Engineers at Cal Tech, including Asghar Aryanfar, have—at the urging of the Gates Foundation—created a new toilet for the developing world that will help stop disease and also generate power, even in the most remote location
Searching for a solution the world’s sanitation problems, the Gates Foundation recently convened a fair of all the different toilet innovations it’s funded. And then it tested them with 50 gallons of fake poop.
The Gates foundation plans to organize a world summit in London this summer to bring leaders together and raise $4 billion, the estimate of what it will cost to provide birth control to 120 million women in the developing world by 2020. “You simply cannot talk to real women about their lives and not hear the issue of family planning come up,” says Melinda Gates.
In a recent conversation, Fast Company discovered that Gates is a friend to, and supporter of, many of the other members of the League of Extraordinary Women.