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World Changing Ideas Awards 2020: Developing-World Technology Finalists and Honorable Mentions

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World Changing Ideas Awards 2020: Developing-World Technology Finalists and Honorable Mentions
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Products designed specifically for the developing world, both ones intended for the bottom of the pyramid and those intended to help create leapfrog innovation. Read about the winner: a kit that can still fill a prescription in places where there are no optometrist.

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Finalists

African Power Initiative, African Power Initiative
Digital payment solutions for garment workers, Mastercard
Geotagging for trash collection, Palladium and GreenWastePro
Grid Crete, Global Technology Building Systems
Jalisco Sin Hambre, Amdocs
Kaaria blanket, Bloom Standard | Newborn Foundation
Kiva Protocol, Kiva
Malaria Elimination Solution, Abbott
Nadi Smart Solar Pump by Stanley Earth, Stanley Black & Decker
Viasat Community Wi-Fi, Viasat
Youmma Solar Fridge, Youmma, Nidec Global Appliance

Honorable Mention

AgroPad, IBM
Barter, Flutterwave
Business Raja, 1M1B Foundation
Designs for Disaster, Direct Relief
DRIP: Drought Resilience Impact Platform, SweetSense
Expandal-s, GroFive
Fraym, Fraym
Fuel ATMs, Koko Networks
Grab Financial Group, Grab
Harambee Mobi, Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator
Immertec, Immertec
KBZPay, KBZ Bank
Kumbaya, Kumbaya
Oky, UNICEF
ONO Exponential Farming, ONO Exponential Farming
Ovio Explore, Ovio
Praava Health, Praava Health
SoCCs app, Asia Initiatives
Water-saving Innovation, Gap, Arvind Limited

About the author

Morgan is a senior editor at Fast Company. He edits the Impact section, formerly FastCoExist.com. Have an idea for a story? You can reach him at mclendaniel [at] fastcompany.com

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