Advancing the full participation of girls and women is not only a matter of human rights; it is also a strategic global imperative.
Taking Do-It-Yourself technologies to the last mile
In 2010, Kopernik, through its enhanced on-line technology marketplace, committed to disseminate appropriate Do-It-Yourself (DIY) technologies that can be constructed by people in developing countries using locally available materials. These technologies include a corn sheller and a biomass charcoal briquette process. In addition to disseminating the instructions for the construction of DIY technologies through their website, Kopernik also provides seed capital to purchase the necessary equipment and materials, and deploys fellows to project sites to train the local partners in the production of the technologies and creation of business opportunities around them.
The 12th and final Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting has officially begun, with leaders from around the world gathering in New York City to celebrate a legacy of turning ideas into action—as well as …