Winning Projects 2013: Fight Poverty, Hunger & Disease

  • Winner

    Yomken.com

    Yomken.com is the first social platform that offers a hybrid model between open-innovation and crowd-funding platform in the Arabic-speaking world. It tries to bridge the gap between the challenges faced by micro- and small entrepreneurs (MSE) working mainly in low-tech and informal manufacturing industries and the innovative ideas and skills of potential problem solvers. As a non-profit online platform Yomken.com is providing an innovative channel to market new products, enable entrepreneurs to develop their ideas through “crowd-funding” and connect people. Yomken is mainly a youth-based...
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    Diabetes.bh

    Diabetes.bh is the first online platform that is targeted at diabetes in Bahrain. Through it, stakeholders in the diabetes ecosystem - specialists, hospitals, clinics, universities, etc. - can contribute to create a collaborative environment for this disease. The platform is designed to be an open-source initiative where the Diabetes.bh team actively targets partners in the area of diabetes in Bahrain to become content providers and collaborators to the website. Besides the key services and content, it provides news and a blog section, a directory of contacts, an event calendar, a media...
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    Friends2support.org

    Friends2Support (F2S) is an Indian voluntary blood donation organization. It brings together voluntary blood donors and those in need of blood onto a common platform. F2S was founded as an effort to tackle the problem of blood unavailability at hospitals. The organization’s main aim is to change the society towards stronger solidarity regardless of caste, creed or religion. By organizing rallies, events and other activities the team promotes their concept and raise awareness.  Essential tools for their work is the website and the new mobile applications which are connecting all stakeholders...
  • Runner-Up

    FoodSync

    Started by teens in 2012, FoodSync is a food recovery program that tackles the interrelated problems of hunger and waste. Our world faces a substantial food distribution problem; at the same time as 870 million people suffer from hunger, between 30-50% of food goes to waste. To address this, this youth team rescues safe, leftover food from vendors and redistributes this food to homeless shelters and programs in need. In the process, they reduce hunger and mitigate potential waste. Critical to othis unique program is the use of open-source mapping technology, which enables participants to...
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    Open Journal Project

    The Open Journal Project is an innovative program that applies technology to make humanitarian information universally accessible. Researchers around the world are exploring ways to improve water quality, provide power to remote areas, improve educational outcomes, raise incomes and develop partnerships to improve quality of life. If this information is locked up and not made available to communities experiencing poverty, and those working to make a positive impact, then it might as well as never happened.