Russia's defense contractor to display new cluster bomb at Army-2017 showMilitary & Defense August 17, 13:41
Press review: Russia boosts military potential and Donbass awaits crucial meetingPress Review August 17, 13:00
Justice Ministry adds Jehovah’s Witnesses to list of organizations outlawed in RussiaWorld August 17, 12:50
Moscow Zoo welcomes pygmy hippopotamus OliviaSociety & Culture August 17, 12:48
Russia’s new MC-21 airliner to climb to 11km altitude in flight testsBusiness & Economy August 17, 12:31
Poll shows number of Poles seeing Russia as threat decreases by halfSociety & Culture August 17, 12:18
Typhoon armored car with new remote weapon station may pass into service in 2017Military & Defense August 17, 11:47
Gazprom increases exports to future consumers of Turkish Stream gas projectBusiness & Economy August 17, 11:31
Ex-German chancellor says Russia will not change stance on CrimeaWorld August 17, 11:09
WASHINGTON, June 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/. The 11th Annual CGAP Photo Contest is now open for entries; the deadline for submissions is September 7, 2016. Amateur and professional photographers are invited to share original and powerful images that capture the importance of access to basic financial services for people around the world.
Experience the interactive Multimedia News Release here: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7554953-cgap-annual-photo-contest/
Digital innovations, including the growing use of smartphones, and new financial products that better meet the needs of customers are making it easier for poor and rural customers to manage their daily finances, grow a business and respond to an emergency. However, 2 billion people still lack access to basic financial services such as savings accounts and credit. Closing this gap can help to reduce extreme poverty and increase prosperity.
Against this background, this year's Photo Contest calls for photographs that reflect the following four themes:
Submissions may represent a range of products, institutions and approaches within these themes and touch on a broad variety of social, economic, developmental and technological issues. Entries are welcome from all regions, in both rural and urban settings.
Photographers of the winning images will receive prizes and recognition of their entries in several categories including regional, people's choice and special mentions in the four thematic areas. The 2015 contest received more than 3,300 entries from photographers in 77 countries. Winners were showcased by top global media outlets and viewed tens of thousands of times online.
Submit your photos >>
View the winners of the 2015 CGAP Photo Contest here.
CGAP (Consultative Group to Assist the Poor) is a global partnership of 34 leading organizations that seek to advance financial inclusion. CGAP develops innovative solutions through practical research and active engagement with financial service providers, policy makers, and funders to enable approaches at scale. Housed at the World Bank, CGAP combines a pragmatic approach to responsible market development with an evidence-based advocacy platform to increase access to the financial services the poor need to improve their lives. More at www.cgap.org.
CONTACT: Esther Lee Rosen, CGAP, email@example.com, +1 (202) 458-0147