Stories of IREX

Innovative Hackathon Helps Ukrainians Improve E-Governance

Progress4Ukraine adapted the traditional ICT-driven hackathon model by convening not just ICT professionals but also public officials and civil society actors to design e-governance solutions for an array of challenges. The teams addressed issues

Helping Young Entrepreneurs to Protect the Environment

“Environmental degradation costs Ghana 10%, or $1.2 billion, of its annual GDP due to a lack of collective responsibility and greater environmental consciousness among young Ghanaians,” says

Empowering Young Entrepreneurs to Improve Health Care in Nigeria

“Every mother should be entitled to expert heath care, regardless of [her] economic status and location, in order to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of herself and her baby,” says

Empowering Girls as Leaders Through Education in Ghana

Girls from rural communities in northern Ghana face a number of obstacles to complete their education: child marriage, a disproportionate share of household responsibilities, child labor practices, and limited family income, to name a few.
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