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16/01/2017

H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco awards the 2017 Prince’s Prize for innovative philanthropy to Peggy Rockefeller President of Synergos Institute

Monaco, January 16, 2017 - The 2017 Prince's Prize for Innovative Philanthropy has been awarded to Peggy Dulany, President of Synergos Institute.

Peggy Dulany is Chair of the Synergos Institute, a global non-profit organization helping solve complex problems of poverty and inequality by promoting and supporting collaboration. Drawing from her experience living and working in Rio de Janeiro as a young woman, she realized that the people most affected by adverse living conditions also have the greatest energy and motivation to solve their problems. The resources they lack are connections to the economic and political realms where necessary changes can affect whole communities.

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11/01/2017

Launch of the 2017 edition of « Students on Ice »

Every year, the “Students on Ice programme, created 15 years ago in Canada, gives young students the opportunity to come into contact with the realities of the Arctic region and its evolution, thanks to an educational cruise.

For the past 10 years, as part of a partnership between the Ministry of National Education, Youth and Sports and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, two Year 12 students from the Principality have been selected every winter to take part in “Students on Ice”.

The selection process for the participants of the 2017 edition was launched on 11th January at the Lycée Technique et Hôtelier of Monaco, in the presence of HSH the Sovereign Prince.  Aimed at selecting two new winners, this year’s competition is based on the theme “the relationship between humans and wildlife”.

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19/12/2016

Part of the proceeds from the sale of works by the artist Thierry Bisch donated to the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation

The Opera Gallery Monaco and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation conducted an awareness campaign in 2016 entitled “Delete?” with the French animal painter Thierry Bisch.  

“Delete?” is a socially engaged work aimed at raising the awareness of urban populations regarding the decline of many animal species facing the threat of extinction. Thierry Bisch explains: “I have been painting animals for decades and some of my models are on the verge of extinction, right there in front of me. So I decided to show them to you and put the question to you: Delete? The answer is in your hands.”

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13/12/2016

SAS le Prince Albert II de Monaco en visite à Québec pour le forum de l’Arctic Circle et la signature d’un partenariat

SAS le Prince Albert II de Monaco s’est rendu, le 13 décembre 2016, à Québec, à l’occasion notamment du Forum de Québec de l’Arctic Circle.

A cette occasion, le Souverain a été reçu par M. Philippe Couillard, Premier Ministre du Québec, lequel a déclaré à l'issue de cet entretien : « Le Québec et la Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco partagent une vision du développement nordique durable et sont tous deux soucieux des populations, des ressources et de la biodiversité du territoire du Plan Nord. Grâce à cette convention, nous nous donnons un nouvel outil pour poursuivre nos efforts en matière de lutte contre les changements climatiques en territoire nordique, d’énergies renouvelables et de protection de la biodiversité. Cela témoigne de la reconnaissance internationale de l’expertise québécoise dans ces domaines ». 

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