Meet the four Awardees of the 2018 Roddenberry Prize
Meet the Awardees
Meet the finalists for the 2018 Roddenberry Prize
Reduced Food Waste
Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria
ColdHubs designs, installs and commissions, 100% solar-powered walk-in cold rooms, branded as ColdHubs, in markets and farms, to store and preserve perishable foods 24/7; extending their shelf life from 2 days to 21 days, for farmers, retailers and wholesalers, to eliminate food spoilage due to lack of cold storage.
Through its innovative food rescue model, Leket Israel works to alleviate hunger and promote social justice and environmental protection (through the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions) by rescuing and redirecting tens of millions of kilograms of excess food annually to needy beneficiaries from the most vulnerable sectors of Israeli society.
Nilus Asociación Civil
Buenos Aires, CABA, Argentina
Nilus is a social enterprise that applies technology and sharing economy models to reduce food waste. Their vision is to digitally transform the food rescue industry. They rescue food from supermarkets/producers and distribute it among soup kitchens through a virtual network of (paid) drivers. It is an Uber service for rescued food.
Baltimore, MD, United States
CorStone provides evidence-based resilience programs for marginalized girls, fostering thriving in the face of adversity. Youth First, one of the first resilience programs in any developing country, has reached 50,000+ youth in India and Kenya. The Government of Bihar, India seeks to scale-up Youth First to 2+ million students.
Room to Read
San Francisco, CA, United States
Room to Read’s Girls’ Education Program supports girls to complete secondary school and acquire the necessary skills to make informed choices about their own lives and improve their life outcomes, while also enhancing the environments and communities around them in a sustainable way to ensure the success of future generations.
The Citizens Foundation
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
The Citizens Foundation may be the largest independently owned network of schools in the world. It is the largest private employer of women in Pakistan. TCF aims to scale its impact by creating a pathway for 100,000 out of school girls aged 10 to 16 to mainstream into school.
New Delhi, Delhi, India
ActionAid seeks to advance the agency of unrecognized and under-enumerated women farmers and producers in agrarian India, focusing on social, economic and ecological justice. Working with indigenous farmers, we enhance their existing traditional knowledge with scientific comprehension to collectively build solutions for the future of farming in the 21st century.
Portsmouth, NH, United States
Through trauma-healing, mindful leadership, and social entrepreneurship training, Global Grassroots helps women war survivors design their own non-profits to rebuild communities. In Rwanda, our women initiating water infrastructure provide 3,000+ people with sustainable water access while investing profits to advance women’s rights. Their model of exponential ripples costs only $8/beneficiary.
New York, NY, United States
MADRE is an international women's human rights organization that partners with grassroots women's groups on the frontlines of war, disaster, and injustice. Our mission is to advance women’s human rights by meeting urgent needs in communities and building lasting solutions to the crises women face.
The Good Food Institute
Washington, D.C., United States
The Good Food Institute harnesses the power of food innovation and markets to transform the global food system from animal agriculture to plant-based and clean meat. Their Plant-Based Meat Research Competitive Grant Program catalyzes vital R&D to dramatically reduce meat’s greenhouse gas emissions and create a climate-friendly food system.
The Humane Society of the United States
Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
To reduce the suffering animals endure on factory farms and improve sustainability and public health, they partner with the world’s biggest foodservice companies, school districts, universities, hospitals, and the military to serve less meat and increase plant-based options by delivering hands-on culinary training, marketing materials and menu development.
World Resources Institute
Washington, D.C., United States
The World Resources Institute’s submission outlined their endeavors to transform the world’s diets. Through their ‘Better Buying Lab’ program, they bring together leading food companies with experts in behaviour change to innovate novel approaches to shifting eating habits. These approaches are then scaled globally through the ‘Cool Food Pledge’.