UNDP’s special prize goes to ‘Mobilizing our Energy’

04 Jun 2014

UNDP’s special prize at 13th Golden Compass Awards organized by Turkish Public Relations Association (TUHID) was given to Yeşilırmak Electricity Distribution Inc. (YEDAŞ) for its “Mobilizing our energy” project.

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İstanbul - The winning projects and institutions of the 13th Golden Compass Awards were announced on the evening of 3 June in İstanbul.

Simona Marinescu, the Director of the UNDP International Center for Private Sector in Development, parliament members, governors and mayors, jury members, representatives of the public and private sector, professionals on public relations, media members, academicians, and young communication experts were attended to the ceremony.

A comprehensive sustainable development programme

Among so many successful projects, this year Yeşilırmak Electricity Distribution Inc. (YEDAŞ) won the award of UNDP Special Prize for the “Mobilizing our energy” project.

YEDAŞ established a dedicated sustainable development programme to work towards creating an added value to local development challenges in social, cultural and environmental fields which prioritizes 5 cities which are included to its service area and reaches more than 3 million people.

All projects under this programme are unprecedented in its content, extent, area and number of people it covers.

It exemplifies the prospects of raising awareness about environmental issues in the public, attracting women and young people to creative working areas and prioritizing energy efficiency in its programmatic work.