Update: Thank you to everyone who voted for Alasdair and Laurence to win a 2010 Digital Hero award. It is with great delight that we can announce that they scooped the Regional Award!
The Primate Handshake will be awarded £5000 towards its primate conservation expeditions and projects across Africa. With such a fantastic award fund, both Directors are thankful to the Handshake’s supporters and are looking forward to the new possibilities ahead thanks to the boost in funds.
It is with great delight to annouce that the Primate Handshake’s two Directors (Alasdair Davies & Laurence Hall) have been nominated to receive a Digtal Hero award 2010, sponsored by Talk Talk and the Daily Mirror. This exciting award is presented to outstanding individuals, working within UK community groups or charities, who are using the power of digital technology to implement bright ideas which bring about positive social change.
Having led the last three year’s Great Primate Handshake Expeditions to South Africa, Kenya and Uganda, both Alasdair and Laurence are delighted to have been nominated. By directing and producing numerous short digital videos together with expedition volunteers and African local communities, and by hosting live internet link-ups with remote communities in Kenya and school children in Wales, their nomination supports the Great Primate Handshake’s commitment to conservation and it’s mission in utilizing digital media to raise awareness of primate conservation activites.
The winning nominated heros from 12 regions across the UK will receive a £5,000 grant to assit their work, with the overall winManer winning an amazing £10,000 grant!
Your vote will ensure that the Great Primate Handshake does even more to raise awareness of threatened and endangered primates by sharing digital media skills with local communities.