The 2019 Waislitz Global Citizen Award is now open for Submissions

Deadline: 19 May 2019

Applicants are invited to apply for the 2019 Waislitz Global Citizen Award, is an annual cash prize totalling $200,000. The grand prize is $100,000 with two semi-finalist prizes at $50,000 each.

The awards are presented by the Waislitz Foundation and Global Citizen and recognize the excellence of individuals in their work to end extreme poverty. “Ending extreme poverty is not a choice it’s an obligation. My hope is that it will inspire many thousands of people around the world to do what they can to improve the living standards of those in dire need,” Chairman and Founder of the Melbourne-based Waislitz Foundation Alex Waislitz.

Key Areas

All entrants will be evaluated based on individual merit, including the following four key areas:

  • GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP: How does the applicant embody and exemplify the values and practices of a Global Citizen?
  • PROOF OF CONCEPT: Does the applicant have a strong proof of concept with at least 1-2 years of impact towards ending extreme poverty?
  • DISRUPTION: Has the applicant created measurable impact in an innovative manner that disrupts the systems that allow for extreme poverty to exist?
  • SCALABILITY: How would this award enable/support the applicant to scale or improve their work?

Award Information

In addition to the cash prizes, all three winners will receive:

  • Round trip airfare and accommodation in NYC to attend the Waislitz Global Citizen Award Ceremony and the Global Citizen Festival during the week of September 23 for themselves and a guest.
  • The opportunity to network with Global Citizen and the Waislitz Foundation partners during the week of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
  • Two tickets to the 2019 Global Citizen Festival on September 28, 2019.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Entry to this Competition is open to entrants aged eighteen years of age or older from anywhere in the world.
  • The Waislitz Global Citizen Awards are for individuals or individual representatives of organizations.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must apply online via the given website.

For more information, please visit https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/programs/waislitz-award/

  • Avatar Honorine Eri Echike epse Eyong says:

    Sounds very interesting.As the president of a local ngo known as DIVAS in Buea Cameroon ,alot has been done in ending extreme poverty within our local communities.Hope we win this grant to create positive change to less fortunate persons in our society

  • Avatar Victor Mugambi says:

    COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT TRUST (CODET) KENYA , work involve poverty alleviation in our rural communities.We will participate so that if we are lucky , the award goes towards improving our work to the very needy and vulnerable.

  • Avatar Mohammad Baig says:

    Good to help the needy in the society.

  • Avatar MWESIGYE ROBERT says:

    Good idea even our organisation called Kibengo Youth Care Activist located in uganda helping huge number of youth to end extreme poverty

  • Avatar WICKLIFE ODOYO says:

    Good idea

  • Avatar Kinawa Oliver says:

    As the director of Yamba Africa children’s Ministry in Uganda,
    We are looking at supporting African Nations from extreme poverty and changing lives.
    Can l also apply?

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Kinawa Oliver,

      For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

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