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By Kat Harrison on August 30, 2018

There is a growing amount of data to suggest that children living in homes with solar lights are consistently studying for longer— up to an hour more each day. What has remained more puzzling is whether this extra study time was actually leading to improved...
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August 21, 2018

The WE Empower Challenge honors five women entrepreneurs, one from each of the five UN regions, who are advancing the SDGs through their business practices.
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August 14, 2018

Our next cohort of Acumen Fellows will be the largest and most regionally diverse Fellows to date. That’s because, this year, we’re adding two new Fellowship regions. In addition to East Africa, India, and Pakistan, we’re accepting applications for our new leadership programs in Colombia...
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By Yasmina Zaidman on June 18, 2018

Smallholder farmers, as defined by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), are farmers who own small-based plots of land, typically 2 hectares or less, on which they grow subsistence crops and one or two cash crops relying almost exclusively on family labor. According...
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June 06, 2018

Two new fellowships to launch in Colombia and West Africa Acumen announced today the expansion of its leadership program, which equips extraordinary people from around the world with the capacity to positively transform society. The expansion, kicking off with two new fellowships, will begin in...
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