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    In Thailand’s Deep South, Muhammad Ayub Pathan is empowering the silent majority to speak up for peace in the face of violent armed conflict. By broadening the participation of stakeholders, including women, youth, and both extremes of the conflict, Muhammad-Ayub is enabling communities affected by violence to foster the necessary conditions for initiating and sustaining peace.

    Howard Weinstein’s business model gives access to low-cost, high quality hearing aid technology to the low-income people in developing countries that need it most. His deaf employees are taught to become leaders and advocates for the full inclusion of hearing-impaired people in society.

    Incarcerated youth in Brazil face daily violence and abuse, confined by a system with little respect for their humanity and dignity. Conceição Paganele places the mothers of these young people at the head of a campaign to reform the juvenile justice system and ensure fair, humane rehabilitation for Brazilian youth.

    Alicja has created a hands-on, civic educational model toteach Polish children about participatory Democracy. Herschools encourage student involvement at all levels, fromcurricular design to student discipline, and lay a strongfoundation for responsible citizenship. Alicja's vision is to build an international network of these "civic" schools through extensive teacher training and multi-national exchange programs.

    Fábio Bibancos is expanding oral health care for Brazil's poorest citizens with a series of incentives that encourages dentists to provide primary preventative care to low-income patients.

    On the island of Lombok, just east of Bali in Indonesia, Prima Wira Putra is creating an alternative model for tourism that carves out new space for local communities in the industry and creates new relationships between foreign visitors and the local communities.

    Haidar El Ali has created the Oceanium, a working center in Senegal for the protection of ocean and underwater resources. Haidar's approach is to advocate the sustainable management of fishing resources through the creation of several marine parks that ensure the protection of species and resources through biological rest.

    Jacek Jakubowski, a psychologist and education reformer, is helping Polish young people break from patterns of apathy and anxiety and begin to generate youth-based development in which they start their own businesses, cultural groups and service organizations.

    Nine out of ten Information and Communications Technology (ICT) users in Nigeria are men and men hold eight out of ten jobs in the ICT industry. In a country with an overwhelming bias against women in technology, Oreoluwa Somolu is working to bridge the gender digital divide and increase the number of women working with technology to earn a living.

    Basil Kransdorff is addressing the critical problem of malnutrition in Africa and changing the realm of food production and consumption through the introduction of “bio available” food supplements into mainstream African society.