Offer: 2013 Cordaid Healthcare Award - Deadline: 22 September 2013
There are over 1.8 billion young people between the ages of 10 and 24 living in the world today. This represents the largest global youth cohort in history. With roughly 89% of youth residing in the developing world, young people make up well over half of the national population in many countries. However, young people face health threats that can originate from poverty or instable and unhealthy living environment, lack of education, lack of rights and lack of respect for integrity or physical integrity, inadequate health services and epidemics. It is essential to ensure good health for young people so that they can contribute to the development.
2013 Cordaid Healthcare Award
This year, Cordaid will award an organisation that shows outstanding implementation of innovative approaches to promote the health of young people. This organisation can be a Youth-led Organisation, Community Based Organisation, Faith Based Organisation, Civil Society Organisation, (Non-) Governmental Organisation, and International Development Organisation. Cordaid wishes to put one organisation in the spotlight, which makes a difference to the health of young people in fragile areas. At the same time Cordaid also seeks to gain greater insight into how initiatives are developed and implemented. In particular initiatives that target both sexes, that support youth entrepreneurship and/or collaborate with (local) private actors.
Young people’s health status has been identified as a critical element for their own development and the development of societies. Therefore, one must invest in improved (access) to healthcare, protection of rights, education and promotion of entrepreneurship. Young people should be in the driving-seat and be active agents of change of their own development. For instance, they can improve the health of others by being educators and community distributors of health products. Entrepreneurial activities can play a complementary and useful role in enabling young people themselves to foster a healthy economy and environment. Also, a combined radio and text-messaging programme can be effective in informing young people about their major health issues, which in turn they can share among each other.
Organisations which are eligible to be nominated should be active in the above-mentioned field in one of the following countries: Afghanistan, Burundi, Central African Republic, Congo-Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Sierra Leone, South Sudan and Zimbabwe. Proposals in French or in English are welcome.
The Award provides a grant of € 10.000 to further strengthen activities in this field.
The criteria for organisations selected are those who:
1. Display outstanding innovative approaches to promote the health of young people;
2. Are active in the above-mentioned field in one of the following countries: Afghanistan, Burundi, Central African Republic, Congo-Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Sierra Leone, South Sudan and Zimbabwe;
3. Provide evidence of substantial impact and/or success achieved in this field;
4. Take into consideration the sustainability and scaling up of the initiatives.
There will be three review rounds to identify the award winner:
The first Review Round will consist of an eligibility check (form and content) by the Cordaid project team.
The highest scoring 25% of all valid nominations received will be reviewed in Round 2 by a Cordaid Review Team, whereas a shortlist of the 10 overall highest scoring organisations will be reviewed in Round 3.
The Review Panels for round 3 will be external and composed of representatives of a variety of (inter)national development organisations with expertise in the field of health of young people.
Deadline for submissions is Sunday, September 22nd 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.