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Brilliant solutions to the world’s problems. We meet people with ideas to make the world a better place and investigate whether they work.

People Fixing the World BBC World Service

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Brilliant solutions to the world’s problems. We meet people with ideas to make the world a better place and investigate whether they work.

    Fighting fashion waste

    Fighting fashion waste

    Our desire for new clothes creates a lot of waste and much of it ends up in landfill. But a lot of that discarded material can be turned into something useful. We hear from the people in Ghana who are taking old clothes that are sent from Europe, and turning them into pillows, doormats and mops. In Italy, we visit the company making affordable clothes out of fabric that luxury fashion brands don't want. And we meet the Chilean entrepreneur who's turning clothes that are dumped in the desert into insulation for houses.

    Presenter: Myra Anubi
    Producer/Reporter: Craig Langran for the BBC World Service.
    Photo: Kantamanto Market, Accra (Yayra David Agbofah)

    • 24分
    How to fix democracy

    How to fix democracy

    Politics in the age of social media can often be angry and divisive. And many people feel their voices aren’t being heard by those in power. But Polis is an online platform that’s trying to make democracy work better. It helps people to reach a consensus even on very polarising issues. We visit Taiwan where it’s been used to draft more than 20 laws and regulations. And in the UK, we see how Polis is helping to sort out difficult local issues.

    Presenter: Myra Anubi
    Reporter: Carl Miller
    Produced by Shiroma Silva and Richard Kenny for the BBC World Service.
    Picture: Getty Images

    • 24分
    Getting refugees out of tents

    Getting refugees out of tents

    More than 100 million people have been forcibly displaced from their home around the world – fleeing conflict, natural disasters or persecution. Millions end up in refugee camps, living in tents.

    Around the world, designers and architects are trying to improve the lives of these displaced people, by improving the temporary homes they’re living in.

    From prefabricated shelters made using Swedish flat-pack design methods, to the homes made from scratch using local knowledge and materials, we meet the people trying to replace tents with homes that have a little more dignity.

    Presenter: Myra Anubi
    Reporter/Producer: Farhana Haider
    Producer: William Kremmer
    Syria Producer: Ali Haj Suleiman
    Production Co-ordinator: Ibtisam Zein
    Sound mix: Hal Haines
    Executive producer: Tom Colls
    Editor: Penny Murphy

    Photo credit Ali Haj Suleiman

    Description Kafirjalas IDP camp Idlib, Syria

    • 30分
    Using finance to fight homelessness

    Using finance to fight homelessness

    Bank accounts and clever investment schemes are being used to help improve the lives of homeless people.

    In the UK, a number of banks have started offering accounts to homeless people - which until recently were only available to people with a fixed address.

    Having a bank account can be a crucial turning point, and we meet a disabled homeless person in one of Britain's biggest cities, who's now able to receive welfare payments as a result.

    We also hear from the city of Denver, Colorado, in the United States, where investors were invited to finance a scheme to house people classed as ‘chronically’ homeless.

    If the scheme succeeded in saving money for the City council by keeping those people out of Emergency Rooms and police cells, the investors would get their money back - if the initiative failed, they'd lose their cash. Find out what happened on People Fixing the World.

    Presenter: Myra Anubi
    Reporter: Daniel Gordon
    Production Co-ordinator: Ibtisam Zein
    Sound mix: Hal Haines
    Editor: Penny Murphy

    Image: Hands holding a house (Getty Images)

    • 24分
    Saving kids with cancer

    Saving kids with cancer

    If your child develops cancer and you live in a wealthy country there’s a really good chance they will survive - more than 80%. If you live elsewhere, the chances are much lower - less than 30%.

    Over a decade ago, Dr Mae Dolendo set up a centre in the Philippines to treat children with cancer. Since then she’s saved the lives of hundreds of children who’ve received treatment for free. Now others are replicating her trailblazing hospital.

    We head to the Philippines to meet Dr Dolendo and see how she’s linking up with St Jude’s paediatric cancer team in the US — one of the best of its kind in the world. Doctors from the team provide expertise remotely, enabling Dr Dolendo to save lives for a fraction of what it would normally cost.

    Presenter: Myra Anubi
    Reporter: Micaela Papa
    Producer: Jo Mathys
    Production Co-ordinator: Ibtisam Zein
    Sound mix: Hal Haines
    Executive producer: Tom Colls
    Editor: Penny Murphy

    Image: Dr Mae Dolendo

    • 24分
    The power of group therapy

    The power of group therapy

    Therapy has been helping Boko Haram survivors and street youth in Liberia turn their lives around.

    In northern Nigeria, a programme called Counselling on Wheels is offering mobile mental health services in remote and dangerous areas.

    They’ve been giving Boko Haram survivors and others affected by conflict a safe space to talk about the horrific violence and trauma they have been exposed to.

    In Liberia, a project called Sustainable Transformation of Youth in Liberia has been using cognitive behavioural therapy and a cash reward to turn young men away from crime. A new study has shown the scheme is working.


    Presenter: Myra Anubi
    Producer/reporter: Lucy Burns
    Liberia producer: Massa Kanneh
    Production Co-ordinator: Ibtisam Zein
    Sound mix: Hal Haines
    Executive producer: Tom Colls
    Editor: Penny Murphy

    Image: Counselling on Wheels (Credit: Neem Foundation)

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