These are the global awards for local peacebuilders – inspiring individuals and groups who are building a better tomorrow in the world’s most fragile places.
In the last six years, over 1,500 entries have been received from nearly 100 countries. The prize winners have worked with ex-child soldiers in Uganda, used story-telling for peace in Nepal, combated climate-related conflicts in Burkina Faso, supported peace communities in Colombia, countered community violence in in Papua New Guinea, and more.
Three winning organisations will each receive $10,000 and online promotion of their work. A representative of each winner will also be invited to the awards ceremony the USA.
The categories this year are:
Music and the performing arts
There is also a photography prize that will recognise the photo that best illustrates local peacebuilding in action, or best communicates this theme.
How to enter
Entries for the 2019 Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders awards opened on 15 February 2019 and close on 25 March 2019. Applications are currently being accepted in English and will soon be open to French, Spanish and Arabic. Entry forms and further details are online at http://www.peacedirect.org/tp.