Islamic Relief UK won the Innovation Award for their ALO project.

Bond Innovation Award longlist

The Innovation Award showcases organisations or initiatives that take novel approaches to navigate a complex and changing external environment. 

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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Amref Health Africa UK - mVacciNation


a baby receives vaccinations

mVacciNation is an innovative smartphone app aiming to reduce the number of children dying from vaccine-preventable diseases in remote, hard-to-reach areas. It allows health workers to record every child they vaccinate, monitor temperatures and track stock levels. The app sends caregivers SMS reminders of upcoming vaccination appointments, improving attendance rates.

BBC Media Action - Security and Justice Reform Programme in Nigeria


Filming in Nigeria for Komando

This project works with local broadcasters to deliver innovative weekly radio programmes, town hall discussions, television public service announcements, and unforgettable social media content that engage and impact millions. The project fosters informed, inclusive and constructive dialogue around critical reforms to Nigeria’s security and justice system.

Blue Ventures Conservation - Tahiry Honko Community Mangrove Carbon Project


Parade to commemorate the Tahiry Honko Project

The Tahiry Honko project, in southwest Madagascar, helps to tackle climate breakdown and build community resilience by restoring and protecting mangrove forests.

With a focus on empowering and enabling communities to sustainably manage such a valuable resource, this new approach to mangrove conservation brings sustainable economic benefits to local people.

CBM UK - Humanitarian Hands-on Tool for disability inclusion


Kenyan Red Cross using the hhot app in flooding response

People with disabilities are disproportionally affected by disasters and routinely excluded from aid. Developed in partnership with people with disabilities, CBM’s Humanitarian Hands on Tool (HHoT) provides practical, accessible guidance for front line workers, equipping them to deliver inclusive humanitarian response.

Cherie Blair Foundation for Women - Road to Growth


Road to Growth participant at her business in Lagos

Road to Growth’s customised holistic support enables women to enhance their business growth. The first phase follows a blended learning curriculum, combining in-class training with a unique custom-built online learning tool and group learning. A smaller pool progress to the intensive phase, which includes coaching, workshops and networking events.

Development Media International - Impactful, cost-effective family planning messaging at scale

A radio station discussing family planning

DMI conducted a 30-month randomised controlled trial (RCT) in Burkina Faso that showed their family planning radio campaign to be extremely effective at increasing modern contraceptive prevalence rates (mCPR). This highly cost-effective campaign has since been scaled to a national level, reaching vulnerable populations with locally informed, engaging messaging.

Islamic Relief UK - Virtue Reality


Girls from Manchester Islamic girls school play virtue reality at the national video game museum in Sheffield

On 17 October 2019, Islamic Relief UK and Ultimatum Games launched Virtue Reality, a mobile game showing players how international aid works in a fun, accessible way. The game’s aid workers are Muslim, all carrying out good deeds, challenging the gaming industry’s mainstream narrative that Muslims are ‘baddies’.

Meningitis Research Foundation - The ASPIRE Project


Health workers conducting triage - Ndirande Health Centre, Blantyre

The ASPIRE project established and tested Emergency Triage, Assessment and Treatment (ETAT) systems in primary clinics using a mHealth app. Now children are seen in order of urgency, not first-come-first served. Thanks to evidence from the project, the Malawi Ministry of Health is expanding primary ETAT to 65% of districts.

Orbis UK - DFID Trachoma SAFE Implementation Programme


Alemayehu, a TT case finder, examines a woman during house-to-house case finding in Ethiopia

Blinding trachoma is a painful eye disease which is easily preventable with the right interventions. Ethiopia has the highest burden of the disease globally. Orbis’s trachoma project based in Sidama zone reached a total of 3,195,227 individuals, supporting the Ethiopian government to eliminate blinding trachoma as a public health problem.

