Hearing a homeless woman on the street crying that she'd never feel clean again was the inspiration for a nonprofit that takes retired public transit buses and converts them into traveling hygiene units for the homeless. Watch this video explains how the Lava Mae nonprofit does it -- and how other communities could do the same.
Over 60% of infant deaths occur in Sub-Saharan Africa. Accurate fetal heart rate monitoring is hard to come by in that part of the world. Two University students from Uganda are developing WinSenga, a portable, mobile and affordable fetal heart rate monitor that runs on Microsoft phones. Learn more in this video.
Watch this video to learn about UN-Habitat's Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme approach where all stakeholders are empowered to participate in defining the future of their cities, with a special focus on the empowerment of communities of slum dwellers.
An entire street of Eco-houses at The University of Nottingham in England showcases some of the latest designs and building techniques to improve energy efficiency and bring down fuel bills. Click for a video that discusses the concept.
Sama Group is a nonprofit business working to end global poverty with technology. Click to hear Founder and CEO Leila Janah explain how her organization is harnessing the power of technology and social business to give people access to work, education and health care.
Watch this brief video to learn how Skid Row Housing in Los Angeles is leveraging technology to more efficiently fulfill its mission of providing supportive housing to help people who have experienced homelessness, prolonged extreme poverty, poor health, disabilities, mental illness and/or addiction lead safe, stable lives in wellness.
In the developing world, Internet of Things (IoT) devices are improving sanitation for local communities and increasing efficiency and up time by monitoring critical water, sanitation and health equipment. In this video discussion, Robert Pepper of Cisco and and Houlin Zhao of the International Telecommunications Union discuss a new report that outlines how IoT can act as a catalyst to rapidly accelerate the rate of global development and improve millions of lives.
With food scarcity an enormous concern worldwide, stopping food waste is critical. In India, it's estimated 40% of food is wasted between farm and table. Learn in this video how India has focused on innovative food processing and packaging technology and high-tech mega food parks to reduce food waste and hunger.
This video from Itron features the insights and perspectives professionals in the electric, gas and water utility industries on what they expect to be seeing and doing within the next 10 years -- and how they will operate to ensure sustainability for generations to come.
iGov is a modular smart government framework with a suite of modules that helps all levels of government deliver services and information, automate internal operations, and improve staff productivity while reducing the costs of governance. Watch the video to learn about iGov's configurations and features.