Issue Area: Basic Needs

Shape of Water

Shape of Water seeks to alleviate the water crisis in Karachi, Pakistan by utilizing Ground Penetrating Radar and their Artificial Intelligence Algorithm to map and identify the weaknesses of water infrastructure systems in the city. Once maps are developed, other technologies such as water meters and sensors can be deployed to monitor the distribution and …

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Areej Al Medinah

Areej is a senior  Electrical Engineering student at Habib University, Pakistan’s first liberal arts university. Her interest includes identifying social and civic problems through design research, designing resource sustainable interventions through technology and creative innovation. In 2017, she co-founded ConnectHear, a social startup promoting deaf inclusion in Pakistan. Currently, she is working to improve water …

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Ransford Aniagyei

Ransford Obeng Aniagyei is a recent graduate of the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana and where he obtained a first-class degree in Petroleum Engineering. He is a young individual with a strong passion for solving problems and helping others around him. For the past five …

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Elikplim Avor

Elikplim Kwasi Avor is a MasterCard Foundation Scholar and a recent graduate of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana. He pursued a Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Management (First Class Honors)and has plans of furthering his education in Finance. He is the founder of Further Education (FeDU), an educational project that builds …

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Api-Smart aims to create employment and reduce poverty in Bebuso, Ghana by training young people in bee-keeping and honey production. Api-Smart will also provide a market for harvested honey and encourage afforestation in the process.

Yvette Abizeyimana

Yvette Abizeyimana is a MasterCard Foundation Scholar in her first-year student at EARTH University pursuing her bachelor’s degree in agricultural science and natural resource management. She is a Resolution Project fellowship winner as of June 2017 as the co-founder of Rwanda YouthInitiative for Agricultural Transformation (RYIAT). She is also the founder of Mukobwa Ivugire “girl …

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Gerard Ndayishimiye

Gerard Ndayishimiye is a Rwandan, studying agricultural science and natural resource management at EARTH University in Costa Rica, expected to have his first undergraduate bachelor’s degree in December 2017. From September to December of 2016,  he worked with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) as an intern in Tanzania. He is a founder of …

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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.

JP – Jumping Protein

Jumping Protein (JP) aims to reduce malnutrition in infants and toddlers in Morandera, Zimbabwe by creating a sustainable protein source through the farming of insects. JP will train community members on how to cultivate crickets, mealworms, and black soldier flies for both human consumption and animal feed.

Esnath Divasoni

Esnath Divasoni is a CAMFED and MasterCard Foundation Scholar. She is currently at EARTH University in Costa Rica pursuing a career in agricultural sciences. She is also a CAMA member, alumnae association for CAMFED graduates, a pan-African movement that works in breaking the cycle of poverty for good. As a student leader, she is the …

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