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Digital Green: Indian Idol for Farmers

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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

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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.”

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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 Group

Join the Geotourism Challenge Changemakers group to share ideas and opinions about issues impacting destination stewardship and wisely managed tourism.

Hear about best practices, identify solutions to key challenges, and link to resources that may help you overcome obstacles and succeed as a changemaker in geotourism. Each week will focus on a specific issue; join the dialogue now and tell your story.

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Driving Spirit

citizen sector

Driving Spirit is an organisation working within the poverty-striken area of Phillipi Township. We are currently building a kindergarten in the township, and we are planning future projects to generate work opportunities for the people of Philippi.

 

Kids Comp Camp

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Kids COMP CAMP, for Kids Computer Camp, is a program with the objective of helping young learners aged 10 to 14 living in marginalized communities, catch up with the current digital knowledge driven society. For every school we train we help set up easily accessible computer lab.

ILICIT AFRICA

Rucomp - Rusokoni is Rucomp is a community based solar powered ICT Infrastructure that leverages on internet to provide internet access to rural youth and farmers while accessing real prices of farm produce allowing them to create new prices while accessing new markets for there produce.

Lands of Hope

citizen sector

Lands of Hope is intended to improve lives, primarily of women in rural areas. By providing each of them a micro plot of land to grow food they will be able to insure their daily spending, cater their needs and those of their families.

Project Alianza

citizen sector

Project Alianza builds a sustainable, community-based alliance to radically improve the quality of life of marginalized coffee farming families by providing field-based agricultural education, necessary tools and resources to access lucrative markets, and educational opportunities for children.

Por una alimentación más sostenible y saludable. Cultura de valores en alimentos tradicionales previene la escasez alimentaria

El ProblemaGuatemala sufre problemas sociales masivos. El cambio de dieta por comida industrializada impactó con obesidad y toneladas de empaques plásticos. De sus 15.86 millones de habitantes, el 46.1% vive en área rural y quienes subsistían del maíz, ante la carestía de los comestibles, migran abandonando cultivos ocasionando escasez y pobreza.

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Guatemala
Guatemala
14° 36' 31.7376" N, 90° 32' 18.9024" W
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mECG

mECG is an effort to transform rural healthcare by bringing technology in its best form to ones who need it the most. Through technology, we aim to alleviate the pain and improve innocent lives.

MobiHaiti

for profit

 DiasporaNet is an Initiative to write 1694 pioneers mobipreneurs success-story through two steps : 1) Exporté-US training for confectioners to master FDA rules 2) Launch of MobiHaiti responsive platform to reach 2.5 Million prospective Diaspora-consumers.

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Por una alimentación más sostenible y saludable.

Este proyecto pretende ayudar a erradicar el hambre y la pobreza de paises en vias de desarrollo, promoviendo una cultura de mayor consumo de alimentos tradicionales de maiz, con base en un programa educativo que demostrará el valor cultural de los mismos, por símbolos mayas encontrados recientemente, motivando así una mayor demanda y consumo, lo que aumentará su elaboración, favoreciendo a miles de mujeres que se dedican a su manufactura y venta, así como a los campesinos que cosechan el maíz, mejorando la economía y la salud familiar con alimentos de bajo costo y más saludables, evitando

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Guatemala
Guatemala
14° 36' 28.17" N, 90° 32' 40.146" W
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Cadena de artesanos

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Proyecto que busca que artesanos de áreas rurales del norte del país puedan comercializar sus productos a nivel nacional e internacional. La comercialización sin intermediarios permitirá generar mayores ganancias para invertir en proyectos de educación de la esta misma población beneficiaria.

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.

SAMADHAN

citizen sector

“SAMADHAN” (Rural innovators conclave) is an Idea generation platform for rural development by the rural youth. It will give confidence to them to nurture his/her ideas today and become influential leaders of tomorrow.

Chicks for Life

citizen sector

Chicken or Egg? How about Chicken AND Egg?
Imagine the impact 1 flock of chicks to a family earning less than $2 per day. In 45 days, we transform them into a family enterprise selling chicken and/or egg. In 45 days, we give them an opportunity to rise from poverty.

M-PAYG

for profit

MPAYG is developing pay-as-you-go solutions allowing poor households in developing countries access to solar energy through small-scale mobile money instalments.

FlipTrip.PH

for profit

FlipTrip connects travelers to locals in off the beaten path destinations in the Philippines. It's an online platform where you can discover your next destination, find your tours, accommodation, and transportation; then book them all in one go. Create your own adventure and travel your way!

Club H2O

citizen sector

Club H2O supplies people in developing countries with water filters so they can have access to clean, potable water.

Atención Primaria en salud APS - Empresa Social del Estado Hospital San Juan de Dios

La Empresa Social del Estado Hospital San Juan de Dios del Peñol ofrece a sus habitantes prestación de servicios de salud de acuerdo a  sus necesidades y/o expectativas, haciendo énfasis en la prevención y promoción, bajo los principios contemplados en la constitución y el sistema de seguridad social  Colombiano, garantizando un personal altamente cualificado orientado a la calidad humana y rigiendo los lineamientos enmarcados en la estrategia de Atención Primaria en Salud APS que busca una equidad en los servicios, acceso universal y plena participación de la comunidad.La institución ofrec

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El Peñol, Antioquia
Colombia
6° 13' 24.9384" N, 75° 14' 35.736" W
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Lands of Hope

citizen sector

Lands of Hope is intended to improve lives, primarily of women in rural areas. By providing each of them a micro plot of land to grow food they will be able to insure their daily spending, cater their needs and those of their families.

Feedthechild

citizen sector

We are set to open up a community garden resource centre that acts as a model learning center for schools and community members within the district.We will facilitate education camps for teachers, students, mothers and other community members to teach agricultural and nutritional entrepreneurship.

GiftedMom

hybrid

At GiftedMom, we use innovative technologies and underemployed youths in the informal sector to improve maternal and infant health in Cameroon and across Africa.

Named one of Africa's Top Social Enterprises by the Anzisha Prize, we have impacted over 1600 women and target 5 million by 2017.

Mkulima Young

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In a remarkable effort to address the challenges the youth face in agriculture, founder Joseph Macharia and Mkulima Young have proved that social media has the power to effectively engage young people in agriculture and that agribusiness is indeed a viable alternative to formal employment.

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JAKUZA MOBILE LIVESTOCK MONITORING AND DISEASE DETECTION SYSTEM

The system uses sensor detectors to help diagnose animal diseases like Nagana, East Coast Fever, Brucellosis etc. It also uses geo-location technoloies like GPS and RFID to track the whereabouts of the animals. This system has been designed to help small scale farmers monitor the health of their animals(Cows, goats, sheep, rabbits, pigs etc) and be able to act early enough accordingly to reduce the reckless loss of livestock to diseases. This reduce farmers' excessive dependence on veterinary doctors hence reducing their costs of production which in the long run boosts their income.

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Kampala
Uganda
0° 17' 44.4048" N, 32° 35' 41.0892" E
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