The Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation team wishes a very happy holiday season to all our wonderful Lex Mundi member firms and partners! We are grateful for your support and continue to be humbled by the generosity and spirit exhibited by your pro bono contributions! Thank you for a wonderful year.
The Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation is pleased to welcome Isis Bous as its new Managing Director. She comes to the Foundation with over a decade of experience at law firms and in-house, as well as with her own enterprise and mentoring social entrepreneurs. You can read more about Ms. Bous’ experience, here.
Equipping the World's Scientists with the Tools, Training, and Connections to be on the Cutting Edge of Global Discovery
Seeding Labs is a Massachusetts nonprofit working to transform the map of scientific innovation by addressing the critical lack of startup capital for scientists in developing countries. By repurposing surplus laboratory equipment from local research institutions and providing it to researchers abroad, the organization reduces waste at home, ensures that talented scientists abroad can address critical health and environmental problems facing their communities, and bridges the scientific communities across international borders.
Providing Kenyan Farmers with Real Time Data to Dramatically Increase Yields
East Africa is one of the most food-insecure regions in the world. In Kenya, most people live in areas prone to food shortages, and an estimated 40% of the population is undernourished. Based in Nairobi, Kenya, UjuziKilimo is an agriculture social enterprise that uses big data and analytic capabilities to transform farmers into a knowledge-based community, with the goal of improving productivity through precision insights.
Using Green Building Techniques to Provide Affordable Housing and Community Centers in Egypt
Hand Over is an award-winning social enterprise that utilizes sustainable construction methods to promote community development in Egypt. Hand Over tackles climate change by using local earthen materials as building components while striving to empower underprivileged communities through environmentally-friendly techniques. Hand Over also empowers and trains architecture and civil engineering students and connects them with their local communities so they can work jointly on the design and implementation of new buildings.