2015 One Africa Award ($USD 100,000 for Millennium Development Goals Driven Projects)

Application Deadline (Extended) : Midnight Monday, September 7, 2015.

As the world prepares to adopt the new set of development goals, the ONE Campaign invites civil society organizations, non-governmental organizations and other groups based in Africa to apply for the $ 100,000 (USD) 2015 ONE Africa Award.

Eligible organizations include those that can demonstrate commitment and success in their advocacy to promote the attainment of one or more of the Millennium Development Goals.

The 2015 ONE Award provides a bridge between previous efforts geared towards MDGs and future efforts to contribute to the new development agenda enshrined in what will be called Sustainable Development Goals, by 2030.

The ONE Africa Award aims to recognize, reward, and advance the exceptional work of organizations, founded by Africans and based in Africa, dedicated to helping Africa achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The $100,000 award will bring recognition to innovative African efforts to fight poverty and will incentivize more of such efforts.

Each year, The ONE Campaign awards the prize of $100,000 which is underwritten by an endowment from The Howard G. Buffet Foundation to recognize, advance and reward the exceptional work of an African organization that works toward the achievement of one or more of the Millennium Development Goals. The award is in its eighth year running.

Eligibility Criteria:

Award recipients can be exceptional organisations and other groups demonstrating commitment and success in assisting Africans in meeting one or more of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) through innovative advocacy based programs.

  • Qualified recipients may be engaged in direct services to achieve any of the MDGs 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 MDG attainment.
  • Award recipients can be exceptional organizations and other groups demonstrating commitment and success in assisting Africans in meeting one or more of the MDGs through innovative advocacy based programs.

Categories

Organizations will be graded in 5 categories and will be awarded between 1-10 points ineach of these categories:

i. Extent to which the organization has designed and implemented an innovative advocacy program that employs new approaches to impact in a given sector(s).

ii. Ability to demonstrate and communicate specific indicators of progress and impact linking work to a given sector(s) in a clear results-oriented framework.

iii. Demonstration of the ability to replicate efforts of the organization to take intervention to scale.

iv. Demonstration of strong internal and constituency accountability mechanisms (i.e. community leadership consultations and involvement in programs to demonstrate the interventions are relevant to the majority of the poor in the target community and empowers them in a sustainable way) along with transparency of operations.

v. Extent to which the organization has employed creative partnerships to achieve its goal(s) and ensure coordination with other development actors. These partnerships may include public and/or private sector players.

Please provide a brief recommendation and scoring on the following achievements for each organisation:

Good=10 ; Average=7 and Weak=4

1. Innovation

2. Results

3. Scalability

4. Accountability

5. Partnerships

6. Bonus MDGs

Shortlisted applications will undergo a due diligence process the month of October 2015.

How to Apply:

Check you are eligible to apply – read the award criteria

2. Download the application form

3. Submit you application by Friday 28 August 2015

For More Information:

contact Ms. Carla Walker by emailing one.award@one.org

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2015 One Africa Awards

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