Every year since 2011, the Convergences Awards have rewarded innovative partnerships for the benefit of the common good. This year, the Awards are supported by IRD, IPPAG, as well as B&L Evolution, Devex and Mairie de Paris. They are open to projects carried out by a solidarity-based or academic/research organisation in partnership with private or public organisations.
Partnerships on the followings themes will be accepted: zero hunger, health, education, decent work, sustainable cities/communities.
This year, the Awards include 3 categories:
- the International Convergences-IPPAG Award, which rewards a project whose beneficiaries are mainly located outside the French territory;
- the International Research Convergences Award (supported by IRD), which rewards a project in which at least one of the partners is an academic or research organisation and whose beneficiaries are mainly located around the Mediterranean or in the tropics;
- the special “Honorary” Award, which rewards a project in which at least one of the partners is an academic or research organisation.
Rewards: a financial dotation from 10,000 to 15,000 €, visibility through the participation to the Convergences World Forum, networking with Convergences’ stakeholders and a possibility of pro-bono support from our partners.
Innovative projects’ leaders, and solution creators for a “Zero Exclusion, Zero Carbon, Zero Poverty” world are invited to apply until March 25.