"Let's help people to help themselves. By promoting alternative employment and income opportunities, women in the workplace, competitive products and services, and improved market access, projects around the world are providing the tools people need to improve their lives. "
Empower is building a digital solution to incentivise the collection of plastic waste and to track it throughout the supply chain.Empower website
Sustainable Growers works to improve the livelihood of women farmers and their families by promoting local coffee consumption.Sustainable Growers website
The Mountain Partnership Products Initiative has developed "narrative labels" which tell the story of the product and its role in local cultures, improving livelihoods of mountain communities and strengthening value chains.The Mountain Partnership website
Esoko delivers rich localised agricultural content and market information to farmers via mobile phones and supports the digitisation of agricultural value chains and rural supply chains.Esoko website
The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) provided sustainable income to women by training them as entrepreneurial e-rickshaw drivers.UN Women website
Doh Eain (“Our Home”) preserves city heritage and public space projects, improving people’s livelihoods and supporting socio-economic growth across different neighborhoods.Doh Eain website
The ADB provides sustainable livelihood alternatives to help local residents rise above the poverty line, whilst protecting environmental resources including mangrove forests, seagrass beds and coral reefs.Asian Development Bank website
Hola Code works with migrants to unlock tech talent through a 5-month immersive software engineering bootcamp.Hola<code/> website
The Women in Business (WIN) programme facilitates the development of market solutions for low income, entrepreneurial women, in partnership with public and private sectors in Mozambique.TechnoServe website
By subsidising the cost with revenue from the sale of carbon credits, Instituto Perene has enabled 26,000+ people across 491 communities to make meals using efficient cookstoves.Arzu website
The programme focuses on five areas that are in line with a number of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). Our jury selected 25 projects from 1,175 submissions to our Global Call for proposals. We have also handpicked 25 Untold Stories from around the world, which spotlight community initiatives and stories of impactful solutions for people and the planet.
Quality access to basic services including clean water, sanitation, waste management and electricity in challenging environments such as post-disaster communities, emergency situations and refugee settlements.
Promoting alternative employment and income opportunities, women in the workplace, competitive products and services, and improved market access.
Access to reliable and affordable healthcare, education systems and delivery.
Protecting human, economic and natural assets, through the adoption and implementation of resilience measures.
Smarter consumption and resource management to better meet increasing water, food and energy requirements for a growing global population.