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Adopting the Orphan Crop

By Ipsita Mitra Research. Innovate. Develop. Three key words that describe the seed innovation in what agriculturalists call the orphan crop. An orphan crop is a crop, that is important to many of the world’s poorest people yet largely ignored … Continue reading

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Bill Gates on the Future of Education

Education is one of the biggest challenges for global development. This large challenge is by no means confined to the developing world (even though it is more acute there), and for the Gates Foundation, it has been one of primary … Continue reading

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Beyond Engineering and Science: The Sanitation Challenge

An article in Hindu about Bill Gates’ recent visit to India stated that his “ultimate dream is to design low-cost toilets.” In order to design cheap and dry toilets, with as “good or better smell characteristics as a flush toilet,” … Continue reading

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The Rise of the Hybrid Social Enterprise

According to Julie Battilana and Matthew Lee of the Harvard Business School, more and more social entrepreneurs are turning to “hybrid business models,” which means that they are increasingly turning away from traditional charity and non-profit models for development, and … Continue reading

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Effective Technology in Education Innovation

Khan Academy, which began in 2004 as a small collection of youtube tutorials by Salman Khan, a graduate of MIT and Harvard, has become a library of free educational videos that has has earned the recognition and support of the … Continue reading

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