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2015 ONE Africa Award Deadline Extended

Applications NOW being accepted until September 7, 2015

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The deadline for applying for the 2015 ONE Award has been extended until midnight Monday, September 7, 2015.

Africa-led, Africa-driven organizations now have an additional week 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.

Now in its eighth year, The ONE Africa Award highlights and bolsters innovative, Africa-led and Africa-driven advocacy efforts that help advance one or more of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the world’s blueprint for fighting extreme poverty and disease. This year’s ONE Award is especially significant as it comes at a time when world leaders prepare to adopt the new Sustainable development Goals (SDGs) – the framework by which anti-poverty organizations and activists to do more by 2030. Previous winners include Friends Africa (2014), Agricultural Non-State Actors Forum (ANSAF) of Tanzania (2013), Positive-Generation from Cameroon (2012), GF2D from Togo (2011), SEND Ghana (2010), SIDAREC of Kenya (2009); and Devcoms of Nigeria (2008).

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 – Individuals and organizations, based in Africa, that demonstrate innovative approaches and measurable results in helping to meet one or more of the Millennium Development Goals through advocacy are invited to apply.
  1. How to Apply – Applications for the ONE Africa Award will be accepted until midnight Monday, September 7th. Applications can be sent to [email protected] or by mail to:

ONE Africa

Silver Stream Office Park

1st Floor, Main Building

10 Muswell Road South

Bryanston, Johannesburg

South Africa

  1. Announcement of the Winner – The award recipient will be announced in November 2015.

About ONE – Co-founded by Bono, ONE is a campaigning and advocacy organization of nearly 7 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.