Every year, InterAction recognizes the outstanding leaders and organizations that strengthen our community and push our sector forward.
Last year was a little different. When COVID-19 began rapidly spreading across the world, we made the difficult decision to cancel our 2020 Forum. As we witnessed our community come together to respond to the virus, we were inspired by the innovation and adaptivity exhibited by our Members and Partners. We re-opened the Humanitarian Award in light of our new reality.
Nominations for the Humanitarian Award are now closed.
InterAction will announce the winner during the InterAction Forum 2021, to be held virtually on March 23 and 24, 2021, along with the previously-nominated and selected winners of The Julia Vadala Taft Outstanding Leadership Award and the Disability Inclusion Award.
Please see below for specific criteria for the Humanitarian Award
InterAction Humanitarian Award
Members of our community often surmount significant obstacles to carry out their work effectively. In the era of COVID-19, our resources have been more strained than ever. InterAction seeks to honor these individuals, their bravery, and their commitment to the most vulnerable populations. The Humanitarian Award is meant to recognize an individual or individuals whose work reflects important leadership qualities in humanitarian practice such as courage, initiative, creativity, grace under pressure, integrity, and sacrifice.
Nominees will have made significant contributions in any of the following areas: COVID-19 pandemic response, disaster relief, emergency humanitarian response, human development, assistance to displaced populations, civil society, gender, economic development, health, environment, education, population, or public policy.
Excited to see who won? Register for InterAction’s Forum 2.1!