Fully Funded Peace Direct Awards:Peace Direct in the USA is offering Awards to honour organizations that are trying different peacebuilding approaches in 2020.
The Peace Direct Awards, formerly the Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders Awards, recognize innovation in local peacebuilding. The annual awards honour organizations that are trying different peacebuilding approaches or new organizations doing peacebuilding where it hasn’t been done previously.
Peace Direct launched its annual awards in 2013. The winners receive global recognition and a cash prize to contribute toward their work. Hundreds of organizations apply each year.
The recipients have worked with ex-child soldiers in Uganda, young Israelis and Palestinians, villagers hit by drug wars in Colombia, tribal groups in Papua New Guinea and more.
Previous winner Gatwal Gatkouth from Uganda said the award “means so much to my organization. It marks a new beginning that outlines the fact that, no matter how small one starts an initiative, if the intentions are good, the world one day honours their efforts. We started very small, with so much passion, and before long Peace Direct put our work on the spotlight. We now have a very solid footing for 2019 and we anticipate to scale up our peacebuilding work deep into the grassroots communities.”
Worth of Award
- The winning organisations will each receive $10,000, online promotion of their work, and free admission to PeaceCon in Washington, DC.
- Each winner receives an all-expenses-paid trip to the award ceremony in the United States.*
- * The invitation to the awards ceremony is for one representative of the organization and is subject to obtaining the required travel documents.
Eligibility of the Fully Funded Peace Direct Awards:
These are global awards so there is no geographical restriction on applications. In order to be eligible to enter, you must:
- Undertake peacebuilding work – your organisation is either a peacebuilding organisation or has peacebuilding as a substantial element of your work.
- Be locally based – your organisation must be based in the country or communities where your work is done. If your organisation operates in multiple countries, you are not eligible to enter. (Note cross-border projects are eligible.)
- Be an independent organisation, not an in-country or satellite organisation of an international NGO.
- Be working, or planning to work, in at least one of the following thematic areas: women-led peacebuilding; youth-led peacebuilding; or non-violent action.
How to Apply for the Fully Funded Peace Direct Awards:
- In order to enter, you will need to complete an application form online.
- There are two stages to the application process. During the first stage you will be asked to provide basic information about your organisation, peacebuilding activities, and ambitions.
- A selection of organisations will progress to the next stage where they will be asked to provide additional information.
- If you are unable to complete an online application, it is possible to download the application as a word document, which can be submitted via email. Please contact us on [email protected] for more information.