Dear Nestlé Prize in Creating Shared Value applicant,
Today, the 2012 Prize Laureate was officially announced by Nestlé CEO, Paul Bulcke, at our annual Creating Shared Value Forum held in Delhi, India. In addition to the Prize Laureate, two runners-up were rewarded.
After much deliberation, the Nestlé Creating Shared Value Advisory Board selected the following organisations among more than 600 applications:
2012 Prize winner: Fundación Paraguaya de Cooperación y Desarrollo was rewarded for its Self-Sufficient Agricultural School model, which provides practical and business education to young people in rural areas, alongside traditional academic subjects. Business and practical skills are taught through school enterprises that make their own profit and earn enough money to cover facilities and teaching costs, making the schools financially self-sufficient. The Jury was impressed by Fundación Paraguaya’s innovative, financially sustainable approach to education in rural areas.
2012 Runner-up: Excellent Development was rewarded for its programme which supports subsistence farmers and their families to gain access to clean water and grow enough food to eat and sell through innovative, yet simple sand dam technology in semi-arid areas of sub-Saharan Africa.
2012 Runner up: arcenciel was rewarded for its Lebanese Sustainable Agriculture Network initiative, which helps farmers and small food processors to address agricultural challenges and provides them with a fair market channel.
The nomination period for the 2014 Nestlé Prize in Creating Shared Value was also launched at the CSV Forum. The nomination period will be open from 5 November 2012 until 31 March 2013. We encourage you to participate in this new edition of the Prize.
For more information about the 2012 Prize winners and 2014 Prize process, we invite you to visit our website: www.nestle.com/CSV/CSVPrize
We thank you again for applying to the 2012 Nestlé Prize in Creating Shared Value and wish you much success in implementing your projects.
CSV Prize Team