The Global Development Network is excited to announce the launch of this year's Global Development Awards Competition, an innovative awards scheme for development practitioners and researchers across the globe.
The competition welcomes research proposals and ongoing, innovative project ideas to be submitted under two categories: the Japanese Awards for Outstanding Research on Development (ORD) and the Most Innovative Development Project (MIDP). This year, the competition's theme is ‘skill development and employment generation’, and adopts a sectoral focus which will reward creative thinking and innovative actions for skilling, technical education and training in the sectors of agriculture, manufacturing and digital technology.
A total of US$ 90,000 in prizes will be distributed amongst six finalists along with travel expenses and training for their presentations in front of an eminent international jury. The competition is open to researchers and NGOs from low and middle-income countries.
The Global Development Awards Competition, is generously supported by the Ministry of Finance, Government of Japan, and has been awarding new research and ongoing, innovative development projects in low and middle-income countries since 2001. GDN has supported more than 340 winners of the competition with approximately US $3.8 million dollars worth of awards over 16 years, placing it as one of the most important global competitions targeting research for development.