Sustainable Development Awards

We are delighted to inform you that the Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Innovation for Sustainable Development Awards have just been launched. With a total of £30,000 available in prize money, the 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 in 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, namely 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 Please share this link with your networks and spread the word so that the Commonwealth’s most exciting and worthy innovators are nominated for these Awards. And please do think of nominating some of the amazing innovators and innovative projects that you and your teams know of. This is a great opportunity to honour inspiring Commonwealth people and Commonwealth innovations from each and every part of the Commonwealth!