ADES receives award in the USA


Mettmenstetten ZH – ADES is one of three winners of this year’s international Lipman Family Prize. This is the second international honor within a short time. ADES is committed to environmental protection and social welfare in Madagascar.

The non-governmental organization ADES is among the winners of this year’s Lipman Family Prize, according to a media release. Founded in 2001 by Regula Ochsner, the organization works to sustainably preserve Madagascar’s forests and alleviate poverty through solar and energy-saving stoves, reforestation projects and educational measures.

The Barry & Marie Lipman Prize is awarded annually at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia to innovative organizations in the social sector. In addition to ADES, the Build up Nepal and Healthy Learners initiatives from Zambia are also nominated. The winner of the $250,000 first prize will be announced on April 20. The other two will be awarded $125,000 each.

“The work of the three winning organizations is very different, but their pursuit of a just life for all is what they have in common,” Award founder Barry Lipman is quoted as saying in the release, “This is the foundation of human coexistence, and we are inspired by their innovative models, their impact, and their potential for even greater diffusion.”

As ADES Executive Director Luc Estapé explains, the Lipman Family Prize award is “a great recognition for ADES. The prize helps us draw more attention to the urgent problems in Madagascar and our approaches to solving them.” For ADES, this means the second international award within a short period of time: Already in November 2021, the organization received the title as International Organization of the Year at the .ORG Impact Awards. eb