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सबेरा SABERA is in its fourth edition in the year 2021 and the following categories of awards are proposed. Award winners will be finalized as per evaluation criteria for the respective awards by an eminent board of Jury through a 2 tier process. The first round is that of an online screening of entries and nominations to arrive at a shortlist of entries. This is followed by a physical jury meet to evaluate and choose the final awardees.

Initiative Awards (7)

Evaluation will be by Entry application only.

A1: पर्यावरण और उपभोग (Environment & Consumption)  These may include but are not limited to restoring water & terrestrial ecosystems,  mitigating the impact of climate change, along water & waste management, recycling, generating/utilizing renewable & affordable energy, sanitation management, and sustainable production & consumption. Initiatives in alignment with SDG’s 6,7,12,13,14&15

A2: शिक्षा (Education) These can include but are not limited to affordable primary & secondary education, skill development, inclusive, disability sensitive, nonviolent environment for education, eliminating gender disparity in education, and increasing scholarships Initiatives in alignment with SDG 4

A3: सशक्तिकरण (Enablement)  These can include but are not limited to human rights, livelihood, inclusive world, community development, disaster relief, employment creation, entrepreneurship development, job creation, heritage conservation, rehabilitation, upgrading slum settlements & infrastructure, supporting communities affected by conflict or climate-related disasters, etc. Also, acknowledge sports promotion, creating sports facilities, etc. SDG’s in alignment with 1,8, & 10

A4: स्वास्थ, पौषण और कल्याण (Health, Nutrition & Wellbeing)  These can include but are not limited to preventing & reducing maternal, neonatal, communicable & noncommunicable diseases, road accidents, chemical contamination & substance abuse mortality. Also includes Universal Health Coverage, access to sexual & reproductive health services along with promoting R&D of medicines, vaccines, etc. Also ending hunger & malnutrition. COVID-19 Outreach initiatives will also be considered here. Initiatives in alignment with SDG 2 & 3

A5: कृषि & ग्रामीण विकास (Agriculture & Rural development)  These can include but are not limited to promoting sustainable agriculture, improving capacities of small scale farmers, investment in infrastructure & technology to improve agricultural productivity, improving livelihood for farmers & maintaining the genetic diversity of seeds, plants & animals Initiatives in alignment with SDG 2 & 8

A6: लैंगिक समानता (Gender Diversity & Inclusion)  These can include but are not limited to women and third gender empowerment, Equal access to education, decent work, and representation in political and economic decision making processes, eliminate all forms of discrimination and violence in the public and private spheres and to undertake reforms to give equal rights to economic resources and access to ownership of property. Initiatives in alignment with SDG 5

A7: Most Innovative Development Sector Project is an initiative that has been submitted in any one of the above categories or can be evaluated as an independent entry submitted here which has displayed exemplary innovation and may have covered multiple challenges through its unique approach.

Entity Awards (4)

Evaluation will be by Entry application & By nomination by Jury (nomination by Jury will also require the entrant to fill all details of the application and pay the requisite fees)

B1: Social Enterprise of the year Displaying exceptional commitment to development through consistent innovation, impact, monitoring & evaluation and displaying high levels of ethics and transparency by social entrepreneurial ventures.

B2: Not for profit of the year Displaying exceptional commitment to development through consistent innovation, impact, monitoring & evaluation and displaying high levels of ethics and transparency by a non-profit venture

B3: Responsible Business of the year Displaying exceptional commitment to ESG, being purpose-driven, creating benefit for all stakeholders, not just shareholders including employees, vendors & suppliers, effectively reducing and managing waste amidst other attributes. Being an inclusive, ethical & transparent for-profit enterprise that can be public or private and sets a benchmark through its policies.

B4: Promising Responsible Business of the year A startup or new business not more than 10 years old but at least 3 years in operation. They may or may not fall under the 2% CSR mandate, but display exceptional commitment to ESG, being purpose-driven, creating benefit for all stakeholders including employees, vendors & suppliers, effectively reducing and managing waste amidst other attributes. Being an inclusive, ethical & transparent for-profit enterprise that sets a benchmark through its policies.

Individual Awards (4)

Evaluation will be by Entry application & By nomination by Jury. NO FEES applicable (nomination by Jury will also require the entrant to fill all details of the application)

C1 : Promising Social Leader of the year from an NGO, CSR team or an Individual under 30
(Under 30 years certificate to be submitted)

C2 : Social leader of the year Leading an NGO, CSR team or an Individual above 30 years of age contributing to Sustainable development of the country.

