Festival 2

Congratulations to our Festival 2 award winner and finalists!

Winner: Margaret Koli, Presenter, HNP: Transforming the World's Leaders Into Entrepreneurs

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Challenge: Festival 2

Sustainable Citizen’s Participation in Typhoon Haiyan Devastated Communities

The project aims for building sustainable citizen’s participation among marginalized sectors especially women in policy formulation and practices on environmental and disaster protection through raising public awareness and community mobilization in Typhoon Haiyan devastated communities.

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Campaign for Magnitsky sanctions against human rights abusers worldwide

As the world becomes more global, human rights abusers have started to travel and keep their money abroad. As a result, there is now a tool to challenge the impunity of these criminals in the form of targeted visa sanctions and asset freezes, using a proposed law called the US Global Magnitsky Act.

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Oasis: Distributed Utilities for Rural Development

Oasis is a cheap, replicable way to provide foundational services (clean water, solar-powered electricity, and digital communication) to rural settlements in developing countries. By collocating these services, Oasis becomes a hub where traditional rural economies can continue to thrive, while slowly introducing them to broader, global markets.

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Turning Vision into Action

A considerable body of evidence has shown that investments focused on women benefit whole societies. Vital Voices identifies and supports high-potential leaders who demonstrate a commitment to improving their communities through tailored investments to enhance their capacity as leaders. Vital Voices will bring together women with bold visions for sustainable change in communities around the world to critically analyze ...more »

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Safety Net in Challenging Haiti: What about Jobs Creation?

1000 Jobs wants to create jobs for the underserved populations who would not have access the Haitian Social Safety net. We bring or join business ideas and help develop tailored basic business plans, integrate the entrepreneurs in a micro parc environmentto share resources and maximize their income.

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From hyperlocal media to global reporting on natural disasters

How can participatory community reporting and technology be used to prepare residents, particularly those in low income and immigrant neighborhoods, when an earthquake, tsunami, volcano eruption or any other natural disaster strikes? This project will put together to work a team in Valparaiso, Chile with another in Northridge, California, two seismic hotbeds, to develop a widget/ app and a system to better report on natural ...more »

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