2020 Global Pluralism Award for Individuals and Organizations Worldwide
Deadline: June 30, 2020.
The Global Pluralism Award celebrates achievement and excellence in the field of pluralism.
The Award is presented once every two years to individuals, organizations, governments and businesses of any nationality. Through their remarkable and sustained achievements, awardees contribute to building more inclusive societies in which human diversity is protected.
Presented by the Global Centre for Pluralism, an international research and education centre located in Ottawa, Canada, the Award aims to
- Raise the international profile of pluralism, defined as a principle of respect for diversity,
- Identify and disseminate innovative and successful approaches to pluralism globally, and
- Recognize and raise the profile of exemplary organizations, individuals or other entities seeking to advance pluralism.
Eligible nominees from all countries are eligible, including:
- individuals (e.g. artists, journalists, academics, policy-makers, filmmakers, etc.);
- civil society organizations (e.g. professional associations, faith-based organizations, labour unions, non-profit research or educational institutions, local community groups, non-governmental organizations, foundations, think tanks, etc.);
- social enterprises;
- educational, research and policy institutions (public or private);
- local/municipal, regional or federal/national branches of governments, etc.
- Nominees must be living. The Award cannot be given posthumously.
- Nominees must not be an agency or employee of any of the Centre’s founding partners, namely the Government of Canada and the Aga Khan Development Network.
- Nominees must not be members of the jury, the Centre’s Board or staff or a consultant receiving remuneration from the Centre at the time of nomination. Close relations and organizations owned or operated by the jury, Screening Committee, the Centre’s Board members and staff are also non-eligible.
- Individuals and organizations nominated for the Award must not have been found guilty of committing violent crimes, terrorism, or other criminal activities; or have publicly held extremist views
Three award winners will be given $50,000 each to further their work in support of pluralism. Award funds must be used for non-profit activities. Award winners will be required to submit a budget with the proposed way in which the funds will be used.
OFFICIAL LINK: https://award.pluralism.ca/the-award/