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Skoll Partner


Academic Institution, Commercial Social Purpose/Social Enterprise Organization, Media Company, Non Governmental/Non-Profit Organization


TED is a platform for ideas worth spreading. Started in 1984 as a conference where technology, entertainment, and design converged, TED today shares ideas from a broad spectrum — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independent TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.

Skoll Partnership

TED and the Skoll Foundation partner to highlight and tell the stories of inspiring and innovative social entrepreneurs throughout the world so that their ideas are heard and have the opportunity to be adopted. TED’s global platform with strong in-country networks and convening attracts social innovators and builds community.


Issue Areas: Arresting Deforestation · Clean Energy · Clean Water · Early Childhood to Primary Education · Education · Environmental Sustainability · Financial Services · Health Delivery · Human Rights · International Justice · Livelihoods · Peace · Post-Secondary Education · Responsible Supply Chains · Sanitation · Secondary Education · Water Management · Women's and Girls' Education · Youth Job Skills