaigns is only intended to save rivers and generate more water.
Clean, plentiful water.
The traditional headloading way of carrying water in South Asia is deeply problematic for the young girls and women who traditionally gather water. They travel long distances, up to 6 km daily, multiple times a day, in order to gather 15-20 liters of usable water. These women can spend up to 25% of their time on water collection, time better used for education or jobs. This can cause neck issues, back issues, and childbirth complications.
Given the wide geographical spread and the low water table in the Thar desert, it is not feasible to drill wells in each village. Women (esp. in small remote villages) travel long distances multiple times a day to gather water, using heavy headloaded containers. We aim to introduce rugged wheel-based water containers that can enable villagers to roll 65 liters of water from the water source to their houses, removing the need for headloading. Given the much larger quantity of water transported, the young women who usually gather water will only have to make a single trip a day, or one in two days, saving on time for education etc. This concept is already successfully deployed in Africa and now it is time to bring it to Pakistan.
JokkoSanté is a mobile platform for sharing and cross-financing medications incentivizing both ph
In Senegal, the spendings in medicine are at least 65% of the family spendings in health while 80 % of the population are not covered by any healthcare system In such a hard context, the consumption of medicine is not however optimized because medicine remainings accumulate in family's first-aid box until lapsing or are offered without any medical control.
As answer to this situation, we propose a circular economy model in which medecine deposits in the community pharmacy are rewarded by points. The members of JokkoSanté have a personal account bound to their mobile phone number. The account is credited or debited according to the value of their medicine deposits or retrievals. JokkoSanté is then a community system of deposit, storage, sharing, and cross-financing of medicine which transform all family first-aid boxes into a single community pharmacy on the scale of the village, the department, the region and even of the country. This system is leaned to a Web / mobile application which allows secured transactions with end-to-end implication of healthcare professionals.
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SERES programs inspire, mobilise and unleash youth leadership for community resilience to a chang
The modern day sustainability crisis has a generational and economic cleavage: young people coming of age at this kairos moment in human history are inheriting a world in crisis. Those from developing countries – many of which have significant youth bulges – have even greater challenges. This population is key to our success in transforming this crisis, yet all too often they are only seen as part of the problem, rather than part of the solution.
SERES works in the informal education sector with at-risk youth on the front lines of climate change. Through transformative sustainability leadership programs, SERES provides empowering opportunities for youth to lead the transition towards a more peaceful, just and thriving future. The programs engage with "unlikely leaders", seeking to simultaneously galvanise the potential of the youth bulge and create new socio-ecologically minded change agents that are working to transform their communities and society at large. Communities with active SERES youth are more informed about climate change, implementing youth-driven change processes and using peace-building strategies to engage other community members and move towards a better tomorrow.
On tischefrei.de you can directly book a restaurant deal for the time you wish.
Global hunger and poverty.
Restaurants donate for each booked person (via our online platform). We give this money to an aid organisation (Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e.V.) for several worldwide projects against hunger.
SEALS platform is a social network where any individual with leadership potential will help youth
The Moroccan unemployment rate is over 10%, which asserts the difficulty to find job opportunities in Morocco. Inasmuch over 8 millions Moroccan students suffer from the 21 most inefficient education system in the world . A system that discourage personal initiatives and leadership spirit. Under those circustances Morocco was ranked 82nd ( 5th in the MENA region ) according to the overall index of entrepreneurship in 2015.
Encouraging initiative and leadership culture can be the solution meliorate the quality of the Moroccan youth managerial acts. We will guarantee the effectiveness of their activities by offering a supervision by experienced people and for free. In 2014 nearly 17.3 million Moroccan are connected to Internet everyday. So to facilitate access to our target we decided to create an online platform for customized mentoring in personal project management. "Mentoring" is a process that always involves communication and relationship that is in common with Social media. That’s why; the idea is to combine the social media and relationship provided by monitoring in order to create an accessible online mentoring program.
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HerFloor is an all-in-one marketplace for women to buy and sell products or services, share exper
1 million women graduate every year in Pakistan and most of them remain underutilized because of societal and lifestyle barriers. Pakistan will have 40 million smartphones by 2016, and $100m is the overall e-commerce market share as of Dec 2014. How do we use this trend to unlock opportunities specially for women at home, who have skills to thrive in the marketplace but require exposure and appropriate path to channelize their skills?
HerFloor.com, a venture of HerCareer.pk, is an all-in-one community for women to buy and sell products or services, share experiences and connect with like-minded women. All they need to do is create a profile on HerFloor and start selling products or services right from their smartphone. We take care of payment, end-to-end logistics for them and promote their profiles, products and services across various channels both online and offline. This way their time is saved and they are able to focus on making things and growing their customer base.
Arifu is a digital adviser training people for their climb out of poverty.
The deep and pervasive lack of access to information, products, and services experienced by the 4.5 billion people living on less than $8 per day. Most of these people now have access to a mobile phone but they tend to no have internet so are unable to access Web-based services. Meanwhile, large organizations lack ways to effectively engage, teach, and learn from these audiences who are playing increasingly important roles in their value chains.
Arifu is a digital adviser training people for their climb out of poverty. Arifu can teach learners about a wide range of topics such as entrepreneurship, farming, or how to access capital. Its content is offered by some of the world’s leading organizations who pay to make it widely available because of the impact they can achieve and the data they can capture about learners in their value chains. The best part? It’s completely free to learners and available over any mobile phone, even where there’s no internet.
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Ormanevi Collective empowers young individuals to become a land entrepreneur based on regenerativ
Rural life and agriculture/food system as a whole is going downhill in Turkey in a state of crisis, creating many additional deep problems in the meantime. The socio-economical dynamics in rural collapse, leading a continuous flow of people to urban sites, which create systematic issues in the urban in cultural, social, economical and integration aspects.
Our proposed solution is an agriculture based intentional community such as eco-villages, collectives -Ormanevi Collective- , cooperatives, and urban style allotments. We consider our collective (Ormanevi Collective) as the first community of OPMIWOHA standing for "Open Minds Workingg Hands". More it expands and improves, more OPMIWOHA framework (thus, the “way” we do manage the collective and “produce” the new-generation of entrepreneurs) brings hope and become a magnetic north. We put a special focus on sharing the know-how from regenerative agriculture to the custom micro-food communities model of ours, to the communicaiton and decision-making framework.
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Adaptavate beleive that there is a better way of making building materials.
Breathaboard provides a solution to damp, mouldy homes that contribute to poor health conditions such as asthma and respiratory conditions. This damp and mould is created by a build up of condensation in the internal environment. Secondly, there is a increasing pressure of plasterboard going to landfill where it is a controlled waste as it emits a hazardous gas. This means that it cost the same to dispose of plasterboard as it does to buy.
Breathaboard breathes with the people in the building, reducing the risk of condensation and mould and creating healthier people in healthier buildings. It does this by absorbing moisture at peaks of humidity (bathing and washing) and releasing it when we are sleeping or out at work. This also reduces the amount of energy need to consume to provide a healthy internal environment, which is essential if we consider we spend 90% of our time indoors. Furthermore, Breathaboard is totally compostable - so there is no waste! This is a nutrient at the end of its life, not a pollutant. Whats more, because it is a biocomposite, it means we can grow the materials of the future.
Pamperologist offers an incentive program for our app users to fund local women initiatives.
To raise social awareness and fund small local women initiatives, which rarely attract funding and attentions due to the lack of resources.
How do we achieve the social goal? Besides Pamperologist's core business, a salon marketplace, we are building a reward system where beauty shoppers can earn in-app credits by just opening the app, or booking services. The in-app credits can then be used to donate to local women initiatives, such as Domestic Violence Crisis Center or others. Every week, we'll be presenting one local non-profit on the app for users to donate their credits. By spreading the words on the platform, we help promote each non-profits' mission and raise social awareness. By having users, mostly female millennials, participate in the donations, we fundamentally transform them to those who care about each social change they've been part of.
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Reverse is a shared management platform of waste, which seeks to engage people, institutions and
The REVERSE plans to resolve the difficulty of finding the correct points of disposal of different types of waste, create tools for cities governments to manage their waste and environment, and inform, everyone that needs, about what to do with their waste, what changes when each one properly allocate their waste, the reality of poor people involved in the "waste market" and how environmental awareness is fundamental to sustaining life on earth.
Through a geolocation system will be presented on a map the closest waste discard points according to the filter set by user. The platform interface will display information about waste, sustainability, environmental mitigation and a marketplace addressed to companies of waste market. In parallel to the map, we have developed a software that assists the government to fulfill the local environmental legislation.
