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Geodesign Session 5 Road Map

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As the demand for freshwater and energy increases in San Diego County and Northern Baja, the fresh water supply continues to shrink while energy generation remains heavily dependent on fossil fuels. Due to these opposing trends in supply and demand, it becomes increasingly imperative to identify solutions that move these communities to their preferred state in which they are largely reliant on renewable energy and use water sustainably. Large-scale energy solutions include wind power, one of the must abundant sources of energy in these regions. ... Read more about Geodesign Session 5 Road Map

How the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves manages 700 partners

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Andrea Useem
Rahda Muthiah, left, talks with a woman using an improved cookstove in Gujarat, India. Photo: Romana Manpreet, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves.
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In the partnerships-for-development arena, the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves is one of the largest and most complex. It launched with fewer than 20 partners and now has 700 around the world. Devex Impact asked the Alliance’s executive director, Radha Muthiah, how the small secretariat manages such a complex alliance and what other “mega partnerships” can learn from the alliance’s experience.

Tell us about how the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves came to life? ... Read more about How the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves manages 700 partners

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We can end poverty, but the methods might surprise you

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John Podesta, Casey Dunning
South Africa has written food, water and health care protections into its constitution. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images
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"Ending extreme poverty in all its forms" is no longer a platitude or a dream for development experts – it's the guiding vision of the United Nations High Level Panel, as well as an achievement that's closer to being realized than ever before, thanks to the millennium development goals. ... Read more about We can end poverty, but the methods might surprise you

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Walter Phillips

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Walter Phillips

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Chief Executive Officer - San Diego Youth Services

Walter Philips has been at the helm of San Diego Youth Services as its Chief Executive Officer since July of 2000. The agency is a major provider of comprehensive services for homeless, abused and at-risk youth, their families and communities. ... Read more about Walter Phillips

Teddy Cruz

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Teddy Cruz

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Architect and Urbanist, Professor - University of California, San Diego

Teddy Cruz was born in Guatemala City. He obtained a Master in Design Studies at Harvard University in 1997. He has been recognized internationally for his urban research of the Tijuana-San Diego border, advancing border immigrant neighborhoods as sites of cultural production, from which to rethink urban policy, affordable housing and civic infrastructure. In 1991 he received the prestigious Rome Prize in Architecture and in 2005 he was the first recipient of the James Stirling Memorial Lecture On The City Prize, by the Canadian Center of Architecture and the London School of Economics. ... Read more about Teddy Cruz

Ruth Bruland

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Ruth Bruland

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Executive Director - St. Vincent de Paul Village

Ruth Bruland is Executive Director of St. Vincent de Paul Village www.svdpv.org/  and a Vice President of Father Joe's Villages.  She began working with Father Joe's Villages in 1998, as Executive Director of Las Vegas' MASH Village.  Prior to that she was the founding director of an interfaith emergency shelter for families. ... Read more about Ruth Bruland

Eri Kameyama

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Eri Kameyama

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Senior Project Manager - Civic San Diego

Eri Kameyama is the Senior Project Manager at Civic San Diego, formerly Centre City Development Corporation, where she oversees and underwrites a variety of affordable housing developments in downtown San Diego, ranging from high-rise and mixed-use developments to supportive housing for the special needs population.  Since Ms. Kameyama joined Civic SD in 2007, she has originated and underwritten loans over $80 million to various affordable housing and commercial projects, helping to create over 1,000 affordable housing units in downtown San Diego.  Ms. ... Read more about Eri Kameyama

Susan Tinsky

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Susan Riggs Tinsky

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Director - San Diego Housing Federation

Susan Riggs Tinsky is the Executive Director of the San Diego Housing Federation. In this capacity, her primary goal is been to promote the creation of safe, stable, and healthy housing that is affordable to lower income families and people in need. Prior to joining the Federation, she worked as an attorney with law firm Best, Best & Krieger, LLP, where her specialization was affordable housing and redevelopment law. Additionally, she worked for the San Diego Housing Commission from 2001-2004. ... Read more about Susan Tinsky

Peter Meisen

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Peter Meisen

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President and Director - Global Energy Network Institute

Peter Meisen founded GENI in 1989 to conduct research and educate world leaders to the strategy of linking renewable energy resources around the world. He is an internationally recognized speaker on the global issues of renewable energy, transmission and distribution of electricity, quality of life and its relationship to electricity, the environment and sustainable development. GENI has earned the endorsement of 7 Nobel Peace Prize laureates and has been recognized by various nations as promoting a viable solution to our growing energy crisis. ... Read more about Peter Meisen

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