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Building Island Resiliency through Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Innovation (St. Lucia)

Building Island Resiliency through Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Innovation (St. Lucia)

Major hurricanes and storms have been forecasted to continue rising in the Atlantic. With island economies dependent on agriculture and tourism, stronger storms have the potential to devastate entire economies in one full-swoop. This goal of this project is to build resilient communities in island states, through the fostering of local projects dedicated to issues of food, energy and water security. The islands would also benefit from localized project activities that generate innovation/entrepreneurship/employment, and a strengthened cultural identity.

Our first project lies within the rural community of Soufriere, on the island of St. Lucia, with a women-led agro-food enterprise. Unfortunately, without entrepreneurial skills, nor managerial guidance, these women take home just over USD$100 per month each. They are failing to achieve economies of scale, and failing to find methods to improve efficiencies within their production line.

FISH PRESERVATION AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (INDONESIA)

FISH PRESERVATION AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (INDONESIA)

Led by Dr. Buyung Aqusdinata 

Community Engagement Center (Mexico)

Community Engagement Center (Mexico)

This project is a collaboration between GlobalResolve and Amor to develop a community engagement center in Puerto Penasco, Mexico (Rocky Point). This project provides an opportunity for students to work alongside local community members on several development projects. In 2015, the city of Puerto Penasco donated a seven-acre parcel to Amor for permanent development to build alongside the community. In recent years, a shower/oasis facility, caretaker housing, an off grid power system and a La Cocina has been designed, resourced and built with the help of GlobalResolve. GlobalResolve students gain valuable, practical real-life experience through cultural, collaborative and technical interaction at the project site. Future projects include medical assistance outreach, water bore hole and vertical gardening as well as a facility for training and community interaction.

MAASAI AUTOMOTIVE EDUCATION CENTER (KENYA)

MAASAI AUTOMOTIVE EDUCATION CENTER (KENYA)

Led by Dr. Mark Henderson and Miles Miller

SolarSPELL (Pacific Islands, East Africa, Mexico)

SolarSPELL (Pacific Islands, East Africa, Mexico)

SolarSPELL is a Solar Powered Educational Learning Library: a ruggedized, portable solar-powered digital library over an off-line WiFi hotspot, designed to simulate an online experience. Making use of open educational resources and ever-smaller and more efficient technology, SolarSPELL provides an all-in-one, self-powered plug-and-play kit, ready to be deployed with minimal training or maintenance required for start-up and continued operation. The goal is to provide relevant, localized educational content to resource-constrained locations around the world. The team includes university students, librarians, faculty and staff and involves partnering with locally-based development-minded organizations. The SolarSPELL team provides local training, in a train-the-trainers model, as well as support, post-implementation. The team also carries out evaluation and research to know whether our library is having a positive impact. SolarSPELL is an initiative led by Dr. Laura Hosman and housed in the GlobalResolve Program at Barrett, The Honors College-Arizona State University.

Kenya Promo V4

Completed projects list

Completed projects list

Project NameLocationPartner
Water TransportIndiawellowater.org
Biochar For AgriculturePeruAndes Libres
Low-Cost Home ConstructionBoliviaEsperanca
Safe StoveNicaraguaEsperanca
Solar Plateau ProjectNavajoIINA Solutions
AqueductBoliviaEsperanca
Drip Irrigation SystemBoliviaEsperanca
Kuroiler Chicken BrooderUgandaGates Foundation, ASU
Water PurifierIndiaIIT Delhi, SCOPE, Intel
Fish SmokerGhanaceesdghana.org
Water Purification SurveyGhanaWaterIsLife
Weather Warning For FishermanGhanaceesdghana.org
Solar PV For Open UniversityGhanaOpen University
Building Matls From SawdustGhanaAprotech
Craft Paper From WasteGhanaAprotech
Local RestaurantMexicoTec de Monterrey
Organic Bakery ProjectMexicoTec de Monterrey
Organic Micro-BreweryMexicoTec de Monterrey
Community Nutrition and Physical EducationMexicoTec de Monterrey
Energy Bar ProductionMexicoTec de Monterrey
Bike SmoothieMexicoTec de Monterrey
Prosthetic Foot Fatigue TesterIndiaASME, Penn State, MIT
Microbial Fuel Cell Pit LatrineGhanaGates Foundation, UMass
Health Clinic Solar MicrogridHonduras
Biochar and Solar IrrigationNepal