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March 2011

2011 Tech Awards: Inviting Applications Now!!

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Update: Only one week left until nominations close for The Tech Awards: Technology Benefitting Humanity!

If you, your friends, your colleagues or your followers might be interested, please help us pass the word. We appreciate your emails, tweets and facebook posts on this topic! The nomination form is fairly straightforward and the deadline is March 31, 2011.


Attention Development Marketplace Alums!

Previous Tech Award Winners - Center for Science, Technology, and SocietyBecause of your connection with The World Bank Development Marketplace, it is our pleasure to invite you to apply for the 2011 Tech Awards, or nominate an organization you know who might be interested in this award. The Tech Awards honors innovators who are creatively applying technology to benefit humanity in the areas of Environment, Economic Development, Education, Equality and Health. Fifteen laureates in five categories will be honored at a Gala event in October 2011 in Silicon Valley, California, and five Laureates will each be awarded a cash prize of $50,000 USD.  

Check out whats new on South Asia Region's AIDS website!

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Stigma Reduction Workshop:

Suspending Judgment - a training course for health workers on stigma reduction, New Delhi, Jan 17 - 19, 2011. National training course specifically aimed to reduce stigma in the health care setting. All training manuals and tools available, on request.

Harm Reduction Study Tour:

South-to-South Knowledge Exchange on Harm Reduction, Bangladesh and Maldives high level delegations visit Malaysia, Jan 2011.

Targeted Interventions in India:

The impact assessment of the India targeted prevention interventions program - summary available in the Abstract Book (page 41) of the National Conference on HIV/AIDS research: Towards Evidence Policy Linkages, Delhi Jan 2011

Nestlé Prize in Creating Shared Value: Nominate your project now and benefit from a substantial investment!

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One month left to nominate a project for the Nestlé Prize in Creating Shared Value and help it win CHF 500,000.00 

Do you know of an outstanding innovation or project in Rural Development, Water or Nutrition?

Nominate it for the Nestlé Prize in Creating Shared Value. The winner will benefit from an investment of up to CHF 500 000 (more than USD 480 000) to scale up his project. Self-nominations are encouraged!

The Prize is open to individuals, NGOs and social enterprises that have developed and piloted innovative solutions to water, nutrition or rural development challenges. Find out more on how to participate and submit an entry.

Colombian Indigenous groups in Putumayo, taking action on Climate Adaptation Challenges

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Image credit: Proyecto Madre Tierra

The Zonal Indigenous Organization of Putumayo (OZIP), was one of the 26 the winning institutions that were part of the 2009 Development Marketplace Competition on Climate Adaptation.

They have recently developed their blog to keep us posted! We encourage you to seek more information by visiting their blog in Spanish. You can also see the initial interview to the leaders when in the Development Marketplace Competition held in November 2009 in Washington DC.