Innovation for Sustainable Development Awards

The Commonwealth Secretariat has just announced the launch of the Secretary General’s Innovation for Sustainable Development Awards. These awards seek to celebrate and support impactful innovations and forward-looking solutions that are helping Commonwealth countries achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), while advancing the values of the Commonwealth Charter.

The awards are open to Commonwealth citizens and Commonwealth country-based organisations from the public, private or voluntary sectors. Women and young people are especially encouraged to apply.

There are five thematic categories for the awards - People, Prosperity, Peace, Planet and Partnerships. Three winners in each category will be selected by an independent jury based on the impact or potential of the innovations to advance one or more of the SDGs in Commonwealth countries. All 15 winners will receive a trophy, a certificate and £2,000 in prize money.

All details of the awards and nomination forms can be found at

Gerry Cook