The UNHCR Annual Consultations with NGOs Innovation Award

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The UNHCR Annual Consultations with NGOs Innovation Award (“the Award”) celebrates efforts and achievements that advance the innovative delivery of services to refugees and other persons of concern to UNHCR. The Award is given to NGOs from any country/territory that demonstrates commitment and creativity to achieve improved efficiency of services for forcibly displaced people.

The Award is a UNHCR Initiative. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is a global organization dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees and other persons of concern.

In preparation for the UNHCR Annual Consultations with NGOs ‘Putting People First’ – to be held in Geneva 27-29 June 2018 – the tremendous work of NGOs will be highlighted through various mediums. This year we will launch the first Innovation Award to recognize and catalyze creative solutions to improve the lives of refugees, host communities and persons of concern. UNHCR believes innovation is a process of designing, experimenting, and learning and the Award aims to support and showcase NGOs working through this process.

Prize: The first prize of USD 10,000 and the second prize of USD 8,000 will be granted to two winners. One representative of each winning NGO will be invited to an award ceremony in Geneva, Switzerland in December 2018.

Nationality Eligible: NGOs in any country or territory are eligible.

Eligibility criteria:

UNHCR seeks applications from NGOs that would like to test new approaches, ideas or elements of a project that will increase the efficiency of delivering services to refugees and other persons of concern. The Award is not looking for well-refined project plans, but projects and/or ideas that still can be adapted and made better.

Applications must meet the following requirements:

  • Applications must be original ideas, with original design and approach.
  • Applications should be submitted in English.
  • Applications should demonstrate a commitment to the priority of “putting people first” in addressing forced displacement.
  • Applications should raise awareness for refugees and other persons of concern.
  • Applications should reflect the values of UNHCR.

How to apply: Fill the online application form provided.

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Deadline: July 31, 2018


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