Gradian is a nonprofit social enterprise that equips hospitals to deliver anaesthetia safely, ena
Roughly 5 billion people lack access to adequate surgical and anaesthetic care that can prevent leading causes of death/disability. More people die from surgically treatable conditions than HIV, TB & malaria combined. This unnecessary death/disability will lead to an estimated $12.3 trillion in lost productivity from 2015-30. But due to infrastructural & technological challenges, surgery remains the “neglected stepchild of global public health."
The Universal Anaesthesia Machine is a CE-certified medical device that delivers safe anaesthesia in any hospital, including those where unreliable electricity & shortages of compressed medical gases keep conventional machines from functioning. With a built-in oxygen concentrator & capacity to pull oxygen from room air when there’s no power, it can overcome the infrastructural & technological challenges of surgery in low-resource settings. Due to its innovative design, low cost, high quality, & training & maintenance support provided by Gradian, the UAM has the potential to make safe surgery possible in the most challenging contexts, averting unnecessary death & disability & helping save trillions of dollars in lost economic productivity.
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Today in Kenya, there are around 14 million youth (18–35), approximately 67% of whom are unemployed. Young people don’t feel hopeful of economic opportunities, voiceless and transitions from education institutions without jobs make finding productive work hard. History shows how this vulnerability can easily erupt into violence (as after Kenya’s 2007 election violence), high crime rates, or radicalization (Al Shabaab means “the youth” in Arabic).
PAD believes that by combining youth economic empowerment and community leadership, we are offering youth an alternative path, one which can lead to sustainable peace. We begin by identifying groups of young women and men organized around a social cause and micro-enterprise. To accelerate their businesses, we assess their needs and provide technical training, coaching, and capital access in a two-year period; to simplify, we are strategy consultants for youth micro-enterprise. We train our youth groups to actively engage their communities by mentoring them through the implementation of social projects and local activism. Last, we unite these youth leaders from across the country to discuss national policy issues and elevate youth voices
ONergy is a leading energy access social enterprise providing decentralized solar energy solution
Despite numerous efforts, over 600 million people in India lack access to energy. ONergy operates in East India which is the most backward region, lacking basic infrastructure and accounts for 35% of BOP population. Poor quality and inappropriate products, failure of energy projects and lack of service network in rural areas have built a trust deficit with customers leading to unsustainability.
ONergy provides an innovative approach to address challenges of energy access. (1) Technology Innovation: Apart from solar lighting, ONergy has developed unique products such as solar computers (for digital access), solar irrigation pumps & micro cold storage (for agriculture), solar microgrids (for livelihoods) with pre-paid and remote monitoring. (2) Business Innovation: Operating through a network of Renewable Energy Centres (RECs) thereby developing a complete ecosystem. A network of trained rural entrepreneurs and NGO/MFI partners are able to reach remote areas and provide prompt after sales service. (3) Financing Innovation: ONergy has developed innovative financing models to make its solutions affordable and within reach to the poor.
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Edible Cities will help to create approximately 20 community urban farms in São Paulo to provide
The project is trying to address the insecurity of food consumption in the cities, based on industrial, artificial and contaminated food. Brazil is the biggest consumer of agrochemicals and urban citizens are disconnected with food production in general. Food production plays a big role in climate change, needing long distance transportation and producing food waste throughout the system.
The proposed solution is creating 20 urban farms and gardens to engage urban citizens in food production, stimulating citizens to become urban farmers and produce their own food. The farms will focus on organic production and engagement of the community, using empty land within the city and an online platform to connect people and create collaboration on resource exchange. With farms in the city, the distance between producers and consumers is shortened and the amount of food wasted is reduced. People engaged in urban farming tend to be more aware on their food consumption, enhancing also the consumption of organic and fresh food.
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The project is an end-to-end venture, where we have extracted essential biomolecules like mangife
1. India has a large number of mango trees generating huge amount of dried mango leaves as a solid waste. 2. The consumer market is flooded with anti-aging creams that are created from synthetic chemicals that are harmful. 3. There is lot of scope for making better anti-diabetic products than those prevalent in market 4. Carbon levels have increased at an alarming level in the past few decade posing a grave threat to mankind
1. Waste mango leaves can be utilized to extract useful biomolecules like mangiferin and create biochar out of the byproduct 2. There is a huge potential of anti-aging,whitening cream made from mangiferin as mangiferin has comparable anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial activity to market products 3. Formulation of mangiferin anti-diabetic medicines can create a potent alternative to the solutions already available 4. If biochar is used globally, CO2 levels could drop by at least 8 parts per million. Also biochar will increase soil productivity thereby providing increased local and national food security, commerce and export. It can help governments meet local, national and international, greenhouse gas emission targets
APP’s approach rests on a fundamental premise – the poor and marginalised overwhelmingly represen
In Uganda and Kenya 90% of people cannot afford a lawyer and 60% are held on remand – a decade without trial is not uncommon. A definition of ‘crime’ often veers far from western interpretation. Vagrancy and debt are common themes. Young people can be imprisoned for having sex under the age of 18, despite the consent of both. If found guilty, for the boy, this carries a life sentence. Penalties are long and conditions are harsh.
To use prisons as catalysts for change. To provide ground up initiatives, including opportunities to study Law with the University of London, that equip prisoners with the skills to challenge injustice. In addition, to improve health, welfare and sanitation, and provide leadership tools to ensure interventions are sustainable. We promote systemic change in areas where the poor have little defense against discrimination. “I hope to one day qualify as a lawyer and to represent those who are vulnerable and not able to pay for legal representation.” Rose, Lang’ata Prison, Kenya. To complement this bottom up approach with top down initiatives to motivate senior criminal justice personnel to drive forward service delivery models based on rehabilitation and respect for human rights.
To begin, my company is geared toward a dual social enterprise.
I am looking to create jobs in manufacturing not only in Ohio, but also in other countries. I will provide an opportunity for expansion of economic growth through soft goods manufacturing in underdeveloped countries. This will allow the locals to use the products as well. Another aspect is to supply multi-functional products that will help domestically and internationally for disaster relief or any other useful way of life.
The first product I have come up with is a personal, portable hand washing system capable of filtering bacteria, debris, and viruses in order to provide clean water for washing hands in outdoor, disaster, and/or other water-scarce situations. The system is a wearable, potentially hands-free device suitable for doctors, missionaries, volunteers, disaster relief workers, or others working with a large number of people in order to maintain cleanliness between patients. Practitioners can use it for hand washing, wound disinfection/washing, or other possible uses in areas where the water can be contaminated.
SULI LAB wants to democratize access to light & clean energy for everyone, by designing porta
Public awareness of climate change and negative effects of non-renewables on the environment is driving a shift in consumer demand to more sustainable lifestyle choices. The problem of renewable energy adoption(culture): understanding of the technology, bad quality product, not scalable and big investments for home solar systems opens an empty space in adoption between the first solar lamp and the home system.
SULI is platform that creates a bridge between developed and non-developed markets trough an scalable, modular platform that invites everybody to be part of the solution, empowering people to adopt new technologies and igniting skills such as creativity and entrepreneurship. SULI platform has 2 resources:the solar module we design and produce that gives the structure for the platform and our SULI OPEN LAB. SULI LAMP is a 7 cm. Portable solar module, with a PV panel , 3AAA rechargable batteries, an electric circuit and a LED, 8 hours equals up to 50 hours of light. It and can be adapted to different uses in everyday life through its double screw fitting: a PET bottle fitting, and a standard fitting for DIY or 3D printable accessories.
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Student and people used to read their lesson , read news online .
Most blind people in Palestine are facing problem to fellow their course in university, buy their won product buy them self without walking in the market, They also face many problem to read story, news, improve their self buy study online, In other side, Most screen reader are expensive and they can not buy it, And when they try free one, unfortunately it dose not support Arabic language.
First of all, 1-Teach them how to use Computer, internet, IT tools that built especially for blind. 2-make a strong relation with local university and international university to provide their lesson in Audio files and allow to local blind community to access their especial computer lab. 3-Explain to the university and government to benefit of web Accessibility. 4- Built compatible web site and Phone application with blind people, which allow them to access their lesson, read news. 5- Built a compatible e-commerce site with blind people, which allow them to buy their product without going to market.
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The project results from a local community group of stingless beekeepers that in 2005 have decide
The project seeks to overcome the status as a demonstrative initiative for income generation to a social business status with financial sustainability and independent management. Overall it is essential to overcome government bureaucracy for small businesses. The project also faces the lack of legal support that sometimes results in small businesses unable to grow, resulting in frustration and disappointment for small communities.
