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Offer: ONE Africa Award 2010

ONE Africa Award 2010: An opportunity to highlight efforts working to reduce poverty and achieve Millennium Development Goals
Civil society organizations and individuals working in Africa to advance the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) can apply for the $100,000 ONE Africa Award.

As efforts to eradicate poverty progress and new ideas introduced to bring about change across Africa, there are various NGOs and individuals dedicatedly involved in the processes. The ONE Africa Award provides an opportunity “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.” It “celebrates and bolsters innovative Africa-led efforts to help advance on or more of the Millennium Development Goals, the world’s blueprint to a better future.”

The award carries a cash payment of up to $100,000.

Individuals, organizations or other groups demonstrating commitment and success in assisting Africans in meeting one or more of the MDGs can apply for the award. “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.”

2010 Award Criteria

Innovation: Extent to which the individual/organization has designed and implemented an innovative advocacy program that employs new approaches to impact the MDGs.
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.
Scaleability: Ability of the individual’s or organization’s efforts to be scaled up and/or replicated by others.
Accountability: The demonstration of strong accountability mechanisms used to receive community buy-in (i.e. community leadership consultations and assessments and transparency of operations).
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.
Other Criteria:

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 deadline to apply for the award is 24 September 2010. For more information, visit this link.

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KAREEN UDOH's picture


Hi Vivian!

Pls Vivian,I think am much interested in the Africa award Funds,how do I go about it ?Because have been sponsored before,and am just about to start my project fully.I need funds to start.
Secondly,I think we that have same passion or dream suppose to have a meeting and delibrate over some issues which might usher in a good starting grounds.Thanks,waiting for your reply.

Kareen Udoh

vivian's picture

Hello Kareen

Hello Kareen,

ONE Africa Award is for those who are working in area of achieving the MDGs. If you are you organization is working in any area of it, then you can apply. The link is there for further information and requirements.

Yes, i think we have the same goal and we can work together to achieve our goals. We may really need to meet, but for the meantime, let us continue to communicate through world pulse. i will send you my email address with the private message so we can keep in touch with emails too. Have a nice participation in VOF. nice to hear from you



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