OPPORTUNITIES

Sustainable Development Advocacy Program (Up to US$100,000)

Deadline: January 31, 2020

Applications for the ONE Africa Award 2019 are now open. The ONE Africa Award celebrates African efforts aimed at achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the world’s blueprint for a better future. SDG targets range from halving extreme poverty to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education.

The award recognizes, rewards and advances the exceptional work of organizations founded by Africans and based in Africa, dedicated to advancing development goals in Africa. Qualified recipients may be engaged in direct services to achieve any of the SDGs, 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 SDG attainment.

Award

  • The US$100,000 award will recognize innovative African initiatives to fight extreme poverty and incentivize more of such efforts.

Eligibility

  • Civil society organizations, non-governmental organizations and other groups based in Africa that has demonstrated commitment and success in advocacy to promote the attainment of one or more of the SDGs are invited to apply.

Evaluation Criteria

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

  • The 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).
  • Ability to demonstrate and communicate specific indicators of progress and impact linking work to a given sector(s) in a clear results-oriented framework.
  • Demonstration of the ability to replicate efforts of the organization to scale interventions.
  • Demonstration of strong internal and constituency accountability mechanisms (for example, community leadership consultations and involvement in programs to demonstrate that interventions are relevant to the majority of the poor in the target community and empower them in a sustainable way) along with the transparency of operations.
  • The 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.

Application

Download the application form in Word or PDF format.

Complete each section of the application and attach the required supplemental documents by 23:59 SAST/21:59 GMT/UTC Friday, 31 January 2020 according to the submission guidelines.

Send your completed application to:

ONE
Stonehedge Office Park
Block D
1 Wedgelink Road
Bryanston
2031
Johannesburg
South Africa

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