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Offer: Proposals and experiences on property-rights as path for more dignity to the whole community

Omidyar Network and Ashoka’s Changemakers invite you to join the movement to unleash individual opportunity through property rights.

Secure rights to land can provide life-altering benefits to the poor, including economic opportunity, enhanced identity, and personal dignity. If you are a changemaker who is increasing access to property rights—for individuals or communities, in rural or urban areas, through non-profit or for-profit innovation—we want to hear from you.

We seek diverse approaches and groundbreaking models to strengthening property rights. From August 18 through November 3, 2010, you can nominate or submit a solution that helps to provide land to the landless, formalizes or documents property rights, or provides legal education to help people understand and benefit from the laws that
protect their assets.

Prizes: Three winners will be selected; each will receive a cash prize of US $50,000.

Dear Changemakers Community,

Omidyar Network was founded on the fundamental belief that every person has the power to make a difference. With this belief in mind, we are launching the Property Rights: Identity, Dignity & Opportunity for All competition to identify and support the leaders who are making an impact through property rights.

Land is one of the greatest assets of the world’s poor. Secure rights to this asset provide life-altering benefits—economic opportunity, enhanced identity, and personal dignity. With property rights, people are able to improve their quality of life, invest confidently in their
property, build security for their family, and improve their social status. Ultimately, the positive economic and social impact of property rights can transform lives and bolster communities.

Omidyar Network aims to catalyze greater awareness, spur innovation, and encourage policy reforms and programs that can bring the benefits of property rights to millions. Working together with leaders in the field, we can unleash unprecedented opportunity for people around the world.

If you are a changemaker who is increasing access to property rights—we want to hear from you. You might be a technology provider, policy advocate, microfinance lender, women’s rights leader or working in other related fields. We are looking for leaders who are driving

efforts to bring rights to individuals or communities, in rural or urban areas, and through non-profit or for-profit innovation.

We are seeking changemakers who employ a range of approaches, including those who work to provide land to the landless, help to formalize, document or improve property rights, or work on legal education to help people understand and benefit from the laws that
protect their assets. Are you one of these changemakers?

If so, Omidyar Network and Ashoka's Changemakers invite you to submit your solution to the Property Rights: Identity, Dignity & Opportunity for All competition.

Even if you do not offer a proposal of your own, we invite you to join the dialogue, make suggestions and recommend resources that help refine and strengthen entrants’ strategies. We also encourage you to vote on the top innovations.

Omidyar Network is proud to launch this challenge to support the world’s top leaders in property rights. Every person should be able to prove who they are and what they own. Join us today in the movement to bring secure property rights to all.

For more information see http://www.changemakers.com/property-rights

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noreens's picture

Hi Eliana, I sent the website

Hi Eliana,

I sent the website to a friend who is an artist, and is working on a project. Not sure if he applied but it's good to know that this opportunity is available! Thanks!

Noreen

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