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Applications Invited for UNHCR NGO Innovation Award 2020

Applications Invited for UNHCR NGO Innovation Award 2020

Organization: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Event Duration: 01 Dec. 2020 - 15 Dec. 2020

Apply By: 25 Sep 2020

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About the Organization:

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is a global organization dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people. They work to ensure that everybody has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge, having fled violence, persecution, war or disaster at home. Today, over 68 years later, their organization is still hard at work, protecting and assisting refugees around the world.

UNHCR NGO Innovation Award 2020

The UNHCR NGO Innovation Award (“the Award”) celebrates efforts and achievements of NGOs who developed innovative approaches for protection and delivery of services to refugees and other persons of concern to UNHCR.

The objective of the award is to provide public recognition to those efforts resulting in better protection and delivery of service to refugees and other persons of concern to UNHCR and amplify the acts of solidarity and innovation in this age of disruption.

This year, UNHCR will dedicate the award to Refugee-led Organizations (RLOs). The Award 2020 looks for novel and creative solutions RLOs have developed in response to COVID-19 at the global, regional, national, and local levels.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Legally registered non-profit RLO with a bank account
  • Working with refugees, IDPs, the stateless and host communities in the forcibly displaced context
  • Demonstrated innovative approaches that address challenges in the COVID-19 response in a creative and novel manner, reflecting the value of diversity and inclusion

Prize:

  • A prize of USD 15,000 for each winner. One representative of each winning RLO will be invited to attend a virtual/in-person award ceremony held in parallel to UNHCR’s 70th-anniversary celebration in December 2020.

Selection Criteria

  • Understanding of the problem/issue at hand
  • The novelty of solution (a solution is new to the context, or new to the world – product, service, process, or outcome)
  • Inclusion (who has been involved)
  • Impact and/or initial findings/results.

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