Strengthening local responses led by Women-Led Organisations (WLOs)
The 2022 Award will focus on women-led organizations and girl-led organizations (WLOs) working with or supporting refugees, internally displaced persons, returnees, stateless persons and host communities. The Award will prioritize the organizations created or led by refugees and other persons of concern to UNHCR, but is also open to other community-based women-led organizations working in forced displacement context. This focus on women-led organizations seeks to award organizations that hold strong organizational values, principles, and commitments to gender equality and accountability to women and girls, as well as those that promote women in positions of leadership.
The organizations will be prioritized for consideration in the following order:
Seven (7) winning organisations, one each in UNHCR’s regions, will receive $15,000 each to help support their innovation work that strives to uphold and improve challenges around gender equity and accountability to women and girls.
Winners will be selected on the following criteria: 1) the understanding and clarity of the challenge, 2) the novelty of the solution, 3) the inclusion of women and/or girls in designing the solution, and 4) the achieved impact or intended impact of the project.
Self-nominations as well as nominations by UNHCR, UN partners, NGOs and other entities are all accepted.
MORE INFORMATION: UNHCR NGO Innovation Award 2022 – UNHCR Innovation