Congratulations to the 3 organizations that were elected as winners of the 3rd Edition of the Regional Development Merit Award Juscelino Kubitschek by the Selection Committee, chaired by IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno. On this occasion the Selection Committee also decided to give honorable mentions to four organizations in recognition of excellence in their work.
For each category there is a prize of U.S. $ 100,000, which is shared equally if there is more than one winner per category.
The Awards Ceremony will be held on March 30, 2014 in Bahia, Brazil, during the Annual Meeting of the IDB Board of Governors.
Congratulations to the winners of this Third Edition!
Social, Cultural & Scientific
Economy & Finance
The Association has existed since 1995 and is recognized worldwide for pioneering a method developed by ballerina and physiotherapist Fernanda Bianchini. Through "contact" the visually impaired learn to dance Ballet gracefully, like any other beautiful dancer. The Association offers ballet classes free of charge for the blind and disabled of all ages. With these courses, the students' posture, balance, spatial perception, and self-esteem improve, and barriers and prejudices are broken down.
CEYE is an innovative, one of a kind regional mechanism, which helps to entrench the philosophy of entrepreneurship into the psych of Caribbean youth and women, accelerating the culture of entrepreneurship, thus making it a natural school to work transition choice. The CEYE is a not-for-profit company founded to advance a redefined sustainable development agenda in the Caribbean. This is an initiative, borne out of an increasing demand by Caribbean countries wanting to provide decent work for their youth and women populations utilizing best practices and innovative, on-traditional strategies and tools.
The Juscelino Kubitschek Award was created to recognize institutions and organizations that help reduce poverty and promote equality as well assustainable projects with proven impact in the region in any of 2 categories: "Economy and Finance" and "Social, Cultural and Scientific". In recognition to their contribution, each category will be recognized with US$100,000.
Why should you nominate?
Since self-nominations are not allowed institutions depend on you* to have a chance to win.
Who can you nominate?
The JK award recognizes Academic institutions, cultural centers, and research institutions in two categories.
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