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Jessica Colaço: Utilizing Virtual Reality to Guide Human Resource Decisions

Jessica Colaço: Utilizing Virtual Reality to Guide Human Resource Decisions
Jessica: Thanks for taking the time to talk to me, Spiffy! Brave helps leaders build winning project teams. It works like fantasy football, but for workforce planning. Managers can essentially bet on the right mix of people needed to successfully complete a project and hit targets. Then, using a comparison dashboard, they optimize their pick(s) against potential risks by adjusting the budget, timeline, and individual characteristics of talent — like skills or motivation.

Isaac Olufadewa: Raising the Bar on Community Health in Africa

Isaac Olufadewa: Raising the Bar on Community Health in Africa
Isaac: Hi Spiffy! I work to promote equitable access to healthcare information and services in historically marginalized communities such as hard-to-reach rural communities, urban slums, and internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in Africa. My initiative shatters cultural, religious, and social barriers that prevent young people from accessing comprehensive sexual and mental health information and services. By providing health education, we are reducing the rate of unwanted pregnancies, unsafe abortion, substance abuse, and untimely deaths, especially among young people.

Dysmus Kisilu: Improving Farmers Access to Cold Storage Facilities

Dysmus Kisilu: Improving Farmers Access to Cold Storage Facilities
Dysmus: Did you know that food loss amounts to roughly $310 billion in developing countries? Estimates from the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Bank suggests that up to 47 percent of the $940 billion needed to eradicate hunger in sub-Saharan Africa by 2050 will be required for the post-harvest system. Fruits, vegetables, dairy products, and tubers have the highest loss rate of any food in developing countries, with 45-50% occurring during post-harvest and processing. This can all be traced back to constraints in harvesting techniques, as well as a lack of storage and cooling facilities.