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Winner: Katerva People's Choice Award
Finalist: Katerva Awards 2013 - Gender Equality

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HealthPhone Wins Katerva People's Choice Award


HealthPhone Wins Katerva People's Choice AwardCollective Wisdom in Action: Energized, organized and leveraged, holds the key to the world's most pressing challenges. Katerva is derived from one of the Latin words for crowd - catervah.  "It is the power of this ever growing crowd that will help us accelerate to a thriving future."

The Crowd has Spoken! HealthPhone is the Choice of the People. Thank you.



HealthPhone: What every family has a right to know


"If the Nobel Society had an award for sustainability, it would resemble the Katerva Awards, a new international prize for the most promising ideas and efforts to advance the planet toward sustainability."

Reuters

HealthPhone™ a Finalist for the 2013 Katerva Award

The Katerva Awards are the pinnacle of global sustainability recognition. Through them, the best ideas on the planet are identified, refined and accelerated toward impact at a global level.

The Katerva Award highlights the most innovative projects from around the world and has been referred to as "the Nobel Prize of Sustainability."

HealthPhone™ has been selected as a Finalist for the 2013 Katerva Award. HealthPhone™ is a personal video reference library and guide to better health and nutrition practices, for families and communities, including the illiterate, in their language, pre-loaded on a US$3 microSD memory card to insert in their basic mobile feature phones. This gives them direct access to knowledge to learn, share, educate and exactly at the time when they need to deal with a health problem, where they are, and as they are, without a connection or cost. Videos are currently available in 63 languages.

Katerva also allows the public to help choose from the finalists the innovation they feel has the most to offer the world. All 50 finalists are therefore eligible for the Katerva People's Choice Award. The public is invited to vote for the People's Choice Award from the 7th through the 28th of March on the Katerva website, katerva.net. Please vote for HealthPhone™.

The Katerva Award Finalists and the Winner gain significant support through Katerva's Winner's Circle, a group of businesses and committed experts, with the aim of implementing the winning project for maximum impact.

For more information and to view more information on all the Finalists, please go to:
http://katerva.net/home/accelerate/2013_award_nom/

"To solve the complex sustainability challenges we face as stewards of our planet, will require innovative solutions across a wide range of disciplines and economic sectors. Katerva provides a much needed and novel forum for this to happen, as evidenced by the Finalists for the Katerva Award," states Antonio J. Busalacchi, Jr, Director of the Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC) and Professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science at the University of Maryland, USA.

The Katerva Award Finalists and the Winner gain significant support through Katerva's Winner's Circle, a group of businesses and committed experts, with the aim of implementing the winning project for maximum impact.

In a deliberation process which began in October, the Katerva nominees were submitted to a Equality, Human Development, Materials & Resources, Transportation, and Urban Design. The Katerva Award, now in its third year, draws upon a vast network of experts from science, business, academia, finance, and government. Once a nominee has been submitted, the project is carefully screened for eligibility. Eligible projects are then rated for validity, scalability, policy, and impact. Finalists are the top five projects from each of the ten categories.

"Katerva is not just interested in 'good' ideas; the ideas we are after will create big changes in how we live on this planet," says Katerva's founder, innovation expert Terry Waghorn. Founded in 2010, "Katerva's approach places emphasis squarely on action for a sustainable future—creating and implementing solutions to sustainability-related concerns," he says. Katerva is the first truly open worldwide platform for change.

Katerva comes from the Latin word caterva, which means "crowd." It's our belief that the wisdom of the crowd—energized, organized and leveraged, holds the key to the world's most pressing challenges.

Katerva: Accelerating The Future




8 May, 2015

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