Vision for a Nation Foundation won the Innovation Award

Innovation Award

The Innovation Award showcases organisations, coalitions or initiatives that are taking inventive approaches as they navigate a complex and changing external environment.

Organisations need to innovate to survive in a world shaped by shifting geographic powers, climate change, demographic changes, urbanisation and technological advances.

“Winning a Bond Innovation Award was a fantastic endorsement of all that we have achieved with our partners in Rwanda. It helped us to raise the profile of the organisation as we scale our innovative work to other countries around the world.”

   - Vision for a Nation, Innovation Award winner 2018

This year's submissions

We were looking for innovators who embrace rapid change and are driven by the desire to make a lasting contribution to development. The winner will be announced on 18 March 2019.

Access Agriculture - farmer-friendly websites


BBC Media Action India - Khoon Ka Rishta


British Council - Cultural Protection Fund


British Council - Tejas


International Rescue Committee - Pakistan Reading Project


Islamic Relief - ALO


The Salvation Army - Reintroducing edible caterpillars


SNV - Results-based financing project


Trocaire - Second Chance project


United Purpose - Carbon for Good


World Vision International - MEQA project


Last year's winner and finalists

The judges selected three innovative projects as the finalists, with the winner announced at the awards ceremony on 26 February 2018.

Winner: Vision for a Nation Foundation - Eye Care for Rwanda 
This collaboration with Rwanda’s Ministry of Health integrated nationwide “primary eye care” services into Rwanda’s public health system.

Finalist: Integrity Action - Sindhupalcheck
Sindhupalcheck harnesses technology and citizen feedback to provide insight into the effectiveness of the construction of earthquake resilient homes in Sindhupalchowk district, Nepal.


Finalist: Pump Aid - A better way to end water poverty in Malawi
This project piloted a self-supply approach to see if it could improve reliability of water supplies, giving 21,614 individuals access to safe water.


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