(ONE.ORG) – Throughout Africa, there is amazing progress to end extreme poverty and preventable disease. New ideas and exciting approaches are transforming lives one day at a time. The ONE Africa Award seeks to highlight the dynamism and achievements of African individuals and civil society organizations who are building a better future for their communities, countries and continent.
Does your organization work to advance the Millennium Development Goals in Africa?
If so, you could be eligible for the 2010 ONE Africa Award to win up to $100,000!
2010 AWARD CRITERIA
The “ONE AFRICA AWARD” aims to recognize, reward, and advance the exceptional work of Africa based individuals and organizations, dedicated to helping Africa achieve the Millennium Development Goals. It will bring recognition to innovative African efforts to fight poverty and will incentivize more of such efforts. Further, it will give ONE a “fresh” and compelling perspective of our issues by highlighting success stories. The ONE award is not a grant but recognition of successful past performance.
Award recipients can be individuals, organizations or other groups demonstrating commitment and success in assisting Africans in meeting one or more of the MDGs. 2010 qualified recipients will be engaged in advocacy to promote MDG attainment in health, clean water/sanitation, agriculture, education, gender, economic growth or employment generation for poorer communities. The organizations can be advocacy/pressure groups and think tanks engaged in governance related activities such as the monitoring of flows of resources and/or holding governments accountable to commitments to MDG attainment.
In 2010, the award payment may be staggered in order to ensure absorption by potentially smaller award recipients with limited annual operating budgets. Award recipients must be from or based in Africa, cannot be the local office of an international umbrella organization and cannot be receiving more than half of their annual operationg budget from a major International Financial Institution.
2010 Award Criteria
1. Innovation: Extent to which the individual/organization has designed and implemented an innovative advocacy program that employs new approaches to impact the MDGs.
2. Results: Extent to which the individual/organization demonstrates and communicates their ability to impact and advance at least one of the Millennium Development Goals at a community, regional or national level.
3. Scaleability: Ability of the individual’s or organization’s efforts to be scaled up and/or replicated by others.
4. Accountability: The demonstration of strong accountability mechanisms used to receive community buy-in (i.e. community leadership consultations and assessments and transparency of operations).
5. Partnerships: Extent to which the individual/organization has employed creative partnerships to achieve its goal and ensured coordination with other development actors. These partnerships may include public and/or private sector organizations.
• Organizations and/or individuals must be Africa-based and indigenous.
• Organizations must show evidence of success in previous projects.
• Organizations must show proof of funding support for previous project activities.
The 2010 ONE Africa Award recipient will be notified in October, 2010 after the completion of the selection process.
To apply now, visit the awards website here