Samantha Singh Memorial Award

An award for young people aspiring to careers in development policy

Samantha Singh Memorial Award

Samantha Singh was the Coordinator of ONE’s Policy Team in 2019-2020. In July 2020, she passed away aged 26. Her legacy is one of kindness. She always sought to make things easier for others, make the mundane fun, and was passionate about global development.

In her memory, ONE has established the Samantha Singh Memorial Award for young people aged 16 to 26 aspiring to careers in development policy. Applicants must complete a policy task identified by The ONE Campaign each year.

The winner, selected by a prize committee made up of ONE staff members and Sam’s family, will be awarded $500, a career advice session with a senior ONE staff member, and featured on ONE’s blog.

The task for 2024 is:

Write a data-driven memo on the impacts of climate change in your community, and what young activists can do to challenge the status quo.’

Please consider including 1-2 data visualizations to support your work. The memo should be in English and up to 1000 words. Submissions should be sent as a Word document to [email protected] by 12 April 2024. The winner will be announced on 10 May 2024.

“The employment crisis in Africa” is the 2023 winning essay

Eden Tadesse is the winner of the Samantha Singh Memorial Award.