Each finalist is providing a powerful solution to the world’s most significant challenges.
Blue Ventures -- Improving the livelihoods of the world’s poorest coastal communities while conserving the biodiversity of threatened marine environments.
FrontlineSMS--Enabling social organizations in undeveloped regions around the world to leverage the power and reach of mobile technology.
Participatory Mapping in the Congo Basin -- Empowering forest communities to use cutting edge mapping technologies to prevent deforestation and alleviate poverty.
TARA Akshar+ - Delivering rapid literacy programs to millions of impoverished women in India.