How social entrepreneurs are using technology to accelerate change

2019 Skoll Awardee mPedigree fights drug and agricultural seed counterfeiting with a product identification marker that consumers use to determine authenticity immediately with a mobile phone. Photo by: Skoll Foundation

OXFORD, United Kingdom — Advances in mobile technology, artificial intelligence, and machine learning have given rise to a whole new way of approaching — and solving — real-world problems. And as the number of mobile internet users continues to grow, so do the possibilities of reaching more people with new solutions.

Discover the Skoll Awardees

This year’s cohort tackled systemic issues, from counterfeit drugs to child trafficking, with technology and a data-first approach at the core. Explore the visual story.

This year’s Skoll World Forum and the annual Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship showcased stellar examples of social entrepreneurs at the forefront of bridging the gap between tech promises and real problem-solving in their communities.

Read more about this year’s cohort of Skoll Awardees and how they’re using technology and data to solve issues ranging from tackling counterfeit drugs and seeds to improving drug supply chains and mental health.

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