Under the Global development award competition 2024, the Japanese Award for Most Innovative Development Project (MIDP) is an award program that invites non-profit NGOs and CSOs to submit project proposals supporting (in particular) improved service delivery, and innovative approaches that may be scaled-up through a grant.

Sustainable Climate Action for Human-Centered Development

The award targets projects currently at the stage of implementation being on the ground at least since July 1, 2023, which have a high potential for impact targeting exceptionally marginalized and disadvantaged groups located in developing countries – per the World Bank’s recognition as low-and middle income- countries

The winning projects will receive grants worth US$ 125,000 in total. The two first-prize winners under each theme will receive a grant of US$ 50,000 each. The second prize will receive a grant of US$ 25,000. Additionally, awardees will be paired with a Technical Advisor throughout the entire implementation of the grant.

The awards will be given to organizations whose projects embody an innovative approach to an important development need and hold the greatest promise for:

  1. Responding directly to the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable, underserved groups to improve their lives aiming at rapid results for improved livelihood;
  2. Supporting initiatives that lead to developing sustainable outcomes through the scaling-up of the project.

Finalists will join a virtual Communications Training before presenting their projects to the jury. The session will take place virtually in mid-April as a satellite event of INGSA2024. Stay tuned!

The last date for submission is May 24, 2024 (6:00 PM Indian Standard Time).