The CSO Excellence Awards are issued by as part of the CSO Week in order to celebrate, recognize and honor achievements and contributions made by different institutions or individuals that have influenced development policy and practice in Tanzania. 

Individuals or organizations are invited to nominate people or organizations that have had outstanding impact in specified areas. Self-nominations are allowed.  PLEASE NOTE THAT NOMINATIONS FOR ALL AWARDS EXCEPT THE 2 BELOW  CLOSED ON 30 SEPTEMBER. THE DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS FOR OUTSTANDING CIVIL SOCIETY COVERAGE IN MEDIA AND OUTSTANDING PRIVATE SECTOR CONTRIBUTION TO SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT IS 08 OCTOBER 2021.

A panel of neutral judges with experience in relevant fields will be appointed to review the nominations and select 3 nominees in each category as the finalists. The panel will then interview all finalists and document brief impact stories. Finally, the panel will review the stories and select the awardees for each category. The nominations and stories will be scored based on the below criteria:

 

SN

CRITERION

WEIGHT

1

Development Impact (How significant is the change compared to baseline situation?)

50%

2

Scale and/or replicability of the change

20%

3

Sustainability of the change

10%

4

Impact to the most marginalized and vulnerable

10%

5

Creativity/Innovation

10%

TOTAL

100%

Award

Categories

Outstanding private sector contribution in social development

This award targets private sector actors, both institutional or individual who have used their resources and efforts to achieve development impact. This may include impactful corporate social responsibility initiatives carries out by private sector companies.

Outstanding Civil Society Coverage in Media

This award targets media organizations or individuals that have been outstanding in their work with civil society organizations, or in presenting issues of interest to CSOs.