And the Award nominees are …

Proudly announcing the nominees for two of our Awards!

agenda August 20, 2019

Patience is a virtue, but the word is out! We proudly announce the top 10 innovations and initiatives for both the Award categories Best Innovation for Development and NOW-Us!. This year, almost 300 innovative and inclusive frontrunners from all over the world found their way to these Awards. After much deliberation, the juries came to the decision who would make it to the next round: the semi-finals on October 9th. All of them are in the running for various and valuable prizes, granted during the finals at the Partos Innovation Festival on October 11th. Congratulations to all the nominees!

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The Spindle Award for Best Innovation for Development
For this Award we invited innovators with a prototype of a product or project which contributes to an inclusive, just and sustainable world to apply. With success! In total 122 innovators seized the opportunity to apply for this Award. The jury of this category assembled in July to read, discuss and enjoy all of these applications. Finally, they made a decision and composed a 10 top*:

The NOW-Us! (NOthing about us, Without Us!) Award
With the NOW-Us! Award (a collaboration with Voice) we aim to put inspiring and inclusive initiatives from Africa and Asia that work to promote diversity and inclusion into the limelight. We searched for initiatives that are ‘target-led’ and trigger the self-empowerment of marginalised and excluded groups and communities. This year, 162 inclusive frontrunners applied for the Award. During this phase of the selection process, the top 10 initiatives were selected by HandSpeak Vietnam (winners of the NOW-Us! Award 2018), Voice and The Spindle. And after very careful deliberation, they nominated the following projects*:

*NB: All project pages of the initiatives are written by the teams themselves. If things are unclear or if you have any questions, you may get in touch with the team by visiting their website (if provided).

The next step towards the finals at the Partos Innovation Festival
Currently, all nominees are informed about their nomination. For the selected NOW-Us! teams this means that they are invited to join the NOW-Us! Week from October 8 until October 11 in The Hague, The Netherlands. This week is a 4-day innovation bootcamp with workshops to further improve the projects. The NOW-Us! Week also gives the selected teams the chance to network with Dutch NGO’s and meet like-minded innovation professionals working in the field of inclusive development. Halfway through the week, the teams will present their projects to a new NOW-Us! jury during the semi-finals on October 9th. During this event, the selected teams for the category Best Innovation for Development will participate as well and pitch their innovations to the jury of this category. After this night we will know: who makes it to the grande finale at the Partos Innovation Festival?

Excited to learn more about this NOW-Us! Week? Watch last year’s video:  

A big thank you to all applicants

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