Call for Nominations: InterAction 2022 Disability Inclusion Award

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Call for Nominations: InterAction 2022 Disability Inclusion Award

Nomination Deadline: May 12

Nominations for the Disability Inclusion Award are now open here.

InterAction will announce the winner during the InterAction Forum 2022, to be held in person on June 15 – 16, 2022.

Please see below for specific criteria for the Disability Inclusion Award.

About the InterAction Disability Inclusion Award

InterAction established the Disability Inclusion Award in collaboration with Mobility International USA (MIUSA) in 2009 in honor of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (UNCRPD). This award recognizes organizations within the sector that have worked toward greater disability inclusion by taking exceptional, proactive, and innovative measures to integrate and mainstream people with disability into their general programs, activities, and operations. Recipients of the awards demonstrate a commitment to ensure the full inclusion of people with disability and approach disability as an essential cross-cutting issue, which uses a human rights lens throughout all aspects of their organization’s work.

Nominees must be able to demonstrate at least one or more of the following criteria:

  • An innovative approach to disability inclusion and mainstreaming of people with disability in a development program broadly defined (i.e., democracy and governance, employment, education, HIV/AIDS, health, peace and security, etc.).
  • A broader, organization-wide commitment to inclusion and/or a unique effort to raise awareness of disability issues as a cross-cutting theme throughout the organization.
  • A disability-specific program that provided best practices or provided innovative approaches that were then replicated into other similar, non-disability-specific programming.
  • An outstanding contribution (leadership, initiatives, research, studies, tool, etc.) to the field of disability inclusion and disability and development that can be utilized by the international development community and demonstrates significant improvement in the lives of people with disability.

If you would like to nominate an organization or individual, please use the form here.

*Nominations will be accepted until Thursday, May 12*

Note that InterAction Member and non-Member organizations are invited to apply. Organizations that are solely focused on disability programs, disability-specific organizations, or organizations that have won the award within the past five years are not eligible for consideration. If you have questions, please contact Carolyn Aeby at

Past Honorees:

2021      FHI 360 and MADRE

2019      Women’s Refugee Commission

2018      Jay Nash

2017      Judi Heumann

2016      Help Age USA

2015      World Learning

2014      Trickle Up

2013      Habitat for Humanity International

2012      World Vision

2011      International Rescue Committee

2011      International Foundation for Electoral Systems

2010      Mercy Corps

2009      Trickle Up