Over the last two years the cooperative of stingless beekeepers has overcome the construction barriers and the regulations related to its processing unit as well as all the permissions to operate. The cooperative also got the Inspection Stamp from the Paraná State and now the goal is to get focused on increasing productivity and selling the products and gaining scale. In 2015 the group of stingless beekeepers has elaborated its business plan so the group can now consolidate its initiative as a social business coupled with conservation in one the most important regions for biodiversity in the Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest, the Guaraqueçaba EPA.
I Like Local is the Airbnb for authentic local experiences from and with locals in developing cou
Help in alleviating poverty and unequal distribution of tourism income
By offering them a worldwide platform and helping them with bringing their service to market, they can generate income with something they daily do. Examples are: fishing with a local fisherman, eating with a local family, providing a tour in their environment, teaching handicraft skills, letting travelers help on their farm, just to name a few. For communities at the Bottom of the pyramid we work with NGO's focused on Community Based Tourism. Furthermore we work with local sustainable travel agencies and locals directly.
To struggle against the monoculture problem we propose the use of a perennial crop such as the pa
Argentine Northeast rural farmers have small land extensions with scarce or no agriculture diversification and a few technological tools. The lack of training and experience in the use of other crops impacts on farmers’ incomes jeopardizing the continuity of these activities. On the other hand, the low rate of income does not allow farmers to hire qualified help to increase their cost effectiveness.
The implementation of perennial crops as the A. totai will benefit the diversification of agricultural crops mainly by increasing the soil usage. Including this palm in the agriculture system will promote the production of both animal and other agricultural activities, such as the generation of biodiesel all from the same place. All in all, these alternatives will increase farmers cost effectiveness. This project will promote the involvement of both University and local rural high schools in the Argentine Northeast area to train young people with technical and production information regarding this perennial crop. Young leaders may assist farmers technicaly and develop enterpreneurial and social skills.
EcoBrick are our vehicles to address multiple social challenges.
1. Lack of environmental awareness, 2. Lack of support for early childhood development centres, 3. Lack of social integration in the newly democratic South Africa
We advocate EcoBricking to all sectors of our society. Within a micro community of a township preschool we engage with the needs that exist and form a reciprocation contract which goes something like this: If you get your community EcoBricking we'll gather a support network to address the needs that you may have. If hunger is a problem we teach people how to build raised vegetable gardens out of EcoBricks. If they need furniture we empower them to fashion EcoBricks into desirable pieces. Once we've established relationships and we see dedicated involvement we offer the EcoBrick building range. By this stage we've up-skilled 'EcoBrick Artisans' meaning that they're able to generate the additional construct costs on their own steam.
EcoZoom is a social enterprise and certified B Corporation that makes clean burning, portable woo
Worldwide, about 3 Billion people and in Africa about 700 Million people don't have access to modern fuels (gas or electricity. In Kenya 84% of people (7.8 Million households) use solid fuels (wood/charcoal) for cooking. As a result of that about 15000 Kenyans yearly die from Indoor Air Pollution (IAP). People spend up to 20% of their income on fuel for cooking where in an average developed country it is only 5%.
Selling & distribuing improved wood & charcoal cookstoves to the middle class & lower of the population in 3rd world countries. These stoves save people up to 70% on fuel costs (can be up to 250 USD saving per year per household, the equivalent of 6 months to a year of income for many families) and reduce toxic smoke & emissions up to 70%, compared to current traditional ways of cooking. It means people can use their money for better nutrition, school fees and other family matters which can drastically improve the family life. Next to that, one single stove can save up to 3 tons of CO2 emission per year and save over 8 full grown trees per year, with that having a very positive impact on the environment as well!
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e-novatRx™provides all Pakistani National ID card (NIC) holders access to pre-discounted, pre-aut
80% of all Pakistanis lack access to affordable, authentic medicines. Counterfeit drugs constitute 40% to 50% of all medicines available in Pakistan (WHO). Of the remaining 20% that can afford healthcare, about 1/3 corporate-affiliated workers abuse employer-benefits by exploiting the current, manual reimbursement system for pharmacy purchases, leading to major financial leakages in employer-sponsored healthcare.
e-novatRx™is Pakistan’s first ever e-Pharmacy Benefit Management (ePBM) System, a “Group-On for Pharmacy Care” that provides all Pakistani NIC holders with access to pre-discounted, pre-authenticated medicines and continuity of care via Electronic Medical Records (EMR) in collaboration with NADRA (National Database and Registration Authority) which issues cNIC’s (computerized National Identity Cards) used as the primary form of legal identity in Pakistan. e-novatRx™ negotiates with pharmaceutical manufacturers on behalf of NIC smart card holders. e-novatRx™ gives these card holders access to significant (20% to 40%) pharmacy discounts at a nationwide network of retail pharmacies using their smart card as a digital payment tool.
Our present endeavour explores microbes as a waste & inexhaustible source which can be used f
The prolonged use of synthetic colors (derived from petroleum) has led to many ecological challenges. Today almost 15-20% of freshwater pollution is caused by textile dyeing and treatment. Moreover the hazardous waste generated during synthesis, along with the concerns related to human safety and environment has thus fostered fresh enthusiasm in search for alternatives. We are trying to address the above stated problem.
Microbes provide this inexhaustible feedstock, as they represent one of the cheapest, most abundant & unexplored biological feedstock available in large quantities. Microbes which are present in many different colours can be exploited to extract colors. These natural colors can find applications in food, pharmaceuticals, textiles and cosmetics. The present research therefore explores microbes as a waste & inexhaustible source which can be used for extracting different natural colors, thereby giving an opportunity to color the whole world in a new different way!
Feminine hygiene is still a taboo with extremely poor scenario across the world.Toxicity and non-
The realm of Feminine hygiene is intensely poor in most part of the world.Affordability,availability & disposability of hygiene product are major concerns.Old(rags,cloths) & modern(pads,tampons) ways of maintaining feminine hygiene poses severe health risks to women.Generation of 125-150 kg of 90% plastic,toxic,nonbiodegradable menstrual waste by a single woman in her lifetime exacerbate risks to climate and environment,underlining need of action
envoTech will provide Raahi,a medicated,multilayered,affordable and biodegradable sanitary napkin.It contains novel,natural polymer hydrogel as superabsorbent (SAP) material replacing toxic SAP.Its components are free from dioxin (a potent carcinogen) and of organic origin.This scalable innovation will help women to manage menstrual needs and disposal in healthy and ecofriendly way.Both of these will improve feminine hygiene scenario,reduce toxic/non-biodegradable menstrual waste and improving lives of women.envoTech will help women-self help groups,NGOs,micro-entrepreneurs to distribute Raahi thereby bringing new income, improving employment.Our solution will promote gender equality,health and climate care,decent work and economic growth.
Our solution provides fresh, nutritious, high quality and sustainable food for education at heavi
26% of Kenya’s children are stunted due to chronic undernutrition and 40% of Kenya’s population is undernourished. Due to high poverty rates and increased food security in Kenya, many children are forced to go to school and learn while hungry. This negatively impacts a child's ability to learn, school attendance and performance leading to poor education outcomes and less opportunities to break the poverty cycle.
Community school based restaurants provide fresh, nutritious, high quality food for education at heavily subsidised prices to primary school students in low income areas to improve nutrition status, improve school attendance and performance. We prepare standardised and nutritious menus, source for food directly from farmers at competitive prices enabling access to fresh and nutritious food and provide high quality food to students at heavily subsidised prices. To cover the extra cost of the subsidies, we sell food to community members improving access to fresh, nutritious and high quality food leading to healthier, more stable and literate communities.
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Organization built by women and for women.
Colombia has been facing an armed conflict for almost 60 years. This conflict has affected women and children in particular. The rate of impunity for acts of sexual violence committed against women in the armed conflict is an appalling statistic of proof. Although women are one of the main victims of this conflict, they have rarely been heard or invited to participate actively in the proposal on how to approach a conflict resolution.
Fundamil is a true believer that to build lasting peace, the voice of women should be heard. Thus, Fundamil has always performed activities with the objective of empowering women as leaders promoting their fundamental rights, making them agents of change and peace builders in communities that have been affected by the armed conflict directly and indirectly. Round Tables and Law and Justice brigades have been performed, where women gather and discuss specific issues concerning conflict resolution, civil and political rights, as well as social and personal values such as self-esteem, leadership, self-care and identity. The objective is to open up a space where women can share their experiences and work out their problems as a team.
