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Meet the 2018 Cisco GPS Challenge First Runner-Up: Jara

by Mary de Wysocki
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When an earthquake strikes, the initial impact isn’t always the most devastating. Often, it’s the aftershocks that leave a destructive, lasting impact. The 7.8-magnitute earthquake that struck Nepal in 2015 affected nearly 8 million people, destroying thousands of homes and leaving an already remote country in critical need of support.

But hundreds of aftershocks — some with magnitudes greater than 6.0 — ensnared every aspect of Nepalese life for months. Roads became impossible to traverse, businesses crumbled, and nearly 9,000 schools were destroyed or damaged.

HP Inc Joins UNIDO’s Learning and Knowledge Development Facility as a Knowledge Partner

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The Project Steering Committee of the Learning and Knowledge Development Facility, an initiative of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), has approved HP Inc as a knowledge member of the facility.

Getting Syrian Students Back to School through Tech-Enabled Learning

by Michele Malejki, Global Head of Strategic Programs for Sustainability and Social Innovation at HP
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The numbers are staggering: More than 65 million people around the world have been forcibly displaced. Only a small number of refugees—less than 1 percent of 17.5 million in 2016—will ever be resettled. In Syria alone, more than 5 million people have fled their war-torn country since 2011, 1 million of whom have settled in Lebanon.

Building a Legacy at the Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network (DWEN) Summit

by Karen Quintos, EVP and Chief Customer Officer
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This week, we hosted our 9th annual Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network Summit (DWEN) in Toronto, Canada, bringing together more than 100 women entrepreneurs from 16 countries and 25 industries, the investment community and the next generation of innovators and trailblazers through our Girls Track!

Despite the incredible diversity of region and industry represented, one theme remained consistent: these women’s businesses are changing the world.

Meet the 2018 Cisco GPS Challenge Grand Prize Winner: CareNX Innovations

by Mary de Wysocki
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When Shantanu Pathak’s pregnant sister-in-law couldn’t detect fetal movement in her third trimester, he realized expecting mothers needed a better way to listen for their baby’s heartbeats. In his home country of India — and in many developing countries around the world — access to personal and necessary care is limited to those who can afford it.

Connecting Entrepreneurs with Industry Leaders

by John ‘JR’ Reale, Station Houston Co-founder & CEO
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As part of our efforts to be at the forefront of industry solutions, Station Houston, Houston’s hub for technology and innovation, has partnered with Bechtel, one of the world’s most respected engineering, construction, and project management companies. The partnership focuses on enhancing opportunities by mentoring and engaging with local entrepreneurs regarding EPC industry challenges.

What Skills Do Young People Need to Succeed?

by Jan Lee
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This post was sponsored by Deloitte as a part of a larger editorial package. It went through our normal editorial review process.

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This post was sponsored by Deloitte as a part of a larger editorial package. It went through our normal editorial review process.

Connecting the Orphans of Jhamtse Gatsal to the World

by Darrel Ward, SVP Commercial Client Business
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“Seeing right there in the moment we changed their lives.”

I can only hope that my words above capture the trip of a lifetime. My team and I set out on a journey with Mike Libecki of National Geographic.

Everyone Can Be the Legacy – Celebrating Mandela Day

STEM Pioneer Lindiwe Matlali on Creating Africa’s IT Legacies
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by Lindiwe Matlali, Founder and CEO of Africa Teen Geeks

We all have the power to be the legacy, but how many of us will?

Booz Allen Interns Develop Innovative Solutions to Help Combat the Nation’s Opioid Epidemic

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The opioid epidemic is ravaging communities across the United States. The issues surrounding addiction, treatment, and prevention are complex, and require an enormous level of collaboration among public safety and public health agencies. While there’s no single path forward to prevent opioid overdose deaths and treat opioid use disorder, it’s clear that innovative solutions are needed.

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