Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.69
Liaison Careen Arsenault
Submission Date March 8, 2013
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Cornell University
IN-3: Innovation 3

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Lesley Yorke
Communication Specialist
University Communications
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A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

In April 2012, the Atkinson Center and CARE USA launched a new partnership, CARE-Cornell, to advance sustainable solutions to global concerns, including world hunger and climate change. The partnership is focused on the most vulnerable populations, especially women and families. This unique collaboration unites Cornell's leading scientists in sustainability and CARE's professional staff in 70+ nations on a singular mission to address the most urgent needs of women, families, and communities in the developing world.

Spearheaded by Cornell’s Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, the Impact through Innovation Fund (IIF) provides dedicated funding to identify tipping points and target research investment where it can gain the most traction. In its first year, the IIF financed two team projects.

In Ethiopia, we are increasing crop fields and fostering business opportunities for farmers – especially women – by promoting the production of indigenous bio-fertilizers as a cost saving alternative to imported chemical fertilizers.

In Mozambique, we are investigating the use of performance-based incentives for frontline health providers to improve care for HIV-infected women and reduce mother to child virus transmission. HIV-infected families face extra hurdles to escape the poverty trap.

Here is the website: http://www.sustainablefuture.cornell.edu/about/CARE-CU.php


A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
The website URL where information about the innovation is available:

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