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The 2019 ONE Africa Award ($100,000)

The 2019 ONE Africa Award ($100,000)

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The 2019 ONE Africa Award will award Africa-driven and Africa-led advocacy efforts that have demonstrated success at the community, national or regional level. Moreover, 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. The awarded grant will be USD 100,000 to innovative African initiatives to fight extreme poverty and incentive more of such efforts.

Furthermore, ONE recognizes the Africa-driven, Africa-led advocacy efforts that have demonstrated success at a community, national or regional level. By honoring the commitment and progress on the ground, ONE also hopes to inspire new efforts and save more lives.

Who can apply?

Civil society organizations, non-governmental organizations and other groups based in Africa can apply for this 2019 ONE Africa award. They must have demonstrated commitment and success in advocacy to promote the attainment of one or more of the SDGs.

Role of winner

Qualified recipients may have to participate 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. In addition to that, they 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.

Application evaluation

Evaluations will depend on the following criteria

  • 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.
  • Furthermore, shortlisted applications will undergo a due diligence process.


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline31 January,2020
Contact the organizer+27 117064511



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