Putting Tourists to Work


Using piezoelectric generators, which convert changes in pressure (e.g. the weight of a person or vehicle moving onto/off of a surface) into electricity, to not only lessen the impact of increased tourism to World Heritage sites, but also employ the tourists to power those sites and aide in their preservation.


Community-Based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM)

In 2005 in response to the food crisis in Niger, HKI began to integrate community-based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM) to treat malnutrition into its ongoing child survival programs aimed to prevent malnutrition. The program has expanded to Burkina Faso and Mali to strengthen the capacity of local structures to both treat malnutrition through the integration of CMAM and prevent malnutrition through the Essential Nutrition Actions (ENA) framework.



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Cementing the Deal for Better Streets

What makes a street worthy of an upgrade in cash strapped Guadalajara? Israel Moreno can tell you. Creator of Patrimonio Hoy, an innovative housing improvement initiative run by the Cemex Corporation, he found that once families have succeeded in improving their homes, they start looking for ways to improve their neighborhood.


How to Provide Affordable Housing


Until August 23, 2006, you can enter the Changemakers "How to Provide Affordable Housing" competition. Participants are competing for the Innovation Award by submitting proposals that address the challenge of providing innovative housing solutions for low-income and marginalized populations. Finalists will be selected by a panel of judges, and Changemakers's online community will vote to select three winners who will each receive a $5,000 prize.

Meeting Disaster - How to Prepare


A few months shy of the anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami, the world has witnessed multiple disaster tragedies including Hurricane Katrina in the United States, and the recent earthquake in Kashmir that focus our attention once again on pressing questions: How can we as societies be better prepared for disaster? How can we respond more quickly and more efficiently? How can we address the underlying problems of marginalized and poor communities to lessen their vulnerability to these catastrophes?