Awarded "Corine International Book Award" by the Bavaraian Government for the book, "Creating World Without Poverty", Germany, November 2008. This award has been awarded under the patronage of the Bavarian Minister-President every year since 2001 to German and international authors for their excellence in writing and success with the German audience by the Association of Publishers and Booksellers in Bavaria.
This book award has been created in order to promote the cultural and economic relevance of the medium book at one of the world's foremost publishing places which is Munich and to further promote reading and to explore new fields to readers.
The prize is symbolized by the figure of "CORINE" made of Nymphenburger porcelain and created by Anton Bustelli. The prize does not carry any money award.