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World Bank Hosts Turkey 2005 Development Marketplace Competition Finals and Award Ceremony

Press Release No: 2005/08/ECATR

Contacts: In Ankara¾ Tunya Celasin (90-312) 459 83 00

 Tcelasin@worldbank.org

In Washington: Miriam Van Dyck: 1-202- 458 2931

Mvandyck@worldbank.org

 

Ankara May 4, 2005 The World Bank Ankara Office hosted yesterday the final round of the Development Marketplace 2005 Competition and it’s Award at Middle East Technical University (ODTU) Culture and Congress Center.

World Bank’s Development Marketplace Program helps promote innovative development ideas through grant giving. In a competition open to all Turkish Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Civil Society, the World Bank and its partners (Middle East Technical University, Open Society Institute (OSI), Union of Chambers of Commerce and Maritime Industry (TOBB), European Union Commission Turkey Delegation, MNG Kargo, Microsoft, Philips, Wall Street Institute, Hurriyet IK, Infomag, NTV, Yenibir.com) awarded start-up funds to ideas that test new approaches to Social Progress and Inclusion on the way to Europe.

All together 765 proposals were submitted. After a two round selection process, 35 proposals that fell under the theme of: Social Inclusion and Progress on the way to Europe- have been selected to make it to the finals.

During the Innovation day, the finalists had the opportunity to display their projects and were interviewed by an independent jury panel. Winners were selected in the Grand Jury meeting that was composed of 21 jurors representing the different sectors and segment of the Turkish Society.

In addition to the Innovation Competition, the event included a Knowledge Forum held on the same day that allowed about 200 participants from all over and representatives of the donor agencies to share knowledge, foster networks and find new avenues for collaboration. Discussions were centered around the following topics Workshop focused on Social Responsibility on Corporate Level: Linkages between Private Sector and the NGO World" which highlighted what is currently happening in Turkey in terms of Private Sector-NGO relations. During the Forum experts Philips, Wall Street Institute, TOBB, IIIrd Sector Foundation of Turkey, and Private Sector Volunteers Association spoke about their experiences.

In his opening remarks, Country Director for Turkey Andrew Vorkink stated: "At a time when the world is racing to achieve better social and economic growth and Turkey racing to become a member of the European Union, the need for creative and innovative partnerships is greater than ever. This is why the World Bank decided to host the Development Marketplace Competition in Turkey this year under the title of "Social Progress and Inclusion on the way to Europe".

At the opening ceremony of the event, Minister of National Education Huseyin Celik stated that this was a first of its kind competition in Turkey. "It is extremely important to host events like this in our country which promotes creative thinking and innovation".

The following projects will receive seed funding to implement their creative ideas and projects within the 12 months ahead:

 

Contact Person

Project Number & Name

Winner 1

Yusuf Kemaloglu

Hasan Dikyuva

32- İşitme Engelli Bireyler için Türk İşaret Dili (TİD) Müfredatının Geliştirilmesi ve Eğitimcilerinin Yetiştirilmesi

4- Öğretim Gereçleri Geliştirilmesi ve Türk İşaret Dili Eğitim Kursları Gerçekleştirilmesi

Winner 2

Nur Bekata Mardin

34- Kültür ve Agro Turizm Kooperatifi Projesi

Winner 3

Prof.Dr. Sezen Ünlü

10 - Eğitilebilir Zihinsel Engelli Kadınların Mesleki Eğitimi

Winner 4

Levent Keskin

3- Avrupa  Birliği Üyelik Sürecinde Güdül'de Sürdürülebilir Kalkınmanın Organik Tarım ve Sürdürülebilir Turizm ile Desteklenerek Sosyal Riskin Azaltılması

Winner 5

F. Dilara Demir

27- Sivil Toplum Kuruluşları Borsası

Winner 6

Ayla Hekimoğlu

9- Kadından Kadına Köprü Projesi

Winner 7

Mehmet Onur Yılmaz

28- Türközü Geri Dönüşüm Kooperatifi

Winner 8

Şirin Elçi

24- Eski Köye Yeni Adet

Winner 9

Semiha Yılmazer

35- Çocuk Çekim Merkezi

Winner 10

Şahhanım Kanat

12- Bilgisizlik Kör Kuyu, Bilgi Yaşama Açılan Pencere

Winner 11

Ayşegül Yeniaras

31- Namus  Adına İşlenen Cinayetlere İlişkin Potansiyel Tehlikede Olanlara Acil Müdahale Sistemi

Winner 12

Yrd.Doç.Serdal Uğurlu

16- Atık Kağıt Takas Projesi

Winner 13

 Ercan Tutal

14- Alternatif Yaşam Birimleri

Winner 14

Berin Çanlı

21- Tutuklu ve Hükümlü Çocuklar İçin  Mektup Arkadaşı Gönüllü Züyaretçi Projesi

Winner 15

Muharrem Coşkun

6- Şoför Esnafına Yönelik Bilgisayar ve Internet Kullanımı Eğitimi

Winner 16

Ali Gündüz

18- Çoruh Havzasında Bitkisel Drogların Kültürel Olarak Üretimi

Winner 17

Deniz Kucur

19- Gözetim Mekanizması Destak Hizmetleri Merkezi Projesi

Winner 18

Belma Özgün

20- 9 Yaşındayım 99 Yazar Tanıyorum

Winner 19

Nuray Akçasoy

23- Atıl İş Gücünü Oluşturan Kadın ve Genç Kızların Eğitilerek Gelişme Sağlanması Yoluyla Sürdürülebilir Kalkınmada Model Oluşturulması

Winner 20

Başak Güçlü

11- www.gonulluyum.org/Gönüllülük Portalı

Winner 21

Acar Pek

15- Atık Toplayıcılarını Bir Kooperatif Çatısı Altında Birleştirerek Sosyal ve Ekonomik Düzeylerini Geliştirme Projesi

Winner 22

Dr. Hayal Köksal

17- İmece Halkaları

Winner 23

Dilek Özgören

22- Kafe Işık

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