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UNAOC and BMW Group announce the 10 winners of the Intercultural Innovation Center

Winning projects range from promoting diversity and inclusion to advancing gender equality, through art, sport and social change.

Ten grassroots projects were awarded to the prestigious Intercultural Innovation Center at a ceremony held in Berlin, Germany. The Intercultural Innovation Center, a collaboration between the United Nations League of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the BMW Group, supported by Accenture, recognizes and encourages grassroots initiatives that promote intercultural dialogue and contribute to peace, cultural diversity and inclusive societies.

This year, organizations from Germany, Australia, Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Indonesia, Israel, Jordan, Mexico and South Africa were selected. Her projects range from advancing diversity and inclusion to promoting gender equality, social change through art and sport.

“Civil society is evolving in dynamic and impactful ways, with grassroots innovations in the face of significant change. The institutions we recognized through the Intercultural Innovation Center are exemplary. We are proud to increase the contribution of diversity, mutual respect. We also celebrate our inclusion with a long-term cooperation with the BMW Group, while We continue to unite, enrich and elevate these grassroots initiatives, “Miguel Angel Moratinos, UN Under-Secretary-General and High Representative of the UNAOC.”

“At the BMW Group we recognize that intercultural understanding enriches the communities in which we operate. That is why we are so proud of our strong partnership with UNAOC. Indeed, the Center for Intercultural Innovation allows us to highlight some of the significant intercultural work that exists within it. Our service to audiences includes resources that we can offer projects to promote these. This can make a difference, so that ideas are turned into practice that develops local communities and improves people’s lives,” said Ilka Horstmeier, Member of the Board. Board of Management BMW AG People and Real Estate, Director of Industrial Relations.

The following grants benefit the funding and capacity of a comprehensive 12-month building and mentoring program;

• Inspire (Indonesia) – United Commitment

• More Differences (Brazil) – Letters accessible in multiple formats

• Oasis ‘Dream’ (South Africa) – Community Street Soccer/Netball

• Tech2Peace (Israel) – New thing: Israelis and Palestinians innovate together

• Ixcanul Foundation (Guatemala) – Traveling film

• Get Talent Program / PAUTA (Mexico) – Empowering girls and young people from vulnerable groups and communities in Mexico with knowledge

• Receiving Australia (Australia).

• Wasel for Awareness and Education (Jordan) – Shabbek Wa Bader

• SWANS Initiative (Germany) – More Laws in Leadership

• Fundación Barranquilla+20 (Colombia) – Women for Climate Justice

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