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The Pioneers

The Pioneers is a brand new series that tells the stories of people improving the planet. You’ll hear how Rolex supports these innovators with whom they share a passion for safeguarding the earth for future generations. Gain precious insight into the fresh thinking that is disrupting received wisdom for the better; and learn how fearless action continues to be the crucial driver of change.

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The Pioneers is a brand new series that tells the stories of people improving the planet. You’ll hear how Rolex supports these innovators with whom they share a passion for safeguarding the earth for future generations. Gain precious insight into the fresh thinking that is disrupting received wisdom for the better; and learn how fearless action continues to be the crucial driver of change.

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1217 Jan 2020

The Pioneers is a brand new series that tells the stories of people improving the planet. You’ll hear how Rolex supports these innovators with whom they share a passion for safeguarding the earth for future generations. Gain precious insight into the fresh thinking that is disrupting received wisdom for the better; and learn how fearless action continues to be the crucial driver of change.

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1110 Jan 2020

The Pioneers is a brand new series that tells the stories of people improving the planet. You’ll hear how Rolex supports these innovators with whom they share a passion for safeguarding the earth for future generations. Gain precious insight into the fresh thinking that is disrupting received wisdom for the better; and learn how fearless action continues to be the crucial driver of change.

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103 Jan 2020

The Pioneers is a brand new series that tells the stories of people improving the planet. You’ll hear how Rolex supports these innovators with whom they share a passion for safeguarding the earth for future generations. Gain precious insight into the fresh thinking that is disrupting received wisdom for the better; and learn how fearless action continues to be the crucial driver of change.

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927 Dec 2019

The Pioneers is a brand new series that tells the stories of people improving the planet. You’ll hear how Rolex supports these innovators with whom they share a passion for safeguarding the earth for future generations. Gain precious insight into the fresh thinking that is disrupting received wisdom for the better; and learn how fearless action continues to be the crucial driver of change.

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820 Dec 2019
30 min

Emma Camp: 

We meet marine biologist Emma Camp as she sets off in search of resilient corals that could save some of the world’s reefs.

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713 Dec 2019

Joseph Cook: 

Robert Bound meets glaciologist Joseph Cook to find out what life is like on an ice sheet and how he’s using AI to map these vast, icy landscapes as they disappear.

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66 Dec 2019

João Campos Silva: 

The Brazilian ecologist tells us about how his plans to save the arapaima – the giant endangered Amazonian fish – is not just about preserving a species but also about helping indigenous communities to survive.

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529 Nov 2019
29 min

Brian Gitta: 

We meet a Ugandan IT specialist who has found a way to diagnose malaria quickly, without drawing blood. He tells Andrew Mueller about his research and how he hopes to convince those affected to embrace new technology.

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422 Nov 2019

Krithi Karanth: 

In rural India, relationships between humans and large mammals are increasingly fractured. Dr Krithi Karanth tells us how she intervenes by helping farmers get compensated for damaged land and by teaching children that the animals aren’t all bad.

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315 Nov 2019
25 min

Grégoire Courtine: 

We meet the French doctor making major advances in the treatment of paraplegic patients. He tells Andrew Mueller how he used his background in maths and physics to devise a spinal bridge that’s helping people to get moving.

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28 Nov 2019
29 min

Miranda Wang: 

Our new series begins with Californian molecular biologist Miranda Wang, who’s been thinking about the plastic crisis since high school. Now in her mid-twenties, she tells Andrew Mueller about her company BioCellection, which could turn a third of the world's plastic waste into wealth.

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11 Nov 2019
1 min

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The Pioneers in partnership with Rolex is coming soon to Monocle 24.

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