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Young lives transformed

March 31, 2015

South Africa’s Andrew Muir, chosen as a Rolex Laureate in 2008, is giving many vulnerable young people a new start in life. Conservationist Andrew Muir’s foundation is giving hope to young people in one of the poorest regions of South Africa. In 2006, Muir, executive director of the Wilderness Foundation South Africa (WFSA), created the… Read more

David Schweidenback

Spring 2015 InGear Newsletter

March 28, 2015

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Nnameka Ikegwuonu has designed a revolutionary wire-mesh trolley that will preserve cassava, extending the shelf life of Nigeria’s staple food from three days to 16. The hand trolley, which he designed with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has two mesh grids. The space between the two mesh grids is lined with damp… Read more

There is only one way of keeping up with Arun Krishnamurthy, founder of the Environmental Foundation of India (EFI). You chase him as he chases his dreams. The journey is full of unexpected moments. A telephone conversation can get suddenly disrupted because he is tending to a buffalo hit by a truck, or busy supervising… Read more


Polio trial for Nanopatch

February 6, 2015

The World Health Organization is backing clinical trials of Mark Kendall’s Nanopatch using a polio vaccine. A revolutionary vaccine delivery technology, the Nanopatch, may help strike the final blow in the world’s 60-year struggle against one of the most feared childhood diseases – poliomyelitis. In 2013, just 416 cases of polio were reported worldwide and… Read more