A New Way to Ride with Ride United
United Way

United Way Worldwide announced the launch of Ride United, a transportation access initiative that will help those in need overcome transportation barriers. Ride United launches with initial support from General Motors and Lyft, and leverages the strengths of local United Ways and the 211 network…

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New tool has the potential to unlock conservation solutions
The Nature Conservancy

The first regional-scale data has been released from the Operational Tillage Information System (OpTIS), a new tool that has the potential to unlock conservation solutions for a variety of food and agricultural supply chain stakeholders. These data document the level of adoption of soil health…

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TE Connectivity Grant Supports UN Foundation’s Mission
United Nations Foundation

The TE Connectivity Foundation announced it will continue its support of three nonprofit organizations that advance its mission of connecting and strengthening global communities through access to technology and engineering for all, with a focus on women and underserved populations, by providing $1.3 million in…

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New Tech Partnership to Help Solve Global Conservation Challenges
The Nature Conservancy

A new partnership between The Nature Conservancy and the Techstars global network saw Ten tech startups converge not only to secure funding for a new business idea, but to try—each in their own way—to save the world. The meeting is a first-of-its-kind mashup between the…

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The Women Fueling a Healthier Future in Uganda
UN Foundation

Phoebe Akiiki and Flavia Nambi are using sunshine, technology, and hope at Health Centers in Uganda to fuel a healthier future for themselves, their children and their people. Thanks to the Powering Health Care initiative, the Kigambo Health Center in Uganda is one of 36…

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Empowering Female Workers in Kenya
UN Foundation

Kenyan garment manufacturer, Hela, is paving the way in the industry with their approach to the health and empowerment of its female workers. Offerings like Hela’s are part of a growing movement in the private sector to meet female workers’ health needs right where they…

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How Tech is Helping Reach the ‘Underbanked’ in Developing Nations
Sarah Murray

New technology is advancing access and ease of use to financial services tools for many citizens in underbanked areas of the world. Rosa Wang, global director of digital finance at Opportunity International, which provides poor communities in developing countries with financial services, sees potential in…

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