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What is Global Poverty Alleviation?

The Blum Center for Developing Economies supports innovative approaches to poverty alleviation.  Through its commitment to multi-disciplinary research and teaching, and emphasis on novel technologies and approaches, the Blum Center fosters student projects that tie UC Berkeley expertise to real-world problems. For this category, describe an action-oriented, inter-disciplinary project that would help alleviate poverty.

Possible areas of innovation include (but are not limited to) wireless technologies and delivery services, education, maternal and child health, and agriculture.

Category Specific Rules

The “Global Poverty Alleviation” category is open to all matriculated undergraduate and graduate students from the following campuses:

  • UC Berkeley
  • UC Davis
  • UC Irvine
  • UC Los Angeles
  • UC Merced
  • UC Riverside
  • UC San Diego
  • UC San Francisco
  • UC Santa Barbara
  • UC Santa Cruz
  • College of William and Mary
  • Duke University
  • Makerere University (Uganda)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Michigan State University
  • Texas A&M University
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    Multidisciplinary teams are strongly encouraged.   For additional information about general contest rules, timing and how to apply, please refer to the Contest Application Requirements.

    Past Winners

    Flowbit

    Emmunify

    Light From Below

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    Category Specific Resources

    Blum Center for Developing Economies

    United Nations Development Programme

    The World Bank’s International Development Association

    USAID

    Sponsors


    United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
    Since 1961, USAID has been the principal U.S. agency to extend assistance to countries recovering from disaster, trying to escape poverty, and engaging in democratic reforms. The Blum Center links world-class faculty, inspiring new curriculum, and innovative technologies, services and business models to create real-world solutions for developing economies.


    Higher Education Solutions Network
    USAID has created a constellation of seven Development Labs that harness the intellectual power of great American and international academic institutions and that catalyze the development and application of new science, technology, and engineering approaches and tools to solve some of the world’s most challenging development problems.


    The Blum Center for Developing Economies
    The Blum Center links world-class faculty, inspiring new curriculum, and innovative technologies, services and business models to create real-world solutions for developing economies.