AIDF Global Summit – Innovator of the Year Award 2018

AIDF Global Summit – Innovator of the Year Award 2018

Deadline: August 3, 2018

The AIDF Global Summit is accepting nominations for the Innovator of the Year Award. This competition celebrates individuals as well as teams who have introduced game-changing initiatives, created research or inventions that have made an impact on the humanitarian aid and development sectors globally over the past year.

The aim is to recognise individuals for their inspiring leadership, forward-thinking, creative problem-solving and implementation of innovative programmes that have helped drive the global progress towards Sustainable Development Goals. The finalists will be showcased at the AIDF Global Summit before the winner is announced.

Do you know someone who has introduced game-changing initiatives to the humanitarian and development sectors? Nominate them now!


The award winner will benefit from extensive media coverage and industry recognition for their achievements in humanitarian aid and development. The recipient will be awarded the following:

  • A crystal award at the AIDF Global Summit 2018
  • Free registration for the AIDF Global Summit 2019
  • A press release announcing the award winner will be published on as well as event website details of the winner’s initiatives, research or inventions that made an impact on the global humanitarian aid and development sectors over the past year
  • Social media endorsements by AIDF


  • Nominations are open to individuals who work for UN and government agencies, NGOs, donors and development banks active within the humanitarian aid and development sector
  • An award can be based on the work of a team but needs to contain a name of the team leader i.e. nominee, who will accept the award on the team’s behalf
  • Self-nominations are allowed
  • Please obtain the nominee’s consent to participate in this award program
  • There is no submission fee, however, if you are entering a nomination, please ensure that you complete all required fields of the nomination form


  • Inspired innovation: nominees should exhibit a thoughtful, creative and innovative approach to resolving humanitarian and development challenges over the past year
  • Proven impact: the initiatives, research or inventions that nominees have introduced or implemented should demonstrate a positive impact on solving global humanitarian aid and development challenges
  • Building on success: nominees should be looking to enhance and grow the impact of their initiatives, research or inventions to accelerate progress towards Sustainable Development Goals, including future plans to take their idea to the next level
  • All finalists should be available to attend the awards ceremony on 5th September 2018 at the Ronal Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington DC, USA


Please do not write more than 200 words for each question.

Click here to nominate.

For more information, visit AIDF Global Summit.