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Innovative bike hack provides zero electricity machinery in Guatemala
Maya Pedal transforms old bicycles into an array of devices powered by pedalling.
Free language education for the world
Tech entrepreneur Luis von Ahn created an app that enables anyone, anywhere to learn a language for free.
Luis von Ahn
Tech entrepreneur and crowdsourcing pioneer Luis von Ahn is best known for creating CAPTCHAs and the language-learning platform Duolingo.
Battling climate change with holistic solutions
Farmers in Guatemala are adapting to climate change using climate-smart strategies.
Wakami's ethically crafted accessories empower over 500 Guatemalan women
Working with women in rural Guatemala, Wakami is a design-driven organisation that sells over $1-million in products to over 20 countries.
Eco-friendly trap designed to stop spread of virus-carrying mosquitoes
An innovation made from old car tyres helps contain mosquito-related virus outbreaks in Guatemala.
An ocean cleanup project, innovative healthcare and vertically-grown vegetables: five designs that could revolutionise life
Celebrate designs that address serious modern challenges, this year's INDEX Awards winners include clean energy batteries and a language learning app.
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When a natural disaster occured in Chile, Alejandro Aravena and his team set out to rebuild the city
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9 Jul 18
The architect tackles the reconstruction of a city through public participation.
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