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  1. David Schweidenback, 2000 Rolex Laureate

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    By giving new life to used bicycles, David Schweidenback, who won a Rolex Award in 2000, is improving the lives of people in many developing countries. Pedals for Progress, the organisation he founded…

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    • Laurent Pordié, 2000 Rolex Laureate

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      Tibetan medicine has been practised for more than 1,000 years in Ladakh, in India’s far north. The very survival of this complex system of healing, ritual and belief — known as Amchi medicine…

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      • Elizabeth Nicholls, 2000 Rolex Laureate

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        The Canadian-American palaeontologist, Elizabeth Nicholls, overcame numerous obstacles to extract the fossilised remains of a 220-million-year-old, giant marine reptile in a remote region of Canada.

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        • Maria Manteca-Onate, 2000 Rolex Laureate

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          Determined to protect the remnants of indigenous forests, while at the same time improving living standards for rural people, Maria Eliza Manteca Oñate has established a nature reserve near…

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          • Mohammed Bah Abba, 2000 Rolex Laureate

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            Nigerian teacher Mohammed Bah Abba was motivated by his concern for the rural poor and by his interest in indigenous African technology to seek a practical, local solution to these problems. His extremely…

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            • Laurent Pordié, 2000 Rolex Laureate (Nat Geo's 'The Medicine Man')

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              Tibetan medicine has been practised for more than 1,000 years in Ladakh, in India’s far north. The very survival of this complex system of healing, ritual and belief — known as Amchi medicine…

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              • Maria Eliza Manteca Oñate, 2000 Rolex Laureate (Nat Geo's 'Back to the Roots')

                23:29

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                Determined to protect the remnants of indigenous forests, while at the same time improving living standards for rural people, Maria Eliza Manteca Oñate has established a nature reserve near…

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                • Mohammed Bah Abba, 2000 Rolex Laureate (Nat Geo's 'The Desert Cooler')

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                  Nigerian teacher Mohammed Bah Abba was motivated by his concern for the rural poor and by his interest in indigenous African technology to seek a practical, local solution to these problems. His extremely…

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