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GAIN Prize Profile: Positive Innovation for the Next Generation (PING)

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PING team in Botswana

The Global Adaptation Institute (GAIN) honored four organizations leading adaptation efforts on the ground in its inaugural awarding of the GAIN Prize. Engineers Without Borders-USA, Austin Chapter; MEDA; Positive Innovation for the Next Generation (PING); and Ushahidi received the 2012 GAIN Prize. 

The GAIN Prizes are given to recognize those organizations and entrepreneurs that are working on innovative projects and successfully tested technologies that will help the most vulnerable adapt to the changing global climate, GAIN’s founding mission. These Prizes, which were awarded at the GAIN Annual Reception May 9, honor the shoulder-to-shoulder work with communities through a monetary award and recognition to promote continued development of innovative adaptation solutions.

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GAIN Prize Winners Discuss New Alliance

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The Global Adaptation Institute (GAIN) staff welcomes GAIN Prize winners to its Washington, D.C., office May 9 to discuss the developing partnership involving technology solutions between two of the 2012 GAIN Prize winners, Engineers Without Borders-USA, Austin Chapter, and Positive Innovation for the Next Generation (PING). Pictured above, from left, is GAIN Science and Technology Director Bruno Sánchez Andrade-Nuño, Daniel Aviles with PING, Laura Read with EWB, Katy Digovich with PING, GAIN Director of Communications Jamie Carson, and GAIN Vice President of Development Tim Wierzbicki.

The sound waves of the adaptation conversation are reverberating in the days following the 2012 Annual Meeting & Scientific Convening of the Global Adaptation Institute (GAIN) May 9-10 as new alliances between GAIN Prize winners are created in an effort to build resilience to global challenges.

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Climate Adaptation in Mountain Basins in the Andean Region (CAMBIAR)

EWB-AUS Tackles Peruvian Adaptation Challenges

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The Global Adaptation Institute (GAIN) honored four organizations leading adaptation efforts on the ground in its inaugural awarding of the GAIN Prize.  Four groups – Engineers Without Borders-USA, Austin Chapter; MEDA; Positive Innovation for the Next Generation (PING); and Ushahidi received the 2012 GAIN Prize. We are honored to introduce you to Engineers Without Borders-USA, Austin Chapter.

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