August 31 Deadline for $100,000 Prize

by Corrie Parsonson | Freelance
Thursday, 4 August 2016 10:41 GMT

2016 Winner Robert Hakiza accepts the Prize on behalf of Young African Refugees for Integral Development (YARID), the Kampala, Uganda-based organisation he founded, from guest speaker John Simpson CBE.

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Time is running out to enter the 2017 Ockenden International Prize.

The winner of the Prize, first presented in 2013, receives $US100,000 with the two runners-up each receiving $US25,000.

The cash prizes recognize and reward innovative work that can be shown to promote self-reliance among refugees and/or internally displaced people (IDPs), the hallmark of Ockenden International since its inception in 1951.

Submissions for the Prize must be from recognized and registered charities, which can also elect to nominate a project by a registered partner or affiliate organisation.

There are no geographical limits on the locations of the projects but the judges will be looking for work started no earlier than June 1, 2013, and for evidence of properly measured and evaluated outcomes.

Deadline for entries is midnight (GMT) on Wednesday 31 August, with the three finalists to be announced in October.

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