New Global Impact Awards program provides millions for nonprofit tech innovators working in Africa

From Official Google Africa Blog Mon Dec 10 2012, 06:55:00

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Technology has dramatically improved our lives--from the speed at which we get things done to how we connect with others. Yet innovations in medicine, business and communications have far outpaced tech-enabled advances in the nonprofit sector.

Today we're launching the Global Impact Awards to support organizations using technology and innovative approaches to tackle some of the toughest human challenges. From real-time sensors that monitor clean water to DNA barcoding that stops wildlife trafficking, our first round of awards provides $23 million to seven organizations changing the world, of which four organisations will be working in Africa.

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