This year's winners are Ushahidi, PING, MEDA, and Engineers Without Borders - Austin Chapter!
Ushahidi | Crowd Source Technology Platform
Ushahidi is a nonprofit tech company that specializes in developing free and open source software for information collection, visualization and interactive mapping. Ushahidi has created an innovative crowdsource technology and other tools to change the way information flows and how everyday citizens interface with that data. It uploads information based on twitter or SMS messages, processes that data and translates it to a map. The Ushahidi technology has been used to help communities communicate during crisis, such as during floods and earthquakes.
Positive Innovation for the Next Generation (PING) created the Disease Surveillance & Mapping Project in Botswana to increase the efficiency and productivity of healthcare workers.
MEDA | Techno-Links
MEDA’s Technology Links for Improved Access and Incomes (Techno-Links) provides rural farming families access to agricultural technology, such as drip irrigation and tilling equipment.Techno-Links intends to help thousands of small farmers in Peru to create sustainable farming systems that stimulate economic growth and food security in their communities.
Engineers Without Borders - Austin Chapter | CAMBIAR
Engineers Without Borders — Austin Chapter are helping increase the resiliency of communities in Peru through their Climate Adaptation in Mountain Basins in the Andean Region (CAMBIAR) project that is inspiring collaborative adaptations to water-related climate change challenges.