Practical Action won the Collaboration Award for the "We need to talk about poo" project.

Bond Collaboration Award longlist

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

Below, you can see the longlist of nominations. Click on the organisation below to see what project they have submitted for this award. 

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All We Can - Protection of Wof Washa Forest


Wof Washa Forest

Wof Washa is an area of outstanding natural beauty and home to hundreds of communities who live both in and the surrounding area of the forest, dependent on it for their livelihoods, food security and shelter. All We Can, in collaboration with SUNARMA, has been working with these communities to protect the forest through provision of alternative livelihoods, sustainable use, and re-forestation of lost forest.

BBC Media Action - Common Service for Community Engagement and Accountability in Cox’s Bazar


Community liaison person drawn from refugee community

This unique collaboration is a first-of-its-kind model for better informing and coordinating humanitarian efforts. The project works to understand perceptions and concerns of Rohingya people and host communities, dispelling rumours and providing trusted information, and gives people a means of communicating with and giving feedback more effectively to aid agencies

BRAC UK - Lighting up lives


Farming by torch light

BRAC, one of the world’s largest NGOs, and Signify Foundation (formerly known as Philips Lighting Foundation) are working together to bring sustainable lighting and create livelihood opportunities in hard to reach places like Refugee camps in Bangladesh, and rural Nepal and Tanzania.

British Council - Teaching for All: Mainstreaming Inclusive Education in South Africa


Next generation in action delivering inclusive education at Bachana Mokwena Primary School, South Africa

Teaching for All equips the next generation of South African teachers with the tools, skills and attitudes they need to engage all learners and remove barriers to the provision of inclusive and equitable education. The programme has united academia, civil society and government to achieve this goal through collaboration.

CARE International UK - HALOW+ (Health Access and Linkage Opportunities for Workers Plus)


A HALOW+ factory worker in Bangladesh

The innovative HALOW+ programme empowers and dignifies ready-made garment factory workers, especially women, in Bangladesh by improving health access and knowledge. Factory workers are educated and supported within factories where they work, as well as in the wider community on nutrition and SRHR, leading to improved health, dignity and productivity.

Chance for Childhood - Childhood Disability Screening Tools in Rwanda


Helping children with disabilities

Through the power of strategic collaboration, and in direct response to the GDS Commitments, this project developed the first-ever standardised disability screening tool in Rwanda to identify children with disabilities and those at risk of developmental delays which informs decision-makers on service gaps and promotes early detection and preventive interventions.

Danish Refugee Council - The added value


Danish Refugee Council

This collaboration was all about re-thinking collaboration dynamics with local NGOs for better solutions to displacement. A new way of working together that bridges national and international expertise, values community-based efforts, and improves the organisation's ability to support refugees and those who welcome them.

Global Citizen - The Cry Power Podcast with Hozier and Global Citizen


Global Citizen podcast

The Cry Power podcast is a series hosted by Hozier in partnership with Global Citizen aimed at inspiring young people to become activists. Featuring guests including Annie Lennox, Marcus Mumford, and Bono, it drives listeners to take action to achieve the UN’s Global Goals and end extreme poverty by 2030.

Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children - Equal Protection for Children


A two-year programme of national multi-sector collaboration that supported partners in government, parliaments and national and international civil society, spanning seven countries to create a movement of positive change for children – it culminated in five countries passing legislation to fully prohibit corporal punishment and three others making substantial progress.

International Rescue Committee UK - Rescuing Futures Programme


International Rescue Committee

Citi, through the Citi Foundation, and the International Rescue Committee (IRC) have teamed up to back young entrepreneurs in both host and refugee communities across three cities - Athens (Greece), Amman (Jordan) and Yola (northeast Nigeria) - to build their entrepreneurship skills on the road to starting their own businesses.

Islamic Relief Worldwide - Central African Republic Interfaith Peacebuilding Partnership (CIPP)


Manasse Lydie

The CAR Interfaith Peacebuilding Partnership, run jointly by Christian and Muslim organisations and faith actors, lays the foundation of peace by strengthening the capacity of local institutions, while also providing livelihood support and improving social cohesion through Trauma Healing and Peace Education.

Orbis UK - DFID Trachoma SAFE Implementation Programme


A young girl takes her antibiotics

Blinding trachoma is a painful eye disease. Orbis coordinated and was one of six implementing partners of the DFID Trachoma SAFE Implementation Programme in Ethiopia – other partners included Sightsavers (grant manager) and the International Coalition for Trachoma Control (ICTC) - which seeks to eliminate trachoma as a public health problem.

