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Concern sponsors International Campaigner Award

Concern Worldwide UK is sponsoring an award for campaigners from developing countries who are fighting for social and environmental justice.

Concern has teamed up with the Sheila McKechnie Foundation, a UK-based charity that is dedicated to equipping campaigners with the skills they need to change the world. The Foundation runs an annual awards scheme offering grassroots campaigners the chance to win a package of advice and support from campaigning experts.

The International Campaigner award is designed to reward individual campaigners who have shown they have the potential to make an even bigger impact if they were to receive further support. The winner will benefit from tailored mentoring, coaching, and guidance from experienced campaigners.

This is the second consecutive year Concern has sponsored the International Campaigner Award. Last year’s winner was Irene Banda, the 25 year old director of Organisational Development Management Community Trust in Zambia. Irene collected over 1.4 million signatures in Zambia for an international trade campaign.

The dealine for this year's nominations is March 14th, and the winner of the award will be announced at a ceremony in June. For more information visit Sheila McKechnie Foundation.