Call for Nominations: AIDF Africa Innovator Of The Year Award

The aim is to recognise individuals for their inspiring leadership, forward-thinking, creative problem-solving and implementation of innovative programmes that have helped drive African progress towards Sustainable Development Goals.
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This competition celebrates individuals as well as teams who have introduced game-changing initiatives, created research or inventions that have made an impact on the humanitarian aid and development sectors in Africa over the past year. The aim is to recognise individuals for their inspiring leadership, forward-thinking, creative problem-solving and implementation of innovative programmes that have helped drive African progress towards Sustainable Development Goals.

Criteria

  • Inspired innovation: nominees should exhibit a thoughtful, creative and innovative approach to resolving humanitarian and development challenges in Africa over the past year

  • Proven impact: the initiatives, research or inventions that nominees have introduced or implemented should demonstrate a positive impact on solving global humanitarian aid and development challenges in Africa

  • Building on success: nominees should be looking to enhance and grow the impact of their initiatives, research or inventions to accelerate progress towards Sustainable Development Goals, including future plans to take their idea to the next level

  • All finalists should be available to attend the awards ceremony on 26 February 2019 at Trademark Hotel, Nairobi 

Eligibility

  • Nominations are open to individuals who work within the humanitarian aid and development sector 

  • An award can be based on the work of a team but needs to contain a name of the team leader i.e. nominee, who will accept the award on the team's behalf

  • Self-nominations are allowed

  • Please obtain the nominee’s consent to participate in this award program

  • There is no submission fee, however, if you are entering a nomination, please ensure that you complete all required fields of the nomination form

Dateline for submission: 18 January 2019

Source: AIDF Africa Summit

Illustration Photo: School children from Kembu primary school holding solar lights, Longisa, Bomet county, Kenya (credits: Corrie Wingate Photography / SolarAid / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0))

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