The 2015 ONE Africa Award recognises Africa-driven; Africa led advocacy efforts that have demonstrated success at community, national or regional level. It aims to recognise, reward, and advance the exceptional work of organisations, founded by Africans and based in Africa, dedicated to helping Africa achieve the Millennium Development Goals. The $100,000 award will bring recognition to innovative African efforts to fight poverty and will incentivise more of such efforts.
About the award
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were adopted in 2000 as a global compact between nations to improve the lives of the world’s poorest. Throughout Africa, significant progress to end extreme poverty and preventable disease has been achieved. Individuals and organisations are employing innovative ideas and exciting approaches to transform lives in the continent daily.
The ONE Africa Award celebrates these efforts and progress towards achievement of the MDGs, the world’s blueprint to a better future, ranging from halving extreme poverty to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education. ONE applauds the progress made, and looks forward to solutions for the challenges still ahead.
ONE recognises the Africa-driven, Africa-led advocacy efforts that have demonstrated success at a community, national, or regional level. By honouring the commitment and progress on the ground, we hope that new efforts can be inspired and more lives can be saved.
Civil society organisations, non-governmental organisations and other groups based in Africa that can demonstrate commitment and success in advocacy to promote the attainment of one or more of the MDGs are invited to apply. ONE applauds the progress made, and looks forward to solutions for the challenges still ahead.
How to apply
Applications are now open for the 2015 ONE Africa Award!
1. Check you are eligible to apply – read the award criteria
2. Download the application form
3. Submit you application by Friday 28 August 2015