UNHCR Annual Consultations with NGOs Innovation Award

Silvia Weninger

1) Objective

The UNHCR Annual Consultations with NGOs Innovation Award celebrates efforts and achievements that advance the innovative delivery of services to refugees and other persons of concern to UNHCR. The Award is given to NGOs from any country/territory that demonstrate commitment and creativity to achieving improved efficiency of services for forcibly displaced people. The Award is a UNHCR Initiative. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is a global organization dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees and other persons of concern. In preparation for the UNHCR Annual Consultations with NGOs ‘Putting People First’ – to be held in Geneva 27-29 June 2018 – the tremendous work of NGOs will be highlighted through various mediums. This year we will launch the first Innovation Award to recognize and catalyse creative solutions to improve the lives of refugees, host communities and persons of concern. UNHCR believes innovation is a process of designing, experimenting, and learning and the Award aims to support and showcase NGOs working through this process.

2) Eligibility

NGOs in any country or territory are eligible.

3) Location

Actions can take place worldwide.

4) Budget

A first prize of $10,000 and a second prize of $8,000 will be granted to two winners.

5) Application

Applications must be submitted online by July 31, 2018.