D-Prize funds new entrepreneurs who increase access to proven poverty interventions.

The world has already invented ways to end poverty, yet the best interventions are not being distributed at mass-scale. Can you design a business or NGO that solves one of the Distribution Challenges below? If selected you will be awarded up to $20,000 to launch a pilot in any region where extreme poverty exists.

We are looking to award as many as 30 teams of entrepreneurs with up to $20,000 in funding to launch nonprofits or social ventures that increase access to life-changing products and services like solar lamps, Sayana Press, quality seeds, cataract surgery, and more. Check out all of the distribution challenges here.

  • Early Submission Deadline: May 12th, 2019 at midnight PT (pacific time)

  • Regular Submission Deadline: June 2nd, 2019 at midnight PT (pacific time)
  • Extension Deadline (limited to 400 people who register, link for extension on wesbite): June 23rd, 2019 at midnight PT (pacific time)

If you’re interested in the Global Competition, visit www.d-prize.org for challenges, deadlines, and all the information you need to apply.

The University of Oregon’s Division of Global Engagement is excited to announce the 2019 application cycle for the UO-Global PDX collaboration grant. This collaboration grant offers one of two possible avenues for UO faculty to collaborate with a Global PDX Organization. One option will serve as seed funding for a UO faculty member who seeks to develop a collaborative research project with a Global PDX member organization. The second option will fund a curricular integration project that incorporates the work of a Global PDX member organization into an ongoing or experimental UO course

The deadline for applications is June 15, 2019.  All other details about the collaboration grant, including award amounts, application procedures, and selection criteria, may be found at: https://gsi.uoregon.edu/GlobalPDX

Please direct all questions and concerns to Grace Honeywell, Innovative Programs Coordinator for UO’s Division of Global Engagement.

The OHSU-PSU School of Public Health now offers a Global & Planetary Health Course

This course introduces students to the emerging field of Planetary Health, with focus on issues affecting the Global South and Indigenous Populations. The course is structured around the concept of Planetary Boundaries and will consider both the impacts of humans on Earth system processes and the subsequent threats to human health and well-being.  Practical examples and contemporary research projects will be introduced in the form of case studies and student projects.

Planetary Boundaries as initially described in the 2009 publication “A safe operating space for humanity” by Rockström and co-authors : Climate Change, Novel Entities, Stratospheric Ozone Depletion, Atmospheric Aerosol Loading, Ocean Acidification, Biochemical Flows, Freshwater Use, Land system change, Biosphere Integrity.

For inquiries and more information please e-mail: [email protected]

With a focus on collaboration, diversity, innovative problem-solving, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we want to highlight cutting-edge sustainability projects or research happening in our community.  We are pleased to also recognize that March 8 coincides with International Women’s Day, so we will be emphasizing the power of gender equality.  

The Call-for-Proposals is open until this Sunday, January 6, so don’t delay.  Contribute to “Building Bridges to Sustainability” by suggesting speakers, workshops, posters, and art exhibits.  

If you know of cutting-edge sustainability initiatives, projects or research that you think would benefit our greater Portland community, be sure to help spread the word and get a proposal in soon.  

Plus, don’t miss out on a chance to be a Sponsor for the Symposium.  If you would like to host an exhibit or table, details are available on our website.