Tech & Innovation

Sustainable water festivals in Mekong need to be practiced.

It’s Not on Tourists: A Multi-Stakeholder Guide to Sustainable Water Festivals

For three days every April, droves of people celebrate water festivals like the Songkran, Thingyan, and Chaul Chnam Thmey, taking to the streets and splashing buckets of water on each other. These lively festivities are deeply rooted in the cultural traditions of the Mekong region, where water is believed to wash away negativity in time …

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From Greasy to Clean: The magic transformation from kitchen waste oil to sustainable aviation fuel in China

Episode 1: Produced in kitchen leftovers Fig1. Waste oil from school cafeteria leftovers In the process of enjoying various kinds of food, have you ever wondered where the red oil in the bowl after eating hotpot, the butter left in the hot pan with steak and the peanut oil left over from fried chicken have …

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Build for Africa Hackathon – AI for Social Impact

Build for Africa Hackathon is a global initiative focusing on “Exploring Artificial Intelligence for Social Impact.” Innovators are invited to leverage AI technologies to address critical issues in health, education, economic empowerment, environmental sustainability, and more. The challenge encourages creative thinking to develop solutions aligned with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). About the Hackathon …

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Women in STEM sustainable development innovations

8 Sustainable Development Innovations by Women in STEM

Despite their groundbreaking contributions, women constitute only 29.2% of the STEM workforce, highlighting a disparity that underscores the need for greater inclusivity. The path is steep for women in the field. They navigate a minefield of barriers, from deeply ingrained gender stereotypes that deter young girls from exploring these fields to a conspicuous lack of …

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Challenges and opportunities: The road of industrial transformation and upgrading in Yiwu

By Jiawei Li, Junhan Xu, Yicheng Yao “Manufacturing relocation is inevitable; Southeast Asian and South American countries will take over low-end manufacturing industry in the near future.” Mr. Guo, the founder of iLilace, a multi-platform, multi-million housecare product exporting business, stated. “Nations such as India and Malaysia are indeed catching up in terms of low-end …

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International Women’s Day 2023: Innovation and technology for gender equality

What is International Women’s Day Yearly, International Women’s Day is celebrated on 8 March to provide an opportunity to reflect on previous progress, call for action and celebrate the actions of determination and courage by women who played a crucial role in the change of their society. It is time to celebrate the achievements of women whether social, …

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What Innovators Should Look at in Solving the Climate Crisis?

There is no doubt that climate change is one of the biggest challenges nowadays. In the past 150 years, the concentration of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere has risen dramatically, especially methane, carbon dioxide, and nitrous oxide. These gasses accelerate climate change as they trap heat in the atmosphere by warming the earth’s average temperature. Voluntary …

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Philippine Social Entrepreneurship Summit Calls for Support, Financing for Filipino SE Communities

With the theme “Promoting an Innovative and Sustainable Social Enterprise Ecosystem in the Philippines,” the Innovation for Social Impact Partnership (ISIP) convened over 135 impact-driven entrepreneurs, educators, stakeholders, policymakers, and other supporting organizations at the ISIP Summit held online from June 14 to 16, 2021. It highlighted key challenges in the social enterprise ecosystem amid the pandemic and called for more support for Filipino social enterprises.

Yangon Youth taking action to shift the choking air situation in Myanmar

By: Zaw Win Htet   The Earth is heating up, but that’s not the only matter – it is also choking. Despite the massive recent trend of global activism on climate change, air pollution – the other side of the same coin – still largely remains overlooked, especially in a developing country like Myanmar. As …

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