Since 2011, the Convergences Awards have rewarded innovative partnerships for the benefit of the common good.

Organized in partnership with the IPPAG and the IRD, and with the support of B&L Evolution, Devex and Mairie de Paris, the 2018 Awards includes 3 categories:
– the International Convergences Award (supported by IPPAG), whose beneficiaries are mainly located outside the French territory;
– the International Research Convergences Award (supported by IRD), which rewards a project that includes an IRD or equivalent researcher and whose beneficiaries are located around the Mediterranean or in intertropical areas;
– the special “Honorary” Award, which rewards a project in which at least one of the partners is an academic or research organization.


THE 2018 CONVERGENCES AWARDS’ FINALISTS

INTERNATIONAL CONVERGENCES AWARD (SUPPORTED BY IPPAG)

  • Mali Data Health : the purpose of this project is to computerize the Community Health Centers in Mali through the setting of an electronic Shared Medical Record, which improve the quality of medical monitoring.

Data Santé Mali

  • Jute Lab : the objective is to make eco-design of composite materials a more widespread practice, and to help developing the jute sector in Bengal.

Jute Lab

  • Education House : The MDE (Education House) aims at fighting child labour, especially regarding girls, by giving them keys to self-empowerment and providing safe schooling conditions.

Maison de l'éducation

  • Circus arts : Phare NGO provides high-level arts training, for young Cambodians living in precarious situations.

Arts du cirque

  • WEEECAM : The goal of WEEECAM is to demonstrate that the sustainable recycling of WEEE (waste electrical and electronic equipment) can be profitable in developing countries today.

Weeecam

INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH CONVERGENCES AWARD (SUPPORTED BY IRD)

  • Jute Lab : the objective is to make eco-design of composite materials a more widespread practice, and to help developing the jute sector in Bengal.

Jute Lab

  • Smart Clean Garden Concept : the project promotes sustainable and decentralized management of urban wastewaters through educational and experimental research platforms and creates green and clean spaces attracting useful and effective biodiversity.

Smart Clean Garden Concept

  • Urbalia : the project aims to deploy a tool that facilitates development of biodiversity in the city by evaluating the impact of development or construction projects on biodiversity before implementation with the goal of improving their performance.

Urbalia

SPECIAL “HONORARY” AWARD

  • Jute Lab : the objective is to make eco-design of composite materials a more widespread practice, and to help developing the jute sector in Bengal.

Jute Lab

  • Programme Malin : the goal of the Malin Program is to improve the health of children between 0 and 3 years old, especially those born in families in difficulty, by promoting the access to appropriate food for infants during this key period.

Programme Malin

  • Smart Clean Garden Concept : the project promotes sustainable and decentralized management of urban wastewaters through educational and experimental research platforms and creates green and clean spaces attracting useful and effective biodiversity.

Smart Clean Garden Concept

The Convergences team thanks the Jury for their participation: Margot Arrault (AgroParis Tech), Armelle Arrou-Bertrand (UNESCO), Sarah Bel (UNDP), Malia Belkacem (Engie), Sophie Berne (B&L Evolution), Benjamin Blavier (Article 1), Alexandre Cabaret (Devex), Jean-Luc Chotte (IRD), Olivier de Fresnoye (EchOpen), Maxime de Rostolan (Fermes d’Avenir), Marion Enzer (Fermes d’Avenir), Sophie Faujour (EVPA), Béatrice Garrette (Fondation Pierre Fabre), Jean-Marc Guesne (Ashoka), Jean-Hugues Hermant (Veolia), Annabel Hervieu (One), Sébastion Lyon (UNICEF), Valérie Mazon (Danone Communities), Charlotte Michon (EDH), Carlos Moreno (Chaire ETI, Université Paris I), Florence Mosnier (IPPAG), Ewelina Oblacewicz (OCDEDev), Jean-Luc Perron (Yunus Centre Paris), Mélanie Rigaud (Mairie de Paris), Michèle Sabban (R20), Valérie Tiacoh (Orange) and Gilles Vermot-Desroches (Schneider Electric).

THE CONVERGENCES AWARDS, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

 

 

FINANCIAL PARTNERS

 

TECHNICAL PARTNERS