To empower the socially backward women by providing them a fixed income through driving as a prof
67% of the women harassment cases in New Delhi happen in the commutation sector.Whenever a women steps out her home,she's asked to be cautious and to return before sunset.She constantly fears being harmed/harassed. Addressing this problem becomes of utmost importance because it violates the basic right of a woman being able to step out of the boundaries of her house.Women deserve to live their lives interdependently.
The Solution is in the form of a Two-fold model where: 1. Women Drivers in all commercial transportation services(Cabs,Electric Rickshaws,Autos,Metros etc.) is leading to safer options for women passengers and reduce the probability of harassment cases. During our surveys we've realized how women feel safer and choose a driver of the same gender over a male driver. 2. Women getting employment and stepping out of their homes for such jobs will challenge the conventional mindset of driving being a male dominated profession and will boost the confidence of women to live a more independent life which is reflected in the lives that we've impacted through our project,where a woman supports her family morally as well as financially.
We believe in a society wherein everyone deserves to have make a living & have decent work us
Poverty & Unemployment in rural areas Lack of shelter in rural areas, due to the backlog in government low cost housing Limited and lack of education Government grant dependency
We teach woman in rural areas to bake bread and bricks to enable them to feed their families, earn a living through the sale of baked products as well as making their own shelter with the bricks they baked. This enables them to improve their living conditions and reduce unemployment as well as the grant dependencies and the wait on low cost housing roll out
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Building Pioneers makes solid houses more affordable, eco-friendly and disaster resistant in deve
We address 3 problems in Bangladesh: 1) HOUSING: solid building material (fired clay bricks) is unaffordable for most Bangladeshis so they use corrugated iron sheet. 2) ENVIRONMENT: 8000 brick kilns rely on an outdated technology; they consume 3.5 Mio t of coal and 2 Mio t of wood. This causes 9 Mio t of CO2 emissions and severe deforestation. 3) EMPLOYMENT: kilns offer slavery like working conditions; unskilled laborers are most vulnerable.
Building Pioneers aims to establish Compressed Stabilized Earth Blocks (CSEB) as an affordable, eco-friendly, disaster resistant alternative to conventional fired clay bricks (FCB) in Bangladesh (18 billion FCB per year). With CSEB we don't offer a technological innovation. We purposefully chose CSEB, because it's a proven technology, used for decades in over 30 countries. As in many other cases, what is missing is not the technology, but a sound strategy to bring it to the people who need it. We aim to create a market for CSEB, without trying to dominate it. Instead, we run production sites to showcase that CSEB can be produced profitably, and thereby encourage other market players (e.g. cement suppliers, brick factories) to follow us.
Haddur Energy engage farmers and food processors working together with appropriate, accessible ch
Conventional refrigeration equipment designed by and for developed markets is not suitable to Turkish market conditions about devices that uses thermal storage. İn rural areas existing technology does not fullfills farmers need in rural areas.
Our solution is basicly consist of thermal energy technology and optimized electricity utilization to decrease operational cost for farmers and milk collecting companies. Which also prevents waste milk due to electricity lost. Thats why our technology solves the most important problems of diaries.
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Reel Gardening is a Patented, South African Handmade product that capacitates anyone, regardless
The problem is that people have become detached from the process of growing food, The current generation views vegetable growing as boring, and outdated. Current methods see people purchasing seed that never gets used, using water that never touches the plant and eventually spending precious time nurturing weeds which all ends up in people feeling deflated and not wanting to grow their own food again.
We have provided people with a solution to starting their own garden that is quick, easy and most importantly fun! Our process reduces seed and water wastage, helps people to know exactly what they planted and where and enables plants to grow stronger and healthier. Our Simple Garden in a Box is growing the planting revolution!
We offer an online marketplace to empower creators. It's like ebay meets kickstarter.
The consumption of natural resources is increasing faster than they can be replenished. According to the WWF Living Planet Report 2014, 1.5 Earths. On a micro-level, our houses are filled with stuff we rarely use. The mindset around consumption needs to be revisited but people that work with social change, arts or other methods of creation are having difficulties realizing their ideas due to finances.
We offer an online secondhand market platform to fund innovators. Second-hand shops, both online and offline, like e-bay and Yerdle, offer solutions for unused items and resource depletion, but solve only a part of the problem. On the other hand crowdfunding platforms, like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, support funding innovators though the only way to support as indivituals is by offering money. Our solution comes with combining these two into one platform. We aim to empower the creators through second hand sale incomes while making space for supporting through donation of goods. We believe this approach will create more motivation for individuals and make ‘second-hand’ a more attractive choice.
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We developed sensor modules to put in any kind of containers.
Waste collection is really huge problem of the world. Unfortunately there is incredible environmental impact during the process of waste collection and there is huge amount of waste of money. Because trucks are collecting waste without any information about waste container, therefore this system is super inefficient and chaotic. Moreover our waste generation rate is increasing.
We have developed sensor modules in order to collect data from any kind of waste containers (household, glass, paper, metal, oil, medical etc.). These sensors can collect, fullness level, temperature, humidity and location data. On the other hand we have developed well designed forecasting and route optimisation algorithms in order to forecast which container will be full at what time. By using these data and our algorithms our system provides best routes for waste collection trucks in a daily manner.These routes are shown on tablets (we provide them) in trucks. Furthermore system managers can control and manage whole system by using manager dashboard.This solution helps to decrease cost and CO2 emission up to 45% as for now.
Saans is a low cost and easy to use mechanical device, which is used to maintain a constant press
As per WHO, the incidence of respiratory distress in the newborn period ranges from 2.9% to 7.6%, and 4.3% of newborns may require supplemental oxygen therapy. A recent study suggests that around 15 million babies are born premature every year, and around 1.14 million of these die because of Respiratory distress. In India alone we lose around 162000 babies annually of which around 32 percent deaths are while they being transported.
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) has the potential to save many of these lives. CPAP is a well-established way to maintain the airway following resuscitation in clinical environments. When administered via the nasal/oral cavity, it helps prevent the alveoli of the lungs from collapsing."Saans" is a low cost and easy-to-use CPAP device will help maintain the airway of neonates and infants while they are being transferred to a higher center for advanced care. We are developing a low cost mechanical CPAP device which requires almost no skill and no electrical power so that it can be used by any motivated relative/paramedic while transporting the baby from one centre to the other.
Sampurn(e)arth provides waste management solutions which are environment-friendly, actively engag
In spite of huge budgets incurred, most cities are facing waste disposal challenges with mounting under & ill managed dumping ground causing irreversible environmental damages. Roles of waste-pickers & informal recyclers (invisible environmentalists) are often not recognized and are exploited & denied dignity. Citizens don’t segregate waste and is mostly unaware of the problem. Unaddressed garbage dumps are also frequent inside the city.
We work involving the Government, Citizen-groups & Communities developing segregation practices, & also NGOs. Products & end-to-end services are provided for both wet and dry waste targeting Institutional clients as well as for Local Bodies. We supply Bio-Gas plants and composting solutions encouraging localized wet waste processing while the dry waste is sent to recycling units creating zero-waste situations. In exchange of the collected dry waste, customized recycled products are supplied back to the waste generators. We engage & employ (with social securities) informal sector workers primarily women waste-pickers in our services. We also run dry waste trading centres in association with the Local Bodies targeted for local waste-pickers.
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EcoPost produces posts and building materials from recycled plastic waste.
46% of Kenyans live below the poverty line on less than 1 dollar a day. Every year, over 1,000,000 youths in Kenya enter the job market with no job opportunities. At the same time, the world is drastically losing its Forest cover, only 2% of Kenya’s land mass is covered by forests. There’s over 6 Trillion tons of plastic currently sitting on the earth which poses as a great threat to the environment.
EcoPost recycles waste plastic into environmentally friendly plastic lumber for use in applications such as fencing, road sign posts and building material. Basically, things that were once made out of wood; we make out of plastic and wood waste using a WPC extruder and we plan to convert any remaining wood waste into clean burning fuel Briquettes. EcoPost products, unlike timber, do not rot, are durable and cost effective. They are mostly used for resettling internally displaced people &refugees and posts for Signage companies facing massive losses due to theft of metal sign posts for resale as scrap metal. This way we create jobs whilst cleaning our environment, minimising deforestation and decreasing GHG emissions.
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Female unemployment is worse than that of males in Kenya.
40% of Kenya population are aged between 15-35, most of whom are girls. Poverty and unemployment have become a huge challenge in Kenya, especially for out-of-school girls form a major part. High unemployment rate among young people resulting from lack of training in employable skills is estimated to double the national level of unemployment and by 2030 24 million youths will be unemployed.
