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This Grand Prize Winning Invention Pulls Clean Water Out of Air
Global Citizen

The Skysource/Skywater Alliance won a $1.5 million first place prize in the Water Abundance XPRIZE, a competition that challenges teams to use energy efficient ways to help with the global water crisis. The prize winning machine uses clean energy to produce up to 300 gallons…

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Safe Water Unlocks People’s Futures through WaterCredit Program
Water.org

844 million people lack access to safe water today, and women and girls are often determined by cultural gender roles and delegated as the household water bearers. Through Water.org’s WaterCredit program, a Kenyan local named from a rural village was able to finance a rain…

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How the Tech Industry is Tackling Sustainability
Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy has embarked on an ambitious new vision aimed at solving the greatest challenges facing people and nature today. The organization has recently partnered with The Techstars Sustainability Accelerator to work on developing smart solutions to tackle pressing challenges such as making fisheries…

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This Program Helps Move Families from Poverty to Prosperity
Opportunity International

Opportunity International’s LIFE (Livelihoods for the Extreme Poor) poverty graduation pilot program has proven to be a scalable, cost-effective way to support families living in the depths of poverty by providing them with hands-on support while they improve their skills and build solid, more financially…

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Nations Around the World Pledge to Leave No Girl Behind
Global Citizen

World leaders gathered at the “Leave No Girl Behind” event to call upon countries to dismantle the barriers that prevent girls from getting an education. The event was co-hosted by Global Citizen, Canada, UK, France, Niger, Kenya and Jordan. In a joint statement, the host…

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UN General Assembly Demonstrates Real Action Towards Progress
United Nations Foundation

The start of a new session at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) provided a crucial forum for advancing progress for everyone, everywhere. Among the topics discussed was a new youth strategy, technology to prevent hunger, new finance strategies for the SDGs and more. Learn…

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A Global Partnership Approach to Driving Sustainable Development 
James Murray

The final Sustainable Development Goal 17 (SDG17) ends with a commitment to ‘strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.’ This goal most clearly focuses on traditional development issues by pulling together a host of targets covering long-running concerns such…

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Why STEM Learning is Essential for Empowering Girls
United Nations Foundation

Jobs in science and technology are some of the fastest-growing worldwide, and innovations in this field will be crucial for tackling global challenges. Yet half of the world’s population still face profound gaps in access to education and employment, especially in the fields of science,…

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This Non-Profit Brings Transformative Tech to East Africa
Lorin Fries

The One Acre Fund is a non-profit social enterprise working with 600,000 farmers in East Africa. The organization’s Impact Ventures Growth Director, Ilana Kessler, speaks about scaling innovative approaches to help smallholder farmers grow their way out of poverty and hunger. Kessler discusses how mobile…

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