Royal Academy of Engineering - The Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation


A winner of the Africa prize for innovation

The Africa Prize, founded by the Royal Academy of Engineering, is Africa’s biggest prize dedicated to engineering innovation. It awards crucial commercialisation support to ambitious African innovators developing scalable engineering solutions to local challenges, demonstrating the importance of engineering as an enabler of improved quality of life and economic development.

Save the Children UK - Paediatric Blast Injury Field Manual


Mohammed, 13, lost his right leg in a bomb blast when he was shining shoes

The Paediatric Blast Injury Field Manual, designed for medics in warzones who often lack specialist training, is the first comprehensive guide to injuries suffered by children from weapons like airstrikes, artillery and landmines. Instructions cover situations ranging from resuscitation on the battlefield and saving limbs, to rehabilitation and psychological care.

Street Child - Family Business for Education After Disaster


Mariama - Family Business Scheme

The economic impact of disaster leaves families unable to afford the costs of their children’s education, perpetuating disaster. Street Child’s Family Business for Education scheme supports families to re-start businesses and offers 121 counselling for children, family mediation and scholastic materials to sustainably facilitate immediate access to education.

Tdh UK (Terre des hommes) - IeDA


iEDA in action

IeDA is a digital healthcare revolution improving outcomes for sick children five years and younger.

Launched by Terre des hommes (Tdh) in 2014 as a pilot project in 39 centres in the Tougan district in Burkina Faso, Tdh now implements IeDA in over 720 clinics in the North and Boucle du Mouhoun, covering 40 percent of Burkina Faso’s entire healthcare system. Further expansions in 2019/20 will see over 1130 health centres throughout 23 districts in Burkina Faso using IeDA. The use of IeDA spread to Mali in 2017.

Tdh UK (Terre des hommes) - SIMESON


SIMESON in action

SIMESON, Simulation of Essential Skills in Obstetrics and Neonatal Care, makes sustainable improvements to the quality of care provided at birth by training midwifes and health workers in rural areas in Africa and Asia, using anatomical models and mannequins, providing individualised on-the-job training, enhancing proficiencies and saving lives.

The British Asian Trust - Quality Education India DIB


Quality classrooms in Ahmedabad

The Quality Education India Development Impact Bond is a pioneering initiative with the potential to transform the way we fund and deliver development programmes. The British Asian Trust convened 20 partners from across the private, public and third sectors to improve learning outcomes for 200,000 primary school children in India.

The Fred Hollows Foundation UK - Pacific Trachoma Initiative (PTI)


Kids washing

Their goal was to eliminate blinding trachoma as a public health problem in four Pacific Island Countries (PICs): Fiji, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Kiribati. Utilising innovative partnerships, involving key local and global stakeholders, the approach resulted in a pragmatic and evidence-driven intervention for the Pacific.

The Lady Fatemah Charitable Trust - Mothernomics


A class of children graduating

Holistic, scalable and low cost, Mothernomics is a high impact programme of support with the widowed mothers community in Iraq. Skills training for entrepreneurial activities support their whole person growth and transform their emotional, physical and spiritual well-being. Mothernomics is helping women reintegrate and claim back their role in society.

Transaid - MAMaZ Against Malaria programme


MAM danger signs

MAMaZ Against Malaria developed innovative approaches to tackling severe malaria in children under 6, in rural Zambia.

The programme did this by strengthening health supply chains and improving access to emergency transport and by utilising a 'whole community engagement' approach. The project achieved a 96% reduction in severe malaria deaths.

WaterAid - Innovation through integration: hygiene integration into routine immunisation programme


Mothers queue at health clinic for immunisation

This project revolutionised childhood immunisation programs using WaterAid’s innovative behaviour-centred design approach to integrate hygiene behaviour interventions into routine immunisation programme. The intervention addressed multiple pathways to disease transmission achieving 5 key hygiene behaviours, increasing immunisation coverage, strengthening the capacity of frontline workers and demonstrating the feasibility of integration.