NOW-Us! Award 2018: Call for Inclusive Initiatives from African and Asian Countries

Deadline: 31 July 2018

Aren’t you just dreaming of a more inclusive world, but are you actually creating one? Are you operating in one of these countries and giving a voice to groups that should be heard and included? If yes, then submit your initiative for the “NOW-Us! (NOthing about us, Without Us) Award” and be one of the ten teams to get the opportunity to attend a week full of further empowerment!

Now-Us honours inspiring inclusive initiatives from Africa and Asia that trigger empowerment of otherwise excluded groups. It is especially interested in initiatives supporting people that suffer from double or overlapping vulnerabilities. Spindle is looking for inclusive initiatives that improve access to productive resources (finance, land and water) and employment, social services, health and education in particular and/or space for political participation. Initiatives from any type of organization are welcomed: movements, formal or informal, long established or pop-up initiatives.

Benefits

  • The best ten initiatives get the chance to come to the Netherlands in the second week of October 2018 and attend the ‘NOW-Us! week’, a week full of inspiring workshops, debates and unconference days preceding the Partos Innovation Festival.
  • Bring initiative to the next level and get the chance to connect with other inspiring innovators that work in the field of inclusive development cooperation.
  • Pitch the initiative on the 5th Partos Innovation Festival 2018 in Amsterdam on October 11th, to celebrate and highlight innovative ideas in the field of development cooperation. Expect inspiring talks and follow sessions on new ways of working together, inclusion, digitalization & data, youth movements, activism, SDGs and storytelling.
  • Win the NOW-Us! Award 2018 in the presence of peers from around the world, a delegation of the most important Dutch NGOs and win a grant for the numbers 1,2 and 3 of respectively €25.000, €15.000 and €10.000

Target Groups

The target groups are:

  • People with disabilities
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people
  • Women facing exploitation, abuse and/or violence
  • Age discriminated vulnerable groups, notably the young and the elderly
  • Indigenous groups and ethnic minorities

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants are operating for an impact in ánd are based in an Asian or African ODA country in the range of least developed, lower- or middle-income countries.
  • Applicants organisation’s annual budget is below 2 million euro. When selected, they need to be able to provide a bank account in the organisation’s name.
  • Oxfam or Hivos country and/or regional offices are not eligible to apply.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

For further information, please visit Spindle.

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