Posts tagged GDI Awards
Albert Poggio: The Star of Gibraltar

A look into why Albert Poggio, the UK Representative of Gibraltar, became a grassroot diplomat in 2015.

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Frank Field MP Demonstrates Climate Change Entrepreneurship in Parliament

Frank Field MP is something of an oddity around Westminster and a perfect grassroot diplomat.

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Baroness Kidron on the Edge of Madness

Baroness Beeban Kidron OBE recently became a grassroot diplomat for her fresh and innovative approach to educating young people on a smorgasbord of cultures and issues.

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The Queen of Flights and Tourism

Welcoming our newest cohort, Jamaican High Commissioner Aloun Ndombet-Assamba won the 2016 Policy Driver Award for her lobbying efforts in reforming the Air Passenger Duty.

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The Dual Mexican Year of Unity

As he starts an exciting new role in the United States, Ambassador Diego Gómez Pickering earned the Grassroot Diplomat Honouree award in 2016 for his work on the Dual Year of Mexico.

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Year of the Arabs: Why Middle Eastern Diplomats Are Today's Role Models

For the first time, Ambassadors from the Middle East sweep up awards from Grassroot Diplomat, proving to the world that the region is advancing in civil society.

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Ambassador of Sports and Interfaith Diplomacy

It is rare for an Ambassador to work so hard on issues that are not too close to the embassy mission. That is why we awarded the Polish Ambassador with the Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Award.

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Initiative Award Winners Announced for 2016
Sir Roger Gale MP Nominated for Manston Airport Campaign

A long-serving MP, Sir Roger Gale has been nominated for his tireless work in supporting to save Manston Airport. Manston Airport has a long and proud history stretching back 100 years, having played a major role in World War One and Two, as well as being the training ground for the Royal Air Force. The airport is considered a national asset by grassroots advocates, who have campaigned to keeping the airport open and ensure its survivability.

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Baroness Finlay Puts Life Before Death

A licensed doctor and member of the House of Lords, Baroness Finlay has successfully stitched together issues of medicine and politics by dedicating herself to improving care for the terminally ill. It is for this reason she has been awarded the Grassroot Diplomat Honouree for Palliative Care and Organ Donor Option.  

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The Good High Commissioner Marie-Pierre Lloyd

Ms Marie Pierre Lloyd, the High Commissioner of Seychelles, has helped empower many disadvantaged Seychellois through her work with MPower Seychelles. Throughout her work, Ms Lloyd has placed ‘those marginalised and vulnerable individuals and groups in Seychelles society’ at the centre of whatever she is doing, and has always done her best for those in need.

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Award Alumnus at the House of Commons

Grassroot Diplomat held its first business networking event at the House of Commons in the presence of diplomats, politicians, and social entrepreneurs.  The Alumni Networking Club was created for government officials who were previously nominated for the prestigious Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Award.

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Councillor Karen Bellamy Raises the Bar above Poverty

Councillor Karen Bellamy is one of the hardest working Councillor in the borough, who had set up food banks and other centres for people to donate to just to save families from starvation. She has spent much of her time bringing education into families whose language may not be English and creating a community where people look out for each other. 

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Grassroot Diplomat Honouree Jeremy Corbyn becomes Labour Party Leader

Grassroot Diplomat is pleased to welcome Jeremy Corbyn as the new Labour Party leader. As one of the first Honouree of the Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Award, Mr Corbyn was recognised for his outstanding and numerous support to non-government organisations and civil society across the United Kingdom, both during his political, and non-political career. 

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Summer Magazine Looks into Muslim World

From their successes at the most recent Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Award, the second edition of the Quarterly Magazine celebrates Arab Ambassadors who have paved the way for their people in the face of adversity; from the challenges of revolution, to patriarchy, terrorism, and even occupation.

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