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STEM for Refugees There are 4.8 million Syrian refugees in the neighboring 5 countries. Nearly 800,000 are children out of school.  Although there have been a number of international and regional efforts, access to quality education is insufficient.  Massa Mufti launched STEM for Refugees to provide 21st century life skills and prepare these…(Read More)

Microfinance for Mothers – An Education Initiative Indonesia has a young population, with more than half of its 252 million people less than 29 years of age. Veronica Colondam established the YCAB Foundation to tackle this generational challenge.  YCAB addresses the crisis in a two-fold manner.  First they provide access to education to those most…(Read More)

Poverty Stoplight: A customized poverty elimination plan Martin Burt developed Poverty Stoplight after realizing that many of his microfinance clients remained below the poverty line despite access to credit. His Foundation set out to design an integrated approach that facilitates poverty elimination, by providing both a metric and a methodology for families to quantify their…(Read More)

Three out of every four female medical school graduates in Pakistan is excluded from the health workforce, while 90% of families in urban slum and rural areas lack access to affordable, quality healthcare. doctHERs is an exclusive network of home-based, female doctors that creates inclusive employment for women in emerging markets while delivering high…(Read More)

In Ghana, land-records are paper based which are easily lost, destroyed or corrupted. The lack of trust in these analog records leads to long court cases and often violent disputes. Without trusted land records financial institutions are unable to provide loans, individuals cannot prove ownership, and land investment stays stagnant. BenBen is an interactive…(Read More)

Carbon sequestration, or the drawdown of carbon already in the atmosphere, is one potential solution for climate change. Atmocean leverages the natural power of the ocean to green arid lands and freshwater to rural coastal areas. It starts offshore with wave energy converters that operate ocean pumps driven by waves that move pressurized sea-water…(Read More)

Beno Juarez grew up in the Peruvian Amazon jungle. His family moved to Lima when he was 9. It was the juxtaposition of the freedom of the jungle and the suffering of the city that led Beno to begin exploring inclusive innovation. Beno and his team across South America are in the process of launching…(Read More)

The hazards and complexities of recycling motherboards and circuits mean much of China’s 3.62 million tons of electronic waste ends up in landfills. The UNDP-Baidu Recycle app helps users at the household level price and recycle their electronic products by connecting them to certified waste recycling and dismantling agencies across all major…(Read More)