Our oceans are drowning in plastic waste. But what if you could stop the stream of rubbish closer to the source? One nonprofit is doing just that, by bringing its unusual invention to the world’s dirtiest rivers. Technology, though, is just the beginning.
UK’s development finance institution says it will become “global leader” in climate finance in Africa and south Asia with five-year commitment – following news that rich country pledges have not been met.
Can you run a business as a form of climate activism? The Ecosia founder reckons so. Find out how the online search company safeguards its mission, encourages protest and – even in a ‘David vs Goliath’ market – influences its competitors.
A maker space in Mosul not only offers a space for young people to learn practical skills, it has also helped to make and repair critical medical equipment, while promoting what its founder calls a “new culture” of entrepreneurship.
Some 90% of ICT specialists in the Czech Republic are men. A grant from the Velux Foundations will help social enterprise Czechitas to change this by expanding its affordable computer training for women and girls.
Using ‘dumb’ phones to make children smarter may sound counter-intuitive, but Eneza Education is proving that SMS-based learning is the best way to reach pupils in remote and low-income communities in four African countries.