AWARD Shortlist 2015

Bafut Permaculture Ecovillage

Cameroon

Better World Cameroon has trained unemployed local youth to construct Ndanifor Permaculture Ecovillage. The site demonstrates ecosystem enhancement: climate-smart agriculture, water catchment protection, land restoration, and income stabilization.

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Better Globe Forestry

Kenya

BGF empowers small farming communities in sustainable agriculture. It is the only forestry company in Kenya, and perhaps in Africa, that undertakes massive forestation of dry lands.

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Global Women’s Water Initiative

United States

GWWI’s multi-year training transforms community women into water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) providers. They access resources to find sustainable solutions that also address related community issues of health, peace, education and income.

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LifeStraw® Follow the Liters

Kenya

Lifestraw® provides access to safe water for students in four counties of western Kenya. This ongoing, sustainable program is funded by retail sales of LifeStraw products in developed markets.

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Momentum Trust

Kenya

A social business in western Kenya, Momentum Trust works with small farmers to ensure food security and income stability. Momentum provides seeds and fertilizers, as well as agricultural, business and financial training to groups of 10-20 farmers.

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The Plantagon Vertical Greenhouse for Urban Agriculture

Sweden

Plantagon has developed a vertical space-efficient greenhouse for the urban environment. The simple concept provides fresh vegetables daily for local consumers.

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SCOPE: Provision of clean drinking water through Bio Sand Filters (BSF) in Tharparkar

Pakistan

SCOPE staff trained with (CAWST) in Canada to build Bio Sand Filters that provide communities with safe drinking water. SCOPE has also provided countrywide training to other NGOs and community organizations.

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Seeds of Life

France

Seeds of Life rehabilitates and distributes endangered vegetable, fruit and cereal seeds. It also trains growers in their traditional use and propagation

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INNOAID DK: Street Food Project

India

Innoaid’s Street Food Project works to support Kolkata street food vendors, key players in sustaining the urban poor.

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OACK: Vision for Innovative Social Change: Using less water to produce more food.

Kenya

OACK’s mission is to develop sustainable organic agriculture in small farming communities, particularly in Kenya’s Eastern Aberdare Agro Ecosystem. One of their initiatives prevents tree tomatoes drying from drought, disease, pests and infestations.

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