In Rural Africa Motorcycles Aren’t Just Fun, They Are A Lifeline For Millions

Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship   
August 29th, 2013

In Rural Africa Motorcycles Aren’t Just Fun, They Are A Lifeline For Millions

When thinking of how to best help an impoverished and remote community, most might think about investing in better healthcare or education. One of the biggest issues, however, is that one must have a delivery system to bring this infrastructure in. That’s where Riders For Health comes into picture using motorcycles to distribute medicine to rural areas of Africa.

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Free Life Insurance With Your Phone Bill? Ghana’s Tigo Tries It

Global Envision   
June 6th, 2013

Free Life Insurance With Your Phone Bill? Ghana’s Tigo Tries It

With cellphone users only growing on the African continent, it should be expected that companies are trying every selling method to retain their customers. Because of this, companies are now offering free life insurance with a subscription to their service. Offering this safety-net may help alleviate many individuals who find themselves moving into greater poverty.

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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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China-Africa: Towards More Sustainable Health Care?

THINK AFRICA PRESS   
May 22nd, 2013

China-Africa: Towards More Sustainable Health Care?

China’s early health diplomacy in Africa is markedly distinct from Western health initiatives, and arguably more effective in terms of local African contexts.

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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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Microsoft’s Game Plan: Help Today’s Youth Prepare For Tomorrow’s Jobs

Global Envision   
July 9th, 2013

Microsoft’s Game Plan: Help Today’s Youth Prepare For Tomorrow’s Jobs

Microsoft, one of the world’s largest software companies, understands that we have a growing and serious problem when it comes to unemployment. The fact remains that there are many jobs out there in this dismal economy, but the next generation has to have the right training and opportunities to secure them. That’s where Microsoft lends a helping hand.

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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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Building A Social Network For Clean Water With Apps And Cheap Tests

Co.EXIST   
May 28th, 2013

Building A Social Network For Clean Water With Apps And Cheap Tests

The app mWater is taking advantage of technology and readily available water testing kits to create a “social network for water” that allows people access to data concerning the quality and location of water that they are planning on using and drinking.

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The Diaspora Can Help Fuel Rwanda’s Technology and Digital Ambitions

allAfrica   
May 18th, 2013

The Diaspora Can Help Fuel Rwanda’s Technology and Digital Ambitions

Rwanda is becoming increasingly more involved with market and capital ventures and investments, which may bring more technology- and thus economic profit- to the resource poor country.

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Fixing South Africa’s Water System, With Citizen Inspectors

Co.EXIST   
April 29th, 2013

Fixing South Africa’s Water System, With Citizen Inspectors

South Africa struggles with a faulty water infrastructure that fails to provide for its growing population. WaterWatchers is a new initiative hoping to address this issue by allowing citizens to report and track problems within the system.

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