CWAG Alliance Partnership Recognized with Prestigious National Award
2012 Awards for U.S.-Mexico Crossborder Collaboration and Innovation
Awarded by the Border Research Partnership
Thank you!

The staff of the Conference of Western Attorneys General thank the Border Research Partnership for recognizing our work in supporting the rule of law in Mexico, and building bridges between State Attorneys General in Mexico and the United States. We would especially like to thank Attorney General of Mexico Maestra Marisela Morales Ibáñez, the State Attorneys General in the United States and Mexico who have committed their time, energy and resources to the Alliance Partnership; as well as the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, the Council of State Governments-WEST, the United States Agency for International Development, and the countless prosecutors and other judicial system members in both countries who have contributed their talents to the Alliance Partnership's programs.

The Border Research Partnership is pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 Awards for U.S.-Mexico Crossborder Collaboration and Innovation.

* Conference of Western Attorneys General: "U.S. and Mexico State Attorney Generals Work Together to Promote the Rule of Law"

* The Kino Border Initiative: "Fostering Binational Solidarity along the U.S. - Mexico Border"

* Mainly Mozart: "The International Language: Mainly Mozart Binacional"

* Integra Foundation: "Providing Healthcare Services to Handicapped Individuals in the El Paso-Ciudad Juárez Area"


In addition, The Border Research Partnership will present for the first time a Special Recognition to the North American Development Bank for its contribution to building a strong partnership between the United States and Mexico through funding infrastructure projects in the border region since 1994. NADB Managing Director Geronimo Gutiérrez will accept the award on behalf of the institution.

The Awards are made possible by funding from the Council of State Governments-West and the United States Agency for International Development. For more information, please visit the Awards websites at ASU-NACTS and El Colegio de la Frontera Norte.


The Awards will be formally presented on Monday, September 24, at 7:00pm at the official dinner of the binational trade conference, "Realizing the Economic Strength of Our 21st Century Border" in Tempe, Arizona.

The awards program-now in its second year- honors "success stories" in local and state collaboration between the United States and Mexico. The program is organized by the Border Research Partnership, comprising the North American Center for Transborder Studies at Arizona State University, Mexico's El Colegio de la Frontera Norte (COLEF) and the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. The winners were selected by an independent bi-national selection committee.

The winning crossborder collaborations represent the range of activities that happen every day to make life in the border region safer, healthier, cleaner, and more prosperous along the U.S.-Mexico Border.  The winners for 2012 include government agencies, non-profits, and institutions that deeply engage regional stakeholders and enhance the lives of residents on both sides of the border and come from the fields of law, health, migration and music.

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