The GBP100,000 prize will be shared equally by four winners who will each receive GBP25,000 to extend their endeavours.
The cash prizes recognize and reward innovative work that promotes self-reliance among refugees and/or internally displaced people (IDPs) anywhere in the world – a distinguishing feature of Ockenden International since its inception in 1951.
Submissions for the £25,000 prizes are sought from non-profit organisations, which can also elect to nominate a project by a non-profit partner or affiliated organisation. There are no geographical limits on the locations of submitted projects, which ideally can also be led by – or have a high level of participation from – displaced people themselves.
Prizes will be awarded to projects that promote self-reliance among refugees and/or displaced people. ‘Self-reliance’ is understood broadly to include self-sufficiency, self-support, self-sustenance, self-standing and independence and may involve projects for education, legal assistance, livelihoods or any other programme that helps displaced people build stable, independent lives.
The entries will be judged by a panel of experts who will be looking for highly effective projects that have led to real change in people’s lives, with measurable evidence of outcomes, as detailed in the Judging Criteria.