Even though labor supply exceeds labor demand, youth unemployment remains a challenge and skills mismatches continues to be one of the main contributors. Totohealth is addressing this labour market failure by training and education out of school teen mums with sales skills demanded by entry level employers. Since all girls may not find employment after this training, Totohealth is encouraging more girls to create employment by giving them a sales internship whose savings they can use to start a small business that will eventually benefit their communities. 
Liter of Light Bangalore is working towards enabling underprivileged communities in India throug
Light. Ignite. Facilitate. Empower. This is our guiding principle. We aspire to enable communities reeling with energy-poverty to overcome their current limitations and inspire them to strive for betterment. We act as a catalyst in this process. By bringing light to their dwellings, we aim to open up opportunities for them with regards to children’s education, safety and security, livelihood and community bonding.
Our preferred tool to accomplish this is enabling their dwellings and living spaces with eco-friendly and low-cost lighting solutions, made from discarded waste PET bottles. The tenets are: Do-It-Yourself solution, easily maintainable by the community, low cost, made from ready and locally available resources and eco-sensitive. The bottle light thus made is an off-grid solar-based lighting solution, categorized into Day-light and Night-light bottle. We target remote areas with no/less power supply or no affordability to buy commercial or public power. 1. Remote villages with no or low power supplies 2. Tribal areas and hamlets 3. Schools in remote areas 4. Slums and temporary shelters with no/illegal power connections
Equal Generation consist in creating a website with educational information for men and women’s t
Men and women have been raised to be different, by ideas, beliefs, society and culture by creating a gender stereotype of male and female which caused a gap with the allocation of roles for each sex. Women are seen as a sexual object, weak, belong to the house, and to have to obey the men; Men are seen as provider, strong, brave, and conquering. We have been replicating what we have learned, that’s why we need learn new forms to be women and men.
Teach a new culture to be women and men, through the gender equality knowledge, that we are equal with our differences, and we are both human and have rights. Create an Educational Website for men and women to have free access to learn about gender equality, and also encourage the community to expand the knowledge having free materials for organizations, and groups that want to teach more people, creating a networking, to share information, videos, and material for us and everyone to use. Have courses to empower girls and women to learn about equality, to study, to work and be successful, and have courses to empower boys and men to be inclusive, equal and learn about co-responsible of children’s and house chores.
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Con nuestro proyecto queremos promover e incentivar el uso y consumo del algodón orgánico, un pr
- falta de puntos de venta que permita acceso del consumidor a nuestros productos - necesidad de incrementar nuestras ventas con valor agregado / marca - requerimos mejorar nuestra promoción y marketing a nivel minorista y mayorista - si bien hemos desarrollado buenos productos a precios competitivos, necesitamos hacer esto en forma más constate y estable
- Desarrollo de "islas" de productos Ara para franquiciar, podría ser de una ó más líneas, de acuerdo a las caraterísticas del local, ubicación, demás productos en venta. - Estas ·islas" deberán incluir el set de productos, mobiliario, imagen, packaging, sistema de promoción y venta de la marca - Los niveles de precios de las islas deben ajustarse al mercado local, nivel medio, medio-alto - identificar por lo menos 100 puntos de venta estratégicos en las ciudades principales, para la primera etapa - tanto los productos, precios, calidad deben enfocarse en lograr que el algodón orgánico sea parte del día a día del consumidor, de toda la familia
A solar powered mosquito attractant to aid reduce the cases of malaria in the country especially
Malaria is one of the dangerous health conditions in world which kills a lot of people especially in West Africa. The solar powered mosquito attractant comprises of a solar panel and rechargeable battery connected to a thin mesh which covers the active ingredient in a plastic case. It is called octenol which competes with the human skin for mosquitoes. They are attracted to it which leads them to the electrified mesh thereby killinf them.
To reduce mosquito bites and the cases of malaria especially in most rural areas without Light. Also people will be employed through that reducing unemployment. Finally health will be good increasing productivity
With the rapid growth in the digital space, a group of individuals have been spotted.
The Millennial generation is currently the largest generational group in history, and are poised to reshape the economy greatly through their unique experiences. But they are often faced with the challenges of finding validation, empowerment, inspiration and a learning curve that will answer their unending quests in their entrepreneurial and personal pursuits, and provide a practical approach to help them thrive, and ultimately, live fully.
The aim of this project is to create a movement through our triangular approach of MEDIA, EDUCATION and COMMUNITY, that will solve the above problems, through the following approaches: - On the MEDIA side, create mobile-friendly audio and video content of success stories of influencers, change-makers, mentors and thought leaders. - On the EDUCATION side, build a growing menu of offerings for personal and entrepreneurial growth experience. - On the COMMUNITY side, allow for exchange of relevant information to all concerned parties, and build online tribes of shared values, quests and commitment to actively inspire change both personally and as a collective force to impact our world through 'CSR/give back' projects.
Link Your Purpose (LYP) is an innovative social enterprise.
The problem that the project is addressing is that the career services that is offered in schools does not sufficiently help students to identify their career goals nor provide meaningful guidance to help them to achieve these goals. This later results in low enrollment levels in Colleges and Universities or over-subscription in various programmes which leads to unemployment in an already very competitive job market.
LYP has been created to allow the high number of high school students in Jamaica who have completed their studies but still have no idea what they want to do with their lives identify and fulfill their career goals through an online platform where young people can take fun and interactive psychometric tests that will match their skills, interests, passions and expertise to the most suitable career options. The platform will recommend the subjects they should take in high school to achieve their personal career goals and then direct them to Universities, Colleges or Vocational Institutions that offer courses in their selected fields and direct them to youth opportunities such as scholarships, fellowships, conferences, workshops and jobs.
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Denisse Kuri comes with the mission of preserving the tradition of indigenous textiles, the valua
Nowadays people do not see the work of artisans as an art, so do not value the work involved in making a garment, nor perceive all the history and culture behind each one, so the work the artisans are not well paid
Denisse Kuri seeks to publicize the work done by artisans through their products, conveying the work and history associated with each one of the textiles while creating a fair trade. It also seeks to create a source of constant work to craft and support them updated on designs that take their embroidery.
CONECTAGRO is a platform that combines agriculture and e-commerce, with the aim of generating a m
Some problems of little farmer are the inability to effectively position their product in the market. They don’t have a mechanism in which they can generate a stable market for offer their production or surplus production. Meanwhile they sell their products in the harvest time, they have economic losses due to the lowest prices in the market. However final customer buy the product at a higher price because of excessive middlemen and hoarding.
Our approach is an e-platform where farmers can register themselves and their estimated production or products. In this platform they will be able to offer the products to potential customers registered according to their interestings and geographic zone. The farmers can negotiate the sale of all, part of their production or their surplus production. The transaction will be optimized through georeference tools to indicate the farmer and customer nearest offer available in order to propose a midmeeting point to negotiate the price and the delivering conditions. CONECTAGRO minimized inefficiencies generated by traditional business processes, it reduces significantly the costs associated with the assets and services.
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Kumasi Hive is a Tech and entrepreneurship support multi-space which seeks to nurture local innov
As Africa continue to experience a surge in economy and technology development, young entrepreneurs are continuously using technology and innovations to find answers to impending social problems. However, like most businesses, an enabling environment becomes imperative for the success and growth of these start-ups. Enabling environment through business development support, affordable infrastructure etc are key for the success for start-ups.
Our solution is provide the needed business development support and affordable infrastructure cost to create the enabling environment for the entrepreneurship ecosystem for ideas and start-ups to thrive to achieve more start-up success rate. The Hive uniquely uses a multi-space approach to a sustainable model. It provides a co-working spaces, training spaces, Makerspace for quick-prototyping of ideas and meeting space. It also provide business development support through organizing financial literacy programs, investment readiness training, mentorship and co-learning support. As a established network, it also makes it easier to attract investment opportunities and other external support for its members.
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As part of the Social and Solidarity Economy, the project seeks to organize Associative Productiv
The initiative seeks to reach small producers a fixed space to market their products. Strengthening them in the associative work and fair trade. With the experience of the construction of the Mercado de la Estepa, the idea is to replicate this initiative in other regions of Patagonia (Santa Cruz, Chubut, Tierra del Fuego and Neuquén) and to link them together.
Professionalize production practices, mitigate the asymmetries between actors of the productive and commercial circuits. Be transparent price formation. Ethnocultural enhance knowledge, ensure technology transfer and innovation at every stage of the production processes involved. Formation of a Bank of fibers that guarantees the supply of institutional spinning through regulation and legal and tax shelter model. LEGAL ENTITIES development that provide autonomy to organizational processes and linking workers after their union representation and labor protection.
