Award for most innovative idea in animal welfare
Vijay Singh, Times of India
The Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations (FIAPO) is inviting applications for the most unique idea on an animal welfare project. This is all set to be launched through a competition known as Dragon's Den which is going to be conducted during FIAPO's India for Animals conference to be held from November 16 to 18, 2012 in Goa. The India for Animals Conference (IFA) brings all animal welfare organisations and activists together at a national level and is a celebration of animal protection across India.
Those interested can share their ideas by mailing them to email@example.com.Only a total of four participants will proceed to the final round after initial screening by a committee. The participants selected for the final round will then be helped by FIAPO to pitch their ideas to a panel of four judges for 15 minutes each. A monetary award will be given to the winner of the competition to help the idea become a reality.
FIAPO considers this a unique opportunity for creative and relatively fresh minds to be amidst India's most experienced advocates for animal protection. Other than the cash prize, the exposure and learning that will be gained is of significant importance.Varda Mehrotra, Program Director, FIAPO says; "This is a brilliant opportunity for those who have a wonderful idea but don't know how and where to put it to practice. We invite anyone who has ever had any wish to help animals in their own way to come up and tell us how they would want to do it".
Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations (FIAPO) is a collective of animal protection organisations in India. It represents and advocates for NGOs and activists in the Indian animal protection sector; and also independently conducts research about and advocates for the rights of animals.