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.