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GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT AWARDS AND MEDALS COMPETITION (AMC) 2011
 

Global Development Awards and Medals Competition (AMC) 2011 Winners

GDN is happy to announce the winners for the Japanese Award for the Most Innovative Development Project (MIDP), Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development (ORD) and Medals for Research on Development (MRD).

Category 1: Japanese Award for Most Innovative Development Project (MIDP)

The winners are:

  • First Prize (US$30,000): GUPTA, Anshu, India – ‘Cloth for Work’, Goonj
  • Second Prize (US$10,000): KHARBHIH, Hasina, India – ‘Impulse Case Information Centre Database’, Impulse NGO Network
  • Third Prize (US$5,000): MABIKA, Verengai, Zimbabwe – ‘Strengthening Youth Capacity to Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation’, Development Reality Institute

Category 2: Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development (ORD)

The winners are:

  • First Prize (US$30,000): CHANDRASEKHAR, S., India – ‘The Commuting Worker: An Overlooked Aspect of Rural-Urban Interaction: Evidence from India’, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research
  • Joint Second Prize (US$7,500): ESTRADA, Gabriela, Mexico – ‘Economic Incentives for Discouraging Urban Sprawl in Mexico City’, Universidad Iberoamericana
  • Joint Second Prize (US$7,500): OTENG-ABABIO, Martin, Ghana – ‘Exploring E-waste Recycling, Health and Food Security at Agbogbloshie Scrap Yard Accra’, University of Ghana

Category 3: Medals for Research on Development (MRD)

The winners of the Medals for Research on Development in the theme of 'The Interactive Economy and Urban Development' are:

  • First Prize (US$10,000): ADEWOLE, Musiliu, Nigeria – ‘Schooling Externalities in Urban Nigeria: the Social Interactive Sources', Covenant University
  • Second Prize (US$5,000): XU, Zheng, China – ‘Agglomeration Shadow: A Non-Linear Core’, University of Connecticut

The winners of the Medals for Research on Development in the theme of 'Urban Externalities (Contagious Disease, Congestion and Crime) and Urban Poverty' are:

  • First Prize (US$10,000): CHENG, Zhiming, China – ‘Layoffs and Urban Poverty in the State-owned Enterprise Communities in Shaanxi Province, China’, The University of Wollongong, Australia
  • Second Prize (US$5,000): BENAVIDES, Martin, Peru – ‘Family Well-being, Women Attitudes and the Intergenerational Transmission of Violence in Urban Areas in Peru’, GRADE

The winners of the Medals for Research on Development in the theme of ‘The Enabling Environment – Housing, Transportation and Infrastructure’ (listed alphabetically) are:

  • Joint First Prize (US$7,500): DARMAWAN, Rivayani, Indonesia – ‘Elite Capture in Urban Society’, Development Economics Research Group, University of Göttingen
  • Joint First Prize (US$7,500): GANDELMAN, Nestor, Uruguay – ‘Inter-generational Effects of Titling Programs: Physical vs. Human Capital’, Universidad ORT

The concluding round of the Competition took place at GDN’s 13th Annual Global Development Conference in Budapest, Hungary (16-18 June, 2012) where an eminent panel of judges selected the winners.


For further information contact Savi Mull, Team Lead, Global Development Awards and Medals Competition

 
AMC 2011 Winners

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Winner in Focus

A Bal Panchyat (Children’s Parliament) focusing on child-centric issues, India
(photo credit: BBA, India)

Child labor is a major human rights issue in India. Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA), a NGO in north India, works to eliminate child labor and provide education through children's empowerment in villages with a high incidence of child labor. In the two villages selected, door-to-door visits, rallies, meetings with youth and parents and campaigns against child labor were organized leading to the formation of community groups for welfare of the villages. A total of 67 children have been enrolled in schools in Telagaon and Banipark; the children were either working, out-of-school or dropouts. For maintaining regular school attendance, a student tracker was assigned. BBA won the second prize for the Japanese Award for Most Innovative Development Project in 2011.
 

Past Winners