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How Technology Is Achieving Better Natural Disaster Preparedness, Recovery, and Resilience

by Pratima Harite
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Lenovo is partnering with Prudence Foundation in the second edition of the SAFE STEPS D-Tech Awards, to find and fund technology solutions that save lives before, during or after natural disaster events. Lenovo wants to harness and empower the technology and creative know-how of entrepreneurs and charities to achieve better natural disaster preparedness, recovery, and resilience. 

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Lenovo is partnering with Prudence Foundation in the second edition of the SAFE STEPS D-Tech Awards, to find and fund technology solutions that save lives before, during or after natural disaster events. Lenovo wants to harness and empower the technology and creative know-how of entrepreneurs and charities to achieve better natural disaster preparedness, recovery, and resilience. 

La Red de Innovación e Impacto - Conoce a Wakami

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A través de la Iniciativa La Red de Innovación e Impacto programa, WEC y nuestros socios apoyamos a las pequeñas y medianas empresas y a las mujeres que están acelerando el desarrollo empresarial y promoviendo el crecimiento económico sostenible en América Latina. Conoce a una de las organizaciones miembro de La Red con este foco:

La Red de Innovación e Impacto - Meet Wakami

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Through the La Red de Innovación e Impacto program, WEC and our partners support small and mid-size enterprises (SMEs) and women that are accelerating business development and promoting sustainable economic growth in Latin America. Meet one of our La Red members:

Wakami, a member organization of La Red de Innovación e Impacto , is a social system that connects rural communities with world markets by working with and empowering women to generate income and transform cycles of poverty into cycles of prosperity.

Four Steps to Green Power

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Businesses worldwide are embracing the advantages of going green, and renewable energy is an effective way for companies to reduce their carbon footprints. It not only shows corporate social responsibility, but can also bring commercial benefits.

For businesses able to set up renewable energy systems on their premises and sell the electricity they generate to the power grid, energy can be transformed from an operating cost to a source of income in the long term, subject to market and climate conditions.

Unlocking the Covid Code

Scientists can now sequence an entire genome overnight
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By Jon Gertner

One day at the New York Genome Center, a researcher named Neville Sanjana told me that he thinks of genetic sequencers not as a typical invention but as a kind of “platform technology.” The phrase resonates among those who study innovation. Such technological leaps are rare. They represent breakthroughs that give rise to “platforms” — cellphones, say, or web browsers — that in time revolutionize markets and society.

Gilead Presents: Episode 5 - Assuring Possible

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In the earliest days of the pandemic, there were more questions than there were answers. Regardless of the country or locale, teams worked hard to come to grips with rapid changes to the way we work.

In the newest episode of our ongoing “Possible” series, we hear from Lily Lei in China and Silvia Miliani in Italy about how Gilead's Human Resources teams used a combination of empathy and technology to quickly adapt and keep employees safely connected.

Technology in the Field: Drones Revolutionize Farmer's Lives

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Can you imagine spending eight hours a day navigating muddy paddy fields in hot and humid environments, carrying heavy solution in a backpack sprayer to protect one hectare of rice? This is the hard reality of the average rice farmer in Asia.

Over-the-Counter Rapid COVID-19 Testing, in Your Hands

BinaxNOW Ag is now available over-the-counter, bringing accessible COVID-19 rapid self-testing to the masses.
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Through the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, we've needed answers.

We've filed into long lines, ventured to doctors' offices and urgent care clinics, waited days for results or for home tests to arrive by mail, and postponed gatherings, celebrations and holidays.

Now, those much-needed answers will be in your hands.

Enter: our BinaxNOW COVID-19 Self Test

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Leaders Bring Perspectives on Justice to Premier Green Building Event Keynotes; Join Biden Administration Leader

Where Climate, Health, and Equity Meet in the Built Environment, 15th Annual Living Future 2021 Focused on Inclusion and Unity
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SEATTLE, April 6, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Rosa Sheng, Director of Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion and Higher Education Studio Leader for San Francisco for SmithGroup, and Adrianna Quintero, Senior Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Energy Foundation, join Mark Chambers, Senior Director for Building Emissions at the White House Council on Environmental Quality to round out the keynote addresses at Living Future 2021: Inclusion + Unity, where climate, health, and equity meet in the built

Arrow Electronics Wins Communitas Award for DigiTruck Project

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DENVER, Colo., March 31, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Arrow Electronics has received a 2021 Communitas Award for Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility for its DigiTruck project, a fleet of mobile, solar-powered technology classrooms and enterprise incubators designed to address the digital divide in sub-Saharan Africa. 

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