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    Aromar Revi is producing a comprehensive report and a film series on the state of and possible policies for human settlements/housing in India that will serve as usable yardsticks and frames of reference for policy-makers, activists and the public local as well as national.

    Sebastián Gatica is making rural communities become critical leaders in the burgeoning community-based tourism industry to achieve self-sufficiency, economic benefits, and community empowerment.

    Judy Frater believes that the traditional craftsperson is the best designer to make the work of the craftsperson economically viable to consumers and a larger market. Through practical and relevant education on technology and marketing, Judy is building the expertise of the craftsperson to make a significant contribution to the sustainability of the craft tradition.

    Working with private insurers like corporations and workers’ unions, Rushika Fernandopulle has designed a new model of primary care delivery that challenges the core assumptions of U.S. healthcare and produces better health outcomes at lower cost.

    Laxman Singh is building water conservation and natural resource management systems for rural communities in drought-prone districts of Rajasthan state in western India. He is training rural youth to design and implement locale-specific blueprints for water systems that are managed and spread by local communities.

    Serajul Islam, the creator of agricultural programming on Bangladesh television, is launching a national campaign to encourage millions of poor, rural residents to develop gardens on small plots of land. Such homestead gardening is poised to make impressive nutritional difference.

    Trained as a human rights lawyer, Tokunbo Ige is promoting legal literacy among the disadvantaged so that they can use the legal system as a positive force for social and economic development in Nigeria.

    Jyoti Sharma is closing a generational gap in water resource management knowledge by developing a citizen-based water management system run by a competent, decentralized local authority. She involves stakeholders from the community, hydrology experts, business leaders, and local politicians in a process that enables communities to create local pockets of water security.

    Marta Maglio has changed the consciousness and behaviors of thousands of Argentine citizens and health professionals with regards to the importance of breastfeeding as a crucial avenue to ensure the physical and emotional health of parents and children alike. By focusing on the first months of parents’ relationships with their infants, Marta is strengthening family bonds and creating an enabling environment for the development of empathetic skills.

    A Christian minister, Samuel Ngnitedem left his parish to rededicate his life to the street children of Cameroon's cities. Samuel is driven to improve the circumstances of street children fundamentally and to that end has devised effective new ways to reintegrate them into society. Among other things, he is spearheading a movement to retrain social workers in light of the special human service needs of street children.