The ShelterTech accelerator is expanding across sub-Saharan Africa, and we are seeking disruptive solutions in the shelter space to improve housing livability and affordability for low-income families. Launched at the Africa Housing Forum – the region’s primiere venue for collaboration and sharing of ideas, experiences and lessons on addressing housing ecosystem issues – ShelterTech accelerator sub-Saharan Africa aims to fast-track innovations from the private sector that provide scalable answers to today’s affordable...READ MORE
The Office of Science and Technology and Cooperation, in coordination with Wiley and Elsevier, sponsor the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Science Prize for Innovation, Research, and Education (ASPIRE). This annual award recognizes young scientists (under 40) who have demonstrated a commitment to both excellence in scientific research and cooperation with scientists from other APEC member economies. We are on the search for the 2022 U.S. nominee in this year’s theme: Innovation to Achieve Economic, Environmental,...READ MORE
Applications are now open for Habitat for Humanity International’s Africa Housing Forum Innovation Awards! The competition seeks to promote and celebrate innovative approaches and solutions to improving housing conditions for low-income families at scale. The ShelterTech category celebrates products, services and technologies from the private sector, including startups. Winners will be announced at the 1st Africa Housing Forum in Nairobi (and online), May 12-14, 2022. Applications are now open! More...READ MORE
The IEEE Medal for Environmental and Safety Technologies is presented to An individual or team, up to three in number. Scope For outstanding accomplishments in the application of technology in the fields of interest of IEEE that improve the environment and/or public safety. Community Intelligent transportation systems, wireless communications, sensor networks control and control and automation, computing, and signal processing. Prize The award consists of a gold medal, a bronze...READ MORE
Nomination Deadline is January 31, 2021 The Mortenson Center in Global Engineering will host the 4th Annual Global Engineering Awards in March 2022. These awards recognize a professional and a student whose work aligns with the Mortenson Center’s mission and vision. The Global Engineering Awards seek to highlight the work of individuals who contribute to the field of global engineering. This encompasses students and professionals in traditional engineering disciplines as...READ MORE
ABSTRACT The lack of adequate sanitation facilities is a global problem with an estimated 2.3 billion people using unimproved toilets or no toilets at all when eliminating waste. One United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) is to globally achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation for all and to end open defecation by the year 2030. World Vision is one of many organizations and governments working towards the achievement of...READ MORE
ABSTRACT There is a tremendous need for investment in clean water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) throughout the world. Lack of access to adequate WASH facilities leads to hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of deaths each year and disproportionately affects rural areas of low and middle-income countries. A recent United Nations report indicates a majority of countries with national WASH plans lack sufficient financing to implement the plans and almost...READ MORE
Seeking Innovators in Sanitation Entrepreneurship! Application deadline: June 5 Aqua for All, World Waternet and Accenture are proud to launch the first ever Sarphati Sanitation Challenge! Since 2013, the Sarphati Sanitation Awards have sought to honour entrepreneurial contributions to the global sanitation challenge. This year, we are transforming the Sarphati Sanitation Awards into the Sarphati Sanitation Challenge, to support promising market-based sanitation solutions on their path to scale. We call...READ MORE
Malaria Prevention through Innovations in Home Design or Home Life ABSTRACT For some, a mosquito bite may simply be an itchy nuisance. However, mosquitoes are also carriers of infectious diseases such as Malaria, West Nile virus, and Zika virus. Malaria is the primary concern of this Challenge, as Zika and West Nile viruses have very low prevalence in Kenya. Transmission of vector-borne diseases most frequently occurs within and around the...READ MORE
Technology Interventions for improved landscape restoration and agro-forestry practices to better the livelihoods of rural communities in India for the Central Highlands Restoration Project (CHiRP) About the project The Central Highlands Restoration Project (CHiRP) being piloted in Kabirdham District of Chhattisgarh State to restore the landscape in the region and helping the local stakeholders to elevate the Agro forestry sector and to improve their local economy. Please click here for a short overview of...READ MORE
