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Top Trends for Grantmakers for 2016

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From billionaire tech tycoon philanthropy to the smallest crowdfunded community initiative, the year in philanthropy promises to test big ideas and, as always, refine the everyday hard work of grantmaking.

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Best Sustainable Development Moves Need Decision Analysis

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“It’s about the toughest job any human being could be given,” says David Nabarro, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted unanimously by 193 Heads of State at UN Headquarters in New York in September.

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WEF16: Promises and Perils of the Hi-Tech Revolution

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At the World Economic Forum in Davos last week, 2,500 business, government and civil society leaders from over 100 countries visualized a future rich with technological advances as they addressed the forum’s theme, “Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution.”

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Hydricity: Zero Emission 24/7 Solar-Water Power

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American and Swiss researchers are proposing a new integrated “hydricity” concept – one that generates electricity with solar energy and also produces and stores hydrogen from superheated water for round-the-clock power generation whether the sun is shining or not.

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Gates Funds Climate-Smart Rice Development

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Climate change-ready rice seeds of several varieties have reached millions of farmers in Asia and Africa under a forward-looking program known as Stress-Tolerant Rice for Africa and South Asia, or STRASA.

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