To Press Releases listNairobi, Kenya,Nov 5, 2012
and its Kenyan partner African Sand Dam Foundation receive the Nestle CSV 2012
Awards, which will give a further boost to spreading the technology across
water stressed areas in Sub Saharan Africa.
Kenya, 6th November 2012: Nestle S.A announced yesterday the winners of the Creating
Shared Value Prize 2012 at the annual Nestle Creating Shared Value Forum held
this year in New Delhi, India. The runner up award with a prize money of more
than KES 9 million (CHF 100,000) was given to Excellent Development, a UK based not
for profit organization and its Kenyan partner, Africa Sand Dam Foundation.
Excellent Development and ASDF work hand in hand to promote sand dams around
the world. This Nestle CSV Prize is recognition of the work done by these two
NGOs on pioneering the sand dam technology and the benefits it creates for
rural communities. Present at the ceremony to receive the Prize were Simon
Maddrell, Executive Director of Excellent Development, Cornelius Kyalo and
Andrew Musila from ASDF.
Excellent Development and its partners have supported 3,863 self- help group
members from 104 communities in Kenya
to build 347 sand dams. Since then, group members have dug 1,344 km of
terracing, enabling them to grow more food, and planted more than 830,000
trees. This has directly benefited 23,294 members and their families -
impacting 342,500 people across Kenya.
Sand Dam Foundation, based in South East Kenya, works with local communities,
organized in self -help groups to address their water and food priorities. The
communities build sand dams, which are the most cost effective method of
capturing rainwater and can be built anywhere where there are seasonal rivers
with sandy sediment. They invest at least 40% of the resources needed to
complete the project. Once these dams are built they can provide a year round
source of water for both drinking and for irrigation purposes.
years, innovative schemes related to nutrition, water and rural development are
short listed for the Nestle Creating Shared Value Prize. This year, Nestle has
selected one winner and two runners up to share the total prize money of CHF
500,000 (KES 45 million).
The CSV Prize
highlights examples of Creating Shared Value in which the funding award helps
innovative and commercially viable initiatives to scale up and achieve
financial sustainability. Building on Nestlé’s foundations of compliance and
sustainability, CSV is the company's approach to doing business. It aims to
create value for the company's shareholders at the same time as for the
communities in which it operates.
The Prize is open to individuals, governmental
and non-governmental organizations, academia and social enterprises. This year,
more than 600 applications from 76 countries were received. The Board selected
an overall winner and two runners up.
The winner of
the first prize was Fundacion Paraguaya de Cooperation y Desarrollo, Paraguay
and the other runner up was Arcenciel, from Lebanon, who received CHF 300,000
(KES 27 million) and CHF 100,000 (KES 9million).