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eFarm Direct

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Enabling Farmers Reach Markets - a 'click-and-mortar' solution combining ICT platform and ground supply chain network to fix the agri crisis. Key pain areas for farmers is marketing support , rising input costs , migration of educated and skilled labour to cities and having to bear all wastage/transport costs for uncertain revenue. For any modern industry the various key functions like production, marketing, sales, HR and logistics are managed by professionals and backed by advanced software and ICT tools .

Samriddhii,Revolutionizing d Vegetable value chain

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Samriddhii ( A joint venture of KAUSHALYA Foundation, the social wing and KNIDS GREEN Pvt Ltd, The Commercial wing) have been working towards professionalizing and creating a formal supply chain network of vegetables by connecting the Small, Marginal & Landless (SMAL) farmers and under-privileged street vendors to the mainstream markets with the objective to provide platform and support to these people (growers & vendors) in the evolving economy and to prepare them for the new market challenges.

Women | Tools | Technology: Building Opportunities & Economic Power

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Winners Announced! The three winners will each receive a prize of US$5,000 from Ashoka Changemakers, and will be invited to participate in a collaboration workshop with Ashoka’s Changemakers and ExxonMobil during summer/fall 2010.

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GMO Risk or Rescue Group: Helping Consumers Decide

When it comes to genetic food engineering, claims are often made about farmers ability and interest to adapt. And how about vitamin-rich rice? ... Are these realities or misrepresentations? Tell us what you think here

[Also check out our GMO Risk or Rescue competition. Share your idea or initiative to get noticed and to be eligible for various  prizes. Submit your entry by October 21, 2009.]

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Geotourism Challenge 2009: Power of Place - Sustaining the Future of Destinations

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Join our search for the most innovative examples of geotourism around the globe. Enter by the extended deadline May 25, 2009.

This 2009 Geotourism Challenge, sponsored by National Geographic and Ashoka Changemakers, attracted 610 innovative geotourism entries. Check out these destinations from 81 countries that promote natural and cultural heritage while improving the well-being of the local people.

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Webinar on 5/28: Young Africans Seizing Opportunities in the Technology Sector

Across Africa, as in the rest of the world, a faster pace in the workplace calls for a faster and more technology savvy workforce. There are many opportunities arising out of the rapid rate of technology innovation across the continent. A key question is: how are young people positioned to seize these opportunities?

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FLED

nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector

Activities & initiative to spread financial literacy & entrepreneurial development, activities for youth and children. Our focus will remain towards spreading awareness of financial literacy and the importance of entrepreneurship.

 

SparkGig

nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector

SparkGig is an online community marketplace to bridge the gap between live entertainers and event organizers. Empower performers to pursue their passion and transform the entertainment scene into a vessel for better social change.

JAKUZA

for profit

The idea of Jakuza is to use sensor technology to diagnose the early stages of diseases in livestock by testing against different parameters like temp, internal body scans,animal waste and Urine. The diseases include mastitis, Nagana and Brucellosis.and cattle rustling.also Mrks and Vet doctors

Ideas Inclusivas

hybrid

At Ideas Incusivas we help entrepreneurs develop and propel their ideas in an inclusive way. Our mission is to help communities thrive by creating added social value through the interconnection of local projects while creating a support structure of co-learning and co-creation.

African Youth Union

The African Youth Union (AYU) is a Pan-African youth organization that boasts the largest youth representation in Africa. AYU seeks to bridge the gap between the youth and government, and acts as a conduit between the youth and regional bodies such as the African Union.

KornetCity

KornetCity is a conceptual model that focuses on reducing start up and operational costs for SME sector by equipping office buildings in mostly residential areas. It has the advantages of reducing the need for transport investments, parking, reduced GHG emissions and gives support to single parents.

Mama Maji

nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector

Water is a women's issue. A lack of clean water access poses one of the biggest limitations on the lives of women throughout the world, but it also poses the biggest opportunity. Mama Maji empowers women through water, utilizing water projects as a platform for training and empowerment.

Sustainiverse

hybrid

Sustainable Marketing and design firm to leverage unused urban wall/roofs/courtyards for vertical aquaponic and algae farms. We will also create an app and forum for increased community education and feasibility for use by anyone like Uber w/ decentralized approach to provide food and jobs to needy.

Motadem Consulting

hybrid

Education4Entrepreneurship is a proactive project that fosters entrepreneurial ecosystems and provides support services, and specialized training programs for students-graduates and employees on industry-relevant management competencies that empower them to be self employed and globally competitive.

Weaver's Hut

hybrid

Weaver’s Hut, is a social enterprise aimed at developing sustainable livelihoods for underprivileged handloom weaver (‘Julahas’) and artisan communities in poverty stricken districts of Uttar Pradesh.

Societal Restructuring

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Sequestration of voluntary labor base for the improvement of the human condition. Positive change comes through fundamental psychological and educational self evaluation as well as change within our immediate sphere of influence. I can teach how to have complete control over that process.

