To highlight the work of social entrepreneurs, this animated video tells the story of a relationship between an Indian householder and a young social entrepreneur. In the story, the householder, Neeraj, is given the opportunity to pull himself out of poverty through the intervention of Amit, a social entrepreneur. The video tells of one man's journey from destitution, picking rags from a garbage heap, to owning a business of his own.
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The Lemelson-MIT Award for Global Innovation recognizes individuals whose technological innovations improve the lives of impoverished people in the developing world. The Lemelson-MIT Award for Global Innovation celebrates outstanding technology-focused innovators who have improved quality of life in the areas of health, shelter, energy, agriculture, quality of air, water, soil, education, or ecosystem management in developing nations and have disseminated technology that is scalable or replicable.
- The World Region
2 Weeks left to nominate and win US$20,000!
For the 7th consecutive year the World Challenge is searching for grassroots community projects that promote sustainable development through innovation and original thinking. Their mission is simple: to reward small businesses which have found solutions to some of the world's most pressing problems.
If you have what it takes, they would like to hear from you. Please check their website and fill in an application form. You have until the 19th of June, at midnight. Their judging panel will select the best 12 entries to be filmed by BBC World News and featured in a special ad series in Newsweek magazine.
Recording of the event now available online!
A conversation with:
Bill Drayton, Founder, Ashoka
& Valeria Budinich, Chief Entrepreneur,
Full Economic Citizenship Initiative, Ashoka
Wednesday, May 18, 11:30-1:00
World Bank, the Black Auditorium, 600 19th Street, NW, Washington DC
Live webcast will be available here
Please join us at 10:30 AM for coffee & cookies and to meet visiting Ashoka Fellows
Join Bill and Valeria on a discussion about their breakthrough economic framework for creating new value, business profits and social benefits at every level of the economic pyramid.
Apps for Development
Awards Ceremony & Expo
April 14, 2011: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
(Live Webcast 2:00pm – 3:00pm)
MC Atrium, World Bank Headquarters
Please join World Bank President Robert Zoellick as he announces the winners of the Apps for Development Competition.
This blog was originally featured on the "Inside the Web" blog on 3/28/11 and was authored by Jim Rosenberg, Social Media Adviser to the World Bank
Rising and volatile food prices are causing pain and suffering for poor people around the world, driving 44 million people into extreme poverty in recent months. On April 14-15, 2011 we are hosting our second Open Forum, a global conversation to look at the problem and possible solutions to overcome the food crisis.
Update: Only one week left until nominations close for The Tech Awards: Technology Benefitting Humanity!
If you, your friends, your colleagues or your followers might be interested, please help us pass the word. We appreciate your emails, tweets and facebook posts on this topic! The nomination form is fairly straightforward and the deadline is March 31, 2011.
Attention Development Marketplace Alums!
Because of your connection with The World Bank Development Marketplace, it is our pleasure to invite you to apply for the 2011 Tech Awards, or nominate an organization you know who might be interested in this award. The Tech Awards honors innovators who are creatively applying technology to benefit humanity in the areas of Environment, Economic Development, Education, Equality and Health. Fifteen laureates in five categories will be honored at a Gala event in October 2011 in Silicon Valley, California, and five Laureates will each be awarded a cash prize of $50,000 USD.
Stigma Reduction Workshop:
Suspending Judgment - a training course for health workers on stigma reduction, New Delhi, Jan 17 - 19, 2011. National training course specifically aimed to reduce stigma in the health care setting. All training manuals and tools available, on request.
Harm Reduction Study Tour:
South-to-South Knowledge Exchange on Harm Reduction, Bangladesh and Maldives high level delegations visit Malaysia, Jan 2011.
Targeted Interventions in India:
The impact assessment of the India targeted prevention interventions program - summary available in the Abstract Book (page 41) of the National Conference on HIV/AIDS research: Towards Evidence Policy Linkages, Delhi Jan 2011
One month left to nominate a project for the Nestlé Prize in Creating Shared Value and help it win CHF 500,000.00
Do you know of an outstanding innovation or project in Rural Development, Water or Nutrition?
Nominate it for the Nestlé Prize in Creating Shared Value. The winner will benefit from an investment of up to CHF 500 000 (more than USD 480 000) to scale up his project. Self-nominations are encouraged!
The Prize is open to individuals, NGOs and social enterprises that have developed and piloted innovative solutions to water, nutrition or rural development challenges. Find out more on how to participate and submit an entry.