Impumelelo, the Stellenbosch Academy for Social Innovation, in partnership with the Distell Development Trust, is inviting applicants to apply for the 2016/17 Impumelelo Awards. The Impumelelo Social Innovations Centre’s award is an independent awards programme based on rigorous evaluations. It is one of the few mechanisms that uncovers what is good and what works in South Africa. The award’s end goal is to promote initiatives in civil society, the public and private sector, that improve the quality of the life of the poor in exceptional ways.
The intention is to mainstream social innovation throughout South Africa at every level of society. Every year, around 20 evaluators visit more than 100 projects across the country to evaluate projects that have applied for the award, thus attracting some of South Africa’s best models of excellence finding solutions in sectors such as healthcare, education, renewable energy, job creation, early childhood development, rural development and the empowerment of women and the girl child.
To continue its quest for excellence in public service, Impumelelo invites you to apply or help us identify the next wave of innovation or best practice from civil society and both the public and private sectors.
Closing date for applications is 15 November 2016.