The other two finalists in 2017 were from Makerere University, Kampala’s School of Law Project ‘Consolidation of Legal Aid Services to Forced Migrants’ in Uganda, and an earthquake recovery project nominated by Cordaid, The Netherlands: ‘IDPs Support Project’, by Parivartan Patra, Nepal.

The Consolidation of Legal Aid Services to Forced Migrants in Kampala, Uganda provides legal representation, education, mental health and psychosocial wellbeing, sexual and gender-based violence protection, conflict and transitional justice programmes as well as media and social change programmes.

The project was represented at the judging and prize Ceremony, Reception and Dinner at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford on Tuesday 7th March by Susan Alupo, the project’s Deputy Program Manager under the Access to Justice Program and Charity Ahumuza, the short-listed programme’s Project Manager.

Nepal’s IDP Support Project is a recovery and reconstruction project in the mountain district of Rasuwa following the devastating 2015 earthquake. The project, nominated by Cordaid, The Netherland’s, is implementing water sanitation, livelihood, disaster risk reduction and shelter programmes.

The project team in Oxford was Milan Mukhia, Country Representative, Cordaid, Nepal, and from Parivartan Patra, Salina Shakya, Senior project Manager and Sabin Khyaju, Project Field Officer.