Do you know someone who is worthy of recognition for contribution to the Australian Aid and Development Sector?

Do you want to celebrate their accomplishments at our National Conference?

 

                           

 

ACFID is now seeking nominations for our three ACFID Awards: the ACFID Sir Ron Wilson Human Rights Award, the ACFID Outstanding Contribution to the Sector Award, and the ACFID Media Award.

A highlight of the ACFID National Conference is the presentation of our three major annual ACFID Awards as nominated by our Members and Australia’s media sector. These awards provide an important opportunity to recognise the achievements of those who have made an impact and difference.

Details on the individual awards, nomination and selection process are detailed below.  Nominations for each category close on 6 September 2019 and the award recipients will be invited to accept their award at ACFID’s 2019 National Conference, held on 23 & 24 October 2019 in Sydney.

The Sir Ron Wilson Human Rights Award.

The Sir Ron Wilson Human Rights Award is presented to an individual or organisation that:

  • Has made an outstanding contribution to advancing human rights in the international development sector.
  • Recognises voluntarism and looks for contribution above and beyond paid employment.

In 2018 the Sir Ronald Wilson Human Rights Award was presented to journalist and Iranian refugee, Behrouz Boochani, who is detained on Manus Island.

 We invite ACFID Members to submit a nomination for the Sir Ronald Wilson Human Rights Award via the 2019 Nomination Awards Form. The recipient of this Award will be selected by the ACFID Board.  Nominations close 6 September 2019.

Completed forms should be emailed to Aina Studer at [email protected] by 6 September 2019. For more information, please contact Aina on 02 8123 2250.

The Outstanding Contribution to the Sector Award

The Outstanding Contribution to the Sector Award is presented to an individual or organisation that:

  • Has made an outstanding contribution to the Australian aid and development NGO sector over an extended period of time.
  • Has made a substantial and sustained contribution to the whole sector – more than only within their own agency.
  • Recognises voluntarism and looks for contribution above and beyond paid employment.

In 2018 the Outstanding Contribution to the Sector Award was presented to Internationally-accredited partnership broker and leading expert in governance and entrepreneurship, Rhonda Chapman.

We invite ACFID Members to submit a nomination for the Outstanding Contribution to the Sector Award via the 2019 Nomination Awards Form. The recipient of this Award will be selected by the ACFID Board.  Nominations close 6 September 2019.

Completed forms should be emailed to Aina Studer at [email protected] by 6 September 2019. For more information, please contact Aina on 02 8123 2250.

ACFID Media Award

The annual ACFID Media Award aims to promote and recognise journalists delivering informed and studied media items about international development and/or humanitarian issues.

The Award will be presented to a journalist or journalistic team that has produced a single piece or series that:

  • Profiles with sensitivity and respect the issues and lives of people experiencing poverty and injustice
  • Shows an understanding of the complexity of humanitarian and/or development issues; and
  • Is judged to have the potential to help expand the knowledge of the Australian public in relation to humanitarian and/or international development issues.

In 2018, The Australian’s South East Asia correspondent, Amanda Hodge, won the Australian Council for International Development’s (ACFID) 2018 media award for her coverage of the Rohingya crisis and her piece: ‘A mother’s wish: let Allah take him’.

Nominations may be made for print, radio, TV or online journalists who have demonstrated exceptional understanding of the complexity of international development or humanitarian issues through a single media item or series in the past twelve months (1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019).

Nominations will be accepted from individuals and organisations that are ACFID members or from Australian journalists and will close on 6 September 2019. Nominees must be Australian and currently working in the field of journalism.

We invite Australian journalists and staff at ACFID Member Organisations to submit nominations through the ACFID Media Award Nomination Form. Please note, media items profiling a single aid and development organisation only will not be considered by the selection panel.

The selection panel will be made up of representatives from the media and NGO sectors.

Completed forms should be emailed to Tim Watkin at [email protected] by 6 September 2019.