JK VISIONARIES AWARD

WANTED

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

JK Visionaries Award 2018

REGISTRATIONS ARE CLOSED AT THIS TIME

THE FINALIST ARE

As a result of a careful review process of 592 applications, we are very pleased to announce the 25 finalists for the JK Visionaries Award:
Institution Country
Amigos de Siasn Ka´an Mexico
Asociacion Nacional de Energía Eólica Argentina
CICLO Peru
Fundación Edytra - Conservatorio de música y Academia de Danza El Salvador
Educar 2050 Argentina
Fundación Capital Colombia
Fundación MarViva Panama
Fundación Paraguaya Paraguay
Fundación PLAN Colombia
FUNDEFIR Venezuela
Glasswing International El Salvador
Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda Mexico
Guakía Ambiente Dominican Republic
Instituto Brasileiro de Desenvolvimento e Sustentabilidade (IABS) Brazil
Instituto Mexicano para la Competitividad (IMCO) Mexico
Jabez House Barbados
Mini Academy of Science and Technology - MaCTec Peru Peru
Mustard Seed Communities Jamaica
Pro Mujer United States
Rede Asta Brazil
Salud sin Daño Argentina
Techo Chile
Teen Smart International Costa Rica
World Vision Mexico
Xrunner Peru
The Executive Selection Committee will now review the finalists and will determine the four (4) winners of the JK Visionaries Award. The winners will be announced on July 31st, 2018.

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.

Contest Rules

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?
REGISTRATIONS ARE CLOSED AT THIS TIME.

SELECTION COMMITTEES

The TECHNICAL SELECTION COMMITTEE is in charge of the selection of finalists (máximum 25) and is composed by: 

JURY
Jaiwattie Anganu – Financial Markets Senior Specialist
Andrea Bergamaschi – Education Senior Specialist
Gabriel Casaburi – Lead Private Sector Specialist
Nidia Hidalgo – Social Development Senior Specialist
Mariano Lafuente – Senior Public Management Specialist
Ramiro López Ghio - Fiscal & Municipal Development Senior Specialist
Flavia Milano – Operations Senior Specialist
Pablo Molina – Operations Principal Specialist
Andrés Restrepo – Citizen Security Lead Specialist
Luiz Ros – Special Advisor for Innovation
Neile Quintero – Operations Senior Advisor
Trinidad Zaldivar – Chief of Cultural, Solidarity and Creativity Affairs Division

SECRETARY
Guimaraes, Cintia – Deputy Secretary, Secretariat

The EXECUTIVE SELECTION COMITTEE is in charge of selecting the winners and is composed by:

PRESIDENT
Luis Alberto Moreno, IDB President

JURY
Florencia Attademo, Country Representative for the Bahamas
Federico Basañes, Manager of Knowledge and Learning and the Office of External Relations
Marcelo Cabrol, Manager of Social Sector
Enrique V. Iglesias, Former IDB President
Alexandre Meira da Rosa, IDB VicePresident of Countries
Mabel Valdivia, Executive Director Fonkoze USA and JK Winner 4th Edition

SECRETARY
Guimaraes, Cintia – Deputy Secretary, Secretariat

CALENDAR

Applications begin
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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.

Can independent projects be submitted without belonging to any institution?

No, they must belong to an institution/organization enrolled as legal entities.

Does my institution have to be enrolled as a legal entity?

Yes, for more than 5 years.

Who gets rewarded at JK Visionaries?

The award is given to the institution/organization, not to a specific project.
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