How To Animate The Health-Care Revolution

In April iheed’s Tom O’Callaghan watched a video replay of a presentation by Canadian public-service animation producer Firdaus Kharas during Unite For Sight, a health-care innovation conference at Yale University. “I got to thinking about this, and it seemed this is where our content should be going. Firdaus’ animation projects are world famous; no one else is using animation […]

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Nokero Helps Out Again

Solar-light maker and distributor Nokero gives The Solar Campaign another boost with this press release on PR Newswire. Denver-based Nokero has projects all round the world, but it’s innovative rent-to-own scheme in Haiti is helping revolutionize the distribution of residential solar lights in the developing world. Local community groups charge 12 cents a night for […]

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The Easiest Piece Of The Puzzle: Residential Solar Lights

Residential solar lights don’t need regulatory approval; they don’t have to be part of aid programs. They are a simple consumer choice, much like vegetables, clothes or cell phones. If a solar light makes sense to a villager in Kenya, it will be bought and used without any muss or fuss. It is this simple. […]

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Blackout In Pune: Solar Saves The Day

FAMILY MATTERS (an update from Indiegogo campaign) In a story on the emerging trend of residential solar lights, National Geographic estimates that 1.1-million households in India use them. They’re becoming common, and vital, in areas of intense growth, such as the Mumbai/Pune corridor, that have seen rapid urbanization with information technology and manufacturing growth as […]

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Real Change In The Developing World

How Behaviour Change Works in the Developing World July 20, 2012 If real change helping people in the developing world emerge from the problems of poverty is to be achieved, it will take a collaborative effort from everyone to create and implement workable solutions. Mike Levin’s piece on Firdaus Kharas and Steve Katsaros as they tackle solar […]

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The Solar Solution

Sustainable energy has always been a target of International Development Aid because of its benefit for health, poverty alleviation and for mitigating climate change. Problem is,  “regulations and policies” have kept any widespread implementation from happening. Those are words from the World Bank, and what they really mean is that governments in developing countries aren’t […]

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Solar Campaign: Changing The Lives Of 1.6 Billion People

Today we launched our Indiegogo campaign to raise funds for The Solar Campaign, a series of public service announcements that will reveal those benefits in media and public places throughout the developing world. Watch Firdaus Kharas’ video pitch for the campaign. The file is big so we figure streaming it will be easier. The entire Indiegogo campaign is here. […]

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