The Peace Direct Awards, formerly the Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders Awards, recognize innovation in local peacebuilding. The annual awards honor organizations that are trying different peacebuilding approaches or new organizations doing peacebuilding where it hasn’t been done previously.
Peace Direct launched its annual awards in 2013. The winners receive global recognition and a cash prize to contribute toward their work. Hundreds of organizations apply each year. The recipients have worked with ex-child soldiers in Uganda, young Israelis and Palestinians, villagers hit by drug wars in Colombia, tribal groups in Papua New Guinea and more.
These are global awards so there is no geographical restriction on applications. In order to be eligible to enter, you must:
- Undertake peacebuilding work – your organization is either a peacebuilding organization or has peacebuilding as a substantial element of your work.
- Be locally based – your organization must be based in the country or communities where your work is done. If your organization operates in multiple countries, you are not eligible to enter. (Note cross-border projects are eligible.)
- Be an independent organization, not an in-country or satellite organization of an international NGO.
- Be working, or planning to work, in at least one of the following thematic areas: women-led peacebuilding; youth-led peacebuilding; or non-violent action.
There are two stages to the application process. During the first stage, you will be asked to provide basic information about your organization, peacebuilding activities, and ambitions. A selection of organizations will progress to the next stage where they will be asked to provide additional information.
Ready to register yourself? Click here to register before 27 April 2020. If you are unable to complete an online application, it is possible to download the application as a word document, which can be submitted via email. Please contact Peace Direct Awards on [email protected] for more information.
You can also visit its official website here.