Using education to counter threatening narratives and promote religious tolerance and pluralism
Publishing stories that share the perspective of unaccompanied refugee youth, highlighting the effects of forced migration, and building a more comprehensive understanding and empathy for their experience
Creating a space for discussion between groups working on evolving the conflict, allowing activists to learn more and engage more fully, and organisations to bolster effective programmes
Creating an educational technology platform in Arabic providing workforce development tools specifically geared towards women.
Using dialogue to create social cohesion amongst women who are facing discrimination in their communities
Mobilising and empowering youth by educating them on the issues and developing their skills as leaders and peace builders
Building a growing network of creatives – Jews, Arabs, and other Middle Eastern minorities – across Europe that serves as a platform to learn from one another’s local experiences and facilitate opportunities for new cultural and business projects
Developing a participatory peace-building process which utilises design thinking, popular education, appreciative inquiry, social justice, and peace-building methodology to incorporate the voices of those impacted by conflict
Developing a network of dialogue programmes run in high schools along the northern East Coast that aim to develop empathy and a more worldly perspective
Establishing a food community network that provides resources for refugees to launch small food businesses
Road-tripping across the US to produce stories and workshops illuminating the many ways everyday American citizens are building bridges to connect with one another in unexpected ways
Creating a cause-based musicians’ guild that would provide musicians and artists the framework and community needed to create political art and advance progressive messages to the public
Creating a bilingual curriculum that fosters cross-border dialogue and learning amongst youth and educators from the US and Latin America that explores the systemic effects of drug use and policies
Developing a curriculum and online learning platform for use at home or in school to combat stereotypes and promote empathy and dialogue
Building connections amongst conflicting groups in order to promote diversity of background and thought, resulting in a creative group project.
Lincoln School Systems
Developing and expanding a progressive school programme empowering young women and furthers their educational, economic and entrepreneurial potential
Expanding access to psychological support through an arts therapy programme that provides a safe space for creative expression and healing
El Sistema Greece
Providing free music education in Greek refugee camps to empower children, and build a sense of community within the camps, Greek society, and Europe at large
Building Bridges Through Music
Using music to inspire young people in Israel and Palestine to join together, celebrate their differences in harmony, and develop a common language that transcends politics, religion, and cultural identities
Mobilising the community to create a cultural shift and empower women through awareness, education, self-defense and support resources for survivors
Fostering long-term, systemic economic development through affordable and accessible entrepreneurial and makers education
World to Table
Integrating refugees with host communities in Augusta and beyond by dining together and sharing food across cultures
Building Better Worlds
Leveraging a popular online gaming platform to counteract negative perceptions of refugees and teach empathy among adolescents in host European communities
Developing cost-effective, locally-sourced, and sturdy building blocks created from ash and the rubble from demolished structures.
Bridging the gap between people of different faiths and cultures by bringing them together to tackle community issues
Peace Literature Project
Creating a children’s book series addressing the conflict in Cyprus that teaches students about respect, diversity, and multiculturalism
Developing a new kind of school that breaks the mold and preserves the creativity, spirit, idealism, rebelliousness, and joy of youth
Marginalised Communities Podcast
Creating a podcast that gives personal voice to the underserved and suffering in India
Letters of Love
Humanising the “Other” through sensitisation workshops, psycho-social support, and fostering pen pals across borders and cultures
X Billion Lab
Using analytics to identify high potential candidates from lower-income backgrounds and provide them with job and finance coaching
Providing agricultural information to smallholder farmers via SMS, enabling them to increase their productivity and escape poverty
Tackling Nigeria’s urban waste crisis by using technology to collect recyclable waste and increasing community involvement through incentive-based participation.
Sosai Renewable Energies
Tackling indoor pollution and energy poverty by bringing small-scale solar home systems to off-grid communities.
Promoting community development and preserving Mayan culture by creating unique, high-quality fashion items made by local artisans.
Giving people in rural and under-served urban areas access to timely and affordable healthcare via an online tele-medicine platform.
Grow the Goose
Cultivating a savings culture in Malaysia by providing fun and educational financial empowerment workshops for kids.
Building sustainable sanitation systems by designing innovative toilet solutions, leading to a decrease in the spread of diseases and an improved environment
Giving under-privileged girls access to education by distributing re-usable sanitary pads, which empowers them to stay in school
Transforming plastic waste into affordable and environmentally friendly plastic lumber, resulting in a cleaner and healthier environment while reducing the effects of climate change.
