From the continents of Africa, Asia, Australasia, the Caribbean, Europe (including GB & Ireland) and North America

Active Graduate Development Educators are the pathfinders of the credit union movement and social economy worldwide, through their often quiet actions, unheralded and unrecognised by others, they serve their communities  to spread the Co-operative Commonwealth.  They see a societal need and try to fix it.  Often they are too modest to nominate themselves, so this is done by others and organisations.

The Awards provide accolades from their peers and create publicity of their efforts in their own communities and the wider world; to inspire others to follow their example and promote awareness of the way Development Educators worldwide work in so many different ways to serve communities in their homelands and overseas in a spirit of co-operation.

In 2018, two CUDEs from North America fought a close battle for the accolade of "DE of the Year from North America", the Winner being Shelli McCoy, CUDE, of Tarrant County's Credit Union, Forth Worth, Texas and coming an incredibly close second, Terry Laudick, CUDE, CEO of Nusenda Credit Union, Albuquerque, New Mexico, both impressing the Judging Panel in Australia with their stories.   To ensure impartiality, entries from North America are not judged by the USA panel who consider the entries from other regions of the world.

Previous Award Winners can nominate other Development Educators from their own areas and in fact if they themselves are involved in a new project, can enter again. Nominations by individuals of either themselves or others are more than welcome, as well as from supporting organisations. 

Click on this link for the Entry Form and on the above menu bar you'll find the full criteria for entering the Biden Awards, biographies of the esteemed Judges, details of a Helpline and the Judging Process. 

See below the Biden DE Award Winners of 2018. (click here for a full list of all Award winners that night)

Asia -
Marilou (Malou)
Guanzon-Apalisok, PhDE,

Africa -
Peter Onunga Owira,
ADE, ACDE        

  Europe -
Malcolm Ngouala,

North America -
Shelli McCoy, CUDE
with Lily Newfarmer, CUDE