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$100 000 ONE Africa Award 2019: Deadline Extended

After several requests to extend the deadline and interest toward the eleventh edition of the ONE Africa Awards 2019, the deadline for applications has been extended until 21 February  2020. 

Africa-led, Africa-driven organizations have the opportunity  to submit their applications for consideration for the Award. The Award honors outstanding contributions by African based organizations leading the fight against poverty and preventable disease on the continent.

The ONE Africa Award celebrates African efforts aimed at achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the world’s blueprint for a better future. SDG targets range from halving extreme poverty to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education. The 2019 ONE Africa Award will recognise Africa-driven and Africa-led advocacy efforts that have demonstrated success at the community, national or regional level. The award recognises, rewards and advances the exceptional work of organisations founded by Africans and based in Africa, dedicated to advancing development goals in Africa. The $100,000 award will recognise innovative African initiatives to fight extreme poverty and incentivise more of such efforts.

“The extension of the deadline of the ONE Africa Award was imposed by the immense interest toward the award. For the last week or so we have witnessed an influx of entries and received so many requests to extend the deadlines, that we simply had no other option. The ONE Africa Award  ultimate goal is to showcase and celebrate African organisations changing and improving  the lives of other African citizens”, comments Edwin Ikhouria, Interim  ONE in Africa Executive Director.

More details on ONE Africa Award and full scoring criteria for applicants can be found at www.one.org/africaaward.

Notes to Editors:                                                               

1. Who can Apply –Civil society organisations, non-governmental organisations and other groups based in Africa that have demonstrated commitment and success in advocacy to promote the attainment of one or more of the SDGs are invited to apply.

2. How to Apply – Applications for the ONE Africa Award will be accepted until 21 February  2020. Applications can be sent to [email protected] or by mail to:

ONE in Africa

Stonewedge Office Park

Block D

1 Wedgelink Road




+27 117064511

Bryanston, Johannesburg

South Africa

About ONE – Co-founded by Bono, ONE is a campaigning and advocacy organization of nearly 9 million people taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa. Half of this membership is based in Africa. Not politically partisan, we raise public awareness and press political leaders to combat AIDS and preventable diseases, increase investments in agriculture and nutrition, and demand greater transparency in poverty-fighting programs.