Other winners

The other winning 2016 finalists were Cord UK for its ‘Sustainable self-led education for Sudanese (Darfuri) Refugees in Chad‘, and Mercy Corps Europe‘s project, ‘Fostering self-reliance for displaced Syrians in South Lebanon’.

The teams and their project videos:The teams and their project videos:

  • Cord UK – Mahamat Sinine and Kevin Adou.

  • Mercy Corps Europe – Victoria Stanski and Gabriel Bayram.

Each received a prize of $25,000 from Guest of Honour, the BBC’s World Affairs Editor, John Simpson, at a prestigious ceremony at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, on Tuesday 23rd February 2016.

Represented by teams of three, each project was presented to the panel of five experts – Mr Michael Buerk, (Chair) broadcaster; Ms Georgia Cole, then the Joyce Pearce Junior Research Fellow, Refugee Studies Centre/LMH, Oxford; Dr. Jeff Crisp, Research Associate, Refugee Studies Centre, Oxford; Dr. Tom Scott-Smith, Associate Professor of Refugee Studies and Forced Migration, Refugee Studies Centre, Oxford; Mr Mohammed Suleman, Managing Director, Barrow & Gale.

The panel were looking for evidence of increased self-reliance in the communities supported, the central ethos of the Prize, which recognises and rewards work that has improved the lives of refugees and displaced people.