Author: Bill Harrington

The Best and the Brightest

Since its inception a few years ago, the Unreasonable Institute has diligently encouraged ground-breaking and even disruptive business models as a means of finding solutions to poverty around the globe. With its ‘class of 2013,’ UI has learned from its…

Investing in Children’s Nutrition in the BOP

By Kyla Springer A KeBAL street food vendor (Photos courtesy of Thatcher Cook/Mercy Corps) [This article was previously published at Mercy Corps’ Global Envision and NextBillion.  It is republished with thanks.] In the urban slums of Jakarta, young kids are getting enriched, healthy nutrition…

Nokia and Kenya Fund Mobile Start-ups

[This post originally appeared on HumanIPO, a leading African news and technology site.] Finnish mobile phone-maker Nokia has partnered with the government of Kenya through the Kenya ICT Board to work towards ensuring tech startups specialising in agricultural, health and…

Mobile Technologies in Agriculture

By Simon Winter, TechnoServe Images courtesy of GSMA   Smallholder farmers in the developing world face considerable challenges that keep many of them locked in poverty.  These challenges stem from a lack of access to market information, technical knowledge, inputs, financing…

Converting Waste into Biofuel

Turning Poop into Profits: Waste Enterprisers Drive to Turn Waste Outputs into Fuel Inputs By Grant Tudor Waste Enterprisers CEO Ashley Murray (left), Teddy Nakato and Swaib Semiyaga, student researchers at a Kampala sewage treatment plant. (All images courtesy of Waste Enterprisers…