The Eyes of Virunga: From Poacher to Protector by Virunga Heroes
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SUBJECT: Your proposal has been selected as a Finalist!
Congratulations! Your proposal, The Eyes of Virunga: From Poacher to Protector, in the Land Use Contest, has been selected to advance to the Finalists round.
Be proud of your accomplishment – more than 350 proposals were submitted and only a very small number have been advanced through these two rounds of judging.
As a Finalist, your proposal is eligible for the contest’s Judges Choice award, as well as the contest’s Popular Choice award, which is determined by public voting.
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All winners will be announced the week after the voting period ends, on September 12, 2015 at midnight Eastern Time.
Both Judges Choice and Popular Choice will receive a special invitation to attend selected sessions at MIT’s SOLVE conference and present their proposals before key constituents in a workshop the next day, where a $10,000 Grand Prize will be awarded. A few select Climate CoLab winners will join distinguished SOLVE attendees in a highly collaborative problem-solving session. Some contests have additional prizes given by the contest sponsor.
Thank you for your work on this very important issue. We’re proud of your proposal, and we hope that you are too. Again, congratulations!
2015 Climate CoLab Judges
Below is a summary of the Judges' comments:
• Same idea as last year and not much different than last year’s proposal
• Like the idea, but idea is repeated
• Interesting partnership idea with Rainforest Connection
Congratulations! Your proposal The "Eyes of Virunga: From Poacher to Protector", in the Land Use: Agriculture, Forestry, Livestock contest has been selected to advance to the Semi-Finalists round. You will be able to revise your proposal and add new collaborators if you wish, from July 1st, 2015 until July 14, 2015, midnight Eastern Time.
At the revision deadline listed above, your proposal will be locked and considered in final form. The Judges will undergo another round of evaluation to ensure that Semi-Finalist proposals have addressed the feedback given, and select which proposals will continue to the Finalists round. Finalists are eligible for the contest’s Judges Choice award, as well as for public voting to select the contest’s Popular Choice award.
The Judges' comments are posted below.
Please incorporate answers to these comments in your revisions, or your proposal may not be advanced to the Finalists round.
Judge 1: Very good presentation. Some financials presented. Could be feasible. Nice specifications on staffing and leadership teams.
Judge 2: The document is well supported focusing on the Virunga National Park in the DR Congo. It provides a way to transform illegal charcoal makers into solar powered park rangers. It does not have statements in the section -- What actions would you propose? , and also carbon topics are placed separately with no calculations of future ears.
Thank you for your great work and again, congratulations!
2015 Climate CoLab Judges
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