Thursday, May 28, 2020

UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Action Award 2020

The UN SDG Action Awards are organized by the UN SDG Action Campaign, a special inter-agency initiative of the UN Secretary General mandated to scale up, broaden and sustain the global movement of action for the SDGs. Since 2018, the UN SDG Action Awards have attracted more than  2750 applications from 142 countries. 64 initiatives, from transmedia series illustrating the impact of climate change, to youth theatre and poetry programmes addressing taboos on sexual and reproductive health or blockchain platforms connecting entrepreneurs from among the world’s poorest to clean up ocean plastic, have been honored for their contribution to accelerating action towards the Goals.

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  • People and organisations everywhere are encouraged to submit their outstanding SDG Action and nominate to become one of the UN SDG Action Award winners.
  • The winning initiatives will be honored at the UN SDG Action Awards Ceremony and widely amplified throughout the year to inspire the growing global SDG Action community to accelerate change for people and the planet.

Award Categories:
The 2020 edition is seeking creative, scalable and transformative initiatives worldwide that:
  • Mobilize
    Large numbers of individuals and organizations to take action for the achievement of the Goals; whilst building coalitions across communities and societies;
  • Inspire
    People to shift behaviors and policies for the achievement of the Goals; whilst promoting the values of hope and solidarity;
  • Connect
    Partners to increase progress on the Goals, whilst strengthening dialogue and trust between people and institutions at all levels.

    How To Apply:
    • To enter a project or initiative to win please begin by registering and filling in each section of the application form. Your application can be saved and edited each time you return, until you submit the completed form prior to the closing date. The best entries will offer clear supporting evidence such as photos and videos and endorsements from participants in your initiative.APPLY HERE or
    • nominating other for UN SDG Action Awards Special CALL: Solidarity Award. APPLY HERE

    Judging Criteria:
    Each shortlisted entry will be scored on a scale of 0-10 for each of the 3 criteria below for a maximum overall score of 30 points:
    • Impact: What kind of tangible impact has this initiative had? What are the direct benefits and to whom? We will consider the number of people impacted, policies/legislation changed, etc. – (0-10)
    • Approach: How is this initiative new or transformative in comparison to what has been done before? Is it a breakthrough idea or process, or a whole new way to address an issue? Is it including those often left behind? (0-10)
    • Scalability/Replicability: Does this initiative have the potential to scale up or be replicated to create a greater impact? Is there any evidence that replication or scaling is already happening? (0-10)

    19 July 2020

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