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MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito discusses how if we want to innovate, we need to act now on our ideas. In other words, we either deploy our ideas or they die.
After working in the aeronautical industry in South Africa, Joe and Gisela Noci turned their talents towards do-it-yourself drones and have created a device to help conservationists in Namibia.
West Africa is increasingly enmeshed in the global drug trade. A new report from the West Africa Commission on Drugs calls for a different approach to drug abuse, one that treats it not as a criminal-justice issue, but rather as a public-health problem.
Dhaka, Bangladesh is one of the world's fastest growing cities due to urban migration. Children who end up living in its slums are 2.5 more likely to be excluded from school than the national average. How can we solve this inequity?
With plenty of banks and microfinance services already available, does India's new bank have the right strategy to empower poor and rural women?
After five years of political turmoil and economic standstill, Madagascar is poised for recovery. The new democratic government wants to restore rule of law, tackle poverty, and foster growth.
Only if policy people and technologists work together better will we change the world in ways that are congruent with our most critical human needs and planetary risks.
Photographer Fyodor Savintsev documents the landscape and crumbling Soviet irrigation system of Kyrgyzstan, a country at the heart of water conflicts in Central Asia.
With a solar cooker designed through community consultation, two young innovators are delivering clean energy to remote mountain villages, as well as your backyard BBQ.
This white paper outlines policy measures that can restore equitable and sustainable economic growth in the United States.
India's National Green Tribunal provides the country with a more accountable legal mechanism to protect the environment and those whose livelihoods depend on it.
Since government procurement makes up such a large percentage of global trade, we should encourage governments to make positive purchasing choices with social and environmental benefits for all.
Any stirring of excitement about change in Iran needs to be tempered by the reality that change will never come from the current leadership.