The Innovation Award showcases organisations, coalitions or initiatives that are taking inventive approaches as they chart a course through a complex and changing external environment.
Now, more than ever, organisations need to innovate in order to survive. Factors such as a rise in the economic and political power of emerging countries; demographic and climate change; differing geographies of conflict and poverty; and changing understandings of development goals, all have potential to drive fundamental changes in the sector.
This year’s Innovation Award submissions are at home with rapid change and are driven by the desire to make a lasting contribution to development. From adopting new business models and shaking up our understanding of how to make a positive difference, to redefining how to work with the people or environments and finding new approaches to solving entrenched problems, these organisations have taken risks that have led to failures, reiterations, and learning.
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British Council - Kenya
British Council - Soloman Islands
British Council - Ta’zeez
Chance for Childhood
Child to Child
Institute of Development Studies
Thomson Reuters Foundation and ODI
RedR and Digital Training Solutions
Send a Cow
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