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Digital Green: Indian Idol for Farmers

nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector

Digital Green works towards improving food security and alleviating rural poverty. It does this by producing and disseminating videos by farmers, for farmers, and of farmers on locally relevant agricultural information. Its communication model blends technology and social organization to bring about behavior change, which empowers individuals to sustainably increase their productivities and incomes.

Wikiloc: Blazing Trails for Geotourism

Undefined

Nobody was more surprised that Wikiloc’s website for crowdsourcing hiking and walking trails was a winner of the Changemakers / National Geographic 2009 Geotourism Challenge than its founder, Jordi Ramot.

The soft-spoken, pony-tailed software engineer was invited to travel from his home in the Pyrenees mountains in northeast Spain to the annual Geotourism Change Summit at National Geographic’s headquarters last week in Washington, D.C. where he was “amazed to be able to work with people from National Geographic.”

Wireless Souls

hybrid

Wireless Souls is a not-for-profit organization which aims to pioneer, strategize, adopt and create a sustainable telecom environment by promoting innovation and using the latest and most sustainable mobile technology we strive to reach out to the farthest communities across the globe.

Orora Global,Inc.

for profit

Orora Global is a social enterprise with the focus to eliminate the problem of energy poverty in developing countries. We focus on breaking down all barriers of access to provide affordable and reliable cleantech solutions to rural and semi-urban communities in emerging markets.

BORON

nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector

The project Boron aims to make the access to clean energy easier and satisfy the basic needs of heating and cooking by offering a wide range of products that reduce effectively toxic emissions and last longer than traditional charcoal.

GreenLoo

nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector

GreenLoo provides a public health service: it is a portable dry toilet that targets rural areas that suffer from the lack of sanitation. It also uses the human waste (urine and feces) and transforms it into a fertilizer throughout a simple process.

KANOUN

nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector

Indoor air pollution, caused by wood and charcoal smoke, is responsible for respiratory, heart and eye problems. What we propose is an improved cook stove, reducing the consumption of wood and charcoal and offering a complete combustion compared to traditional stoves.

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