CITIES WITHOUT HUNGER was awarded with the Social Responsibility Award by Prazeres da Mesa
For the contributions to a more sustainable agriculture with benefits to the general public, CITIES WITHOUT HUNGER was awarded with the Social Responsibility Award by Prazeres da Mesa (pleasures on the table)/Cacau Show 2015. This prize is awarded by the journal of gastronomy Prazeres da Mesa and annually honors the best professionals in the field of food and gastronomy in over 25 categories.
- Prazeres da Mesa: Melhores do Ano – Responsabilidade social: Cidades sem Fome (06/2015) – Portuguese
Rotary Club Vila Antonieta appoints Hans Dieter Temp a “Paul Harris Fellow” and honorary member
For the work CITIES WITHOUT HUNGER has been doing in collaboration with the Rotary Club Vila Antonieta for over three years now, Hans Dieter Temp was honored twice. The Rotary Club helps our organization in establishing and maintaining community gardens in institutions which offer social services to disabled people.
Silvia Maria do Nascimento, the Vila Antonieta Rotary Club‘s president 2014/15, appointed Hans Dieter Temp a “Paul Harris Fellow”. This high distinction goes back to Paul Percy Harris, one of the founders of Rotary. Popular consignees are, for example, Mother Teresa, former US President Jimmy Carter, Javier Péres de Cuéllar, UNO Secretary General for many years, and Jonas Salk, who discovered the polio vaccine.
Apart from that, Francisco Biasoli, the current President of the Rotary Club Vila Antonieta (2015/16), appointed Hans Dieter Temp honorary member of the Rotary Club Vila Antonieta.
CITIES WITHOUT HUNGER receives the Milton Santos Award
The best social organization and development projects carried out in the city of São Paulo were awarded on June 24, 2014 with the Salva de Prata (Silver Tray) by the São Paulo City Council, at the Milton Santos Award ceremony. The award was created to honor entities and people who have contributed with the city of São Paulo.
CITIES WITHOUT HUNGER was honored in the category projects leading to new forms of social solidarity for its Community Gardens Project, whose goal is to develop vegetable gardens both for optimizing degraded areas and generating income for needy households.
- Prêmio Milton Santos homenageia ações de cidadania (06/2014) – Portuguese
- Palmas para a cidadania (apartes, nº 8 – junho-julho/2014) – Portuguese
In 2013 CITIES WITHOUT HUNGER-Founder Hans Dieter Temp has been elected to the Ashoka Fellowship, a global association of leading social entrepreneurs, in recognition of his vision, commitment, and innovative solutions to some of society’s most pressing challenges
Ashoka is the largest network of social entrepreneurs worldwide, with nearly 3,000 Ashoka Fellows in 70 countries putting their system changing ideas into practice on a global scale. Founded by Bill Drayton in 1980, Ashoka provides professional support services, and connections to a global network across the business and social sectors, and a platform for people dedicated to changing the world. Ashoka was a pioneer in the field of social entrepreneurship, and has activated multi-sector partners across the world to look for entrepreneurial talent and new ideas to solve social problems.
Since December 2012 CITIES WITHOUT HUNGER has taken part in the “Programa Caixa ODM” and receives resources from the “Fundo Socioambiental” of this financial institution
Over the next two years, as one of 79 national projects, CITIES WITHOUT HUNGER will receive resources from the “Fundo Socioambiental”, the social and ecological fund of the Caixa Econômica Federal.
In keeping with the UN-Millennium Goals, only projects which focus on creating jobs and income will be awarded. Each project must strengthen the financial independence of the community which benefits from it. The financial institution saw that these criteria were met within the Community Gardens Project and in December 2012 signed a partnership contract with CITIES WITHOUT HUNGER. The Caixa Objetivos do Milênio (Millennium Goals) Program was launched in 2006.
Since the founding of the “Fundo Socioambiental” in 2010, whose resources correspond to 2% of the annual profit of the Bank, the Caixa’s clear target is to strengthen and develop its role in supporting the community and the economic and ecologic sustainability of the country.
- Chosen projects of the Caixa Econômica Federal in 2012 (PDF)
- Press release of the Caixa Economica Federal (external)
Prêmio FINEP de Inovação 2011: CITIES WITHOUT HUNGER is one of the award winners
CITIES WITHOUT HUNGER was awarded a FINEP Prêmio de Inovação 2011 in the social-technology category (2nd place South East Region). The FINEP (Financiadora de Estudos e Projetos) is a public institution for financing studies and projects and is linked to the Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovação (MCTI), the Ministry for Science, Technology and Innovation. The aim of FINEP is to improve the economic and social development in Brazil. This is happening through the official support of the economy, technology and innovation in businesses, universities, technological and other private and public institutions. In 2011 awards were made in seven categories, there being three finalists in each category. In total there were 353 candidates, 137 of these from the South East of Brazil. The prize money went towards the development and further development of projects in the field of science, technology and innovation.
- FINEP-Website (external)
CITIES WITHOUT HUNGER won the “Dubai International Award for Best Practice to Improve the Living Environment (DIABP) 2010”
CITIES WITHOUT HUNGER was chosen by an independent jury of international experts as one of twelve project winners for the “Dubai International Award for Best Practice 2010”. Each project was awarded 30,000 USD and included a trip to the award presentation ceremony in Dubai for two project representatives.
The UN urbanization program, UN-HABITAT, awards a prize every two years along with Dubai City to ten city projects which improve the living conditions of their citizens. Criteria such as innovation, social integration and sustainability play a large role in the awarding of the prize.
- More information (in English) can be found under: Zawya (Thomson Reuters) (external)
- Website UN-Habitat (external)
AEA-Award for Environmental Responsibility (2009) given to CITIES WITHOUT HUNGER
CITIES WITHOUT HUNGER won the 3rd edition of the AEA-Award for Environmental Responsibility under the social responsibility category for its Community Gardens Project. The award is an initiative of the AEA (Brazilian Association of Automotive Engineering) whose aim is to honor businesses which protect the environment in terms of the quality of life through their technological or social projects. Besides this, the award is given to universities, research institutes and think tanks which develop the technological concepts of reducing environmental damage. The awards were presented during the XI AEA Environment Dinner on 8th June, 2009 in São Paulo.