Global Development Awards Competition - 2024 Launch and 2023 Finals

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João Costa

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Apr 9, 2024, 5:41:18 PMApr 9
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Dear colleagues, 

 

It is a pleasure to reach out again to you!

 

As you might have seen, the 2024 edition was recently launched under the topic “Sustainable Climate Action for Human-Centered Developmentwith awards in 2 categories that independently target researchers (ORD category) and NGO/CSO (MIDP category).

The 2024 edition of the Global Development Awards Competition aims to highlight innovative ideas and ongoing projects to celebrate and amplify the voices of those who actively contribute to building a resilient future—one where the human experience is not merely considered but is at the forefront of climate action strategies. The theme underscores the profound need to align our commitment to safeguarding the planet with an unwavering dedication to human-centric development, recognizing the unique contexts, cultures, and vulnerabilities present in the Global South, to realize a society where no one is left behind.

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The Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development (ORD)

A competitive research grant program that identifies and funds outstanding research proposals that have a high potential for excellence in research and clear policy implications for addressing development issues in low and middle-income countries (World Bank definition).

This award program identifies and funds outstanding research proposals with high potential for excellence in research and clear policy implications for addressing development issues.  The first prize winner will receive a grant of US$ 30,000. The second prize and third prize winners will receive a grant of US$ 20,000 and US$ 10,000 respectively. The funds will be used to support the research work proposed by the winners towards the completion of their research. Additionally, awardees will be paired with world-class academic in their area of work who will play the role of a Scientific and Technical Advisor. 

 

The Japanese Award for Most Innovative Development Project (MIDP)

A competitive grant program that supports non-profit Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in low or lower-middle-income countries (World Bank definition) to recognize the innovative approach of their projects.

The Award targets projects currently at the stage of implementation, and which have a high potential for impact targeting exceptionally marginalized and disadvantaged groups. The winning projects will receive grants worth US$ 120,000 in total. The two first prize winners will receive a grant of US$ 50,000 each. The second prize will be a grant of US$ 20,000. Additionally, awardees will be paired with a Technical Advisor throughout the entire implementation of the grant.

 

Similarly to previous years, in order to assist prospective applicants, a set of Q&A sessions are scheduled and we invite you to register to one (or more) at https://bit.ly/GDAC2024_Sessions.

 

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Note as well that the Finalists sessions for the 2023 edition are just around the corner and you would love to count on your presence! 

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The ORD session will take place on April 16 at 11AM CEST (Paris time) and you can register at 
http://bit.ly/GDAC2023_ORD

The MIDP session will take place on April 17 at 11AM CEST (Paris time) and you can register at 
http://bit.ly/GDAC2023_MIDP

As usual, you can find all of the details about GDAC at https://linktr.ee/gdn_gdac

 

It might be interesting for you to know as well that we are recruiting consultants to act as Reviewers for both categories and to deliver the Comms Training to the finalists.

 

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions and we would appreciate it if you could share this among your network of contacts if you consider it relevant.

 

Best,

 

João 

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