Basic Needs
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An alarming number of people around the world live in extreme poverty without access to basic needs such as food, water and shelter – luxuries that many of us take for granted. Resolution Fellows are providing solutions in these crucial areas, to ensure that the basic needs of people around the world are met, and scalable, effective models are developed.

An alarming number of people around the world live in extreme poverty without access to basic needs such as food, water and shelter – luxuries that many of us take for granted. Resolution Fellows are providing solutions in these crucial areas, to ensure that the basic needs of people around the world are met, and scalable, effective models are developed.

Ernest Chakwera

Ernest Chakwera is senior at Arizona State University majoring in Sustainability with minors in Economics and Women's Studies. Ernest believes that the world can achieve sustainable economies only when the concept of equality becomes the center of all systems that concern human growth and development. In sustainability, Ernest is challenged to think of things in terms of interconnected systems and build a foundation of knowledge about environmental and social issues related to sustaining the earth, including topics like energy, policy, and cultural interaction.

RYIAT (Rwanda Youth Initiative For Agricultural Transformation)

RYIAT addresses the problem of land scarcity and changing agricultural methods in Rwanda, due to climate change. The venture will bring modern urban growing techniques to a demonstration farm, and use this platform to educate farmers and spread these skills and technologies, including eventually creating large, holistic sustainable farms in subsistence agriculture communities.

Susan Hilda Lokolimoe

Susan studies Social work and Social administration at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. She co-founded Girls Alive Uganda with classmates Suzan Mutoni and Marion Apio to address the lack of sanitary materials for vulnerable girls in Tororo District, Uganda.

Suzan Mutoni

Suzan is an undergraduate student of Environmental Health Sciences at Makerere University School of Public Health. She is the Project coordinator of the Girls Alive Project, an initiative that breaks the major barrier to girl child education through making reusable sanitary towels and teaching menstrual hygiene. She is also the head of the Public Health Department of the BRAC Scholars’ alumni. A platform that was created to establish give back avenues through which students can solve pressing health challenges in their home areas.

Marion Apio

Marion Apio has always had a desire to help young people and one of the ways she could do it, was by providing sanitary towels, an essential tool to the girl child education. Marion Apio hails from Tororo District in the Eastern Region of Uganda. She is the C. E. O of Girls Alive Uganda (GAUP), a youth led project that aims at making and distributing reusable sanitary towels to the vulnerable girls in her community. She is a Mastercard Foundation Scholar at Makerere University, studying a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Communication.

Girls Alive Uganda

Girls Alive Uganda aims to address the lack of sanitary materials for vulnerable girls in Tororo District, Uganda. The project will produce and distribute affordable sanitary pads to reduce high rates of menstrual-related school absenteeism, which remains a key barrier to girls’ education in Uganda.

Edwin de Wit

Edwin de Wit is an Industrial Design Engineering student at The Hague University in his last year of obtaining BSc. As a designer he focusses on creating pragmatic solutions to solving societal issues and benefit people’s lives. He is driven by the need to grow and improve. Edwin acquires satisfaction working towards, and achieving, an end goal. He particularly is drawn to the field of health care and enjoys improving his own physical health through fitness. In the Netherlands he is working on an improved online environment for communication within the national medical care system.

Jamie Boon

Jamie is a humanitarian designer studying industrial design engineering at The Hague University of Applied Sciences and has a desire to use innovation to be socially responsible. He has worked on numerous innovations which focus on addressing the pre-existing humanitarian crises to help provide relief to the individuals who are so heavily affected by them. He has shown commitment and strong leadership through collaboration to create issues for world issues in his attempt at making the world a better place and ensure people’s right to basic human rights are met.

TukAid

TukAid will design a conversion kit that can transform an average TukTuk into an emergency medical care vehicle.

Afritrove Milling

In 2017, Munyaradzi Chifetete & Mwangala Simataa co-founded Afritrove Milling in Zambia to provide a local solution for mealie meal production.  Mealie meal is a staple made of maize for which a national monopoly exists—it has pushed down prices for farmers and artificially inflated prices for consumers. The team is using a local approach to source maize from farmers at better prices, to mill it with local millers, and to package and distribute it locally.