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A bracelet to save babies in India

“Deutsche Welle” (DW), Germany’s international broadcaster, has featured the winner of our frist prize Bempu Health (empowering people. Award 2016).

Solar Kiosk in Rwanda

Featured on DW Global 3000: The African-based Company ARED builds small mobile kiosks in Rwanda that produce solar power on the go.

OneDollarGlasses in Burkina Faso

The OneDollarGlasses e.V. association was the first prize winner of the “empowering people. Award” by the Siemens Stiftung in 2013. In the same year, ODG launched its first activities in Burkina Faso with the aim of providing as many ametropic people as possible with affordable glasses. With the help of the new glasses, it is […]

On the (rough) road to development

You may know David Wilson as one of the winners of the latest empowering people. Award. He and his team from the American organization, Mobile Agricultural Power Solutions, won a prize with the innovation, the AgRover. This utility vehicle is geared towards farmers in developing regions, who are forced to spend a substantial amount of […]

Thinking outside the (service) box…

In 2012/13, Henri Nyakarundi won an empowering people. Award with his innovation the “Mobile Solar Kiosk ” (MSK). At the time, the MSK primarily offered a mobile charging point, which could be attached to bicycles and mopeds. The micro solution was used to quickly charge cell phones for people on the go, using renewable energy […]

Silvana Bonnet (in the middle) discussing with other workshop participants

“Diversity is the key…”

We talked to Silvana Bonnet, Communication Manager of Canales Asociación Civil, one of the winners of the empowering people. Award. The winning solution Videobooks in Sign Language enables deaf children access to literature and reading. The videos, created by Canales Asociación Civil, combine children’s books and young adult literature read in sign language, with voice-overs […]

It’s never too early to care…

Today is World Prematurity Awareness Day, an emotional topic as without adaquate care, prematurity can have devasting consequences for whole families. Heartbreakingly, figures by the World Health Organisation reveal that an estimated 15 million babies are born prematurely every year and preterm birth complications are the leading cause of death among children under 5. It […]

Impressions of the Award Ceremony in Berlin

The long anticipated Award Ceremony of the empowering people. Award took place on October 6, 2016  in Berlin. Winners and members of the jury from all around the world gathered to honor the best low-tech products and solutions and the innovators behind them. Here are a few impressions of the memorable evening:

Community Voting

Now it’s over to you…

Being part of the empowering people. Network team is always full of surprises: we meet fascinating social entrepreneurs that blow us away with their dedication, we see how projects are developed, scaled up and then implemented, and we get to see brilliant innovations when they are submitted to the empowering people. Award. The first Award […]

Dr. Anil Kumar Gupta

Voices from the jury: “A great deal more remains to be done”

Professor Anil Gupta talks about grassroots innovations, the mobilisation of social and ethical capital and his role a s juror of the “empowering people. Award” The National Innovation Foundation-India (NIF) started functioning in March 2000 as India’s national initiative to strengthen the grassroots technological innovations and outstanding traditional knowledge. Its mission is to help India […]