Updated: The 2020 application process is closed. The eighth annual Peace Direct Awards, previously known as the Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders Awards, highlight the inspiring work that grassroots groups are doing to establish peace and rebuild communities in conflict-affected areas around the world.
At the end of the year we will be celebrating innovative grassroots peacebuilding efforts from around the world. In spite of it being a very difficult time for us all right now due to the Coronavirus, we are inviting organizations working in peacebuilding to apply for this award.
This year, we are focusing our search on one award category: technology in peacebuilding.
Is your organization, or an organization you know, making creative use of technology as a tool to resolve conflict and build peace? Whether it’s through mobile phones, websites, social media, radio, or another digital channel, we want to hear from you!
The winning organization will receive $10,000 and online promotion of its work. One person from the organization will be invited to the United States to receive the award at the annual PeaceCon conference in December in Washington, D.C., where the winner can meet other peacebuilders and supporters.
Joseph Tsongo is the founder of the Amani Institute, which helps former combatants in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He won the award in 2019 and said it helped bring international recognition to his group:
“It will help us continue our work for the next generation and bring peace to the country.”
Applications will be accepted online from March 23 through April 27, 2020.
View past award winners.
We are partnering with PeaceTech Lab in Washington, D.C., on this award.
Last year, local organisation Cadre de Concertation Intercommunautaire (CCI) was selected as one of the grantees in our Youth Action for Peace project. They were given a grant of $1,134 which they used to work with ex-combatants in the village of Kalehe. Read more »
In Zimbabwe, we work with a local organisation, Envision Zimbabwe, whose work focuses on reducing political and gender-based violence, and building community cohesion. Recently, they ran Conflict Transformation Training for Traditional Leaders in Hurungwe, bringing together 70 people. Read more »