C3 : Lifetime achievement Can be an officer in service, an entrepreneur or a development professional with a minimum of 30 years in service.

C4 : Change Makers Trail blazer challenging status quo from any field creating Social Impact.

CRITERIA A & C

(An overall submission of not more than 1500 words equal weightage to all criteria)

Evaluation will be based on the work executed in the financial year starting 1st April 2020- 31st March 2021 Overall submission should not exceed 2000 words

Covering Note (500 words) 25%
Including Body of work, demonstrating commitment towards job/community/society/SDG. Explain why you should win the award, delineating clearly the challenge addressed, the solutions proposed and the impact made. It can include core values & vision, succinctly highlight CSR & Sustainability policy and Responsible business initiatives undertaken wherever applicable. Measures that have been undertaken to ensure governance, establish credible work ethics, and transparency that seeps through all stakeholder engagements and business policies. Succinctly highlight annual reports/returns if applicable.

Note: Reports including CSR, Sustainability and Business Responsible Report if applicable should be added as supporting documents to what is being mentioned here. 

Innovation (300 words) 25%
Overall strategy to identify and the subsequent execution to address the challenge. Delineate the implementation strategy based on insights, monitoring & evaluation methodology, and optimal use of resources. Further, establish the involvement of stakeholders, demonstrated accountability, roadblocks if any, and the strategy to overcome the same.

Impact (300 words) 25%
The overall change in status quo on the identified challenge. Successful projects executed. Clearly state the Depth (quality), Breadth (number) & Target segment. What is the short & long-term Impact? Please provide data collected, verified (internally), and validated (externally). Also, if there is any change in strategy based on monitoring and evaluation that was undertaken and subsequent execution.

Scalability (300 words) 25%
Sustainability of outcome after completion, exit strategy if any, future plan or possibility to scale. Ensuring a long-term solution that can be replicated in other parts of the country faced with similar challenges. You must also include growth from previous years here if applicable.

Supportive Documents
Please submit Supportive documents/PPT/ AV / Age Certificate & Certificate of recommendation from the reporting Boss if applicable/ a few photographs with beneficiary or TG along with a portrait photo of yourself.

Note: Documents should be uploaded on Google Drive/youtube and the link to be shared here in Public Sharing Mode. Images & videos will be used for creating winner avs.

CRITERIA B

(An overall submission of not more than 1500 words equal weightage to all criteria)

Covering Note (300 words)
Explain why you should win the award, delineating clearly the challenge addressed, the solutions proposed and the impact made. It can include core values & vision, succinctly highlight CSR & Sustainability policy and Responsible business initiatives undertaken wherever applicable. Measures that have been undertaken to ensure governance, establish credible work ethics, and transparency that seeps through all stakeholder engagements and business policies. Succinctly highlight annual reports/returns if applicable.

Body of work (200 words)
Including Body of work, demonstrating commitment towards job/community/society/SDG.

Innovation (200 words) 
Delineate clearly the problem addressed and the solutions proposed challenging the status quo.

Impact (200 words) 
Successful projects executed. Clearly state the Depth (quality), Breadth (number) & Target segment. What is the short & long-term Impact?

Growth (200 words) 
Sustainability of outcome after completion, future plan, or possibility to scale. Ensuring a long-term solution that can be replicated in other parts of the country faced with similar challenges.

Ethics & Transparency (200 words)
Measures that have been undertaken to ensure governance, establish credible work ethics, and transparency that seeps through all stakeholder engagements and business policies. Succinctly highlight annual reports/returns if applicable.

Shining Moments (200 words) 
Including industry body representations or acknowledgements and achievements.

Supporting Documents
Please submit Supportive documents/PPT/ AV Include CSR, Sustainability & Responsible business-reports/annual returns if applicable.

Note: Documents should be uploaded on Google Drive/youtube and the link to be shared here in Public Sharing Mode. Images & videos will be used for creating winner avs.

Lifetime Achievement Criteria

Submit information in not more than 500 words including industry body representation, achievement challenging status quo and the complete body of work as committed towards the development of the country. The individual can be an officer in service, an entrepreneur or a development professional with a minimum of 30 years in service. Entry to be submitted with supporting av of work and photographs through email (info@sabera.co) or mail reaching the SABERA representative before the cut off date.