Por una alimentación más sostenible y saludable

A traves de este proyecto se busca retomar nuestras viejas y saludables costumbres nutricionales, adaptandolas a hoy en dia, buscando fomentar en los jovenes habitos alimenticios mas saludables, de una manera creativa e interactiva. 

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Para una alimentaciòn sustentable y saludable

 El impacto del cambio en la dieta tradicional de maíz en latinoamericanos, por la comida rápida, aumenta obesidad y daña el medio ambiente con toneladas de empaques plásticos, afecta la economía de mujeres productoras de alimentos y el ecosistema de campesinos habituados a abastecerse ellos mismos su alimentación quienes, ante la carestía, abandonan cultivos y migran, agravando la escasez alimentaria, problema social masivo en muchos países. Un innovador sistema educativo constructivista de valores ancestrales en alimentos, reivindicará la dieta tradicional de una vasta

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Guatemala
Guatemala
14° 36' 35.0856" N, 90° 31' 13.0944" W
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Para una alimentaciòn sustentable y saludable

 El impacto del cambio en la dieta tradicional de maíz en latinoamericanos, por la comida rápida, aumenta obesidad y daña el medio ambiente con toneladas de empaques plásticos, afecta la economía de mujeres productoras de alimentos y el ecosistema de campesinos habituados a abastecerse ellos mismos su alimentación quienes, ante la carestía, abandonan cultivos y migran, agravando la escasez alimentaria, problema social masivo en muchos países. Un innovador sistema educativo constructivista de valores ancestrales en alimentos, reivindicará la dieta tradicional de una vasta

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Guatemala
Guatemala
14° 35' 57.0552" N, 90° 31' 38.9748" W
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TimeTender

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TimeTender is a time-based community currency that is earned for volunteering on community projects and redeemed for experiences at anchor institutions such as university classes, sporting events, theater productions and recreational facilities.

Vayando

for profit

Vayando is a for-profit social enterprise that puts micro-entrepreneurs on the tourism map. We provide an online booking platform that utilizes growth and diversification in the tourism sector to unlock economic opportunity for entrepreneurs in emerging economies around the world.

DAYSE:

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DAYSE is a not-for-profit energy charity.
DAYSE provides the platform to raise funds for positive impact energy projects, through energy saving measures. The funds raised, by participants saving energy, are used to help social enterprises and poverty alleviation through energy provision.

Sustainiverse

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Sustainable Marketing and design firm to leverage unused urban wall/roofs/courtyards for vertical aquaponic and algae farms. We will also have an app(grabafruit.com) and forum for increased community education and feasibility for use by anyone like Uber w/ decentralized approach to provide food and jobs to needy.

Time Shops

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Time banks and charity shops? What's the connection?
Imagine the power of time banks combined with charity shops. You would have Time Shops, and that's just the tip of the iceberg. Exchange your time within you community and buy goods with it at your local time shop or on-line (future plan).

Clean Our Water

Clean Our Water aims to have at least one electrochlorinator kit to provide clean water at the center of every community in Pakistan. We aim to empower communities in Pakistan by providing methods of water purification while educating young changemakers on solutions to solve the clean water crisis.

CINEWAX

nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector

CINEWAX c'est un nouveau concept de cinéclub, à la fois espace de rencontre et cinéma, lieu d'échange social, de culture, et de dynamisme économique.
Nous voulons participer au développement culturel au Sénégal et employer des locaux, tout en créant un pont culturel international!

Trash to Paradise

nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector

Trash al Paraíso está transformando las aguas residuales en agua de riego. Su plan utiliza basura como botellas de plástico, llantas viejas y plantas de los humedales para crear un sistema para filtrar y descontaminar aguas residuales, convirtiendo los problemas en soluciones. Su equipo binacional de ingenieros, científicos, artistas y educadores tiene como objetivo construir un modelo para la replicación en toda la Cuenca del Río Tijuana.

Circulo Ollines

El círculo ollines es un grupo de personas en la Comunidad de Tepoztán, México que decidieron implementar una moneda social (moneda alternativa o comunitaria) llamada Ollin, que significa movimiento, flujo.  El diseño de la moneda es lo que se denomina como 'Crédito mutuo' donde la masa monetaria se crea en el momento de la transacción. Está respaldada por la capacidad de generar valor de la comunidad.  El proyecto comenzó con un pequeño grupo y ahora está creciendo y enfrentando la complejidad de ese crecimiento.

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Tepoztlán
Mexico
18° 59' 6.4896" N, 99° 5' 28.626" W
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Bidean

Bidean aims to provide sustainable solutions to individuals experiencing mental health issues within our current society. Their work aims to achieve this through participant workshops which focus on co-design in order to assist individuals cope with the consequences of living with a mental illness. Most importantly, however, Bidean provides a service to individuals experiencing mental health issues through design and personal development, opposed to medicalization.

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London
United Kingdom
51° 29' 59.9748" N, 0° 8' 4.218" W
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billionBRICKS

nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector

Improving the life of the homeless through quality design, sustainable architecture and cutting-edge technology. bB teams up with on-ground NGOs working with homeless communities and provides professional design expertise to build adequately designed shelters and a motivating living environment.

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