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Nexleaf to Host Affiliate Event at Global Climate Action Summit

Global Climate Action Summit

Scaling Climate Solutions: Innovations in Design, Data, and Development to Reach the Poorest 3 Billion People

Nexleaf Analytics will convene leading experts on the value of advanced technologies to accelerate progress in the sustainable energy space at an affiliate event at the Global Climate Action Summit. In conversation with leaders in the public and private sector looking to deliver large scale solutions in climate and clean energy, we will explore the challenges and successes of design and technology to reach the poorest 3 billion. Read More…

Nexleaf highlighted in Amazon Web Services blog post

Amazon Web Services teamed up with Nexleaf to write a blog post called “Internet of (Good) Things: Technology for Creating Global Good.” The blog highlights how Nexleaf uses the Internet of Things (IoT) to steer public health interventions towards impact for global good. It focuses on Nexleaf’s data-driven approach, highlighting how a large part of Nexleaf’s mission is to create a culture of data. Beyond data, the blog also brings attention to the ways in which Nexleaf works to bridge the gap between data and impact with solutions designed on the ground for users on the front lines.

Nexleaf is proud to work with Amazon Web Services, and we are excited to continue to work together to empower public health interventions with data. Read the full blog post on the AWS website.

Nexleaf Highlighted in Commencement Address at Columbia Mailman School

We’re honored to have been mentioned by Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, during his commencement address at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health! Our work champions the power of data and analytics to solve the world’s greatest challenges, and we’re grateful to have been featured as a guiding example to the graduates of the Mailman School.

Seth Berkley mentions in his address that mobile technology is growing at an unprecedented speed, faster even than basic infrastructure like indoor plumbing, and tapping into that momentum can benefit public interventions. Seth uses Nexleaf as an example of an innovation organization that uses tech-based solutions to create transparency and accountability at the ‘last mile’ of the vaccine cold chain.

Watch the full video to witness how this next generation of public health advocates will continue the fight for health as a human right. (Seth Berkley’s commencement address begins at 54:00.)

CEO Nithya discusses clean cooking at SEforALL Forum

Global leaders in clean energy and public health gathered in Lisbon, Portugal for the Sustainable Energy for All Forum (SEforALL) including Nexleaf’s CEO & Co-founder Nithya Ramanathan. We were thrilled to have been part of the conversation and to bring our expertise on delivering sustainable IoT solutions to facilitate clean energy access.

During a Facebook Live stream, Nithya engages Jeffrey Prins, Programme Manager at Ikea Foundation, and Harish Hande, CEO of Selco Foundation, to share learnings and ideas on how to move the clean cooking sector forward.

 
As Nithya asks, “How do we bring the right people together to share objective learnings and bring the right people to the table?” Watch the full interview to see how Nexleaf, Selco Foundation, and Ikea Foundation address this question and think about reshaping the clean cookstove sector to achieve clean energy for all.

Nexleaf’s Sensor-enabled Climate Financing (SCF) Featured in Technology Exchange

Members from Rural Women Energy Security (RUWES), a network of 2 million women entrepreneurs in Nigeria, traveled to Nexleaf’s field site in Odisha, India to learn directly from the local community how to transition to clean cooking and encourage adoption. We celebrate the knowledge sharing between women of different cultures who are championing access to affordable clean energy through entrepreneurship and innovative financing models like Sensor-enabled Climate Financing (SCF).

This pioneering technology exchange, facilitated by the Climate and Clean Air Coalition, was captured in a full length video by the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA). Watch the full video to learn more about how RUWES and women in India are capturing the momentum around technology to advocate for improved energy access for their communities.

CEO Nithya Presents at Global Philanthropy Forum

Nithya Ramanathan was invited to speak at the Global Philanthropy Forum, a convening of global philanthropists, social investors, and changemakers to share learnings on how to drive social change. She participated on the plenary “Taking on the Hard Problems: Hunger, Health and Ingenuity” to discuss harnessing the power of innovation to address critical problems in food security and global health.

As Nithya explained, solving complex problems begins with creating a culture of data as well as forming cross-sector partnerships to capitalize on the strengths of different stakeholders. Watch the full video to hear the lessons learned the panelists share on creating sustainable and replicable solutions to achieve and measure impact.

Harvard Kennedy School features Nexleaf’s SCF model

Nexleaf is honored to have our Sensor-enabled Climate Financing (SCF) model featured in a working paper by the Harvard Kennedy School “Financing the Internet of Things: An Early Glimpse of the Potential.” The paper explores how the Internet of Things (IoT) is creating new paths for operational efficiency as well as introducing new sources of finance in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

Referencing our report “StoveTrace: How Data Can Help Steer Clean Cooking in the Right Direction,” the paper highlights the revolutionary aspect of SCF by bringing climate credits derived from carbon emissions reduction directly to users instead of to stove manufacturers. Read the full paper to learn how Nexleaf is leveraging IoT for Development to reshape financial models and bring rural communities closer to financial inclusion.

CEO Nithya Speaks at Accelerate Global Good

Cross-sector collaborations are a crucial step in creating tech-driven solutions that address the world’s most critical social problems. Nexleaf’s CEO Nithya Ramanathan and Sri Elaprolu, Global Leader of Public Sector IoT at Amazon Web Services, share their thoughts on the value of joint development partnerships at Fast Forward’s Accelerate Global Good summit. Accelerate Global Good convenes the tech for good community and provides a forum to explore the future of technology in the social sector.

We’re thrilled to share our role in bridging the gap between non-profit and private sectors to ensure that subject matter expertise from implementing NGOs meets technology expertise from private tech companies.

Watch the full video to learn how Nexleaf is pushing beyond customer-vendor relationships and is subsequently co-engineering innovative solutions that lead to impact.

Nexleaf Named Beneficiary of Humanist Giving Program

We are happy to announce that Nexleaf has been selected as a Foundation Beyond Belief beneficiary for their Humanist Giving Program for 2018! FBB recognizes and promotes organizations whose interventions deliver impact and efficiency. Nexleaf was chosen in the “Poverty & Health” category based on the core values of the Humanist Giving Program, including transparency, innovation, evidence-based impact, and capacity building.

We featured a blog post on the Foundation Beyond Belief website explaining how our technologies ColdTrace and StoveTrace were designed with evidence-based impact and transparency in mind. The vision that data and technology can be built for global good drives Nexleaf’s work.

Learn more about Foundation Beyond Belief and their work.

Read about our work in developing tech for global good on the FBB blog.