Carrying the theme Achieving Inclusive Growth through Partnerships in a World of Seven Billion, the competition calls for "images that capture the challenges that the world of seven billion faces, as well as the efforts being taken by various stakeholders – governments, non-profits, industries and the communities – to resolve them, with inclusive growth as the overarching theme."
Through this initiative for the ADB NGO Center, ASSIST hopes to educate, alert, and more importantly, inspire people to act.
Anyone who is a citizen of any one of ADB's 67 members* can join the photo contest. Over $3000 worth of prizes are at stake for the winners, which will be chosen based on the following criteria: Substance, impact and creativity: 50%; and Composition, clarity and technical quality: 50%. The deadline of submission is April 15, 2012.
Entries to the photo competition should show any or a combination of the following themes: Addressing Climate Change, Gender and Development, and Managing the Effects of Disasters and Food Security.
An awarding ceremony will be held on the first week of May, 2012. Following the selection of winners, the photographs will be exhibited in various locations to promote awareness on the competition’
Interested parties may visit http://assistasia.wordpress.com/
*ADB members: Afghanistan;
ASSIST is an international non-profit organization focused on capacity-building. It seeks to promote sustainable practices to address social problems in the developing world, with focus on Asia and Africa. It takes pride in its process-oriented approach to capacity building towards social improvement and sustainable transformation. Its goal is to empower its target groups to make them resilient to the social, economic, and environmental challenges.
It is presently based in Makati City, but also has operations in India and Vietnam and manages projects in over 10 countries. Through its Partner to Progress philosophy, it has successfully implemented such projects in collaboration with the European Union, United Nation Environment Program (UNEP), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), USAID, International Finance Corporation (IFC), GIZ, and DEG/ KFW amongst other organizations. #
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Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST) is an international non-profit focused on capacity building. It seeks to promote sustainable practices to address social problems in the developing world, with focus on Asia and Africa.