Now in its 12th edition, the ONE Africa Award honours African organisations dedicated to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and providing the world with a blueprint for building a better future. The award recognizes, incentivises and provides a platform to showcase the exceptional work of organisations founded by Africans and based in Africa.
Before the pandemic, the lack of decent jobs and opportunities was already a pressing issue in Africa but the socio-economic ramifications of CoVid-19 are hitting young people in the continent rapidly and the consequences are harsh. Young Africans are confronted with various aftershocks, including disruptions to education, lack of access to training, and income losses due to economic pressures, and are presented with even greater difficulties in finding good quality jobs.
Inspired by our #JobsNowAfrica Campaign which advocates for the creation of 15 million decent jobs annually in Africa by 2025, this year the award will be conferred to an organisation which provides opportunities for young Africans to gain the skills and experience needed, through excellent job and educational opportunities that raise their aspirations and professional networks.
The grant will focus on African ingenuity. The award will be given to a visionary organisation committed to rebuilding a resilient Africa by generating opportunities that will assist in reshaping the continents’ economy and prepare its youth to thrive in an evolving world.
Award recipients can be exceptional organizations and other groups demonstrating commitment and success in assisting Africans in meeting one or more of the SDGs through innovative advocacy-based programs.
- The 2022 ONE Africa Award is open to ALL organizations focused on job creation in ANY sector (agriculture, ICT, commercial, etc.) of industry and advocating for ANY initiative (Women empowerment, disability, disadvantaged, job creation, youth empowerment etc.)
- Qualified recipients may be engaged in direct services to achieve any of the SDGs but must demonstrate a strong advocacy component integral to the delivery and success of their programs.
- Qualified recipients may be advocacy/pressure groups and think tanks engaged in governance activities such as the monitoring of flows of resources and/or holding governments accountable to commitments to SDG attainment.
Grant size: $100,000
Deadline: September 30, 2022