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Tackling COVID-19
Health

Tackling COVID-19

Harnessing the power of community-led solutions

COVID-19 has proven how deeply health security is integrated into our lives. Cross-sector collaboration is needed to bolster community-led innovations that address immediate community challenges and contribute to creating resilient health systems that do not get ravaged by crises.

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Source: Forbes
Accelerating sustainable development
Circular EconomyHealthICT

Accelerating sustainable development

3 areas where blockchain could be an SDG game changer

Building resilient and transparent supply chains is one area where blockchain could be an SDG game changer. Pilots include the deployment of blockchain technology by AB InBev to facilitate transparency in pricing around locally sourced crops for which farmers had been historically underpaid.

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Source: World Economic Forum
To your health
FoodHealth

To your health

3D-printing to reduce meat consumption

While interest is growing in meat alternatives, the challenge for such products is that their texture doesn’t resemble meat. A start-up firm in Israel is now using industrial-scale 3D-printing to produce a plant-based ‘alt-steak’ that has a structure and texture similar to a real steak.

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Source: World Economic Forum
Powerless in a pandemic
EnergyHealth

Powerless in a pandemic

Solar energy for off-grid healthcare

COVID-19 has reminded us that health facilities require electric power for myriad uses, including lighting, ventilation, refrigeration for vaccines and running life-saving equipment. Solar mini-grid systems have proven to be a reliable energy supply for rural health facilities.

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Source: Eco-Business
Food systems
ClimateFoodHealth

Food systems

Time to make them climate & pandemic proof

The combination of climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic continues to devastate food security and farmers’ livelihoods. We therefore must shift towards ‘agroecological’ practices that work with nature instead of against it and protect farmers that face spiralling debt.

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Source: Climate Home News
COVID-19 exposure
HealthICT

COVID-19 exposure

Disinfecting spaces with robots using UV-C light

The threat of spreading COVID-19 persists with every droplet dispersed into the air. A team from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory designed a robotic system that uses UV-C light to disinfect surfaces and neutralize aerosolized forms of the coronavirus.

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Source: World Economic Forum