The 2019 ONE Africa Award will recognize Africa-driven and Africa-led advocacy efforts that have demonstrated success at the community, national or regional level. The award recognizes, rewards and advances the exceptional work of organizations founded by Africans and based in Africa, dedicated to advancing development goals in Africa. The US$100,000 award will recognize innovative African initiatives to fight extreme poverty and incentivize more of such efforts.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted in 2015 as a global compact between nations to improve the lives of the world’s poorest. They serve as a global blueprint to a better future, with goals of halving extreme poverty, halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education, amongst others.
There has been significant progress to end extreme poverty and preventable disease throughout Africa. Individuals and organizations are employing innovative ideas and exciting approaches to transform lives across the continent. The ONE Africa Award celebrates these efforts and progress towards the SDGs. ONE applauds the progress made and looks forward to solutions for the challenges still ahead.
The award recognizes exceptional organizations and other groups demonstrating commitment and success in assisting Africans in meeting one or more of the SDGs through innovative advocacy-based programs.
Qualified recipients may be engaged in direct services to achieve any of the SDGs, but must demonstrate a strong advocacy component integral to the delivery and success of their programs. Qualified recipients may be advocacy/pressure groups and think tanks engaged in governance activities, such as the monitoring of flows of resources and/or holding governments accountable to commitments to SDG attainment.
Organizations will be graded in five categories and will be awarded between 1-10 points in each of these categories:
Shortlisted applications will undergo a due diligence process.
Eligible Regions: Africa
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