Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders

Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders are the global awards for local peacebuilding.

Awarded annually, they offer international recognition for grassroots peace activists in conflict-affected countries worldwide.

These are inspiring individuals who are building a better tomorrow for their communities, in the world’s most fragile and needy places.

Global reach of the awards

In its first two years, the awards received 556 entries from 68 countries, ranging from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. The prizes recognised life-saving projects with former child soldiers in Uganda, Israeli-Palestinian youth, villagers affected by drug wars in Colombia, and more.

2014 winner Vahidin Omanovic from Bosnia said: “It is a great honour for us in the Center for Peacebuilding to be awarded Peace Direct’s ‘Tomorrow’s Peacebuilder’ award. Ten years of hard work, influencing the population of Bosnia and Herzegovina to overcome their prejudices and hate against each other, have been recognised and celebrated with the award.

“For us, after being neglected by the Bosnian local government for many years, this recognition is an enormous boost to our work and it’s great to be supported by Peace Direct.”

For the first time, we are opening the awards to sponsorship, so that we can increase the prizes and publicity for peacebuilders. If you would like to explore the possibilities, please contact Jonathan Lorie, Head of Communications, on jonathan@peacedirect.org.

Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders will next open for entries in June 2015. Use the form below to sign up to the Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders mailing list and to be alerted when the competition opens.