In Burundi, a team of Millennial entrepreneurs is working to get kids off the streets and into the classroom. More than 2,000 miles away, in Ghana, a creative upcycling initiative aims to turn plastic waste into desirable goods.
Meanwhile, a group of young adults in Spain is encouraging peers to pursue careers that align with their passions. And in Puerto Rico, an ecological sanitation initiative is simultaneously addressing local farmers’ needs and providing solutions to global environmental and public health concerns.
These projects are among 12 semifinalists in the 2014
Influential leaders who share the same spirit and drive as the Global Shapers were invited to judge a shortlist of finalists, which will be announced in the coming weeks. The distinguished panel includes: Muhtar Kent, chairman and CEO,
Projects will be scored based on the issue addressed, number of lives positively impacted, efficiency, and scalability.
One project will receive $50,000 in seed money, and five runners-up will be granted $10,000. Winners will be announced in early December and profiled at the World Economic Forum’s 2015 Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland.
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