The Ministry for Youth Affairs of the Russian Federation in partnership with the Association of Volunteer in its initiative ‘We Are Together’ is set to award frontline workers for their efforts in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.
This international prize is aimed at encouraging citizens and organizations across the world for their great contribution to solving important humanitarian problems.
This year’s prize fund is set at $500,000.
Laureates will be selected from each of the 7 sub-regions of the world and involves the selection of 3 laureates from among individuals and legal entities who submitted an application, from each of the regions in various nominations.
On the regional division, the Office Project Manager, Ekaterina Zhukovskaya explained that “the African continent includes two regions: the Middle East and North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa. You can define your region using the interactive list on our website (under the map). Click on any region, and you will see all the countries it includes. In each of the regions described, 3 prize winners will be selected.”
“The prize appreciates the contribution of everyone and does not limit the circle of persons who can apply if they comply with the Prize Regulation. In this way, journalists can also apply for the prize competition. Individuals from the field of journalism can apply for the nomination “Personal contribution of a citizen”. If their contribution was associated with any other activity, they (or the organization) can apply in the appropriate category (“Business”, “Medicine”, “Education and Technology”)”, she added .
This is organized by the Russian Youth [Rosmolodezh] and the Association of volunteer centers with the support of international partners: the UN Volunteers Program, the International Association of Volunteer Efforts, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and others.
The prize will be awarded annually to citizens and organizations regardless of their country of residence, nationality, gender, etc.
The awarding ceremony for the Prize laureates from 7 sub-regions of the world will take place within the framework of the main volunteer event in Russia – the International Forum of Civil Participation “WEARETOGETHER” on December, 2-5.