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Mongolian Snow Leopards Enterprises wins World Challenge 2011

Tue, 06 Dec 2011 15:40
Snow Leopard Enterprises, from Mongolia, has been named as the winner of this year's World Challenge competition, taking the first prize of a $20,000 grant from Shell to help develop their initiative.

World Challenge voting is now closed

Tue, 15 Nov 2011 15:51
Watch this space to find out who has won this year's prizes and for information about the broadcast of the awards ceremony and a special Down to Business live pitching event.

World Challenge episodes now available online - Votes close this Friday

Tue, 08 Nov 2011 15:51
All 12 World Challenge videos are now available on YouTube for those still to make up their minds who to choose before voting closes this Friday.

Hear how the World Challenge projects found the filming experience

Fri, 04 Nov 2011 15:00
Every year readers get to hear from the finalist projects about their time being filmed by the team of World Challenge producers.

Down to Business presenter Leo Johnson helps launch World Challenge on BBC's Weekend World programme.

Thu, 06 Oct 2011 13:24
Last weekend saw the broadcast of the first episode of the World Challenge on BBC World News. Here Leo Johnson talks with host Paddy O'Connell about some of his motivations behind working on the series' sister show, Down to Business.

World Challenge Producer's have their say

Sat, 01 Oct 2011 14:31
Every year, to help those voting for World Challenge projects, we have blogs from the field from each World Challenge producer. Next week we'll have the blogs from the individual projects.

Voting Opens for the Seventh BBC World Challenge Competition

Thu, 29 Sep 2011 13:11
On Monday 26 September voting was opened for World Challenge 2011, an annual competition run by BBC World News and Newsweek in association with Shell.

Ramming home the message

Tue, 15 Mar 2011 10:58
Last December the Philippines-based Alternative Indigenous Development Foundation Inc. won top prize.

Volts for villages

Mon, 14 Mar 2011 18:05
Started by two childhood friends, Gyanesh Pandey and Ratnesh Yadav, the group estimates they have now saved over US$1 million.

Kroner to Africa

Mon, 14 Mar 2011 17:13
MYC4, a 2010 World Challenge finalist, strikes a breakthrough link with Denmark's biggest retail society.

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