The Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Innovation for Sustainable Development Awards 2023 (£45,000 in prize money) | APPLY NOW

This informs the public about the Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Innovation for Sustainable Development Awards 2023 for young Innovators. Details about the Program are given below.

Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Innovation Awards

About Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Innovation Awards 2023

Citizens and organisations from the 56 Commonwealth countries can now submit entries for the Secretary-General’s Innovation for Sustainable Development Awards to win prestigious titles and cash prizes.

Launched by the Commonwealth Secretary-General in 2019, the awards recognise ground-breaking innovations from Commonwealth countries that contribute to one or more of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Program Details

independent jury will judge the entries and select 15 winners – three from each Commonwealth region – across five categories. Each category is structured around the five pillars of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace, and Partnership.

The awards focus on celebrating innovations that improve the lives of people, protect the planet, support prosperity, promote peace and strengthen partnerships for sustainable development.


Each winner will receive a trophy, a certificate of recognition and a cash prize of £3,000 at an award ceremony, to be held during the inaugural Commonwealth Edition of Kenya Innovation Week 2023 in Nairobi.


For those interested in the Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Awards 2023. Open this link to start the application process.

Application Deadline

  • The deadline for receipt of applications is 15 October 2023.

Open this link for more details about Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Awards 2023.

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