Nominations Open for AIDF Innovator of the Year Award!

Deadline: 31 December 2017

The Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) is currently accepting nominations for the Innovator of the Year Award that aims to recognise individuals for their inspiring leadership, forward thinking, creative problem-solving and implementation of innovative programmes that have helped drive Africa’s progress towards Sustainable Development Goals.

This competition celebrates individuals as well as teams who have introduced game-changing initiatives, created research or inventions that have made an impact on the humanitarian aid and development sectors in Africa over the past year.

The winner of the award will be announced on 28 February 2018 at the 3rd annual Aid & Development Africa Summit in Nairobi, Kenya.


The winners will benefit from extensive media coverage and industry recognition for their achievements in humanitarian aid and development in Africa. The recipient will be awarded with the following:

  • A crystal award at the Aid & Development Africa Summit 2018
  • Free registration for the Aid & Development Africa Summit 2019
  • A press release announcing the winner will be published on as well as event website with details of the winner’s initiatives, research or inventions that made an impact on the humanitarian aid and development sectors in Africa over the past year
  • Social media endorsements by AIDF

Eligibility Criteria

  • Nominations are open to individuals who work for UN and government agencies, NGOs, donors, development banks, Red Cross and the private sector active within the humanitarian aid and development sector in Africa
  • An award can be based on the work of a team, but needs to contain a name of the team leader i.e. nominee, who will accept the award on the team’s behalf
  • Self-nominations are allowed
  • Please obtain the nominee’s consent to participate in this awards program
  • There is no submission fee, however if you are entering a nomination, please ensure that you complete all required fields of the nomination form

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply online via given website.

Eligible Countries: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Cote d’Ivorie, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

For more information, please visit Innovator of the Year Award.

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