FROM THE CONTINENTS OF AFRICA, ASIA, AUSTRALASIA, THE CARIBBEAN, EUROPE (INCLUDING GB & IRELAND) and NORTH AMERICA
Active Graduate Development Educators are the pathfinders of the credit union movement and social economy worldwide, through their often quiet actions, unheralded and unrecognised by others, they serve their communities to spread the Co-operative Commonwealth. They see a societal need and try to fix it. Often they are too modest to nominate themselves, so this is done by others and organisations.
The Awards provide accolades from their peers and create publicity of their efforts in their own communities and the wider world; to inspire others to follow their example and promote awareness of the way Development Educators worldwide work in so many different ways to serve communities in their homelands and overseas in a spirit of co-operation.
From a European start in 2013, the Biden 'DE' Awards have gradually extended over the years to cover the entire DE world, driven by the desire of DE's to participate in them. Without any formal procedure, the Bidens have brought the whole DE world together in celebration of their achievements. Over the years, incredible winners have done so much to change and improve people's lives, e.g. hunger and shelter amelioration, dispensing financial education, the social and economic empowerment of women and girls; in some instances, previous winning entrants have put themselves at personal risk!
Previous Award Winners can nominate other Development Educators from their own areas and in fact if they themselves are involved in a new project, can enter again. Nominations by individuals of either themselves or others are more than welcome, as well as from supporting organisations.
Here is the link to the Entry Form and on the above menu bar you'll find the full criteria for entering the Biden Awards, biographies of the esteemed Judges, details of a Helpline and the Judging Process.
The 2019 nominations for the Bidens resulted in a fierce and close battle with incredibly close scores - resulting in the achievements below, . (click here for a full list of all Award winners that night)
Asia - Winner
Asia - Runner up
|Asia - Highly Commended
CU Keling Kumang, Indonesia
The Caribbean - Winner