Year 2012

  • Ophelia Dahl and Paul Farmer co-founded Partners In Health in Boston and started out a small community clinic for the village of Cange (Haiti) that has grown to a vast medical center complete with a full-service, 104-bed hospital, an infectious disease center, a women’s health......

  • Ophelia Dahl and Paul Farmer co-founded Partners In Health in Boston and started out a small community clinic for the village of Cange (Haiti) that has grown to a vast medical center complete with a full-service, 104-bed hospital, an infectious disease center, a women’s health......

  • He founded Digital Divide Data as a small startup in Phnom Penh in 2001, conceiving it as a vehicle to apply India’s IT outsourcing model to drive poverty reduction in South East Asia. Nowadays Digital Divide Data is designed as an incubator of human capital,......

  • He is Master in Education, Information Technology Specialist and MBA in Project Management; Director of Amazonas Media Center for Education, managing the Distance Learning in the Amazon Forest Project. The project involves transmitting live classes given by teachers to the population from the hinterland of......

  • A non-profit services firm founded in 1999 by Cameron Sinclair & Kate Stohr, Architecture For Humanity aspires to build a more sustainable future by leveraging the power of professional design to support communities in need. Architecture For Humanity is focused on poverty alleviation (access to......

  • While pursuing engineering studies in information and communication technology, a summer internship in a remote Gujarat rural village sparked Sumit Dagar’s interest in how disadvantaged communities might be helped by technology. Now qualified as an interaction designer, Dagar is devoting himself to designing a Braille......

  • Hayrettin Karaca is considered the grandfather of the Turkish environmental movement. He has become a leading educator and activist for environmental protection in Turkey. The environmental foundation TEMA, which he co-founded, is now a nation-wide-movement to protect soil and natural habitats. We applaud him for......

  • He is an American entrepreneur, video blogger, and multi-artist. Pettis is a co-founder and the CEO of MakerBot Industries, a company that produces 3d printers. Demand for the printers was so great that the company solicited MakerBot owners to provide parts for future MakerBots from......

  • Ayla Goksel is CEO of ACEV, a Turkish NGO working in early childhood, female literacy and parent training. The Mother Child Education Program (MOCEP) is a sustainable early childhood education (ECE) programme that aims to educate and support preschool children from under-resourced communities by training......

  • Neeson grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, and started what was to be a long, successful career in the film business. During a vacation in Asia, a two-day stopover in Phnom Penh became a four-week mission that started him on the path to establishing the......