Digital Green wins award in the Stockholm Challenge 2008

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Digital Green wins award in the Stockholm Challenge 2008

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Rikin Gandhi, assistant researcher at Microsoft Research India, has won an award in the Stockholm Challenge 2008.   Gandhi’s project, called Digital Green, won this year in the "Culture" category.  Digital Green is a combined system of technology and social organization that consists of locally produced videos of farmers exploring improved agricultural practices, and mediated screening sessions in which farmers regularly gather to watch the videos in the presence of a local facilitator to provoke discussion. By using locally produced video and mediated instruction, efforts are amplified in the dissemination of agricultural knowledge to smallholder farmers in India.  

Congratulations Rikin! Digital Green is a prime example of technology helping people live more sustainable lives and your colleagues on the environmental sustainability team applaud you. You can read a great story on Rikin at http://research.microsoft.com/news/featurestories/publish/Digital_Green_award.aspx?0hp=n3 

The Stockholm Challenge began in 1994, originally as a way to highlight the best ICT projects in Europe. It's since evolved to become perhaps the best-known ICT-for-development prize internationally.  For more details on the prize and check out Digital Green's Stockholm Challenge entry submission

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