David Moore Award

This fund was established, with contributions from family, friends and colleagues, in memory of the late David Moore.

David was the first Programme Director, as well as the first Secretary to the Trustees, of the Arkleton Trust. Prior to his untimely death in 1983 at the age of 41, he had devoted his career to work on rural development, first with Oxfam and the UK United Nations Association, and finally with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

With proceeds from the fund’s investments, an award is made to a young person engaged in the study of rural development and social change in Europeand/or the Third World. The award is intended to enable the recipient to supplement academic course work with some practical investigation or research in poor rural areas, leading to a report or dissertation.

Since the fund’s inception, more than 25 young people have received an award, which is now normally made biennially. Details of the Awardees are given below:

Yearsort ascending Scope of the Award Case Study
Alexanda Smith 2000 To examine how the relationship between civil society and the institutions of an emergent Scottish ‘state’ is changing - focus on forestry
Corinna Csaky 1999 To investigate the often 'unworkable' rural home life which forces so many children in Ecuador onto the urban streets. She is also planning to study how the existing urban street children cope with this migration.
Benjamin Powis 1999 To examine the obstacles that arise from including the poor and disenfranchised into the rural development discourse - as a result of India's programme of decentralised planning.
Emma Wossknow 1999 To look at the relationship between children's education and labour in the Sindhuli district of Nepal
Julia Betts 1998 How the use of Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) techniques in the planning and implementation of adult literacy projects affects women's impetus for socio-economic development in the community. Based in El Salvador
Sebastion Taylor 1998 Studying development aid agencies and how they work with aid beneficiaries in the developing world. Concentrating on the work of a UK charity (Mines Advisory Group), looking at its work with local village communities in the clearance of unexploded ordnance, as well as rural development, in South-East Asia, amongst the villages of Xieng Khouang Province, Laos
Wendy Carter 1997 Project as a primary health care nurse in Zapallal (Peru)
Mark Grindley 1997 Research to expand the limited knowledge of the conflicts within the Mount Elgon Park, between those that live there and those that visit
Barnaby Hewitt 1996 Designing a maternity / gynaecology extension in a small village hospital in Zaire
Lorna Williams 1995 Prepare a study programme and help in the transition towards a market economy in Romania (under the umbrella of Link Romania)