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POST 00981E : DEVELOPMENT MARKETPLACE GLOBAL COMPETITION 29 September 2006 _____________________________________ The following announcement originated from Amie Batson ([log in to unmask]" eudora="autourl">mailto:[log in to unmask]) senior health specialist at the World Bank. It may interest some members, and for those, please follow application procedures on the website indicated. _____________________________________ Announcing the 2007 Development Marketplace Global Competition: Improving Results in Health, Nutrition and Population for the Poor! ******************************* Proposal Deadline: November 17, 2006 Finalists Announced: February 9, 2007 Marketplace and Knowledge Exchange in Washington, D.C.: May 22-23, 2007 ******************************* The World Bank's Global Development Marketplace (DM) for 2007 focuses on Health, Nutrition and Population. The World Bank recently announced the Call for Proposals for the 2007 Global Development Marketplace (DM2007). This year, the World Bank seeks to recognize and support initiatives that improve health, nutrition and population outcomes for poor people in developing countries. APPLY NOW! Proposals are welcome from a range of development innovators: civil society groups, social entrepreneurs, private foundations, government agencies, academia, the private sector, and donor organizations including the World Bank Group. A total of US$4 million in awards is available, with a maximum award size of US$200,000. Proposals should address at least one of the following sub-themes: - Innovative mechanisms to reach vulnerable groups; - Public-private partnerships to improve delivery of health goods and services; - Innovative inter-sectoral linkages, such as improving water supply, sanitation services, indoor air pollution, roads, etc., for illness/disease/injury prevention; - Cost-effective approaches/methods/technologies to improve local capacity to gather, analyze and apply health, nutrition and population data. Proposals will only be accepted in English and through the Development Marketplace website: Please visit the website for detailed competition guidelines and step-by-step instructions in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. All proposals should be submitted by 2300 GMT on November 17, 2006. ***************************************** About the Development Marketplace: The Development Marketplace (DM) is a competitive grant program of the World Bank that seeks out emerging, small-scale development ideas. DM's primary objective is to identify and support creative projects that deliver results and have the potential to be expanded or replicated. The DM Program operates at both the global and country levels. Since its inception, DM has disbursed roughly US$41 million in awards to more than 950 winners around the world. ______________________________________________________________________________ All members of the TechNet21 e-Forum are invited to send comments on any posting or to use the forum to raise a new discussion or request technical information in relation to immunization services. The comments made in this forum are the sole responsibility of the writers and do not in any way mean that they are endorsed by any of the organizations and agencies to which the authors may belong. ______________________________________________________________________________ Visit the TECHNET21 Website at You will find instructions to subscribe, a direct access to archives, links to reference documents and other features. ______________________________________________________________________________ To UNSUBSCRIBE, send a message to : mailto:[log in to unmask] Leave the subject area BLANK In the message body, write unsubscribe TECHNET21E ______________________________________________________________________________ The World Health Organization and UNICEF support TechNet21. The TechNet21 e-Forum is a communication/information tool for generation of ideas on how to improve immunization services. It is moderated by Claude Letarte and is hosted in cooperation with the Centre de coopération internationale en santé et développement, Québec, Canada ( ______________________________________________________________________________

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