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Practical Action

Practical Action is a global innovator, inspiring people to discover and adopt ingenious, practical ways to free themselves from poverty and disadvantage. Improving harvests through planet-friendly farming innovations. Transforming lives through affordable, renewable energy. Reducing vulnerability created by climate change or disaster. Demonstrating sustainable ways to improve clean water access and sanitation. Unlocking economic opportunities that allow whole communities to thrive.

Precision Agriculture for Development

Our mission is to support smallholder farmers in developing countries by providing customized information and services that increase productivity, profitability, and environmental sustainability. Precision Agriculture for Development (PAD) is working on a new model for agricultural extension: reaching farmers with personalized agricultural advice through their mobile phones. We implement this model in collaboration with partner organizations and gather evidence on its impact. We aim to improve the lives of 100 million farmers in developing countries with our services.

FHI 360

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in education, health, nutrition, economic development, civil society, environment, gender, youth, research and technology – creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories.

Wadhwani AI

The Wadhwani Institute for Artificial Intelligence (Wadhwani AI) is an independent not-for-profit research institute founded by the Indian-American tech entrepreneurs Romesh and Sunil Wadhwani. It aims to harness the power of AI to find the break points that cause the world’s deepest problems — and then find innovative solutions to fix them. The institute specializes in AI research conducted to address problems in public health, agriculture, education and infrastructure using techniques such as Machine Learning, Data Science, Cognitive Reasoning and IoT.

iDE

iDE is a global development organization that co-creates with foundations, governments, individuals, for-profits, and nonprofits to develop lasting solutions to poverty. We design and deliver market-based solutions in Agriculture and WASH in 11 countries across Asia, Africa, and Central America. Much more than a collection of technologies and field offices, we are a globally integrated ecosystem of nearly 1,000 staff, passionate about innovation and entrepreneurism.

Upaya Social Ventures

Upaya creates dignified jobs for the poorest of the poor by building scalable businesses with investment and consulting support. Since 2011, we have accelerated 20 small and growing businesses in India and invested in 14 of those companies; our 14 portfolio companies have created nearly 8,000 jobs as of December 2017. With offices in Seattle, Washington and New Delhi, India, Upaya has committed to a goal of helping partners create 15,000 jobs by the end of 2019. With a presence in both India and the U.S., the Upaya team has over 20 years of experience in developing effective interventions [...]

YLabs

At YLabs, we use design and data to improve health and economic opportunity for disadvantaged youth. Founded in 2014, our work has been awarded international innovation awards from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Packard Foundation. We are bulding a team of designers and public health experts to work on our projects in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

SERES

SERES is a nonprofit Guatemalan Association led by a dedicated, diverse team that brings together local and international experience to facilitate sustainable development, personal empowerment, education, leadership and appropriate technology. Our commitment is first and foremost to the Guatemalan and El Salvadorian communities where we work. Our focus is on engaging and empowering youth to become environmental change-makers and local leaders. Since inception, our highest priority has been to listen to the unique set of challenges, needs, and circumstances of each community.

TechnoServe

TechnoServe works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses, and industries. We are a nonprofit organization that develops business solutions to poverty by linking people to information, capital and markets. Our work is rooted in the idea that hardworking people can generate income, jobs and wealth for their families and communities. With five decades of proven results, we believe in the power of private enterprise to transform lives.

Kangu

Kangu is a small organization with a big dream: that every woman survives her pregnancy and childbirth. The first crowdfunding platform for safe births, Kangu, makes it possible for anyone anywhere to fund $10 or more of a pregnant woman’s access to high-quality healthcare before, during and after childbirth. These services are proven to reduce maternal and newborn deaths by up to 90%, and are offered through our in-country medical partners at about $200 per woman, or 1% of the usual cost.

One Heart World-Wide

One Heart World-Wide (OHW) is a 501(c)(3) organization with over 15 years of experience implementing maternal and neonatal mortality prevention programs in areas where women often die alone at home giving birth. Our aim is to improve access to, and utilization of healthcare services to reduce the risk of maternal and neonatal mortality in the most remote, rural areas. We believe that all women and newborns can receive the quality healthcare services they deserve during pregnancy and childbirth, anytime and anyplace.

SEED

SEED is a global partnership for action on sustainable development and the green economy. SEED supports innovative small-scale and locally driven entrepreneurs around the globe who integrate social and environmental benefits into their business model from the outset.

Generation

Generation is a youth employment nonprofit with a dual mission to empower young people to build thriving, sustainable careers and to provide employers the highly skilled, motivated talent they need. Today, more than 21,000 young adults have graduated from the Generation program, which prepares young adults for careers in nearly 80 cities and 200 locations across eight countries, with five countries in pre-launch.