Winners: Global Development Awards and Medals Competition (AMC) 2013-14

GDN congratulates the winners of the 2013-14 Global Development Awards and Medals Competition. From a pool of over 380 applications received from 72 countries, 9 prizes have been announced at the 15th Annual Global Development Conference in Accra, Ghana. The winners are:

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

The winners of the development project proposals are:

  • First Prize: Science Of Life Studies 24/7 –GDI, (Cambodia) for the project on Equal Opportunities for Education
  • Second Prize: Sustainable Development For All, (Kenya) for the project on Use Solar Save Lives
  • Third Prize: Deepak Foundation, (India) for the project on Asha Kiran-A Decision support system (DSS) for  Improving Maternal  Health and  Health Literacy for Below Poverty Line Women

The organizations winning this award will implement their proposed activities within two years. The first prize winner is also eligible to compete for the larger Japan Social Development Fund (JSDF) Award and will be invited to submit an application. The JSDF Award follows a different set of criteria and is not automatically granted to the first prize winner of the MIDP.

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

The winners of the research proposals on the theme of Structural Transformations in Africa and Beyond are:

  • First Prize: WICKRAMASINGHE, Kanchana, (Sri Lanka) - Demand for Climate Insurance by Dry Zone Farmers in Sri Lanka
  • Second Prize: NEGA, Fredu, & SEID, Edris (Ethiopia) - Small and Medium Enterprise Access to Finance in Ethiopia: A Synthesis of Demand and Supply
  • Third Prize: SIMARASL, Nastaran,(Iran) - Entrepreneurship and Social Capital in Developing Countries

The researchers winning this award will complete their research study within two years and will also be assigned a technical expert who will mentor the team.

Category 3: Medals for Research on Development (Medals)

The winners of the completed research papers as part of the Medals for Research on Development in the theme of Determinants of Growth, Industrial and Trade Policies are:

  • First Prize: KAREEM, Olayinka, (Nigeria) -Restrictive Trade Policies as Hurdle to Pass for Africa: Evidence from the European Union’s Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures
  • Second Prize: ASONGU, Simplice, (Cameroon) -Taxation, Foreign Aid and Political Governance: Figures to the Facts of a Celebrated Literature

The winners of the  completed research papers as part of the Medals for Research on Development in the theme of Environmental Sustainability, Management of Natural Resources and Structural  Transformations are:

  • First Prize: NAYAK, Bibhu Prasad, (India), AGGARWAL, Veena (India), -Trust and Cooperation among Urban Poor for Transition to Cleaner and Modern Cooking Fuel
  • Second Prize: ANAAFO, David, (Ghana) - Land Reforms and Land Rights Change: An Ethnographic Case Study of Land Stressed Groups in the Nkoranza South Municipality of Ghana

The winners of the completed research papers as part of the Medals for Research on Development in the theme of Political, Institutional, Social and Governance Transformations are:

  • First Prize: CHOUDHARY, Neetu, (India)- Malnutrition and Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa and India:  A Structural Analysis of Contrasts.

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