New York/Munich, 30 Mar 2016 — Ten initiatives have
been named finalists by a United Nations Alliance of Civilizations
(UNAOC) and a BMW Group for a Intercultural Innovation Award. The
preference routine was rarely competitive, with tighten to 1000
applications perceived from 120 countries.
The projects comparison come from all over a world, representing
countries opposite 5 continents and underlining a significance of the
Intercultural Innovation Award and a joining to a worldwide
graduation of intercultural farrago and understanding.
Finalists this year include: The Blessing Basket Project – Artisan
You (USA), The Coexist Initiative – Girls Education Equity
Project (Kenya), Give Something Back to Berlin e.V. – Give Something
Back to Berlin (Germany), International Council for Cultural Centers –
Bread Houses Network (Bulgaria), On Our Radar – From a Margins to
a Front Page (UK), Red Dot Foundation – Safecity (India), Routes 2
Roots – Exchange for Change (India), Shine a Light – CanalCanoa
(Brazil/USA), SINGA – SINGA Kiwanda (France) and Unistream – Educating
Tomorrow’s Leaders Today (Israel).
By ancillary tolerable and innovative, intercultural grassroots
initiatives with a intensity for enlargement and replication, the
Intercultural Innovation Award aims to minister to assent and to
building some-more thorough societies. Launched in 2011, a Intercultural
Innovation Award is a outcome of a singular public-private partnership
between a UNAOC and a BMW Group. This indication of collaboration
between a United Nations and a private zone creates a deeper
impact, as both partners yield their particular imagination to ensure
a tolerable expansion of any project.
During one year, a comparison initiatives can suffer useful expert
expertise and resources from a BMW Group and UNAOC. In further to
receiving financial support, a finalists will have a event to
attend in training activities and workshops covering diverse
subjects such as plan and planning, doing research and
media training, as good as to turn a partial of a exclusive
“Intercultural Leaders” network.
“We are really unapproachable of a partnership with UNAOC and take great
pleasure in saying these grassroots initiatives thrive. In a past
5 years we have enjoyed superb formula with a proceed – the
initiatives, UNAOC and a BMW Group comparison have all reaped a fruits
of a common commitment. We are really gratified to pierce brazen with
this clever partnership to continue creation a profound, certain impact
on society, together,” pronounced Mr. Bill McAndrews, Vice President
BMW Group Communications Strategy, Corporate and Market Communications.
“Not usually is a Alliance a height for dialogue, it is also a
apparatus for evident movement in a general community’s arsenal to
forestall conflicts that are temperament based. The Intercultural
Innovation Award is a singular instance of this mandate,” pronounced H.E.
Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, United Nations High Representative for the
Alliance of Civilizations.
The final rankings will be announced during a 7th Global Forum of
a United Nations Alliance of Civilizations to be hold in Baku,
Azerbaijan, Apr 25-27, 2016. The central endowment rite will take
place on 26 Apr and will be chaired by H.E. Nassir Abdulaziz
Al-Nasser, United Nations High Representative for a Alliance of
Civilizations, and Bill McAndrews, Vice President BMW Group
Communications Strategy, Corporate and Market Communications, in the
participation of a series of officials from governments and a United Nations.
This year’s comparison organizations and their amicable impact concentration (in
alphabetical order) are:
The Blessing Basket Project – Artisan You (USA)
Patent tentative record that enables bankrupt artisans to
sell letters with their business around a world, creating
absolute intercultural connections.
The Coexist Initiative – Girls Education Equity Project (Kenya)
Promotion of girls’ primary propagandize enrollment and influence in Daadab
and Kakuma interloper camps by enchanting men, boys and communities to
residence a formidable socio-cultural barriers that continue to impede
Give Something Back to Berlin e.V. – Give Something Back to
Urban formation height that strengthens congruity by connecting
new Berliners with amicable rendezvous and village service.
International Council for Cultural Centers – Bread Houses
Collective bread-making that unites people around a universe to
concur opposite cultures, ages, and special needs thereby building
On Our Radar – From a Margins to a Front Page (UK)
Use of SMS by marginalized immature Sierra Leoneans to share their
stories around general media outlets, boosting empathy, dialogue,
bargain and support.
Red Dot Foundation – Safecity (India)
Platform that crowdsources personal stories of passionate nuisance and
maps these trends during a internal level, in sequence to make open spaces
safer for all.
Routes 2 Roots – Exchange for Change (India)
Program for open discourse to build trust and informative similarities
between India and Pakistan, with a aim of nutritious assent and
Shine a Light – CanalCanoa (Brazil/USA)
Children from remote Amazonian villages make movies, cartoons, and
song to learn other Brazilian children about their lives.
SINGA – SINGA Kiwanda (France)
Community of intent people who support refugees to start their own
business or amicable project, by providing internal knowledge,
networks and resources.
Unistream – Educating Tomorrow’s Leaders Today (Israel)
Three year module that encourages and promotes intercultural
discourse and bargain by utilizing educational and
In box of enquiries greatfully contact:
Milena Pighi, BMW Group, Head of Corporate and Governmental Affairs
Corporate Social Responsibility
Telephone: +49-89-382-66563, Fax: +49-89-382-24418, [email protected]
Alessandro Girola, UNAOC, Programming Coordinator
Telephone: +1- 929-274-6217, Fax: +1-929-274-6233, [email protected]