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Technology is opening the door to new areas of sustainable development, increasing educational opportunities, cleaning up the environment and providing energy, enhancing productivity, and increasing crop yields and water purity, among other crucial goals. Resolution Fellows represent a generation to which technology is second nature, and they are utilizing technology in creative ways to address some of the world's most pressing challenges.

Technology is opening the door to new areas of sustainable development, increasing educational opportunities, cleaning up the environment and providing energy, enhancing productivity, and increasing crop yields and water purity, among other crucial goals. Resolution Fellows represent a generation to which technology is second nature, and they are utilizing technology in creative ways to address some of the world's most pressing challenges.

HappyDel

HappyDel is a non-profit social enterprise that leverages high mobile and Internet penetration in Africa to offer peer-to-peer counselling services for occupational therapy students and to raise awareness about mental health issues through social media platforms and a mobile app.

Mission Possible

Mission Possible uses electromagnetic induction tools and 3D drone mapping to provide smallholder farmers with soil analysis and land profiling information, as well as planting, harvesting, and marketing advice. With a better understanding of their soil, farmers can better predict environmental behaviours and leverage improved technique to increase crop yields.

RefRights

Tanveer Jeewa is launching RefRights in Cape Town, South Africa. RefRights is building a software application for refugees, to alleviate the burden of organizations such as the Refugee Rights Unit. The app will identify the issues of the refugees and then provide them with letters addressed to authorities (with respect to their issues) informing them of the refugeesê rightsãin the process, reducing their travel and wait times and the associated costs.

Fempower (Fempoder)

Carlos Vargas is launching Fempower in Caracas, Venezuela. Fempower empowers young women, through training and development of digital competencies, to develop social enterprises and gain skills to improve the quality of life of the participants and their communities.

Plastic Vending Machine

Ria Ellysa, Regina Rima Rianti, and Alya Nurshabrina Samadikun are founding Plastic Vending Machine.  This venture aims to reduce plastic waste in Bandung, Indonesia by introducing a reverse vending machine where people can receive money for trading in their used plastic bottles.  This will help address flooding that has been exacerbated by plastic waste clogging the city’s drains.

The Future is Female

Asma Aljehani is launching The Future is Female in Doha, Qatar. The Future is Female is a program that is aimed at increasing female participation in the labor force in the Gulf by providing mentorship, workshops, and networking opportunities that will encourage and ease their transition into the workplace. Workshop topics include computer science, writing composition, political involvement, entrepreneurship, and human design. The program culminates in a conference in the spring for potential employers and community leaders.

Asma AlJehani

Asma AlJehani is a student at Georgetown University, majoring in Culture and Politics and is the founder of The Future is Female. She is interested in female and youth empowerment, especially through education. She believes that the only way to ensure a future of equality and justice is by teaching the younger generations to be more proactive and to learn about their world and what they can do to make it better. As such, she is participating in different educational initiatives, with a focus on women’s rights.

Journey Crowdfunding

Charles Zhang founded Journey Crowdfunding, a social crowdfunding platform based in Sydney, Australia. Journey Crowdfunding—in partnership with shelters and other partner organizations—will share the stories of the homeless and disadvantaged, and raise funds for self-advancement initiatives like occupational training and educational programs. By crowdfunding these "journeys," community donors will help these individuals achieve important milestones and move toward breaking the cycle of poverty. 

Charlie Zhang

Charles is a student at the University of Sydney in Australia studying a Bachelor of Commerce. Charles spent a semester abroad at Maastricht University in the Netherlands where he developed an avid curiosity for social enterprise. Upon returning to Sydney, he and two colleagues went on to develop Journey Crowdfunding, a social crowdfunding platform that aims to champion the disadvantaged and vulnerable by helping them fund specific self-advancement items.

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