Application Deadline: Friday, 31 January 2020

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 ONE Africa Award recognises the exceptional work of organisations
that are founded by Africans, based in Africa and working to help
Africa achieve the SDGs. The US$100,000 award recognises innovative
African efforts to fight poverty and incentivises more of such efforts.

The award recognises exceptional organisations and other groups
demonstrating commitment and success in assisting Africans in meeting
one or more of the SDGs through innovative advocacy-based programs.

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.

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

  1. Extent to which the organisation 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 organisation to scale interventions.
  4. 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 empowers them in a sustainable way) along with transparency of operations.
  5. Extent to which the organisation 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.

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

Award criteria

Download the application form in Word or PDF format:

Download application (Word)

Download application (PDF)

Please 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.

Please send your completed application to:

Stonewedge Office Park
Block D
1 Wedgelink Road
South Africa

Or via email to: [email protected]

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2020 ONE Africa Award

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