Worldaware Business Awards 2001

Mr Hilary Benn MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development, presented the award trophies to the winners at the Royal Institution of Great Britain on 22nd January 2002.

The Shell Award for Sustainable Development

Mobah Rural Horizons, Nigeria - keeping vegetables cool for sale

The Crown Agents Foundation Award for Small Businesses

Nyaya Industries (Pvt) Ltd, Zimbabwe - light for homes in hard times

Runner-up: The Mediae Company, East Africa - social progress through radio soaps

The P & O Nedlloyd Award for Infrastructure

Bombardier Transportation UK Ltd - in a joint venture with the Uganda Railways Corporation

Runner-up: Nairobi Central Business District Association: mobilising against crime

The British Council Award for the Effective Transfer of English-language Skills (plus 1,000 prize)

The EuroEd Foundation - changing Romania through education

Runner-up: The English Language Educational Trust - teaching teachers to teach better

The DTI Award for Capacity Building in the Commonwealth

ECOTA Fair Trade Forum/Traidcraft Exchange - marketing Bangladeshi crafts in Europe

The Worldaware Award for Innovation

Motivation: new life for people who cannot walk

Runner-up: NIIT Ltd: teach yourself computing, for poor children

The Worldaware Not-for-profit Award (plus 1,000 prize from News International plc)

Quesinor, Ecuador: co-operative cheesemarking in the Andes

Runner-up: RDRS: making the most of little land in North-West Bangladesh

Special Commendation

The National Business Initiative - helping to build the new South Africa

The Judges

The 2001 entries for each of the seven awards were first considered by a panel of assessors with specialist knowledge and experience, who took references from independent referees and produced a short-list. The short-lists were then submitted to the distinguished group of judges listed below, who made the final decisions on the winners.