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This award recognises the Drivers of Change across all target groups (civil society, faith based organisations, government, local government and the media, emerging entrepreneurs) who have championed the Agenda 2030 SADC Gender Protocol and its related SDG targets at local and/or national level and can show evidence of results. The application must demonstrate the change that has taken place in your life, your community and or your nation, and how you inspire others to be foot soldiers for gender equality.

The application has four (4) sections:
  1. Administrative information (information about yourself; some from drop down menus
  2. Presentation of the good practise (narrative)
  3. Evidence (written and or audio visual uploads)
  4. Analysis (tick boxes)
If you wish to download a blank copy of the survey before you start click on the link below, however only online applications will be considered so you will need to come back and complete your entry online

Please take note of the instructions below BEFORE attempting to complete your application:
Please enter your administrative information as you start the application. This will allow you to start your application and complete it at a later stage. You can save your application and continue later by clicking save icon on top of the application page. You will be prompted to supply your email address and a unique link will be emailed to you that will allow you to return where you left it off.
  • All sections of the form MUST be completed.
  • Fields marked with a red asterisk (*) are compulsory.
  • All narrative sections must follow the editorial guidelines which can be found here
  • When you see an arrow at the end of a box it means there is a drop down menu, please click on the arrow to select the correct option.
  • Use OANDA or the link provided in the application for conversion of currency.
  • It would be ideal if the person that is filling in the application is the person that will be presenting the application. If the person filling in the application is not the presenter, then the presenter’s details should be filled in where applicable.
  • The Designation, Education Level, Age, Sex, Email and Mobile Number fields should reflect the details of the presenter. The Telephone and Fax numbers should be those of the organisation to which the presenter belongs.
  • Please attach supporting evidence, such as action plans, policies, photos, articles or programmes, in- house newsletters and testimonial evidence (letters, E Mails), that attest to the extent to which you have been promoting gender equality in your work. Please note that files may not be more than 50 MB each. You can attach up to 10 files. 
If you do not finish filling in the form at one sitting do the following:

Safe and continue later function:
After completing page 1 (so when on page 2) on the top, you will see a “Save and Continue later” band.

If you want to go check something and return later, they can click on this and enter your email address. 

Once you have entered your email address twice, whatever you have entered in the application form thus far will be saved and you will receive an email with a link to continue. 

You can then click on the link and continue where you left off. PLEASE NOTE that this email may go to your junk mail and you should check there if you do not receive it a few minutes after entering your email address.


Please consult the country officer for help if you have challenges in your application:

Or send an E Mail to: