At 3:30 p.m. this afternoon (Washington time), we'll be interviewing 16 randomly selected finalists.
The interviews will be taking place today (11/10) from 3:45 to 5:30 p.m. Washington time. Be sure to check the live webcast. If you miss the webcast, the interviews will be on the Development Marketplace YouTube channel, and also be archived on the webcast page.
The specific finalist projects for the webast are:
1. Mapuche Forest Model Aims to Cut Greenhouse Gases and Avoid Deforestation in Chile. Booth 15
2. Empowering Indigenous Communities to Build Resilience Against Climate Change in Peru. Booth 17
3. Innovative Strategies for Sustainable Management of Communal Reserve in Peru. Booth 23
4. Rice Farmers Look to Fish Farming to Cushion the Impact of Climate Change in the Philippines. Booth 30
5. Mobilizing Community Journalists for Participatory Disaster Risk Management, Book 35
6. Floating Gardens and Granaries Seen as Solution for Flood-Prone Communities in Laos. Booth 37 (wild card)
7. Carbon Credits to Help Smallholder Farmers Improve Income and Sustainability in Uganda. Booth 47
8. Recuperation of Water Systems on Vulnerable Pre-Hispanic Andean Terraces in Peru. Booth 51
9. Index-Based Rainfall Insurance to Help Plant More Productive Harvests in Indonesia. Booth 55
10. Strengthening Upstream-Downstream Linkages for Climate Change Adaptation in Nepal. Both 61
11. Reducing Risks for Biodiversity Conservation Using Adaptive Fire Management in Bolivia. Booth 69
12. Promoting Low-Cost, Flood-Resilient Shelters for Vulnerable Rural Villages in India. Booth 72
13. Strengthening Disaster Preparedness of Southern Leyte with SMS Technology. Booth 79
14. Rate-and-Shame Project Would Raise Media Pressure on Public Officials in Ukraine. Booth 89
15. Earth-Roofed Housing: Cheap, Sustainable Shelter to Face Desertification in Burkina Faso. Booth 93
16. Media Access and Education for Climate Change Adaptation and Risk Reduction in Bangladesh. Booth 95
If you want to find out more about these projects, go to Slideshare or the DM Event Guide.
If you have questions or comments, drop a line here or on Twitter (hashtag #dm2009). We'll be happy to pass your questions to the finalists.