Topic : Environment & Sustainability
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Sharon Danks inspires and enables communities to enrich their school grounds and use them to improve children’s well-being, learning and play while contributing to the ecological health and resilience of their cities.
Michelle is helping build a vibrant and proactive movement for ecological justice in the United States by equipping frontline communities with a unifying framework and a national network of support.
Gina Clayton is building a loving and powerful community for the millions of women who have loved ones behind bars to end the harm of the American criminal justice system to women and families.
Through creating new ways of engagement and thus a new public profile for children and youth living on the street, Jörg effectively changes how we as a society perceive and interact with street-youth, so as to broaden positive perspectives about the group of often traumatized youngsters.
In a world where psychosocial stresses are a leading cause for disease globally, Inge Missmahl introduces a scalable system to sufficiently care for, empower and re-mobilize people who suffer. Through enabling new human resources, she facilitates greater individual well-being and accountability, as well as community resilience, working with both migratory and stationary populations.
Paul Duan is demonstrating that the greatest limitation of today’s data sciences is not the technology itself, but rather the processes and agendas within institutions that can limit the technology’s potential. Thus, he’s set out to partner with existing governments while mobilizing a highly-skilled team of software developers, computer programmers and data science engineers to co-design parallel digital social services tools to be led and owned by the citizen sector.
Louis-Xavier fights against social exclusion by building a solidarity network between small business owners, neighbors and homeless people that recreates social ties at a micro level. Through this new framework, Louis-Xavier manages to embed social inclusion into the citizen’s everyday life while giving to the homeless the opportunity to take on an active role in their own social reintegration.
Gaurang is building a national movement, led by youth, to transform young people to active citizens and build a nation they want to live in, where they can achieve their aspirations. Through spaces to dialogue their roles and responsibilities in democracy and India’s development, Gaurang is getting the youth involved in solving social and political issues.
Gangadhar is triggering the network effect in media, by building a technology platform that connects rural reporters to national and international news publishers.
Dr. Beena is capacitating the Indian prison system to sustainably reduce recidivism and crime rates at a historical pace. Having institutionalized Unnati in all major prisons (over 11) of one state, Dr. Beena has brought down their recidivism rates from 80% to 1% and is now receiving formal invitations to institutionalize her intervention, from prison departments of other states.