Christine Ngbaazande won the Humanitarian Award. Her World Vision colleague accepted the award on her behalf.

Humanitarian Award

The Humanitarian Award recognises the unsung superheroes working in the humanitarian field. 

We want to celebrate humanitarian workers for their outstanding contribution to a humanitarian crises.

“Winning this award tells me that people are watching and appreciating what I’m doing. The best thing for me is to move ahead and help people, and I’m sure the award will help more people to come and support AfriKids to do greater work in Ghana.” 
   - Joe Asakibeem of AfriKids, winner of the Humanitarian Award 2018

Who's your humanitarian hero?

We are asking you to nominate a humanitarian worker who you believe should be publicly recognised for an outstanding contribution to a particular humanitarian crisis.

This individual will have demonstrated great courage and creativity in their work, the power to inspire others, the ability to lead as well as to follow, and incredible integrity in difficult circumstances. This work could be in one of the following areas: disaster relief, human development, refugee assistance, civil society, equitable economic development, health, environment, education, population or public policy.

The individual could work for anyone in the humanitarian and development community including INGO workers, suppliers to the sector, community organisations or government organisations.

Judging criteria

Entries will be judged on the following criteria:

  • How compellingly you tell their story
  • How the individual made an outstanding contribution to humanitarian or international development work in challenging circumstances
  • How much of a lasting impact the individual made on the lives of others
  • How has the individual's story inspired others to act

How to enter

Deadline for entries: 5pm on Friday 25 October 2019. There are two parts to the application.

  1. Submit three images including their titles and locations. Click here to see our guidance on what the images should include - they can be simple and you will not be judged on the production values. Please email these to [email protected] by the deadline.
  2. Complete the accompanying entry submission form. Here you can provide further information about the entry and explain why you think you should win.

The images do not need to be sent at the same time as the form, but both parts of the application need to have been received by the deadline. Your entry will not be considered if we do not have both parts of the application.

Please note: you have to be a Bond member to enter. Please read the terms and conditions before entering.

Complete entry form

Last year's winner

The winner was announced on 18 March 2019.

Winner: Christine Ngbaazande, social reintegration coordinator, World Vision

Christine Ngbaazande

"Christine has and will continue to make a lasting impact on her community in Yambio, South Sudan – through her work directly to change attitudes and help communities accept those who have experienced horrific human rights violations, but also as a role model to her community." - Erica Hall, World Vision

Finalist: Dr Diakaria Maiga, health manager, International Medical Corps

Dr Diakaria Maiga

"Dr Diakaria Maiga is a hero who serves his local community with dedication and has accomplished more than any other in our medical interventions in the conflict-affected areas of Timbuktu, a region of Northern Mali." - Pacifique Kikongwe, International Medical Corps

Finalist: Fredrick Kianda, CBR coordinator, HelpAge International

Fredrick Kianda

"Fred is professional, visionary, committed and dedicated to make sure the lives of the refugees are better not only from his management but from his professional therapy skills." - Diana Hiscock, HelpAge International

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