The ONE Africa Award aims to recognize, reward, and advance the exceptional work of organizations founded by Africans, based in Africa, and dedicated to helping Africa achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The $100,000 award will bring recognition to innovative African efforts to fight poverty and will incentivize more of such efforts. (The award may be split into two prizes in order to award two smaller organizations better able to absorb a smaller monetary award.) The $100,000 prize gives an Africa-based, Africa-founded organisation campaigning for progress toward meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Now in its sixth year, the ONE Africa Award acknowledges the incredible work that Africans are doing to solve their development challenges and change their communities for the better. They often do this against overwhelming odds—whether it be insufficient resources, ineffective governments, or social taboos—yet they continue the fight because these organizations and their leaders can see a better future for all of us. The ONE Africa Award seeks to reward them and, we hope, boost their efforts.

Over the past five years, the ONE Africa Award has interacted with organizations from all corners of the rising continent and if your organization meets the criteria, you have until August 19, 2013 to apply.

Click here to apply: http://www.one.org/africa/africaaward/how-to-apply/

 

 

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