Saturday, 8 November 2008

ANSAB selected as semifinalist

5 semi finalists for the Most Innovative Development Project (MIDP) award selected.

The results of the first round of the 2008 Most Innovative Development Project (MIDP) award are in! External evaluators, representing different regions, conducted independent field visits to eight projects last month and short listed the semi-finalists. Based on these results, the following projects have been selected:
1. Biodiversity Conservation through a Community-based Enterprise Approach' from the Asia Network for Sustainable Agriculture and Bioresources (ANSAB), Nepal
2.Totally Online Six Year High School for People in Educational Risk' from Iberoamerican Virtual Foundation, Ecuador
3. Scavenger Livelihood Programme' from Palapa Plastic Recycle Foundation, Indonesia
4.The South African Social Investment Exchange (SASIX)' from Greater Good South Africa Trust, South Africa
5. Aflatoon Child Social and Financial Education Program' from Meljol, India
After a further round of in depth on-site evaluations of these short-listed projects, three finalists will be selected by December 8th, 2008. The competition will then conclude at GDN's forthcoming Global Development Conference in Kuwait, where an eminent panel of judges will select the winner. As we are affiliated with ANSAB in the past, we would like to wish them to surprise the development partners by winning the prize. Our best wishes are always with them.

The prize has been established by Global Development Networks (GDN).

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