ONE Africa Award 2016 Deadline Extended

Applications for Innovative Africa-Led, Africa-Driven Advocacy Projects now being accepted until December 2, 2016.

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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The deadline for applying for the 2016 ONE Africa Award has been extended until December 2, 2016.

Africa-led, Africa-driven organisations now have an additional week to submit their applications for consideration for the Award. The Award honours outstanding contributions by African based organisations leading the fight against poverty and preventable disease on the continent.

Now in its ninth year, The ONE Africa Award highlights and bolsters innovative, Africa-led and Africa-driven advocacy efforts that help advance one or more of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the world’s blueprint for fighting extreme poverty and disease. Civil society organisations, non-governmental organisations and other groups based in Africa that can demonstrate commitment and success in advocacy to promote the attainment of one or more of the SDGs should apply. ONE acknowledges and applauds the progress made by these organisations, and looks forward to the solutions for the challenges still ahead.

Previous ONE Africa Award winners include Support for Women in Agriculture and Environment (SWAGEN) of Uganda (2015); Friends of the Global Fund Africa (Friends Africa) of Nigeria (2014); Agricultural Non-State Actors Forum (ANSAF) of Nigeria (2014) Positive-Generation (PG) of Cameroon (2012); GF2D from Togo (2011); SEND Ghana (2010); SIDAREC of Kenya (2009); and Devcoms of Nigeria (2008).

For more details on the ONE Africa Award and full scoring criteria for applicants, visit www.one.org/africa/the-one-africa-award/

Notes to Editors:

1. Who can Apply

Individuals and organisations, based in Africa, that demonstrate innovative approaches and measurable results in helping to meet one or more of the Sustainable Development Goals through advocacy are invited to apply.

 2. How to Apply 

Applications can be sent to The ONE Award by email to [email protected] or delivered to ONE Africa Offices at the following address:

ONE Africa         

Silver Stream Office Park

First Floor, Main Building

10 Muswell Road South

Bryanston, Johannesburg

South Africa

3. Announcement of the Winner

The winner will be announced on December 22, 2016.

About ONE

ONE is a strictly nonpartisan campaigning and advocacy organisation of more than seven million people around the world taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease in Africa.

Whether lobbying political leaders in world capitals or running cutting-edge grassroots campaigns, ONE pressure governments to do more to fight AIDS and other preventable, treatable diseases in the poorest places on the planet, to empower smallholder farmers, to expand access to energy, and to combat corruption so governments are accountable to their citizens.

ONE Africa has led strong campaigns on the African continent that included but is not limited to agriculture transformation and women’s empowerment through its Do Agric and Poverty Is Sexist campaigns. The organisation is currently its mobilising grassroots and influential Nigerians to call on the government to the federal government to boost health sector investments under its Make Naija Stronger campaign.

To learn more, go to www.one.org

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND INTERVIEWS WITH THE ONE SPOKESPEOPLE AND PREVIOUS RECEIPTIANTS OF THE ONE AFRICA AWARD, PLEASE CONTACT: Mbali Zwane (+27 11 706 4511 or email [email protected])

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