Ankhi Das

Facebook in India and South & Central Asia

Director of Public Policy

Ashley Pettus

Global HearthWorks Foundation

Founder and Director

Ashwani K. Muthoo


Director of the Global Engagement and Multilateral Relations Division

Carlo Ratti

MIT Senseable City Lab


Carmine Paolo De Salvo

Inter-American Development Bank

Rural Development Specialist

Chandra Madramootoo

McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

James McGill Professorship in Water and Food Security

Christine Daugherty


VP Sustainable Agriculture & Responsible Sourcing

Deepali Khanna

The Rockefeller Foundation

Managing Director of Asia Region Office

Doulaye Kone

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Deputy Director, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Program, Global Development Program

Dr. Eun-Ju Kim

International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

Chief a.i. of Digital Knowledge Hub, BDT/ITU

H.E Dr. Amir Aman Hagos

Ministry of Health, Ethiopia


Heather Johnson

Ericsson Group worldwide

Vice President for Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility

Jeffrey Sturchio

Rabin Martin


Kate Wilson

Digital Impact Alliance


Ken Hayes

Cleantech Open

Executive Director

Konrad Brits

Falcon Coffees


Malavika Jain Bambawale

ENGIE Impact

Managing Director and Head of APAC, Sustainability Solutions

Manuel Ossa

WFP Innovation Accelerator

Operations Lead

Marco Kamiya


Coordinator, Urban Economy and Finance Branch

Marguerite Nyhan

National University of Ireland - University College Cork

Lecturer, Environmental Engineering

Maureen Mazurek

NewLeaf Symbiotics

Vice President

Mei Lin Fung

Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Internet Initiative & Smart Village

Vice-chair for Internet Inclusion

Mohammad Anisur Rahman


Director, Dairy and Food

Njideka Harry

Youth for Technology Foundation (YTF)

President and CEO

Omeed Mehrinfar

Plug And Play

Managing Partner

Peter Hirshberg

Maker City Project


Rachel Kyte

Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL)


Ravi Gurumurthy

International Rescue Committee

Chief Innovation Officer

Reuben Steiger


Managing Partner

Salwa Smaoui

Microsoft Middle East and Africa

Government Industry Leader

Shireen Yacoub


Chief Executive Officer

Sonia N. Jorge

Alliance for Affordable Internet

Executive Director

Tareq Emtairah


Director of the Department of Energy

Toby Harward


Head of UNHCR Liaison Office

William Asiko

The Rockefeller Foundation

Managing Director of Africa Region Office

Zack Bongiovanni


Head of Global Partnerships, Emerging Markets

Zena Ali-Ahmad

UN-HABITAT Regional Office for Arab States


Scoring Criteria


The solution addresses the challenge that has been set forth.

Potential for Impact:

The planned implementation of the solution has the potential to impact lives. 


The solution can be grown and scaled to affect the lives of more people.

Innovative Approach:

This is a new technology, a new application of a technology, a new business model, or a new process for solving the challenge.


It is feasible to implement the solution, and the team has a plan for the solution to sustain itself financially.

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