It’s usually the kind of nonsense question you would toss around with your friends in a pub on a rainy Sunday evening, with the answers ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous because everyone knows it’s not a situation they will *actually* have to deal with:
“I’d buy a Mercedes!”
“I’d definitely give half of it to charity? Then divide the rest between my family and friends…”
“I’d hire a MASSIVE bouncy castle and turn it into a huge ball pool to celebrate!”
BUT, for some of you reading this, the question might not be as fantastical as you think it is: We are excited to announce that applications are open for the 2015 ONE Africa Award.
We’re looking for an outstanding organisation based in Africa, who’ll receive $100,000 to fund their work!
The reason that ONE champions this award, now in it’s 8th year, is because we want to build a world where your place of birth doesn’t determine your cause of death, and in order to do this we know we need to make sure that EVERYONE can be part of the movement. We also know that as it is, not everyone has access to the resources they need to be able to make the change they want, which is why the ONE Africa Award can make such a difference to not only those who are awarded the prize, but the people and communities those organisations work with.
This year’s ONE Africa Award is especially significant as it comes at a pivotal time, when the world is preparing to adopt the new Global Goals for Sustainable Development, a to-do list for the world which could potentially see an end to extreme poverty in our lifetime. So this year’s award seeks to encourage Africa’s civil society to begin thinking about contributing to the new Global Goals.
Since the adoption of the Millennium Development Goals in 2000, we’ve made tremendous progress toward ending extreme poverty and preventable diseases and we want to make sure this continues, by supporting the very organisations that are driving this progress!
So, who can apply?
1. Your organisation HAS to be based in Africa.
2. Your organisation can be engaged in direct services to achieve any of the Millennium Development Goals or Global Goals, but must demonstrate a strong advocacy component, integral to the delivery and success of their programmes.
3. You can also be an advocacy/pressure group or think tank engaged in governance activities such as the monitoring of flows of resources and/or holding governments accountable to commitments to Millennium Development Goal or Global Goal attainment.
And, what is ONE looking for?
Although we recognise that there are lots of great projects happening across the continent, the award is specifically for organisations that are working on issues related to the advancement of the Millennium Development Goals.
BONUS: For the 2015 prize, organisations that demonstrate innovative ideas and approaches towards projects, initiatives and plans to make popular the Global Goals for Sustainable Development in their community or region will receive bonus points in the scoring of their applications.
Does this sound like something you, an organisation you work for, or an organisation you know is doing?! Then apply today, and “what would you do with $100,000?!” could be a question you might *actually* have to deal with…
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