Offering a digital alternative to manual vaccination cards, resulting in increased vaccination penetration and reduced child mortality and disability rates
Enabling off-grid households to order solar lights by sms, pay with mobile money and enjoy door-to-door delivery to escape energy poverty.
Saving lives by connecting hospitals and blood banks, enabling patients and doctors to easily search and find safe blood in real time via SMS.
Offering a reliable supply of quality fruits resulting in better profits, good customer satisfaction and improved income for farmers
Providing food security, tackling malnutrition and creating income for women by developing and selling innovative products made from excess organic pumpkins
Providing lessons on simple bookkeeping and an affordable accounting system to small scale enterprises
Offering transformational performing arts education, opportunities and exposure to talented African Youth
New Hope Ecotech
Creating a recycle certification market to connect producers with SMEs in the recycling chain with the goal of increasing recycling in Brazil and stimulating employment and formalisation in the sector.
Offering quality banana products to give farmers a unique advantage with regards to competition, resulting in better market penetration and economic returns
Promoting green and affordable methods of shared transportation, giving everyone equal access to cities and increasing low-income earners’ opportunity to participate in the economy
Star of Hope
Transforming the community’s view of gender-based violence, rehabilitating women and empowering them to earn their own income by training them on how to make products from waste.
Offering reward points to communities in crowded urban areas in exchange for recyclable waste, resulting in better living standards and a cleaner, healthier environment.
Improving farmers’ livelihoods by providing them with agricultural and market information through SMS, enabling them to increase their productivity and revenue
Smart Society Kenya
Offering an independent civic education platform to voters and candidates, resulting in an empowered voting community
Creating a healthy Africa by providing small scale health insurance
Tackling the issue of youth unemployment through an educational leadership model
Providing access to affordable and clean cooking energy by turning waste into fuel with a women-run production of agro-waste charcoal and energy-saving stoves
Empowering women to break their silence about sexual harassment and driving societal changes with data supported analytics
Improving food security and alleviating poverty of small scale farmers by converting harvest loss into nutritious, gluten-free and affordable food products
Protecting the people and environment and reducing mining conflicts by providing affected communities with self sustaining scientific support and facilitating dialogues between them and the mining industries
Alleviating poverty through responsible tourism whereby unique tour experiences are also financing female small scale farmers
Breaking the cycle of poverty where poor children grow into poor adults by providing life skill trainings from games and workshops
Providing clean and affordable energy access to rural areas and reducing air pollution with air filtering devices that harvest electricity generated by highway traffic
Fair Travel Tanzania
Fostering fair salaries in tourism and using profits for conservation
Social Venture Africa
Promoting female empowerment and local economic development in Ghana
Safe House Foundation
Rehabilitating victims of human trafficking as well as increasing awareness amongst at-risk groups on human trafficking.
Rhythm of Life
Providing health services and uplifting the daughters of sex workers in Kampala through professional training
Clean Concept Group
Providing green energy solutions to institutions in Nepal aiming to reduce high energy cost and fostering ‘zero energy’
Liberation Chocolates Inc
Rehabilitating former child soldiers in Liberia through the provision of employment in formerly abandoned cocoa farms
Fostering urban agricultural practices contributing to food security and a reduced financial burden on households
Clinics for All
Clinics for All seeks to improve global access to healthcare by converting used shipping containers into self-sustained, portable and deployable community clinics.
Solar power systems
Improving the electricity supply in the countryside of Pakistan by using solar power systems
Tackling the problem with waste in Uganda by recycling discarded glass bottles.
Improving English vocabulary across Africa using short message service (SMS) on mobile phones
Offering a new way of surfing the web and engaging in global issues at the same time
Working to prevent the use of children in war and the re-recruitment of former child soldiers in conflicts around Africa
Manufacturing affordable eco-friendly sanitary pads to keep village girls in school and to create jobs for local women
Enhancing access to text books to educationally marginalised children through the establishment of textbook exchange and sales points in Cameroon
The Bhalo Hub
A collaboration hub for workers, suppliers, buyers, industrial organisations, networks, NGOs and governments working in or with garment production in Bangladesh