I look forward to enhancing the resources for the mainstreaming of out of school adolescent girls.
I want to see every child going to school regularly.
I am working to end childhood obesity by supporting health training in underprivileged areas.
I want to enable rural and off grid regions to have access to efficient, affordable and sustainable bio gas solutions for their cooking and lighting needs.
I'm working to increase options for older adults to age in place using technology. Connectivity leads to connectedness with Safety Connection.
I help women from an underprivileged community in Accra, Ghana to recycle plastic packaging waste from the streets of their community and make a good living for them, their children and their community.
I want to see more encouragement in work and in life for people celebrating who they are, and bring okay with that.
I want more people to honor their elderly loved ones by recording their life stories.
I want significant investment and efforts put into cleaning up our oceans and not adding more plastic to polluting them.
To find effective ways for us all to see, and feel, that we are not separate. I'm curious to see what issues would remain with this understanding.
I want to see people connecting and sharing food and garden resources.
I want to reduce the use of single-use plastic and the production of garbage in my immediate community.
I want to increase opportunities in tech for underrepresented minorities.
I am working to make architecture more accessible.
I want to see more investments in renewable energy and in tracking energy data at the local level.
I want to change myself.
I want to see more homeless in homes and part of our community.
I would like to inspire youth to be active, responsible citizens and upskill them to be changemakers within their communities!
I want to harness the large increase in interest in public education from the private sector and business stakeholders to ensure that we are inspiring ALL students to thrive and giving public schools the resources.
I want to see the number of people who don't know how to read and write decrease! I am working to engage 100 children, adults and old people in Korogwe, Tanga.
I hope to elevate and activate a betterment agenda in the communities I am a member of. As an example I intend to facilitate Design Thinking, Service Design and Foresight events for 1000 people this year.
I want to reduce food waste in my community through education and increasing green waste collection for recycling.
I want to see less homeless people in the streets. I am working to raise consciousness in traditional businesses.
I want to impact lives of 100 underprivileged and abused children in my city.
I want to give small scale Indian farmers access to better techniques and online markets for their produce.
I want to train 4000 students at the college campuses to be world class leaders through mentorship, behavior change and transformation in three universities in Uganda.
I hope to reduce our waste and overconsumption habits. I am working with a summer camp in Oregon to implement composting for 300 campers and staff.
I want to reduce garment waste and re-define the relationship of clothing to steer it towards "compassionate" fashion in the UAE.
I hope to see more business recognize the only sustainable and and unique point of difference is the experience they give to their clients.
I’m working to make business licensing and permitting easy for Detroit’s entrepreneurs.
We want to contribute to a more moral and responsible climate within the design of digital services.
I want to reduce the impact of plastics in the world
I want to help other friends/young people to fight for better jobs.
I want to catalyse the democratisation of the education system worldwide
I want to see the subject of macroeconomics better understood through my engineering approach to it.
I want to decrease inequality.
I want to see more recycling and also less plastic wrapping in preschooler's craft materials. As an educator working in Early Childhood Education I find unacceptable that used felt markers and empty glue sticks are not recycled.
I hope to see college students connect with other students and professors to tackle the big challenges of tomorrow.
I want to build makerspaces and equip, enable, and empower underserved communities.
I want to help people frame problems better so that solutions have high impact.
I want to change the way people who are living with dementia are treated.
I want to reduce waste at all points along the food value chain.
Through a combination of table tennis coaching, social work counseling, and advanced leadership training, I would like to establish intervention programs to reduce risky behavior in high school youth in New Jersey.
I want to help women of color who are dealing with maternal mental health issues recover through journaling.
I am designing a safety workshop to empower refugee children who are at risk of child trafficking.
I want to connect people who want to make our city a more beautiful place to live.
I want to empower people to create change in local communities.
I hope to see food waste cut by half.
I want to see a change in mindset of the politicians in my local government towards Dementia care.
I want to allow high school students to learn anywhere from their phone.
I hope to see companies working with sustainability environmentally, financially and socially.
How do we redesign pathways for low income student mothers to discover their passions, launch meaningful careers, and become economically self-sufficient?
I want something clear and transparent to verify information being shared on social media platforms.
I want to promote equal access to education in Malawi through community empowerment.
I want to change people's behaviour so that they do the right thing when nobody is watching.
I hope to help develop new products and services for senior citizens who are single, lonely, ill, or dependent and their families and people who want to support them.
I'm working to help a restaurant here in Cairo reduce food waste resulting from a type of disposable dishware they use to serve customers’ food. I hope to be able to show them how doing that can help them reduce costs (in addition to waste!).
I am working to foster career growth with purpose and to contribute to increase self awareness (strengths and weaknesses) for professionals in Perú.
I want to see more equality and inclusion of women and minorities in creative industries.