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EggPlant reuses wastewater to produce high-performance bioplastics, 100% bio-based and biodegrada
EggPlant faces the wastewater disposal problem and the pollution deriving from petroleum-based plastics. Wastewater as well as traditional plastics represent today one of the biggest sources of pollution of the entire planet. Current on-stream bioplastic is mainly produced starting from edible resources; this implies an increase of food cost and a damage on poor populations and is not sustainable for economy, environment and society.
EggPlant reuses wastewater as raw material to manufacture PHA bioplastic, a completely bio-derived and biodegradable plastic. How? EggPlant developed a proprietary technology, based on two steps: a high-tech membrane filtration of wastewater for the complete recovery of valuable components (sugars and proteins) and purified water, and a bacterial production of PHA bioplastic from the output of the first step. PHA bioplastic, naturally made by bacteria, is therefore completely bio-degradable and can replace traditional polluting and petroleum-based plastic. The technology allows a sustainable model for economy, reducing current costs, environment and society, eliminating waste and fossil resources without competing with the food value chain.
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Le Mouton Vert, sustainable entrepreneurship contemporary wool textile design, has lines of cloth
Puerto Natales, lives off tourism and not other activities. There is a problem in the management of pasture, affecting the ecology. The best local raw material is wool, exclusive and quality, but is exported to Chile without leaving their raw materials and local labor. There is no job or social network engagement with the region in other areas to create a more sustainable, seasonal economy that puts the value in its local wealth.
LMV generate environmental awareness, economic and social change in Puerto Natales-Patagonia with people working in rooms with cattle, using a system of responsible grazing pastures and animals that currently exists. By working with the best wool in the region, LMV will focus on strengthen it, to employ a local network as weavers, farmers, artisans, families, etc. A textile product quality, made with the best raw material of Chile, washed, spun, designed and crafted by local women with a history of traceability throughout the production chain will be obtained. Everything will be in charge of their own founder, born and raised in Puerto Natales, who already has the support of its people if the project is accepted.
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Bicimapa.com holds a database of +6000 geo-tagged sites for urban cyclists around the world mainl
Traffic queues, bad public transportation and long-commute times encourage latin american citizens to use the bicycle as their transportation vehicle. Nevertheless: insecurity, lack of information about infrastructure and facilities for bicycle users discourage them of riding. Bike activists make a huge effort for helping them, but they lack ways for sharing their knowledge of these "safe routes" and facilities.
Bicimapa supply a digital solution to link their knowledge with everyone. Counts with a webpage where everyone can add : segregated lanes, private and public racks, bike sharing stations, repair workshops, stores, and reports of threats such as potholes, broken bollards or thieves. The information supplied is moderated by a local activist in the same webpage. Users can: - preset what sort of information they want to consult once they have an account. - Rate and comment sites - Acquire information of cycling events published by activists. Most of our users thank the existence of the webpage and mobile application for helping them out to find where they can ride safely, leave or repair their bike quickly.
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Esperanza Soap Ventures is a social enterprise that produces handmade soap with a mission to prov
We want break the vicious cycle of extreme poverty by empowering extremely poor women with a decent job. Having a steady income, now they can invest in the health, education and nutrition their kids need so THEY are not condemned to poverty like their parents. The women we work with have great expectations for their kids but cannot provide the basic means for them to be well nourished and go to school. Esperanza is designed to empower these women
We created Esperanza Soaps, a company that seeks to empower extremely poor women by providing decent employment thus give them the means to invest in their children. Esperanza is unique: it sells a high value product (handmade, premium soap) that can be learned by very poor/illiterate women & that has a growing market; our factory was built INSIDE the community to avoid commutes & the women can be close to their kids; they have flexible hours to provide for home duties and also work. We are not just training women or financing their small ventures, we co-invested with them: the success of the company marks the financial success of the founders also. This is innovation: overhauling company design and business models to include the poorest.
Poverty levels in many humans living today are very high, they lack the most basic services, caus
In the Republic of Haiti, a country frozen in time, life of the population develops in the street, where 80% of people living in extreme poverty, is there where they eat, sleep, bathe, wanders and many of them die. Approximately 80% of people are unemployed, 90% have no access to health services and many children do not attend school. The crisis in Haiti is so extreme that has forced residents to not eat food just they make ones cookies of land.
In a globalized world in which we live may take initiatives to find sustainable solutions to change the lives of human beings living in miserable poverty terms. The objectives of this project are: 1. Eradicate poverty and hunger providing food, water and housing to all corners need 2. Achieve initial and higher education, building schools in all communities for children that wandering on the streets 3. Facilitate free health centers to reduce the high rate of mortality and prevent the spread of diseases 4. Make aware about the importance of preserving the environment for a healthy climate 5. Use methods for the dissemination of information with conferences on topics such as importance of healt as HIV 6. Empowering people todevelop new jobs.
Principe is full of potential but has no efforts on education.
The lack of education opportunities Principe island's population is facing is blocking its sustainable development. Principe is an island where people is not hungry or malnourished, but education is not actually a priority. They are committed to change and usually get a scholarship to come studying in Portugal, but due to a wide range of difficulties in the host country they cannot turn the opportunity into an asset once they're back
We work both in Principe and in Portugal with Principe's population. When in the field, we rebuild schools, organize workshops and teach children and youth during our 4 months' projects in the island. This project, undertaken by volunteers, aims at proving the tools for them to succeed and to become change makers and inspire others and has this year reached over 3000 people. At the same time, in Portugal, we support students from Portuguese speaking countries that arrive to Portugal dreaming of a better education. While creating tailored development programs to some of them, selected meritocratically, we believe we are making them get the most of their experience in Portugal. We invest in them so they can create value once they get back.
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We work on rural poverty alleviation by transforming poor farmers into entrepreneurs by establish
Genteng village is very remote village located at border of Garut city-West java Province Indonesia where the occupants mostly work as farmers or laborer with very low daily income (Below USD 2 per day income). The distanced village from transportation and public facilities such as from the main street, market, and other facilities affected to high transportation cost of conveying the product to cities and complicate local communities to evolve.
1.Establishing Local farmers Market in remote area (very Cheap rent fee) A local market established at communities area to create mutual benefit for local farmer and communities. The market will increase the return of the agriculture and homemade product. It is also easier and closer local communities to buy their needs. 2.All Communities involve in the business chain The local farmer become shopper, local communities become buyer and or product supplier, and also local youth employed in market to be parking staff and management staff 3.Economy empowerment program Assisting the seller to get soft loan from the bank, educating them saving awareness with compulsory daily saving program, and providing business counseling program.
This project is to address the inability of lower-middle income earners to own affordable houses. The high cost of owning or purchasing homes is as a result of the use of building materials which are costly since most are imported. This project is also addressing the lack of innovation in using alternative technologies such as Rammed earth which uses about 70% locally sourced materials for the construction which are environmentally sustainable.
Firstly, using locally sourced materials for the construction of the homes which are environmentally sustainable, would inevitably reduce the cost of homes for lower-middle income earners in Ghana as a whole. This would make affordable housing a reality in actual fact and not just an illusion as it for so many people now. Flexible payment plans would be outlined per the income levels of the interested clients over an agreed period to cover the cost of the homes whilst not burdening them financially, which would make affordability a reality. Building environmentally sustainable buildings would help reduce the constant maintenance cost for the building thus increasing its value over the long term and Improved worker/occupant health
UGD has created interactive career coaching and mentoring workshops for graduates and early caree
There is a high number of female graduates from the MENA however they are not actively contributing to the national workforce. There is a gap that needs to be addressed in the workforce. Female graduates and early career women from the MENA in the UK are not aware of work-life balance and diversity policies that will provide them with flexible options to enhance their career aspirations whether in the UK or the MENA markets.
Building on the themes of a 5 year PhD qualitative research on women and the workforce in the Middle East, there is a gap in addressing the career aspirations of female graduates as well as early career women. We propose interactive career coaching session across universities working on challenges identified by participants in the workforce enriched with social media interviews and videos across different platforms. We will also work with them on formulating social enterprise projects with a community outreach in their respective countries. We will identify projects that can generate revenues toward relevant communities.
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There are three main areas in our initiative:
The majority of houses in the poor neighbourhoods of Buenos Aires were built precariously by residents without technical or professional advice and with poor materials. This means that even when low income neighbourhoods gain access to infrastructure the houses that make them up are not able to safely connect to public services such as water and sewers because of the poor conditions their homes are in.
