BBC, Newsweek and Shell have teamed up to give entrepreneurs a chance to win US$20,000 for their projects on community development:
The World Challenge is a competition aimed at finding individuals or groups from around the world who have shown enterprise and innovation at a grass roots level. This competition is all about finding entrepreneurs whose projects are making a difference to communities.
Growing chillies: the solution to a jumbo-sized problem?
CAMEL MILKING BASKETS
Selling baskets made by pastoralists is giving women an income for the first time
Bringing down the cost of eco-friendly pest management using natural predators
*IPM stands for ‘integrated pest management’ – the use of natural predators to control pests.
ORGANIC LEATHER FASHION
Badly produced leather can cause cancer – an organic alternative is on the market
UNITED KINGDOM & SLOVINIA
FAT CHANCE, BIO POWER
Cleaning up the Maltese coastline by turning cooking fat into a diesel-substitute
RIET VELL: ORGANIC FARMING AND NATURE
MEN ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD
Improving the job prospects and quality of life of roadside labourers
WEDDINGS THAT GIVE BACK
‘I Do’ Foundation: Americans spend $70 billion on weddings a year – a little is now going to charity
REEF REHAB: RECHARGEABLE BATTERY PROJECT
Rechargeable batteries are restoring coral reefs in the Pacific
Recycling plastic waste for indestructible roof tiles
IRULA TRIBAL VENOM CENTRE
Supplying venom for medical needs
Voting is open until 5pm 16th October 2005.