I want to make the research process and its outcomes accessible to all those who have communication disabilities such as deaf-blindness, autism, intellectual impairment etc.
I want to demonstrate personal creative expression through advancements in technologies.
I’d like us to rally around simplifying the government and making it more customer-centric.
My vision is to improve in educating the african youth on how to create jobs through innovation.
I want to support 100 orphan girl children to finish a primary level of education.
I want to contribute in creating meaningful, effective digital learning experiences accessible to more and more people.
I’m working to help improve STEM education in Nigeria.
I want to see an end to the conflicts fueled by racism.
I hope we able to take India economic to better level.
I’m working to help youth and young adults more deeply anchor a future outlook to inform decisions for successful transition to adulthood and socio-economic security.
I want to create ways for EVERYONE to have access to affordable, healthy housing.
I will build a product that helps people identify fake news.
I am working whole heartedly to help, build and inspire young women and youth entrepreneurs and small business owners in Uganda in free business, income generating activities and saving trainings.
I want to reduce inequalities.
I hope to see an effective and practical solution to the opioid problem in Canada and the US.
I want to help people make use of all products that already exist instead of buying new.
I want to help the Italian government achieve citizen-centered innovation through service design.
I want to use my design skills to bring inclusivity & happiness to some of my hometown's streets.
I'm working towards embracing diversity and bringing people together to create more.
I want to create global design solutions that can transform and improve the way we think about, engage with and explore digital media.
I hope to expand my mission to provide support and hope to people overwhelmed by the implications of climate change.
I want another solution to health care, by promoting natural medicine, developing herbal gardens.
I'm on a mission to create an open dialogue about herpes and other STDs. I want to reduce STD transmissions and suffering from stigma.
I'm currently investigating the intersection of blockchain and circular design/economy.
I want to find a way to help the elderly live with dignity.
I am working with primary and high schools to get them introduced to the concept of the circular economy. We see a gap and with the curriculum reforms happening in the country, I feel we might be up to something.
I am working to build sustainable and easily-affordable also renewable energy for Africa community.
I want to reduce inequality.
I want to create a trauma-informed community.
I want to see schools that value and support art and design educators and recognize their value in today's society.
I hope to see people getting better at understanding each other.
I want to build a computer and ed resource centre and bring potable water to more villages.
We are working to prepare more of our most vulnerable children and their families for school and life success.
I want to work with others to make it possible for us to talk across gulfs—on guns, on abortion, on immigration, on the things that threaten to split us.
I want to help make social media a more mentally and socially healthy place for young adults.
This year, I'm working on helping the highest level of decision-makers, in civic and humanitarian arenas, tap on and work with local creative communities in dreaming of new solutions for our world's hardest-to-solve problems.
l am going to write a book that is good to make students to learn to be innovative from the OpenIDEO platform because I found out that the ideas submitted are inspiring, that can make them be creative.
I will educate about climate action, and help climate groups pass carbon pricing legislation.
I want to improve the health of mother and child by raising public awareness in infants and young child feeding and gender in my community.
I want to continue to empower college students to create positive social change in their communities through Kinetic Global, a social innovation incubator for college students.
I am awakening the gratitude consciousness in every human I interact with. I have a vision of creating a grateful, compassionate world.
I hope to find a good (improving people's lives) purpose for my Industrial Design graduation project.
I want to see great education and family planning in least developed countries. I want to see a food revolution to address human and planetary health.
I aim to more broadly inform and unite people, organizations and policymakers alike around the cultivation of 21st century skill development by bringing to light the foundational importance of the first five years!
Federal Government agencies continue to get more complex and create complexity for citizens. I’d like us to rally around simplifying the Government and making it more customer-centric.
I want to build a framework for effective spontaneous collaboration.
I want to design a food distribution system that will improve the availability, accessibility and affordability of nutritious food to boarding schools.
I working on conscious consumerism in NYC and want to close the gap between the products consumers see in a store and what went into making those products.
I want a world where people respond out of loving kindness and not out of fear. I want to dream of this world and do what I can to make it happen in the physical.
I will foster local sustainable communities to make up new solutions to local-global challenges.
I’m working to increase the number of high achieving, low-income students in our nation’s most selective colleges and universities.
I want to reduce shipping and packaging waste, which is becoming more substantial of a problem due to online shopping.
I want to increase sound health research output in order to influence the creation of policies that will help patients.
Help design student to understand why management is important.
I’d like us to rally around simplifying the government and making it more customer-centric.
I want to see us mitigate climate change in Sierra Leone. I'm working with schoolchildren to see how we can plant trees in different communities in the western area of Sierra Leone. I want to implement in many hamlets in Sierra Leone.
I want to be able to change the way we see cities and better ways to accommodate refugees (especially with climate change and overspilling wars).
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