British Council won the Collaboration Award for their ILMPOSSIBLE: Take a child to school project

Collaboration Award

The Collaboration Award recognises the importance of effective relationships and collaborations within and across disciplines to tackle difficult issues.

We want to celebrate collaborations which highlight what is working and what is possible when diverse organisations and sectors come together to achieve a shared goal.

This year's submissions

We wanted to hear from organisations that have successfully worked together on a project with a mix of organisations and individuals – for instance, local entrepreneurs, governments, funders, the private sector, consultants, academics or researchers. The winner will be announced on 18 March 2019.

Avert - Young Voices


British Council - International School Award


Cecily's Fund - Dreams Innovation Challenge Zambia


Christian Aid - Anticipating disease outbreaks in Ethiopia


Christian Aid - Improving nutrition among adolescent girls in Kenya


HealthProm - Marathon for All


Muslim Aid - British Street Party cum Iftar to highlight shared values 


Practical Action - We need to talk about poo


Last year's winner and finalists

The judges selected three projects as the finalists, with the winner announced at the awards ceremony on 26 February 2018.

Winner: British Council - ILMPOSSIBLE: Take a Child to School
The British Council worked with the Free and Fair Election Network, Children's Global Network-Pakistan, the School of Leadership Foundation and 25 civil society organisations to address Pakistan's problem with out-of-school children.

Finalist: IDS - Achieving fairer taxation in Africa
This project by the International Centre for Tax and Development, based at the Institute of Development Studies, the Ugandan Revenue Authority and Rwandan Revenue Authority has resulted in more equitable and efficient taxation.


Finalist: Stars Foundation - With and For Girls
The With and For Girls Collective is a group of organisations that share the belief that girls voices matter; girls are best placed to lead and inform on issues that affect them.


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