Save the Children - Coaching for Life


Coach for Life: Indonesia

Save the Children and The Arsenal Foundation have combined their expertise to co-create Coaching for Life – an innovative programme building children’s resilience and improving their physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. The programme will address the urgent needs of children in the slums of Jakarta and Za’atari refugee camp.

Sightsavers - Accelerate Trachoma Elimination Programme


Dr Amadou stands with the rest of the surgical team outside the Nikki Health Centre

Trachoma has plagued humanity for thousands of years, even as far back as ancient Egypt. The Accelerate programme is a huge collaborative effort, working across 14 African countries to speed up the elimination of blinding trachoma and help consign the disease to the history books where it belongs.

TackleAfrica - Scaling HIV/Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights education through football coaching programmes 



Building on a successful pilot, the project is continuing to scale up and embed TackleAfrica’s innovative HIV/SRHR education through football coaching methodology into VSO operations. The methodology is initially being used to engage prisoners in Zambia, Malawi and Zimbabwe and will then be expanded across VSO’s work globally.

Tdh UK (Terre des hommes) - Living Together

Living Together program

The Living Together initiative unites youth from different origins, backgrounds and cultures to change the discourse on migration in Europe. This initiative gives voice to youth from both host and migrant communities throughout Europe, empowering them as they explore challenges and opportunities of diversity and integration, promoting more inclusive societies.

Tdh UK (Terre des hommes) - Partnering with faith-based leaders to address child-protection and gender-based violence issues

Faith-based collaborations

Tdh is collaborating with leaders from Muslim and Christian faith-based denominations and Druze, community-leaders, and the Lebanese government to address child-protection issues including gender-based violence and child marriage. The initiative is designed to promote social and behavioural change among Palestinian, Syrian, and Lebanese children and youth, and policy and decision-makers.

Tearfund - Shoulder to shoulder: Translating localisation rhetoric into reality in Nigeria


Distributing jerrycans to promote hygiene in Adamawa State Nigeria

CRUDAN and Tearfund have worked in partnership since 1992 on long-term development initiatives in Nigeria. In 2015, they developed a new model of partnership to support CRUDAN to strengthen its humanitarian response capacity through long-term accompaniment and mentoring. The collaborative partnership was funded and supported by the Dutch Relief Alliance.

The Fred Hollows Foundation - The Cameroon Cataract Bond


Checking for cataracts

The Cameroon Cataract Bond convenes public and private investors, donors, and eye care experts to provide a pay-for-performance loan (also known as a development impact bond or DIB) designed to address a critical shortage of comprehensive, high-quality and affordable eye care. This project is helping restore people’s sight in Cameroon.

Traidcraft Exchange - Juicing Justice for farmers


A women's group working together in Senegal

Through Juicing Justice, Traidcraft Exchange is developing transparent and fairer supply chains with small producers in Senegal’s Casamance region and with two local businesses who process exotic fruits into finished products, including juice. The work is increasing small producers’ incomes, promoting responsible business practices, and safeguarding forest resources.

Transaid - Professional Driver Training in Uganda


Graduates of the program

Since 2016, Transaid’s PDT-U project has trained 16 truck driver trainers to deliver training at a higher level than anywhere else in the region. These trainers are training drivers to these same high standards contributing to reducing the number of fatalities and serious injuries on Ugandan roads.

WaterAid - 20 Towns Ethiopia

Micro and small enterprises engaging in solid waste collection

The Twenty Town project takes a holistic, sustained, systems building approach to capacity development. Trainings, coaching, manuals and where necessary equipment are delivered to enhance the capacity of the Ministry of Water Irrigation and Electricity in Ethiopia to effectively and sustainably manage urban water supply and sanitation services.

WaterAid - Transforming Healthcare Centres in Bangladesh



Supported by HSBC, this project focuses on improving the poor water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) conditions of healthcare centres in some of the hardest to reach areas in Bangladesh, Tahirpur and Gangi, by working with key health sector actors, local communities and national level government and development stakeholders.

World Vision UK - Improving Gender Attitude Transition Education (IGATE)


Prematurely a mother but still able to realise my potential!

The IGATE project aims to equip 73,492 marginalized girls and boys in and out of school with foundational literacy, numeracy and life skills. Led by WVVUK, the IGATE consortium strives to achieve objectives of learning, transition and sustainability through whole school development, community-based education, leadership and community engagement.

Youth Business International - The Youth Entrepreneurship Programme in Latin America and the Caribbean


Kerron Modeste

The programme aimed to tackle high youth unemployment and underemployment rates in Latin America and the Caribbean by working with a network of diverse partners to support low income youth in 10 countries to start, grow and sustain a business, generate new insight and build supportive ecosystems for youth entrepreneurship.