Cielo Global Health Media
Striving to raise public awareness of urgent global heath issues, Cielo Global Health Media is a not-for-profit video production firm backed by some of the most cutting-edge producers, camera crews, editors creating unique and inspiring programming.
Striving to raise public awareness of urgent global heath issues, Cielo Global Health Media is a not-for-profit video production firm backed by some of the most cutting-edge producers, camera crews, editors creating unique and inspiring programming. Gary Strieker, founder and executive and veteran CNN correspondent, brings more than 30 years of broadcasting experience to his health films, news-gathering, and support for initiatives targeting disease and poverty worldwide. Established in 2006 with support from John Moores family, Cielo produced the award-winning documentary film series on The Carter Presidential Center’s pioneering efforts in preventing, controlling, and eliminating tropical diseases in Africa. The films aired on public television channels nationwide, cementing Cielo’s reputation for compelling visual storytelling. Ten years later Cielo premiered its first season of Global Health Frontiers, featuring twelves stories about inspirational men and women advancing resources, science, and other skillsets that bring badly-needed medicine to the hundreds of millions suffering from disease and poverty. Today Cielo’s mission is to transform Global Health Frontiersinto the premier media platform for the entire global health community.
The Friends of the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site
Acting in cooperation with the National Park Service and the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site, the Friends of the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site is an organization dedicated to accomplishing educational, interpretive, conservation, research, planning and park improvement projects and programs in Plains, Georgia. Comprised of dedicated professionals working on fundraising, educational programs, interpretive projects and research, the group supports the preservation of the legacy of Plains, Georgia and it’s shaping of President Carter. Friendship, and collaboration with others, are important elements of the group’s commitment to the National Historic Site. “We want to be a repository not only of our own activities, but also that of our partners and the wonderful friends with whom we have worked with throughout the world.”
Future Generations Graduate School and University
Future Generations University and Future Generations Graduate School began in 2003 after a wave of organizations started across the world in response to a 1992 UNICEF initiative to learn about environmentally sustainable, socially equitable development. Today there are Future Generation country programs in Afghanistan, China, Haiti, India, and Peru. The University and Graduate School grew steadily, and now there are alumni from 40 countries with the Master’s degree. Future Generations expanded its research capacity in order to achieve full university accreditation in 2010. Having renewed accreditation in 2017, students can now earn a Master’s degree, or enroll in other degree and certifications programs specialized in applied community development, which are based in a flexible learning environment.
The International Center for Tropical Agriculture
As member of CGIAR, the worlds largest partnership of agriculture research and development organizations, the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) supports CGIAR’s Strategies and Results Frameworks as well as the Sustainable Development Goals. CIAT leads the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security (CCAFS), a collaboration between world researchers in agricultural science, environmental and social sciences. It also helps coordinate HarvestPlus, which seeks to improve nutrition and public health by developing and promoting bio-fortified crops rich in vitamins and minerals through evidence and technology. Additionally, CIAT contributes to other important CGIAR research programs, which include: dryland systems; forest, trees and agroforestry; global rice science partnership; grain legumes; integrated systems for the humid tropics; livestock and fish; maize; policies, institutions and markets; roots, tubers and bananas; water, land, and ecosystems.
A spin-off from a program with the U.S. Institute of Peace turned D.C. not-for-profit, PeaceTeach Labs aims to reduce violent conflict around the world by using technology, media, and data to accelerate and scale peace building efforts. “We leverage low-cost, easy-to-use tech and local partnerships to put the right tools in the hands of the of the people best positioned to make a difference: activists, peace-builders, and NGOs in some of the most violent places on earth.” PeachTech Labs’ work takes many forms, including the PeaceTech Acceleratorfor startups using technology to tackle problems around the world, like connecting at-risk youth in Africa with jobs and warning Syrian civilians of missile attacks. Another global accelerator program, PeaceTech Exchanges, addresses local challenges by hosting interactive workshops that equip and train community leaders with technological tools and solutions. PeaceTech also invests in research around social media and hate speech that informs policy makers, data scientists, activists, and business leaders. It partnered with Drexel University to launch the first U.S. Master’s Degree in Peace Engineering, which ensures the continued generational learning of peacetech solutions.
Rosa Parks Museum
The Troy University Rosa Parks Museum is the nation’s only museum dedicated to honoring the legacy of the civil rights icon and the Montgomery Bus Boycott. It’s mission is to provide a platform for scholarly dialogue, civic engagement, and positive social change. Located in downtown Montgomery, Alabama, at the site where Ms. Parks was arrested, the museum contains historically significant artifacts, works of art, court documents and police reports. The museum also provides educational programs and scholarly resources for K-12, adult, and lifelong learners. It hosts diverse audiences during sponsored cultural events, educational programs, and temporary exhibitions designed to raise awareness and promote cultural appreciation, acceptance, and peace.