Our objective is to provide thousands of families living in poverty with professional and financial assistance to make their houses safer and cleaner via bathroom and kitchen improvements so that they can connect to clean water and sewer systems. The residents are invited to participate in the community led project, which is linked with other urban upgrade projects already being implemented in the zone by Fundacion Pro Vivienda Social. In summary, the project seeks to improve housing standards so that when neighbourhoods are connected to public sewer and water utilities the families living in them can connect safely and easily to the new infrastructure.
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We fight delinquency and poverty through the teaching of sports to the children of a marginal nei
The neighborhood we work with is a precarious human settlement in the district of Chorrillos, Lima, Peru. The majority of families are related to the sea, most of them are fishers. But, as happens in many other poor environments drug consume and delinquency grew and spread between them. The specific problem we address is delinquency in the context of extreme poverty.
The solution we propose and have developed to fight delinquency and poverty is one that educates children through sports, and therefore offers them a healthier environment and better opportunities to grow in. We believe that giving children better opportunities and education is the best and only way to help them outcome poverty and risk environments, such as delinquency, drug abuse or gangs. The sports and activities we have worked with are: surf, muay thai, downhill skateboarding, batucada (peruvian percusion), capoeira, art, photography, and SUP (stand-up paddle). The first two mentioned have been the ones that have connected best with the kids from this specific neighborhood, and are the two activities we most work with.
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ARKA’S main goal is to ensure that children and youth have the same opportunities in order for th
The lack of opportunities that lead people from the community of Bosa to fall into a cycle of poverty that is impossible to break. As the inhabitants of Bosa face daily issues such as poverty and exclusion, they rarely develop the crucial skills to compete in the world of education and labor market. The most affected by this situation are children and youth who tend to feel that dreaming in constructing a positive life project is a privilege reserved for those who belong to richer families.
ARKA´s mission is to eradicate the poverty trap in the area where it operates. The approach used by the organization is hollistic and multidimensional, working with children and youth in each of their development stages (0-18 years old). Our activities are multidimensional, as they seek to tackle several issues that come with each child development stage. Therefore, our main objectives are: to reduce child malnutrition; to promote healthy lifestyles in the family environment; to actively linking parents in the upbringing and education of their children. Simultaneously, activities also pretend to encourage children and youth to construct a positive life project, using sports and music as main working tools.
We provide a low-cost application for universities to offer e-learning curricula to those who do
There is no efficient solution for doing e-learning today in Ghana: existing Learning Management Systems, even when they are open source, generate high costs for both the university and the students. Universities have to hire specialized secretaries because it is complicated to do, and students spend a lot of money trying to log in and download the content from their mobile browsers, and it often does not work at all.
Chalkboard downsizes current processes to offer the most adapted and simple solution possible: - A tablet application, easy to handle, that allows professors keeping a hand on the creation of their course materials and monitoring the progress of their students. No video: just slides, text, and audio. It is easy to produce and cheap to broadcast. - A mobile application, for all Android devices and feature phones, that allows students to access their course materials at any time, even if they are offline. They can ask a question and share the results of their quizzes everywhere and at a low cost, through the SMS and USSD networks. That way, young people that cannot go everyday on a campus, still have the opportunity to get a degree.
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UAD works to raise awareness about water in areas with problems of drought.
The project deals with desertification and climate change in drought areas of Chile. This situation has meant migration from all rural areas of the region, low incomes and low quality of life of its inhabitants. In Chile, there is no formal education about how to face natural phenomenons such as drought: there is water supply help, but not technical assistance to help people living with available water resourses in a sustainable way.
Raise awareness about water scarcity and use. To achieve this, UAD works with school communities, using the scientific method to demonstrate and visualize how much water is possible to recycle in drought areas. Using simple techniques such as installation of gutters and tanks to harvest rainwater, and the intervention of handwashes to recycle gray water, children learn to manage efficiently water resources they have. With recycled water, each school develops a school garden, schoolyard resforestacion, or other project significant to the community. The scientific research is exposed to local neighbours and other school communities so everybody have the opportunity to learn and replicate the initiative.
Chayn is an opensource, gender and tech project that empowers the most vulnerable women around th
We work to empower women against gender based violence, addressing these issues: 1- Women at risk cannot access supportive resources and networks that are online, and discrete to help them get justice; 2- Women are disenfranchised, often financially dependent which leaves them more vulnerable and trapped; 3- NGOs helping women are using antiquated ways of reaching women that do not facilitate adequate support.
Leveraging the resources available to us, we're solving these issues by: (1)Creating open source online platforms & guides to support women facing abuse & refugees so they can make informed decisions. These can be used by resource-sparse NGOs, police & health professional too. (2)Running survivor-led learning programmes which teach women tech & digital marketing so they can become financially independent (3)Support NGOs, donors and government in making better use of tech. We host hackathons focused on building tech that empowers women faced with domestic violence, sexual abuse and forced displacement. The large organisations are connected to innovative teams during hackathons, & teams are then incubated into projects.
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The Software Club is a foundation aiming to help high school students at education of software d
There is almost no education of software developing for high school students in Turkey and the sources in Turkish are limited.
I decided to found this organisation in order to every student can take courses in their own schools.
Imagine a time where the different individual aspirations are encouraged and complemented by the
Mismatch between market demand and supply of skilled, innovative and futuristic human resources.
Using the elderly skilled and experienced human resource to direct and mentor the upcoming generations to imagine, create and innovate an evolving, global world. This will help younger generations to not repeat the mistakes of their fore bearers, help use the immense knowledge base that our elders have and direct them towards the upcoming generations to help build a world that is evolving with direction rather than just mimicking and falling apart.
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Urban Permaculture Project aims to transform idle places into fertile areas in cities with more p
Settlement increases incrementally and areas where people could get in contact with nature decreases in most cities day by day. Consumption normalizes for human who inconnected to nature. 12 000 tons of 15 000 tons of food come from out of city to feed 15 million people only for Istanbul. It is crucial to transform communities’ waste into source and develop local scale solutions for needs in metropolis where consumption is at peak point.
UPP which came real on the top the exploited roof a mall, became exploration area and source of inspiration for residents and especially kids in a location of Istanbul where consumption is on peak point. It brings a totally new vision for other projects of realty sector by reason of economic, social and environmental results. As awareness of participants of the project increases, demand for reproducing projects like UPP rises concurrently. All kinds of people who has not cultivated any food in their life yet, followed the project process to learn what they can do at their houses, work places and schools then transferred their experiences from UPP area to their life spaces.
No Food Waste is an edible food Recovery Project which serves the surplus excess foods to the hun
A gaunt old lady, emancipated to the bones, in a torn saree approached me for alms, just as I left a wedding reception hall where rich food was carelessly discarded away on used plates, simply because the guests could not finish. I could not stand and watch and had to do something about it. Bangalore alone wastes 943 tones of quality food annually during weddings which could feed 2.6 crore people, a normal Indian meal. Feed People not landfills !
we have established a successful model in our coimbatore city , we are able to feed 6000 people every month with excess foods. We have a dedicated 1- Warehouse ( Collection Points ) 2- Collection Vehicle ( Foodiva ) 3- Mobile Application ( Thats Map's the nearest hunger zone of the city to the user ) 4- Distribution Points ( Hunger Zones Identifed based on Survey ) 5- Helpline Number ( Call Center ) We have two sets of audiences that we cater two. One is the supplier of the excess food and the other the hungry. We currently serve the needy people in 1- Coimbatore Government Hospital 2- Economically Backward Slums 3- Needy Orphanages and Old age homes 4- Homeless People
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Education for Sharing is an innovative methodology that forms better citizens from childhood usin
The Americas suffer a lack of citizen involvement. 50% of Mexicans don´t feel responsible for the solution of local issues. Gender inequality and ineffective education systems aggravate this. 63% of Mexican women 15 years or more have experienced gender violence. PLANEA test shows that 6.4% of students accomplish desired levels in math and reading comprehension. Studies indicate failure to identify children as individuals in constant development.
Our solution is a comprehensive, playful educational strategy that forms better citizens from childhood, emphasizing equal participation of boys and girls in the design of development projects. EfS transforms the meaning of play to generate awareness about the SDG’s. It provides children ages 6 to 15 with project management tools to design solutions to their community’s problems. Its programs, Sports for Sharing, Science for Sharing, Art for Sharing, and Initiatives for Sharing; are designed to instill civic values such as respect, empathy, responsibility, teamwork, and gender equality. The programs engage teachers, local university students, parents, athletes, and social entrepreneurs to promote a systemic, enduring change.
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EcoBricks is a for-profit social venture that manufactures bricks from recycled plastic.
