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Show Support for World AIDS Day

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Since 1988, December 1st has been the day that the world takes the opportunity to unite in the fight against HIV/AIDS by showing support for those living with HIV, and remembering those who have died. Globally, there are an estimated … Continue reading

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LAUNCH: Energy Forum November 10-13, 2011

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Elvir Causevic, Managing Director of Ocean Tomo’s Strategy Practice, will visit the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to participate in the LAUNCH Energy Forum on November 10-13. Last year LAUNCH executed two challenges which focused on water and health but … Continue reading

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Your Vote Counts – Help Kopernik Win a $250,000 Grant

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As some of you may know, Kopernik has partnered with Invent for Humanity to leverage their online marketplace platform. This unique marketplace helps appropriate technologies reach the communities that need them the most. Kopernik solves the issues that appropriate technology … Continue reading

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Featured Interview with Luis Moreau, a new Invent for Humanity Fellow

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Luis Moreau is a unique and diverse individual with an even more interesting background. Luis is a trained Venezuelan lawyer with a Masters of Law from Chicago-Kent College of Law and Masters in Business Administration from Spain. Luis has focused … Continue reading

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World Sight Day- Appropriate Technology is the Answer to Providing Vision to the World’s Poor

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Today is World Sight Day. According to the World Health Organization World Sight Day is annual day of awareness to focus global attention on blindness, visual impairment and rehabilitation of the visually impaired.  In developing countries there are very few if … Continue reading

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Sustainable Development to Prevent Widespread Famine in West Africa

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I found an article about sustainable development on the Guardian. It’s about the devastating drought and famine in Somalia and the entire Horn of Africa. I found this article particularly interesting because the contributor Mark Tran and I both agree … Continue reading

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Great Thinkers are Invited to Gather for Chicago’s Ideas Week October 10-16

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I’m sure by now everyone knows about the Chicago Ideas Week. It’s a number of events that will take place in various locations thought the city and its main focus is to spark innovation for the betterment of the community. … Continue reading

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Featured Interview with Piet Hendrikse, Inventor of the Q Drum

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The Q Drum is an appropriate technology that was created to solve an issue that many rural people may face — transporting clean water. It is a durable, doughnut-shaped container which holds up to 50 liters of water. The cylindrical … Continue reading

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