Finalists selected; Time to vote in global competition

The Global Water Challenge and Ashoka's Changemakers have selected the finalists in their global collaborative competition to find the most innovative community-based water and sanitation solutions. "Tapping Local Innovation: Unclogging the Water and Sanitation Crisis" is a collaborative competition to find and discuss groundbreaking approaches that are making universal access to safe water and sanitation a reality. Nine finalists have been selected and now audiences are invited to vote...

Apr 29th, 2008

April 29, 2008 -- The Global Water Challenge and Ashoka's Changemakers have selected the finalists in their global collaborative competition to find the most innovative community-based water and sanitation solutions. "Tapping Local Innovation: Unclogging the Water and Sanitation Crisis" is a collaborative competition to find and discuss groundbreaking approaches that are making universal access to safe water and sanitation a reality. Funding will be made available for the most innovative work currently being done around the world at the close of the competition.

Nine finalists have been selected from 265 entries from 54 countries and now audiences are invited to vote for the most innovative approaches to providing access to safe drinking water and sanitation worldwide.

The finalists are:
Naandi Foundation, India
WaterPartners, United States
City Garbage Recyclers, Kenya
Ecotact -- Innovating Sanitation, Kenya
Swayam Shikshan Prayog, India
Himanshu Parikh Consulting Engineers, India
The Clean Shop, South Africa
Centre for Community Organization and Development, Malawi
Manna Energy Foundation, United States

Voting will be open until May 11, 2008. To participate, visit the competition website at http://www.changemakers.net/node/1828/.

The three winners will each receive $5,000.

Ashoka is the world's largest network of social entrepreneurs -- creating a world of change by building an Everyone a Changemaker™ society.

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Also see:
-- "WaterPartners named finalist in global competition

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