Paul Polak, leader in Scientific American top 50
Updated - Thursday 04 December 2003
American entrepreneur and philanthropist, Dr. Paul Polak, is named by Scientific American magazine as one of the Scientific American 50- the noted magazine's second annual list recognizing outstanding acts of leadership in technology from 2003. Polak is named policy leader in Agriculture because of his work with rural farmers in developing nations worldwide in 2003. The founder/president and CEO of the non-profit organization, International Development Enterprises (IDE), Polak has worked for decades to help the world escape the devastating effects of poverty through facilitating income generation. Polak works from the base knowledge that lack of water, particularly clean water, is the cornerstone of poverty.
IDE has pioneered the development and rural mass marketing of affordable technologies through the small enterprise private sector in developing countries.
Contact: Alison Sides, International Development Enterprises Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org
Source: Scientific American, 10 Nov 2003
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