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September 05, 2018

This is the question we’re asked most frequently. It’s a great question, and it’s the right one to be asking before submitting your application. We asked Acumen Fellows about their most important takeaways from the Fellowship, and here is what they had to say: 1....
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Study Time and Solar Lights: The Impact of Lighting on Education

By Kat Harrison on August 30, 2018

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August 22, 2018

Imagine that you’ve spent half your life training to be a doctor. You pushed yourself throughout medical school, you passed the brutal exams, you started treating patients and changing lives­­ — and then, in the blink of an eye, it’s over. Why? All because you’re a woman...
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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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June 26, 2018

Around the world, nearly three billion people do not have access to clean cooking facilities, relying on traditional sources of energy, like wood and charcoal, and inefficient stoves. About 85 percent of sub-Saharan urban households spend $200 to $500 each year on charcoal, which can...
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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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