Gender and Poverty Alleviation Award
Sustainable development cannot be achieved without a more equitable distribution of resources and the eradication of poverty.
Empowering women means giving the opportunity to thousands of women to get out of the poverty trap. Women not only constitute the vast majority of the world’s poor but they are at a higher risk of poverty compared to men. Poverty does not only refer to material resources such as money, food, or housing but also to social resources such as access to education, healthcare, or meaningful relations with other people.
This award recognises and acknowledges organisations that have strategies in place to allow for future programmes or have implemented sustainable initiatives around poverty alleviation which have enhanced skills and provided income opportunities that have positively impacted the lives of women and poor communities.
|Category of Award||Aspects Adjudicated Upon||Weighting||What Information Needs to be Furnished||Criteria being applied in measurement|
|Women Empowerment in the Community Award||Design and Innovation||30||Detailed Overview of the Programme||Design, Innovation, detail and planning of the programme|
|Management||10||How the programme is/was managed||People involved / Frequency of meetings / Monitoring of implementation / Systems Utilised|
|Communication||10||How the programme was communicated||To Whom / Medium / Frequency / Format|
|Return on Investment / Business (Economic) Impact||40||Impact of the programme||Contribution to sustainability / profitability/ROI|
|Gender Targets (Broad Base)||10||Who the beneficiaries were||Number of women/percentage of staff/targets achieved|