JK VISIONARIES AWARD

WANTED

visionary organizations that are improving lives in Latin America and the Caribbean.

JK Visionaries Award 2018

REGISTRATION OPEN
UNTIL MARCH 31st

WHAT IS THE
JK VISIONARIES AWARD?

The award recognizes the quality and effectiveness of the winning organizations and provides them with resources to continue developing innovative projects.

JK VISIONARIES pays tribute to Juscelino Kubitschek, former president of Brazil and the founder of Brasilia. He was a leading visionary in the history of Latin America and the Caribbean who played a fundamental role in establishing the Bank.

WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

The award recognizes the quality and effectiveness of
the winning organizations and provides them with
resources to continue developing innovative projects.

The winners will join the Circle of JK Visionaries,
gaining access to the Bank’s full set of tools
for collaboration and strengthening.
Previous Editions Winners

¿WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

INNOVATION

We are seeking organizations that are actively working to solve people's problems with new tools, methods, or techniques, providing value added, and taking a creative approach.

RELEVANCE

The objective of the organization should be relevant to the development reality of Latin America and the Caribbean and should be aligned with the Bank's mission of improving lives.

SUSTAINABILITY

Both the organization and its projects should be sustainable over time and should attend the needs of the present with a view to changing and improving lives in the future.

REPLICABILITY

We are seeking initiatives that have the potential to be replicated in other countries in the region to improve lives throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.

WHO CAN COMPETE?

Nongovernmental organizations from the member countries of the Bank that have been working in transforming projects on social issues in Latin America and the Caribbean. They should have over five years on game-changing projects with proven results.

HOW TO APPLY

¿Qué desafío
soluciona
tu organización?

APPLICATION

In order to compete, organizations should c omplete the registration form and include a link to a video lasting no more than two minutes that answers the following questions:
¿Por qué debe ser
seleccionada sobre
otras organizaciones
existentes?
If you meet the criteria to enter the competition, please register in You Noodle to create a profile so you can apply to this opportunity.
APPLY

SELECTION COMMITTEES

Two Selection Committees are in charge of the award selection process:
The short list of finalists will be selected by the Technical Selection Committee, consisting of Bank’s specialists.

The winners will be selected by the Executive Selection Committee, composed by the IDB President, Senior Management staff, a former JK winner, and Enrique V. Iglesias, former IDB President, as honorary member.

The Office of the Secretary coordinates the Award.

CALENDAR

Applications begin
Applications begin
Applications closure
Applications closure
nominees announcement
nominees announcement
winners announcement
winners announcement

FAQ'S

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can my organization compete if it participated in the past?

Yes, if it participated in the past, but if it won a prize, it is not eligible to compete again.

Can an organization that is part of a government participate?

No, the competition is for nongovernmental organizations only.

If the organization receives funds from the national or local government, can it participate?

Yes, it can participate.

Does innovation have to be related to the use of new technology?

No, not necessarily. Innovation can refer to a new type of social organization or a new method of strengthening, or it can apply to any area of a project.

Can individuals compete?

No, the award is for organizations and institutions only.

Does the organization have to say what it will spend the money on?

Not in advance, but it will be required to submit a report to the Bank a posteriori on how the prize money was used.

My organization already won but the nomination would correspond to work in a different country. Can I nominate the same organization but for its work in other country?

No, the same organization cannot compete.

My organization won several years ago but we have developed innovative initiatives since that we would like to submit. Can we compete again? How many years must an organization wait to participate again?

Previous winners cannot compete.
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