Every day, about 28 tons of plastic are thrown to the river in Chocó. About 79% (352.257people) of the population live in poverty and 22,5% don´t have a proper home to live in. Pretty devastating isn´t it? But it doesn´t have to continue like this, we can´t continue contaminating our environment and ignoring this problems if we know we can change it. So why don´t we?
EcoBricks tackles this issue by promoting recycling of plastic. The company is also going create jobs in this region of Colombia (Chocó). Indirect jobs are going to be created for people that live in extreme poverty and their duty is to collect the plastic and bringing it to EcoBricks they are going to be the providers of the raw-material. eco-friendly bricks are manufactured and sold as an alternative for construction - as they are cheaper and better for the environment. Also aside from the company, a project is going to take place called HomeSweetHome where volunteers are going to get together and with the people of the region we are going to construct houses for the less fortunate. it is a win win for the environment and the people too.
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Catama Borneo work with indigenous communities to develop contemporary craft designs using tradit
Rural communities in Borneo are facing economic hardship, their indigenous craft and knowledge is being endangered and are struggling to sustain their cultural identity. Craft production can provide entrepreneurial opportunities but urban migration, deforestation, and knowledge loss jeopardise sustainability of rural communities. A lack of high quality products and imported cheap low-quality tourist craft in turn deny them access to the market.
Catama Borneo address these issues by working with rural communities to develop contemporary craft products which utilise their traditional skills. The exquisite accessories and luxurious interior design range are targeted at the high-end international commercial market. - Product development: Trend setting, R&D, Introduce new designs, materials, functions - Community Development: Training/skill development, Encourage knowledge transfer, Provide economic incentive. Recognition of artisan status - Market Development: Network with commercial and hospitality industry- generate sales and contract orders Niche market- high-quality, luxurious products, avoid tourist market - Branding and Marketing: Develop brand ‘narrative’.
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Project focuses on introducing Green Concepts to Sri Lankans to create an Eco-cult era to make th
This project addresses a problem which has no permanent solution at present and it is the CLIMATIC CHANGES, faced day by day as a result of global warming. It has become a challenge finding a feasible solution and make the people aware of practicing it. This project operates within the contexts of schools and villages in order to expect a behavioral and attitudinal change.
The following solutions have been suggested. 1. To Introduce Green Ethics and Green Habits to help people to lead environmental friendly life. 2. To introduce a new general Green Standard to the Business world to persuade the companies to obtain it, in order to reach the people. 3. Make aware the school population, leading corporate companies of the Green concepts, So that the message is spread throughout the country. 4. Introduce a new subject in to the Primary and secondary School Curriculum. 5. Make the people involved in the process to practice the green habits. It is suggested to have a Reality Show in order to take the message to the people drawing attention, to the essence through the most popular media.
SuperFluid Labs is a data analytics firm with the mission of democratising data insights for ever
As a result of more than 3 billion un- and underbanked individuals, primarily in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and South East Asia (SEA), there is more than USD$1 Trillion in transaction volume annually by alternative financial service providers from hidden fees, exploitative rates, predatory financial products and federally uninsured accounts that significantly disadvantage and target those in poverty, women, and the uneducated.
We propose SuperWallet, a simple personal financial tracking, management and analytics application to allow the financially underserved to establish and own rich digital financial profiles. These profiles will accelerate the provision of relevant and appropriate digital financial services to enhance digital financial inclusion on multiple fronts in a truly unique way. These include: i) aggregation of user financial behavior from alternative and non-traditional data sources, ii) use of best-in-class big data and analytics capabilities, iii) real-time and relevant insights for stakeholders, and iv) customer-centric design that builds on how the poor manage their money. Our products are currently being used and validated with clients.
Green Xchange where heartland socially disadvantaged trade off their recyclables for free medical
Singapore faces a ageing society, like other parts of Asia. There are a huge number of unemployed socially disadvantage elderly living at one-room rental apartments in the heartlands. To survive, they hoard recyclables (such as used plastic bottles, newspapers) to sell of to middle-men recyclers who offer them an unfair rate (at SGD$0.50 for 10kg recyclables). The rate gets better with more recyclables, encouraging them to hoard more.
Avelife's Green Xchange allow these elderly to trade off their recyclables for food necessities or free medical insurance at a fairer rate without hoarding dangerously. The project was initially meant to inculcate a recycling habit while reducing the socially disadvantaged reliance on hand-outs, but it has been commended for saving lives by significantly preventing corridor fires caused by trash hoarding. Green Xchange has also contributed solving the following problem: 1. Improve National recycling rate in the heartlands 2. Reduce hoarding of rubbish in rental apartment flats 3. Eliminate deadly corridor fires along rental apartment flats caused by hoarding 4. Collection of recyclables directly from these elderly flats
DeHaat is an ICT based platform – which brings all agri offerings for small farmers under one roo
a) Low profitability in agriculture for small farmers in India b) Declining soil fertility c) Low nutrition level in rural India d) Farmers' dependency on multiple channels for their various agri needs - Crop advisory, Linkages for agri inputs & market e) Low access to information, high cost of agri related information f) Almost zero transparency in agri value chain for buyers/consumers g) No involvement of women in decision making
We are a one-stop solution for farmers for all their farming needs; eliminating the need for other multiple middle men at each stage - from advising them on what to cultivate and how to cultivate in a highly customized way, analyzing right & customized set of inputs for them and making it available directly from manufacturers , farm mechanization and finally marketing their produce to fetch the best rates. DeHaat is an ICT based platform – which brings all agri offerings for small farmers under one roof. It connects small farmers to their various needs – Seeds, fertilizers, equipment, crop advisory & market linkage through local channel partners ( Local NGOs, micro entrepreneurs, extension agents).
Light Fridge project increases the shelf life of fresh Produce in a cost effective way using gree
In Uganda, post harvest losses have been estimated at 35%-60% in fruits and vegetables which is a threat to food and nutrition security. In absence of refrigeration, fresh produce rots, most of which can't be converted to shelf-stable foods. 80% of the country's population is employed in agriculture and lives in the rural areas with only 3% having access to electricity, grossly limiting them access to refrigeration or cold storage facilities.
Using GREEN TECHNOLOGY, LIGHT FRIDGE employs, empowers and equips small holder farmers in rural areas through COLD STORAGE. The simple technology only requires a flow of DRY AIR and a source of WATER. Cooling slows down ripening and rotting of fresh produce hence reducing food losses, which enables availability of more food for households and markets, maintains the quality(nutritional value) of food, improves income generation along the food chain and enables the farmers to sell their produce at a better price. So far, 7 trials have been done successfully in Bushenyi and Wakiso districts. Light Fridge is planning to expand to other districts in the country and partner with National Farmers Association.
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WomEng invests and develops girls and women in the engineering industry to shift the gender parit
A large component of the SDG's are entwined with the need for engineering - from energy, to water & sanitation to food security, engineering is intrinsic in all these activities. However, women and girls have traditionally been excluded from the sector which plays a vital role for developing societies. The number of women engineers in Africa is low, generally below 10%. Even in developed countries its 20%. WomEng goal is achieving gender equality
WomEng addresses the root causes for gender inequality in engineering by providing a pipeline approach as a solution starting at High School. Our GirlEng program gamifies maths and science, provides mentoring & enables girls to learn through play about engineering. Once they apply to a university, WomEng ambassadors provide supportive communities for these girls to thrive. Our Fellowship program teaches entrepreneurship & provides technovation challenge to enable young women to start their own business or have the skills needed to work effectively in engineering. Our industry programs provides leadership develop, lobbying and support to women in the sector to assist with the gender transformation of the sector. We work top down & bottom up
Gender-based violence is found worldwide, and we address its pattern of revictimisation over the
1 in 3 women experiences abuse, including 1.4 mil in the UK last year. The rate of revictimisation is higher than any other crime. Repeat clients at a shelter I managed asked more than once, ‘Do I have a sign on my forehead that only violent men can see?' This is codependency; victims and perpetrators fill unhealthy, unaddressed needs in each other. Victims' agency has been systematically stripped from them. They often live their childhood norms.
By changing a woman's life, we change her children's lives. Domestic abuse is a learned behaviour and response. The ethos of coaching, with the client as the expert, supports the learning of independence and interdependence, and the unlearning of codependency. There is no research on coaching and abuse; it remains a massive gap. Coaching has been associated with related outcomes, including decreased depression and anxiety; increased resiliency; increased perception of control; increased goal attainment; greater orientation toward change; and increased self-esteem. Research shows that codependency acts as a master variable for many of these measures. Applying coaching in the context of abuse is innovative, and begs to be tested further.