Nominations Open for 2019 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award!


Deadline: 8 February 2019

Do you know an inspirational individual or group making a difference? If yes, then nominate someone today for 2019 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award.

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UNHCR are searching for heroes supporting refugees, internally displaced and stateless people.

Award Information

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The winner will receive USD 150,000 to invest in their humanitarian work. Four regional finalists will also be selected and honoured.

Eligibility Criteria

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  • Any individual, group of people or organization that has displayed extraordinary humanitarian work on behalf of refugees, displaced or stateless peoples is eligible to be nominated.
  • Former and current UNHCR staff, including United Nations Volunteers (UNVs) working for UNHCR offices, are ineligible.
  • Self-nominations are strongly discouraged. This includes individuals and organizations nominating themselves.
  • Candidates may be individuals, groups or organizations. Every Nansen Refugee Award winner and finalists spend an extraordinary amount of time and effort to help the forcibly displaced:
    • The nominee’s work goes beyond the call of duty and outside of normal activities;
    • The nominee’s work demonstrates courage – they might at times face personal risk for his/her/their work;
    • The nominee’s work has a direct positive impact on the lives of forcibly displaced or stateless people;
    • The work is connected to a major displacement issue or situation.

Criteria

Nominees are considered in the following light:

  • The deed for which the person/ entity is nominated should take place outside the framework of normal professional duties and go beyond the call of duty;
  • It should demonstrate courage;
  • It should raise awareness for displaced people; and
  • It should reflect the values of UNHCR.

How to Apply

Applicants must fill the nomination form via given website.

For more information, Please visit 2019 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award.

  • Avatar Michael idowu Adegbaju says:

    I’m pleased to nominate (Liberia Refugee Repatriation ReintegrationCommission) LRRRC

  • Avatar Emilie Tafong says:

    I would like to nominate Ayah Ayah foundation

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