Restless Development wins the Bond Transparency Award

Bond International Development Awards 2017

Much of the outstanding work of the development sector goes unrecognised. The Bond International Development Awards addresses this by celebrating the inspiring humanitarian and development work of the Bond network. 

The awards ceremony took place at the Bond Annual Conference on Monday 20 March and was hosted by BBC journalist Zeinab Badawi. Congratulations to all the winners.

6 award categories

Each category reflects and responds to important trends and challenges in international development. This year we received over 45 entries, covering a wide spectrum of projects, campaigns, and organisations. 

Click on the specific awards below to find out more about the submissions.

  • The Campaign Award sponsored by The Donkey Sanctuary recognises international development campaigns that engage the public in new and unusual ways.
    The award went to Orbis UK for their Vision for Zambia campaign.
  • The Collaboration Award sponsored by Clements Worldwide recognises the importance of effective collaborations in finding new opportunities to tackle difficult issues.
    The award was won by Chance for Childhood for their Right2Change project, which encouraged mainstream services to include young offenders in their client group.
  • The Innovation Award sponsored by Diversity Travel showcases organisations, coalitions or initiatives that are taking novel approaches to navigate a complex and changing external environment.
    This award was jointly won by CABI's Plantwise project and Send a Cow's Taro project.
  • The Transparency Award is for organisations at the cutting edge of NGO effectiveness and accountability.
    The award went to Restless Development for their work on implementing accountability into their organisation.
  • The Humanitarian Award sponsored by Penny Appeal highlights the unacknowledged heroes working in the humanitarian field.
    The award was won by Bassam Hawas Quru for his work in Iraq with the International Medical Corps. 
  • The Outstanding Individual Award highlights exceptional people who have made a lasting contribution to international development.
    Seema Ghani won the award in recognition of her chairpersonship of Hand in Hand Afghanistan.



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