19.04.2019 - UNESCO Office in Brasilia

Brazilian Award extend deadline for registrations of social technologies

Non-profit organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean can indicate their initiatives until 12 May, 2019, for the Banco do Brasil Foundation Award for Social Technologies.

Educational and research institutions, foundations, cooperatives, civil society organizations and government bodies governed by public or private law legally constituted in the countries of Latin America or the Caribbean will have a few more weeks to participate in one of the largest prizes of the third sector in Brazil. The Banco do Brasil Foundation, creator of the International Award for Social Technologies, extendeds its registration deadline until 12 May, 2019.

Among the categories of 2019 edition, one aims initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean, where social technologies that can be reapplied in Brazil and that are effective solutions for issues related to "Sustainable Cities and/or Digital Innovation", "Education", "Income Generation" and "Environment" will be identified.
The regulation establishes a bonus of 5% to the total score obtained in the final classification for proposals that promote gender equality and the protagonism and empowerment of youth.
All the finalists of the Award, including the international category, will win a trophy and a professional video depicting their initiative. In addition, they will be invited to participate in the Social Technologies Meeting, to be held in Brasilia (DF), preceding the awarding night, scheduled for October. The event will be attended by experts in the subject, as well as members of certified technologies, listed on the Banco de Tecnologias Sociais (BTS). The objective of the meeting is to discuss the concept of social technology and its reapplication as an instrument of sustainable development.
In its tenth edition, Banco do Brasil Foundation Award for Social Technologies has the partnership of the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES), the C&A Institute, Ativos S/A Company and BB Tecnologia e Serviços Company, in addition to Unesco's cooperation in Brazil and The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the Ministry of Citizenship and the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communications (MCTIC).
How to participate

Reading the regulation and the procedure of inscription must be done in the website: www.fbb.org.br/premio
The results of each stage of the Award will be announced on the website of the Banco do Brasil Foundation (www.fbb.org.br).
Initiatives in Latin America
In 2017 two initiatives from Argentina and one from El Salvador were among the finalists of Banco do Brasil Foundation Award for Social Technologies. The great winner of the 2017 edition was the social technology Caminhos da Favela, authored by the Civil Association for Equality and Justice, Buenos Aires. "Caminhos da Favela" is a multimedia portal that makes visible the living conditions of dozens of segregated districts of the City of Buenos Aires, bringing to its 275 thousand inhabitants a tool for community diagnosis of different services, as well as for monitoring and controlling of public works. The other finalists were Sustainable Schools, authored by the Atiquizaya City Hall in El Salvador, and Minha Horta Program, by the Huerta Niño Foundation in Buenos Aires.
To be certified, experiences need to be recognized as solutions that can have a positive and effective impact on people's lives, be yet implemented locally, regionally or nationally, and that can be reapplied. All certified methodologies are part of the Banco de Tecnologias Sociais (BTS), which now has 986 initiatives. The BTS is an online database that combines recognized methodologies to promote the resolution of problems common to the different Brazilian communities. Access here to know it: http://tecnologiasocial.fbb.org.br/tecnologiasocial.

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