The 2015 ONE Africa Award gives recognition to Africa-driven; Africa led advocacy efforts that have demonstrated success at community, national or regional level. It 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. The $100,000 award will bring recognition to innovative African efforts to fight poverty and will incentivize more of such efforts.
2014 saw Friends Africa taking home the coveted ONE Africa Award. Friends Africa is an organization that supports the fight against HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria in partnership with the Global Fund. This they do by partnering with various civil societies, the private sector and governments. Previous winners also include Agricultural Non-State Actors Forum (ANSAF) of Tanzania, Positive-Generation, Cameroun; GF2D, Togo; DEVCOMS Nigeria etc
The 2015 ONE Africa Award recognizes best practices by an African organization or individual addressing social development issues through innovative advocacy in promotion of MDG attainment.
Organizations will be graded in 5 categories and awarded between 1-10 points in each of these categories:
1. Extent to which the organization has designed and implemented an innovative advocacy program that employs entrepreneurial and sustainable approaches to impact in a given sector(s).
2. Ability to demonstrate and communicate specific indicators of progress and impact linking work to a given sector(s) in a clear results-oriented framework.
3. Demonstration of the ability to replicate efforts of the organization to take intervention to scale.
4. 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.
5. 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
Furthermore, organizations that demonstrate innovative ideas and approaches towards projects, initiatives and plans to make popular the Global Goals for Sustainable Development in their community or region will receive up to 5 bonus points in the scoring of their applications for the 2015 prize.
Applications end August 28th, 2015; click here to apply.