Sun. Jan. 31, 2020 – Deadline to Nominate The Mortenson Center for Global Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder is hosting the Third Annual Global Engineering Awards, recognizing a professional and a student whose work aligns with the Mortenson Center’s mission and vision. The nomination process is now open. The Global Engineering Awards seek to highlight the work of individuals who contribute to the field of global engineering. This...READ MORE
Affordability is a key design requirement for financially-constrained markets. Reducing costs is often the central focus of improvements in the design of innovations, and cost is a primary metric of comparison between competing innovations. Yet, despite its critical role, it is rare to find a sophisticated discussion of costs or cost evaluation strategies in published papers. Methodologies to create and analyze cost evidence vary widely across studies, and are often...READ MORE
ABSTRACT The introduction of chlorination as a means to disinfect and safeguard public drinking water represents one of the most impactful public health advances in recorded history. Despite the well documented public health benefits, however, the use of chlorination in rural water supply systems in sub-Saharan Africa remains low. One factor limiting its use is the ability to efficiently monitor free residual chlorine levels at multiple points with the water...READ MORE
Opportunity to deploy technologies for improved landscape restoration, agro-forestry practices and sustainable development to better the livelihoods of rural communities in India The Central Highlands Restoration Project (CHiRP), which is being facilitated by Commonland, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) , Samerth Charitable Trust and Global Business Inroads (GBI) and supported by the IKEA Foundation is seeking to attract innovative technologies to enhance the productivity and livelihoods of the local stakeholders, resulting in...READ MORE
ABSTRACT Habitat for Humanity and the Terwilliger Center, the Seeker for this Challenge, recognize the urgent need for efficient and effective construction and demolition (C&D) waste management as it would lead to impactful social, environmental, and economic benefits. Worldwide, the construction industry produces a tremendous amount of C&D debris every year, with one recent study estimating production of such waste will reach 2.2 billion tons by 2025. India, the country of primary...READ MORE
ABSTRACT The lack of adequate sanitation facilities is a global problem with an estimated 2.3 billion people using unimproved toilets or no toilets at all when eliminating waste. This problem leads to significant public health issues with an estimated 280,000 diarrheal deaths per year attributable to inadequate sanitation. Poor sanitation is also a major factor in several neglected tropical diseases, including intestinal worms, schistosomiasis, and trachoma as well as contributing...READ MORE
ABSTRACT Tens, or perhaps hundreds, of millions of people in low-income areas throughout the world live in homes that do not have an adequate foundation. This puts the people and their home at extreme risk in the event of a natural disaster such as an earthquake or typhoon. Habitat for Humanity, supported by SeaFreight Labs, is seeking innovative, cost effective methods to retrofit such houses to make the structure stronger...READ MORE
The nomination deadline has been extended to October 31, 2020. The Constellation Prize seeks to reimagine what engineering is for by celebrating engineers and their collaborators whose work embodies the ideals of environmental protection, social justice, human rights, and peace. By bringing to light the generative work of engineers and collaborations pushing the boundaries of their disciplines, this prize elucidates how engineering can be done to encourage new modes of engagement,...READ MORE
Are you an innovator in a water utility? Would you like support to bring new ideas to life that meet the sanitation needs of underserved consumers? Let us help springboard your ideas with our support, capabilities and networks. Applications now open! TRANSFORM – a joint initiative between Unilever, DFID and EY – is offering support to water utilities in sub-Saharan Africa to develop innovative ideas to meet the sanitation needs...READ MORE
Rice 360° will host its 10th Annual Undergraduate Global Health Technologies Design Competition on March 27, 2020. We are seeking student teams from national and international universities with an engineering solution to improve healthcare delivery in low-resource settings. Application deadline: February 15, 2020 To learn more and apply visit: https://www.rice360.rice.edu/design-competition Email: Rice360@Rice.eduFirst Name: YvetteLast Name: MirabalCompany: rICE 360° iNSTITUTE FOR gLOBAL hEALTHJob Type: CompetitionREAD MORE
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