Hatfield award presented to World Vision at the 16th Annual Canadian Awards for International Cooperation
May 26, 2008
World Vision’s Youth Empowerment Project in Tanzania was the 2008 recipient of the Hatfield Award for Recognizing Excellence in Communicating Private Sector Contributions to International Cooperation Issues.
The Hatfield award, which is sponsored by Hatfield Consultants Partnership, was presented at the 16th AnnualCanadian Awards for International Cooperation as part of the recent International Development Days (IDD) Conference. IDD was held in Vancouver from May 20-22, 2008 and is sponsored by the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters Association and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). The CME/CIDA awards recognize Canadian achievements in enabling sustainable economic growth, social programs and stability to reduce poverty internationally.
The World Vision Youth Empowerment Project is largely based in Tanzania and aims to create a movement of active global citizens who address the causes of child poverty. The three main objectives of the program are to:
- Create a deeper understanding and commitment by youth to address global issues;
- Build a stronger base of youth leaders across Canada committed to fighting poverty; and
- Increase international cooperation and youth capacity to address underlying causes of poverty.
To capacitate these objectives, World Vision has created a youth exchange between Canada and Tanzania; conducted leadership training for youth and youth leaders; and ran youth leadership conferences for youth and teachers in Canada.
Congratulations to the other award finalists: Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS and Global Visions/ Junior TeamCanada, Gatineau, PQ.
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