(HN, 4/24/12) - The mission of the 3 year-old Hult Global Case Challenge is to collectively overcome social challenges in education, energy and housing; to solve global poverty on a grass-roots level utilizing the world’s largest crowd-sourcing initiative to seek ideas and solutions from the world’s best and brightest future business leaders. In partnership with the Clinton Global Initiative NGO members meet their own `Commitment to Change' when working with the bright minds of the Hult Global Case Challenge.
This year, the Hult GCC has focused its attention and challenge work on solving Poverty through step change innovation in Energy, Housing and Education; working with One Laptop Per Child (OLPC), SolarAid and Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI). Here you'll see just some of the ideas presented to the panel of judges related to Education and OLPC's Challenge, whose winners will be announced later this week:
The Challenge: Can SolarAid's SunnyMoney get off-grid solar power and light to one million households by the end of 2013?
Description: This is the Thunderbird School of Global Management (OD) submission for the Hult Global Case Challenge 2012. Our team chose the Energy track and our challenge is to help the company Solar Aid with "Revolutionizing the way to make energy affordable for everyone".
Description: By Micah Melnyk. We will deliver electricity and light to rural communities in Africa by combining two existing but new technologies: house-hold scale Pay-As-You-Go solar PV systems and the rapidly growing Mobile Banking Network. A network of tens of thousands of profitable SunnyMoney Care Agents will promote, install and maintain Home Electricity/Light Systems.
Description: By European Institute of Innovation and Technology students. A basic explanation of one of the principles of the EIT's innovative solution to help Sunny money sell 1,000,000 solar lamps by 2013 and help eradicate the use of kerosene lamps by 2020. We kept it simple and short for the video, the solution