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seToolbelt's Resource Competition has begun!

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seToolbelt is pleased to announce the launch of its second competition for original tools and resources for social enterprise! They are looking for innovative, practical, real-life responses to the challenges that arise in social enterprises so that they can help make these original tools available to the wider community of social entrepreneurs.

$1,000 Resource Competition - Deadline Extended!

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Deadline Extended!!
Submit your resources by October 21st
Social entrepreneurs create tools to help them address both social and business needs.
Now, you can WIN CASH for sharing these tools!

The Story of Neeraj and Amit

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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.

2012 $100,000 Lemelson-MIT Award for Global Innovation

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Man fishing in the SudanThe 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 Challenge is Back!

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2 Weeks left to nominate and win US$20,000!

 

The World Challenge LogoFor 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.

Event: Public Goods through Social Enterprises: Creating Hybrid Value Chains

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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: Winners to be announced April 14, 1-3 pm at World Bank Headquarters

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Apps for Development
Awards Ceremony & Expo
April 14, 2011: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
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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.

Put Food First: Call for promotion

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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.

2011 Tech Awards: Inviting Applications Now!!

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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.

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Attention Development Marketplace Alums!

Previous Tech Award Winners - Center for Science, Technology, and SocietyBecause 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.  

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