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The CDC nominated for the finalists of Equator Prize 2008
   
  The Community Development Centre has been chosen by the Equator Initiative's Technical Advisory Committee as one of the 25 outstanding winners of the ‘Equator Prize 2008’. The roots and tubers conservation programme of the CDC has been chosen among other competitive programmes initiated in the tropics.
   
  The Equator Prize is awarded to recognize and celebrate outstanding community efforts to reduce poverty through the conservation of biodiversity. The Equator Prize is awarded to recognize outstanding contribution of such community groups in the region between 23.5 degrees north and 23.5 degrees south of the Equator where acute poverty coexists with a wealth of biodiversity. These initiatives lay the foundation for a global movement of local successes that are collectively making a significant contribution to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
   
  The Equator Prize Award Ceremony is to be held in Barcelona in October.
   
  The finalists of the winners of the Equator Prize will receive a prize of US$5,000 each and five of these communities will receive special recognition and an additional US$15,000. In addition to worldwide recognition for their work as well as an opportunity to help shape national and global policy and practice in the field, all nominees for the Prize become part of the Equator Initiative’s global network and are profiled in the Equator Initiative biodiversity best practice database.
   
  Links
   
  - Full list of Equator Prize 2008 Winners
  - The Community Development Centre's details
  - The Equater Initiative/ Prize
   
  (30/09/2008)
 
     
 

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