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The Ockenden Prizes
We reward successful projects and programmes advancing self-reliance for refugees and displaced people anywhere in the world
About the Prizes
We recognise the value of outstanding refugee and/or internally displaced people projects, proven to instil self-reliance. Photo from 2019 winner ULYP, Lebanon.
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Small Beginnings
Founders Joyce Pearce, Margaret Dixon and Sue Ryder with some of the 13 displaced children at 'Ockenden' during a two week vacation in August 1955
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2023 Winners

Submissions are now being accepted for the 2024 Ockenden International Prizes for projects proven to advance refugee self-reliance, and which reward and recognise the agency, dignity and autonomy of refugees and forced migrants anywhere.

The 2023 Winners

Political sociologist Dr Dilar Dirik reflects on researching forced migration at the University of Oxford, and asks challenging questions about whether universities should be doing more to acknowledge and confront their links to conflict.

Read more in her article published in Lady Margaret Hall News, her alumni magazine at the university, which is supporting her research at the renowned Refugee Studies Centre.

Read Dr Dirik’s own story . . .


Our Goals and Purposes

Ockenden International aims to support the rights of all refugees and displaced people – in any location – to a life of dignity and to help them achieve self-reliance and independence.
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We funded computers for a school in Northern India

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