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MCN Millennium Oceans Prize 2021

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MCN Millennium Oceans Prize 2021

The Millennium Oceans Prize is returning for its seventh year to support and celebrate students who are passionate about conserving, protecting, and sustainably using oceans, seas, and marine water and life.

The Millennium Oceans Prize targets Sustainable Development Goal 14 by celebrating youth activists who are focused on enriching their communities through advancing marine and freshwater conservation and sustainable use of marine resources. Prize winners will receive mentorship and a $5,000 prize for implementation of a concrete campaign idea to spark change and garner support in advocacy, policy, and leadership for oceans and freshwater systems.

Prize:

The best part of this prize is the opportunity to cultivate a community of peers who care just as much about the oceans and marine resources as you do. Here are the specifics:

  • Up to $5,000 to implement your winning campaign
  • Mentorship and support from MCN
  • Co-curate campaign action groups, mobilizing and coordinating with peers who are passionate about SDG 14
  • Write for our media partners about your campaign
  • Co-curate global webinars with the MCN and the Remmer Family Foundation during the academic year to keep peers engaged and involved.

Timeline

  • March 15, 2021: 7th Annual Millennium Ocean Prize Opens
  • April 20 – 11:59 pm EST: Priority Deadline – Early applications strongly encouraged.
  • May 15 – 11:59 pm EST: Application Deadline
  • June-July 2021: Top 10 finalists will be invited for an interview
  • August 12th: 7th Annual Millennium Oceans Prize winner announced on International Youth Day
  • August-May 2021: Campaign is in action
  • Summer/Fall 2022: Campaign results shared

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Visit the Official Webpage of the MCN Millennium Oceans Prize 2021

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Their World Education Innovation Awards 2021

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Their World Education Innovation Awards 2021

Are you working hard to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable young people? Does your organisation have ambitions to take those ideas and projects to the next level?

Theirworld can help you to unlock your potential. The Education Innovation Awards 2021 will help interesting and exciting programmes prepare to scale up and reach even more marginalised children and youth. Open to non-profits, NGOs and charities, the Awards will help five winners to build their skills and capacities through masterclasses, one-to-one mentoring and £50,000 scale-ready grants.

Eligibility criteria

To apply for the Education Innovation Awards, your innovation must be:

  1. Registered as a nonprofit, NGO or charity
  2. At pilot stage with 200+ beneficiaries and 18+ months’ existence and some initial evidence of scaleup potential
  3. Working in, or planning to scale up to, one or more of the countries in which Theirworld is currently working: Greece, Kenya, Lebanon, Nigeria, Tanzania, Turkey, or Uganda.
  4. Focused on an issue that falls under one or more of Theirworld’s three pillars:
    1. The best start in life – includes a healthy birth, and quality and inclusive early childhood education.
    2. A safe place to learn – means looking out for vulnerable children and youth, especially children in emergencies and conflict.
    3. Skills for the future – ensures all young people are ready to become engaged citizens able to participate meaningfully in society and the future of work.
  5. Reaching marginalised learners, such as people in poverty and/or refugee or displaced populations.

If your innovation does not meet the eligibility criteria, please see the Frequently Asked Questions for more information on how you can stay in touch for future Awards.

Does it sound like your project would be a good fit? Applications are open now until 23:59 BST on 11 June 2021.  

How to apply

The process is super simple: 

  • Check your eligibility – 3 minutes.
  • Complete the application form, budget, and short video – 30-45 minutes.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Their World Education Innovation Awards 2021

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