Do you have an innovative solution that contributes to sustainable development? Apply for funding from the Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Innovation for Sustainable Development Awards before 15 October 2023

The Commonwealth Secretariat, an intergovernmental organisation that supports member countries and coordinates Commonwealth activities invites applicants for the Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Innovation for Sustainable Development Awards. The aim of the Awards is to recognize and reward outstanding innovations that contribute to sustainable development within the Commonwealth member countries. These awards serve as a platform to showcase innovative ideas, technologies, and initiatives that have the potential to create positive social, economic, and environmental impacts.

Winning the Awards offers several benefits, including:

  • Global recognition and visibility for the awarded innovation
  • Increased opportunities for investment, partnerships, and collaborations
  • Platform for knowledge sharing and learning among innovators and stakeholders
  • Amplified reach and impact of the innovation
  • Potential for further scaling up and replication in different contexts

Interested applicants should have innovative solutions that meet the following criteria:

  • Implementation within a Commonwealth member country (Rwanda included)
  • Contribution to the sustainable development goals of the specific nation
  • Demonstrated clear and measurable impact on sustainable development
  • Addressing social, economic, or environmental challenges
  • Scalable, replicable, and potential for long-term sustainability
  • Showcasing creativity, originality, and effectiveness in problem-solving
  • Open to individuals, organizations, and partnerships across sectors

For more information and application details, visit the Awards Platform