Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Recognizing Thought Leadership

Daniel Chavez Moran Statue

The Grupo Vidanta Foundation, founded by Daniel Chavez Moran, recognizes outstanding thought leadership that encourages democracy and reduces poverty, inequality and discrimination in Latin America. The Grupo Vidanta Foundation 2010 Prize for “Contributions to the Reduction of Inequality and Poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean” was recently awarded in a ceremony at the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City. The Foundation was joined by the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB) in honoring the prize winners:
  • Fundación Mundo Mujer, Colombia (Women’s World Foundation)
  • Un Techo para Mi Pais, Chile (A Roof for My Country)
  • Comunidades de la Tierra, Guatemala (Communities of the Earth)
Runners-up included:
  • CE-MUJER, Dominican Republic
  • Corporacion Vallenpaz, Colombia
  • Desarrollo Autogestionario, AC, Mexico
  • Programa de Voluntariado Internacional Juvenil, Costa Rica
The Grupo Vidanta Foundation Prize is announced on an annual basis in the month of November. All nationals of the countries of the Americas, and of Andorra, Spain and Portugal, may participate. All individuals or community-based civic organizations or non-governmental institutions concerned with the reduction of poverty and inequality, and combating discrimination in Latin America and the Caribbean, may present submissions.

Registration for the 2011 Grupo Vidanta Foundation Prize is open until April 13, 2011.

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