Global Envision: exploring market-driven solutions to poverty
What can the world’s poorest hope to achieve without energy access? Not much, according to U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon.
What does social innovation and social impact mean to you?
Politics, schmolitics—the Obama administration's new list of antipoverty projects has our hearts aflutter.
For decades, the term “genetically modified organism” has sounded like something inherently inedible. But a loud new voice is replying that the world should eat up anyway.
When you talk about social business you are talking about changing the ways we look at society and empowering huge numbers of poor people, which can lead to deep political changes from an economic and social perspective.
As the Apps4Africa climate challenge announces its winners, African farmers and communities gain new market tools in tackling the everyday challenges of climate change. And who better to design these tools than Africans themselves?
The 2012 Farm Bill has reignited the food aid debate. If a few innovative policies can help alleviate hunger and trim the foreign aid budget, will governments bite?
"We will be striving for game-changing technologies that can affect upwards of one million people. Given those goals, I expect at least half of our projects to fail.
Helping people is pretty much always in vogue. But the way it gets done can go out of style.
In Palestine, new technology is helping new graduates find job opportunities. Souktel, an organization providing mobile phone services for developing countries, understands that swift texting could spell out gainful employment for many young adults.
And the winner of Mercy Corps’ internal innovations competition is...(drumroll, please)... Ethiopia! Despite—or very well perhaps because—of the massive drought that's hit the Horn of Africa, community members and Mercy Corps staff have hit on a solution that's both simple and cheap.
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What do you get when you combine geeks from Gaza, tech startup wizards from Seattle, app nerds from Google, economic development wonks from Mercy Corps and a little seed funding from generous donors? The first ever Startup Weekend in Gaza.
Between the pages of a book, people in developing countries can find knowledge and business opportunity.
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