The Ockenden International Prizes are focused on identifying solutions to the challenges faced by displaced people, raising awareness of their needs, and rewarding outstanding projects.
Ockenden International trustee Chairman, Vin Ray said: “The new ‘Advisory Board’ brings a wealth of experience and knowledge across disciplines that will ensure Ockenden International prizes benefit the most effective refugee and/or internally displaced people (IDP) projects.
“Ockenden International seeks to recognise the projects and programmes that excel at getting their beneficiaries back on their own feet. Our 2018 four-prize format will enable us to reward more projects, widening and extending the impact of the most worthwhile projects Ockenden International seeks to highlight and reward.”
The four cash prizes recognize innovative work that fosters self-reliance for refugees and/or IDPs anywhere in the world – the hallmark of Ockenden International since its inception in 1951.
Submissions for the £25,000 prizes are sought from non-profit organisations, which can also elect to nominate a project by a partner or affiliate organization. There are no geographical limits on the locations of submitted projects but the judges will be looking for work initiated no earlier than September 1, 2014, and for evidence of properly measured and evaluated outcomes.
Deadline for entries is midnight (GMT) on Thursday, November 30, 2017, with the four winners to be announced by March 31, 2018.
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