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Michal Kravcík is demonstrating that locally managed water resources, utilizing many small catchments to absorb and store water, will provide far more cost-effective, efficient, and environmentally safe solutions to Slovakia's water management problems than mega-projects such as large dams and diversions.
Marc Kielburger is building leadership development and social engagement into the education system so that young people have opportunities to contribute in practical ways to building an improved global community.
Maria Amélia Leite helps indigenous groups to reclaim and value their cultural identity, to join together as a politically powerful indigenous movement, and to defend their rights to land and public services.
Mohammad Amin of India's Orissa State is creating economic self-help cooperatives supported by an alternative banking system that caters to the urban and rural poor who lack land or other assets.
Waleed Shawky is altering the culture of medicine waste by creating the first system in Egypt for collecting, sorting, and distributing medicine that would otherwise be thrown away by individuals and pharmaceutical companies.
Kavita is is fundamentally tranforming the way school audits can take place to become a powerful tool in the hands of every school. By placing the process of audits in the hands of ‘insiders’ in schools, she is shifting it from a process of scrutiny to that of self-evaluation and reflection.
A human rights and women's rights activist, Mahbooba Akhter "Leena" Mahmood is focusing on the critical needs of working single mothers and their children in the urban slums and brothels of Bangladesh.
Dramane Coulibaly has successfully reversed centuries-old cattle raising practices among Peul and Touareg herdsmen in Niger, which in current conditions, are economically unsustainable and environmentally destructive. Dramane reinvented the cattle raising business model, leaving the herders with smaller but healthier and more profitable herds, and more downstream jobs created for processing marginal animals.
Jesus Michel is taking commitment to human rights beyond the small circuit of academics and activists. He's building what he describes as "a culture of respect for human rights" among the least-informed citizens that encourages and enables them to stand up against the abuses that have long been their lot.