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Testing The Future Of Emergency Assistance

Global Envision   
July 25th, 2013

Testing The Future Of Emergency Assistance

Getting food and other essentials to those affected by natural disasters in the most rural areas has been a problem that has long plagued emergency responders. This innovative text messaging voucher program promises a way to directly get funds to individuals and families so they can get what they need to survive in difficult conditions.

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Transforming Solar Pumping To Eliminate Rural Poverty

Global Envision   
June 5th, 2013

Transforming Solar Pumping To Eliminate Rural Poverty

Currently, there is vicious cycle of poverty in developing countries that originates with agriculture. The present practice of irrigating crops by the mass majority of poor farmers is extremely ineffective. The SunWater project combines efficiency, affordability, and sustainability for poor farmers who desperately want to eliminate this cycle of hardship.

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Gaza Sky Geeks Backs Tech Startups In The Gaza Strip

Global Envision   
May 29th, 2013

Gaza Sky Geeks Backs Tech Startups In The Gaza Strip

In the tumultuous region of the Gaza Strip, an up and coming organization is helping to promote innovation by turning to the next generation. Gaza Sky Geeks Laboratory, a program that assists startup businesses, is helping to provide the resources for aspiring young technical graduates in the Gaza Strip. With the aid of organizations like the Gaza Sky Geeks, many startups have the potential to turn into successful businesses in hopes of turning the Gaza Strip into the next Silicon Valley.

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A Simple, Elegant Stove To Make Cooking Safer In Africa

Co.EXIST   
May 7th, 2013

A Simple, Elegant Stove To Make Cooking Safer In Africa

A new start up called The Baker Stove is on the quest to provide people with a an affordable cooking method that is safer and more efficient that previous strategies and stove models.

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Connecting Citizens To Their Government By Turning It Into A Game

Co.EXIST   
March 29th, 2013

Connecting Citizens To Their Government By Turning It Into A Game

Getting involved with local government is not always easy- or fun. To help build interest in local issues and make access to civic engagement more possible, the idea of PlanIt was born.

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A New Ingeniously Designed Shelter For Refugees—Made By Ikea

Co.EXIST   
June 28th, 2013

A New Ingeniously Designed Shelter For Refugees—Made By Ikea

There has never been a good solution about how to deal with refugees. Commonly, thousands of people are stuffed into a camp and they live in shabby tents for an open-ended period of time. Now, Ikea, the furniture producing superpower, is offering an alternative housing option and everything you need is right in the box.

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Nigeria: Lowering Pesticide Exposure Risk With Mobile Phones

allAfrica   
June 4th, 2013

Nigeria: Lowering Pesticide Exposure Risk With Mobile Phones

In Nigeria, education in the usage of pesticides is virtually non-existent. John Gushit, a researcher from the University of Jos, personally experienced the dangers of pesticide misuse and decided to teach farmers how to reduce exposure through the use of a common cell phone.

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Envisioning An International Treaty Banning Drones

WAGING NONVIOLENCE   
May 25th, 2013

Envisioning An International Treaty Banning Drones

One of the great decisions in the global political sphere today is about drones, and whether or not these weapons should be used for warfare. In order to ensure a more peaceful future, the creation of an international treaty banning the use of drones may be necessary.

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Big Brother, Too

GGA   
May 6th, 2013

Big Brother, Too

Technology is making it easier for grassroots activists, young reports, and human rights advocates to seek information and document news and injustices more quickly and effectively than ever before.

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Redefining Sustainable Development

PROJECT SYNDICATE   
March 25th, 2013

Redefining Sustainable Development

A new approach to sustainable development is needed, and requires an understanding of the importance of safeguarding the Earth’s resources, not just for the present, but for future generations as well.

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