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Stephanie Hegarty

25 April 2018

Barkin Ladi, Plateau State, Nigeria

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Mining for tin in central Nigeria helped two ethnic groups overcome an age-old conflict. Thousands of people were killed between 2011 and 2016 in this ethnic conflict between Fulani herdsmen and Berom farmers, but a a...

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Mercy Juma

24 April 2018

Nairobi, Kenya

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In Kenya, prisons are rampant with violence, an overcrowded and harsh environment for people as they serve their sentences. To combat gang violence and heightened tensions between prisoners and guards, Kenya's largest...

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Mercy Juma

24 April 2018

Nairobi Area, Kenya

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Kenya's prisons have a violence problem, oftentimes manifesting between the guards and the inmates. To combat the issue, a mindfulness training program is being piloted that aims to connect the guards and inmates on a...

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Mark Easton

23 April 2018

Rotherham, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom

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You can’t force people to make friends across ethnic lines, but you can invite them to at least meet each other. In the split town of Rotherham, the National Citizen Service program brings together 16- and 17-year-old...

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Harriet Noble

Elizabeth Davies

21 April 2018

Jerusalem, Israel

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As the Palestinian-Israeli conflict continues, peace and hope breaks out in unexpected places. People are bridging religious and cultural divides at a backgammon parlor, a school, a fashion company, and during peace t...

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Laura Plitt

20 April 2018

Kapawi, Ecuador

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The isolated Achuar peoples in Kapawi village in Ecuador live in an area without roads, and they'd like to keep it that way. As a way of proving they can function without them while still allowing for public transport...

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David Shukman

19 April 2018

Bandung, Indonesia

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Plastic waste has become a monumental problem throughout Indonesia, with residents of the country accustomed to throwing their trash into rivers, ditches and streams. Various efforts are underway to change this habit ...

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Richard Kenny

19 April 2018

Israel

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In the People's Peace Talks, ordinary people from Israel and Palestine come together for five hours in a room to reach a peace agreement, without the presence of politicians. With no communication between the two gove...

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William Kremer

Harriet Noble

16 April 2018

United Kingdom

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Cash prizes push people to solve all sorts of problems. Advancements in aircraft and spacecraft in particular have came out of public innovation challenges.

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Sam Judah

10 April 2018

Frome, Somerset, England

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To combat the growing epidemic of loneliness among senior citizens, Frome, England is utilizing a network of family physicians, community volunteers, and social clubs. The multi-pronged approach involves multiple refe...

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Nick Holland

27 March 2018

Surrey, United Kingdom

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An international effort will deploy new technology to remove space debris that threatens satellite technology. Scientists developed an innovative net and harpoon system that will trap debris.

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Tom Colls

20 March 2018

London, England

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The “pathways” model of care brings together a multi-discipline team to improve the care of homeless patients in-hospital by addressing immediate needs and ensuring that they are not discharged without a place to stay.

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Dougal Shaw

6 March 2018

Winchester, Greater London, United Kingdom

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Did you know that the main ingredient in most chewing gum is a synthetic rubber, which resembles a close relationship to plastic? "It's called polyisobutylene," explains Anna Bullus, a British designer, "the same stuf...

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Madeline Taylor

18 February 2018

Vancouver, Canada

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Canada is paving the way in marine solutions, but they didn't get there without failure first. After decades of overfishing, the country is experimenting with a sustainable commercial fishing catch-share system that h...

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Tom Colls

13 February 2018

Toronto, Canada

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Improvisational comedy teaches people to listen, act quickly on their feet, and be unafraid to make mistakes. An improv class in Toronto geared towards people who struggle to manage anxiety has found that these skills...

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Fi Glover

11 February 2018

Nepal

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In Nepal, a revolutionary volunteer program called the “Female Community Health Volunteers” has led the country to drastically decline the number of women that die giving childbirth. Over 50,000 volunteers look after ...

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Sam Judah

6 February 2018

London, England

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Hydroponics works by growing plants in water without soil, fields or farms. Across the globe, this method is already being implemented as a more cost-effective way of growing food. Farmers and scientists are debating ...

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Fi Glover

Henrietta Moore

Martha Lane Fox

30 January 2018

Norway

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Prisons in Norway are designed to simulate life on the outside. Inmates are encouraged to work and get an education, and officers chat and do activities alongside them. Norway spends a lot of money per prisoner, but t...

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Fi Glover

Henrietta Moore

Martha Lane Fox

23 January 2018

Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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When Germany opened its doors to refugees, the country invested heavily in integration assistance, including free but compulsory language and civics courses. Though political division has formed in Germany over immigr...

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Harriet Noble

23 January 2018

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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As part of an anti-bullying campaign in 1,400 Toronto elementary schools, teachers are bringing infants to the front of the classroom. Instructors ask students to identify the babies' feelings and emotions with the go...

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Fi Glover

17 January 2018

Cuba

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Following a devastating hurricane in the early 1960s, Cuba created a model disaster preparedness infrastructure that includes excellent forecasting, education in schools and promoting a culture of nationwide training ...

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Fi Glover

Henrietta Moore

Martha Lane Fox

16 January 2018

Cuba

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Cuba has one of the world’s lowest storm fatality rates in part because citizens learn how to prepare and respond to hurricanes beginning in elementary school. Children know where to go in an evacuation, neighbors ope...

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Fi Glover

Henrietta Moore

Martha Lane Fox

9 January 2018

Rwanda

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Rwanda has the smallest gender gap in Africa. Women’s access to education, healthcare, politics, and property is considered across the board in policymaking from law to national budgeting. Gender-based violence contin...

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Tulip Mazumdar

26 December 2017

Savar Upazila, Dhaka District, Bangladesh

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As large cracks appeared in the walls of Rana Plaza, workers’ safety concerns were ignored until the building collapsed, killing 1,134 and injuring many more. New regulations and organizations are improving worker saf...

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Tulip Mazumdar

19 December 2017

Japan

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Two schools in Japan experienced the 2011 tsunami completely differently. After the earthquake, students in Kamaishi immediately took off running to get to higher ground, ahead of even their teachers. Meanwhile in Oka...

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