Water Access & Security

The world’s water crisis is already here: India’s dropping water tables are leading to significant social unrest, and its growing urban population is now turning to what little surface water there is; climate change has reduced rainfall in the Horn of Africa so much, that the region is facing a catastrophic drought; and places like…

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Energy Production & Storage

There is no realistic path to development without reliable access to energy.  Even as hopes for an adequate grid infrastructure continue to fade, off-grid renewable energy sources (e.g., solar, wind) are beginning to help developing countries leap-frog the need for heavy infrastructure.  However, the cost of energy production using these sources is projected to be…

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Womens Inclusion & Empowerment

There is, by now, ample evidence that women are the engine behind economic and social development.  Yet, there are few technologies or products in developing countries–at home, on the farm, or in factories – designed specifically with women users in mind.  Across all the “core” areas, we will identify and develop women-centered technologies to reduce physical…

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