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    Badara Jobe has developed a grassroots, farmer-to-farmer approach to sustainable agriculture that builds capacity and self-reliance to confront the climate changes characteristic of the Gambia and surrounding countries in West Africa. His approach, which encourages farmers to use innovative farming techniques as well as to be creative problem-solvers, is being replicated in four areas on either side of the Gambia River.

    Mohammed Abdul Bari is working on improving life for Dhaka’s rickshaw pullers by convening the city licensing corporation, police and law enforcement agencies, insurance agencies, health officials, rickshaw owners, and the drivers in a single forum. His approach emphasises both the rights and the responsibilities of the rickshaw pullers.

    Scott Hartl is changing both what teachers teach and how they teach it, through the creation of free and open resources, including curricula, lesson plans, and video documentation drawn straight from the classroom.

    Responding to the Spanish educational system that is rooted in standardized curricula and outdated pedagogical methods that emphasize rote memorization and passive learning, Montserrat del Pozo is building an educational reform movement in Spain and abroad connecting teachers, administrators, parents and both private and governmental institutions.

    Since 1950, 20 percent of sea species have disappeared and the rate of extinction of marine species has been accelerating so fast that there could be few wild fish left by 2050. To reverse this situation, Claire Nouvian is building a collaborative research community that enables and pushes companies, citizen organizations (COs), and governments to change every step in how the world deals with the oceans. With her organization, Bloom, Claire is enjoying early species preservation successes.

    Ari Sunariyati is assisting hundreds of woman laborers in Jakarta to develop leadership skills. She is planning to educate many more workers across Indonesia on their rights, aiming to grow a true labor union that is led, managed and handled by workers that can represent the needs and interests of laborers.

    By managing mobile medical teams that serve women in remote Mexican villages, Delia Villalobos is breaking the traditional silence that surrounds reproductive health care.

    Through creating and uplifting new role models from diverse backgrounds, Admir fosters a new kind of society in Scandinavia – one that is more open to failure, participation, and optimism.

    Salima Sarwar's efforts to assist village women plant and own valuable trees helps not only to empower women and increase their incomes, but helps restore environmental balance in rural Bangladesh as well.

    Deep prejudice against people with HIV/AIDS in India leads to patterns of discrimination and maltreatment even in the hospitals they depend on for treatment and care. Dr. Glory Alexander resolves to end medical discrimination against HIV/AIDS patients by educating hospital staff and the patients themselves, using her successes as a lever to push for tolerance in all spheres of Indian life.