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ABCNEWS VideoSource
USA: WORLD BANK'S POVERTY REDUCTION COMPETITION
02/09/2000
APTN
VSAP174315
TAPE_NUMBER: EF00/0159 IN_TIME: 04:25:54 - 07:30:26 LENGTH: 02:11 SOURCES: All APTN except shots 8-9 = WHO, shot 10 = World Bank RESTRICTIONS: FEED: VARIOUS (THE ABOVE TIME-CODE IS TIME-OF-DAY) SCRIPT: English/Nat Hoping to inject new life into schemes designed to aid the world's poor, the World Bank will be announcing Wednesday winners of the first ever global competition in poverty reduction programmes. The first annual Development Marketplace will allocate more than three million dollars in start-up funds to the various winners. And almost more importantly, organisers hope that by getting members of the development community together, they'll be able to push back poverty levels in new ways. More than 300 finalists in the Development Marketplace competition presented their plans for fighting poverty in Washington this week. Ideas range from improving care for H-I-V and AIDS orphans in Africa, a number of different types of sustainable agriculture to cultural sensitivity training for judges in Guatemala. World Bank Chairman, James Wolfensohn, was delighted at the large response to the competition. More than 700 organizations and institutions from 60 countries are represented just in the finals. Looking at the various exhibits Wolfensohn says he was struck in particular by one thing. SOUNDBITE: (English) "The major thing that I felt in all of them, is the passionate involvement of just about everybody in their project. It almost doesn't matter what the project is, it is that the people that are here aren't getting paid to come here. It is not a commercial business for them, its a chance to make the planet different." SUPER CAPTION: James Wolfensohn, World Bank Chairman Teams will be judged on the impact their plan will have to reducing poverty, originality, value for money and sustainability. Mexican organisers of an joint government-citizen's group pushing for better quality education in the state of Neuvo Leon hope that, if successful in the World Bank competition, they will be able to turn themselves into an non-government organisation. SOUNDBITE: (English) "One of the most important things that we need is to provide equipment for technology, because most of the schools of Nuevo Leon don't have any computers in their schools and we think that if they dont have it that they are not going to increase their development." SUPER CAPTION: Nancy Onofre Castillo, Comparte organiser The competition featured a number of anti-AIDS and HIV programmes. One based in Myanmar planned to use a specially refitted boat to travel the impoverished communities on the waterways to spread the message of how to prevent the spread of the HIV virus. SOUNDBITE: (English) "When it docks at a village it is going to look like a spectacle, I mean it has brightly coloured painted ... Apaw is the name of our condom brand. It is going to have condom promotion messages painted right on the outside and then as it docks we are going to fold out a big A-V (audio-visual) set up with a stage and a large screen and TV ... its going to be a spectacle." SUPER CAPTION: Amy Romano, Special Projects Assistant, Population Services International SHOTLIST: XFA Washington, DC, USA February 8, 2000 & FILE APTN Washington, DC, USA February 8, 2000 1. Mid view, pan of displays 2. Close-up of Peru display 3. Close-up of African display 4. Close-up of locust 5. Close-up of Brazilian display 6. Close-up of anti tobacco poster for China 7. SOUNDBITE: (English) James Wolfensohn, World Bank Chairman World Health Organization - File Bangladesh 8. Mid view of children in slums 9. Closer view of children World Bank - File India 10. Woman hanging clothes on line Washington, DC, USA February 8, 2000 APTN Washington, DC, USA February 8, 2000 11. Pan down of Mexican entrant 12. Close-up views of pictures 13. SOUNDBITE: (English)Nancy Onofre Castillo, Comparte organizer 14. Close-up of AIDS prevention booth 15. SOUNDBITE: (English)Amy Romano, Special Projects Assistant, Population Services International 16. Close-up views of booth?
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