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Catalysts of tomorrow:

                                                                                                                                                                    Channeling innovation for

                                                                                                                                                                    a sustainable future

                                                                                                                                 Board of Advisors
                                                                                                                                 Richard Allen, Peter Kwasi Kodjie,   Dear Readers,
                                                                                                                                 Mary McCool Berry, Gail Davvis     As the pages of this edition of the 10X Good magazine
                                                                                                                                 Carter, Fred Mednick, Rexford Akrong,
                                                                                                                                 Sylvia Guimar, Girish Menon, Navneet   unfold, we stand at a pivotal moment in history—a
                                                                                                                                 Anand, Pradeep Kumar, Christopher   juncture that intensifies the call for innovative
                                                                                                                                 Macrae, David J. Rosen, Vicky Colbert,   solutions. Our previous editions drew us into
                                                                                                                                 Alesha Anderson, Aicha Bah Diallo,
                                                                                                                                 Inger Mette Stenseth, Jon Corippo,   contemplation over unrealized potential, but today,
                                                                                                                                 Rebecca Zvomarima, Rana Dajani, Ravi   we center our thoughts on the tangible milestones
                                                                                                                                 Sreedharan, IAS Yogesh Kumar, Verona   we must achieve for our shared future.
                                                                                                                                 Dzeagu, Joanne Telser Frere, Swati
                                                                                                                                 Popat Vats, Michael Matos, Sigamoney   The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
                                                                                                                                 Naicker, David Bovill, Samuel Sasu   put forth by the United Nations are both a
                                                                                                                                 Adonteng, Nicolas Gravel, Shrutika
                                                                                                                                 Jadhav, Fraciah Kagu, Cindy Charles,   blueprint and a challenge. They represent the
                                                                                                                                 Kyle Zimmer, Nixon Joseph, Ernesto   myriad intricacies of global obstacles. Among them, SDG 4, emphasizing quality
                                                                                                                                 Schiefelbein, Sigborn Dugal, Robert   education, strikes a particularly poignant chord. The objective to ensure that
                                                                                                                                 Thorn, Stephen Peters, Peter Campling
                                                                                                                                 and Yogesh Kumar.                  70% of the world’s 10-year-olds are literate is not just an educational goal—it’s a
                                                                                                                                                                    foundational pillar for every other ambition we hope to realize. Literacy paves the
                                                                                                                                 Editor                             way for informed societies, prosperous economies, and empowered individuals.
                                                                                                                                 Dr. Sunita Gandhi                  Without it, the path to sustainability becomes even more arduous.
                                                                                                                                                                    The ticking clock reminds us that the luxury of time is not on our side. Our emphasis
                                                                                                                                 Managing Editors                   must not only be on innovation, but on rapid, strategic innovation that keeps these
                                                                                                                                 Tom Delaney                        pressing objectives at the forefront. The consequences of delay could jeopardize
                                                                                                                                 Yusra Fatima                       the very fabric of our interconnected global community.

                                                                                                                                 Consulting Editor                  In this edition, we spotlight the symbiosis between innovation and the SDGs, with
                                                                                                                                 Asit Srivastava                    a special emphasis on the transformative power of literacy and education. From
                                                                                                                                                                    pioneering educational technologies to grassroots movements reshaping learning
                                                                                                                                 Chief Sub Editors                  landscapes, we journey through the inspirations making real-world impacts.
                                                                                                                                 Jonathan Hakim                     The road ahead is riddled with challenges, yet each obstacle presents an
                                                                                                                                 Joanne Telser Frere                opportunity to reinvent, redefine, and rejuvenate. Through these pages, we implore
                                                                                                                                 Fred Mednick                       every innovator, thinker, and visionary to magnify their efforts, especially in the
                                                                                                                                 Milita Halder                      realm of literacy and education, which underpins all other pursuits.

                                                                                                                                 Graphic Artists                    To purposeful innovation and enduring solutions that amplify the good tenfold for a
                                                                                                                                 Rajnikant Sinha                    future that leaves no one behind.
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                                                                                                                                                                    Dr. Sunita Gandhi
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                                                                                                                                 Ankur Srivastava | +91 727 554 1520  Former Economist, The World Bank, USA
                                                                                                                                                                    Ph.D., Physics, Cambridge University, UK
                                                                                                                                                                    Chief Advisor, Academics, City Montessori School, Lucknow, World’s Largest School (a
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