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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.
Having worked for more than 25 years with indigenous communities in Peru, Pedro García is now helping such communities throughout the Amazonian region to gain a better understanding of the nature and consequences of the "biopiracy" of the Amazon and to devise alternative approaches that will defend their rights and protect the region's rich and diverse natural resource base.
Carlos Atencio is responding to the failing healthcare system in Venezuela by introducing a new model of care based on family practice medicine and centered on community participation and responsibility. His Family Medicine Foundation provides affordable primary care (that resolves 85% of health issues in low income communities), trains medical professionals in family medicine techniques, and makes patients aware of their role in their own healthcare.
Josephine Nzerem is protecting the social and economic rights of women, especially widows, by encouraging men to acknowledge and provide for their wives' rights to own and inherit property.
Steve Collins is changing the architecture of nutritional treatment by bringing treatment out to afflicted people rather than afflicted people to the treatment. By using a decentralized care model and orchestrating the spread of a range of Ready to Use Foods, Steve is revolutionizing the way the world prevents and responds to malnutrition.
Ramzi Jaber is using design and technology to create and highlight data-based stories intended to inform public opinion about social justice issues and mobilize for social change.
Dr. Sanjeev Arora is using communication technologies to dramatically reduce disparities in care in the United States for patients with common chronic diseases who do not have direct access to healthcare specialists.
Jaime Delgado, who pioneered the field of consumer protection in Peru, is now extending his work to change the relationship between consumers and vendors throughout Latin America.
Frustrated by the snail's pace at which Nigerian courts operate, Bola Fajemirokun is improving the court reporting system and enabling lawyers, judges, and others to respond more effectively to pressing legal issues, especially those in the field of environmental law. In the process, she is restoring public confidence in the Nigerian judicial system.