Deputy Prime Minister Kohout handed over Global Development Awards and Medals
18.01.2010 / 15:03
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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Jan Kohout handed over Global Development Awards and Medals to winners of a competition organized by Global Development Network (GDN) at the Czernin Palace on Sunday 17th January 2010.
The Global Development Awards and Medals Competition was open to researchers from developing and transition countries. It was focused on key issues such as globalization, regional integration and international migration against the backdrop of the current global economic and financial crisis. Submission to the competition in three categories. Category 1 was the Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development. Category 2 awarded Medals for Research on Development. Themes of Category 2 were a) Globalization, Regulation and Development, b) International Migration: Crossing Borders, Changing Lives?, c) Regional Integration- Convergence Big Time, or, an Opportunity Wasted? Category 3 was the Japanese Award for Most Innovative Development Project. It was intended for exceptional on-going development projects that have given maximum benefit to local communities and need further financial assistance to scale-up the project. The Awards were funded by the Government of Japan and the Medals were funded by prestigious donors.
The Global Development Network (GDN) is an International Organization of research and policy institutes promoting the generation, sharing and application to policy of multidisciplinary knowledge for the purpose of development. It was founded on the premise that good policy research, properly applied, can accelerate development and improve people’s lives.
For further information on GDN web sites