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									                                National Eye Award
         “Recognizing grassroots initiatives to combat Avoidable Blindness”



The VISION 2020: the Right to Sight – India (V2I) was established in May 2004 to support Public –
Private partnership initiatives that promote the Right to Sight, particularly among the poor and the
marginalized populations, persons with Visual impairment, persons with Avoidable blindness in
underserved areas.

In July 2007, the V2I’s Board approved the establishment of the National Eye Award as a mechanism
for recognizing NGO innovation/contribution in combating avoidable blindness at the national and
regional levels and periphery levels and contributing to strengthening the Right to Sight movement.

The National Eye Award 2007 will pay tribute to NGOs that have undertaken in the past, and continue
to promote noteworthy initiatives in favor of the visually challenged targeted by the VISION 2020:
the Right to Sight by showcasing the innovative approaches of NGOs to address the problems caused
by Needless blindness. This Award will not only give increased visibility to the cross-cutting nature of
Visual impairment, but also help NGOs working with the poor and the marginalized populations to gain
leverage in working with national entities to incorporate strategies to fight Avoidable Blindness into
national policies.
Eligibility Criteria
The National Eye Award 2007 will be given on a competitive basis in recognition of the most
innovative NGO projects based on the nominations submitted for the consideration of theV2I’s
Technical Committee that meet the eligibility criteria mentioned below.

NGO Eligibility
NGO can send its nomination or it could be nominated for this Award by another Agency or
Organization (please refer to section on the Nomination Process). Nominations will be accepted for
NGOs that meet the following criteria:
    The NGO is located in any Indian state of India;
    The NGO is recognized as a legal entity:
    The projects and activities implemented by the NGO fall under one of the approved; areas for
       the National Eye Award The NGO has a successful track record for implementing activities
       related to the Avoidable Blindness.

Eligible Action Areas for anti-discrimination initiatives
1. Legal framework
   This may include initiatives related to the development and/or enforcement of anti-blindness
   policies, programs or legislation, the promotion of rights of and/or justice for Visually Challenged

2. Service Delivery and Access
   This may entail initiatives to promote increased access of Needlessly Blind groups to or increased
   participation of Visually Challenged groups in services such as Care treatment, education, and
   awareness building. This may also include activities that promote political participation and give
   voice to excluded groups in decision-making.

3. Sensitization and Training
   This may include initiatives to combat barriers against Visually Challenged groups, to raise
   awareness of the problem of Vision loss and the need for more inclusive development policies or to
   establish partnerships or networks for promoting social inclusion or social cohesion.

Nomination & Selection Process
NGOs shall be nominated by either:

    A government or private sector agency (national or foreign);
    An INGO country office/Division or other multilateral organization; or
    Another NGO based in the country of Indian Subcontinent

Nominations should be submitted using the established Nomination Form (attached) to the National
Secretariat (at: on or before Monday 24 September, 2007. In cases
where there are more than three (3) nominations per state, the respective Board members of V2I would
be requested to submit a shortlist of three (3) nominations to the National Secretariat. Nominations will
be evaluated by a Technical Committee, comprising V2I Specialists and regional experts. Successful
NGO candidates will be contacted by the National Secretariat and final selections will also be posted to
the V2I’s website:

Nominations will be evaluated using a qualitative and quantitative assessment of the work of the NGO
in favor of Visually Challenged based on the following criteria:
    Innovative mechanisms for protecting the rights of Visually Challenged groups
    Measurable results and/or the effect (direct or indirect) of the initiative in combating Avoidable
       blindness and Visual impairment
    Sustainability and/or replicability of the initiative
    Collaboration and partnerships with government agencies and other organizations in
       implementing the initiative

Award Ceremony
On the occasion of the V2I and GOI sponsored WORLD SIGHT DAY CELEBRATIONS which will take
place in Bhubaneshwar on 11th October 2007, an Award Ceremony will be organized to present
laureate NGO with National Award. The travel and accommodation expenses of one (1) NGO
representative to participate in this Forum will be covered by the National Secretariat.

Contact information
Information   on   the   V2I’s   National    Eye    Award    can   be   found   on   the   V2I’s   website:
National Secretariat Email:
Fax: 011-42412107
                              Application Form for the
                               National Eye Award

                         This form must be completed and sent back to the
                     National Secretariat of VISION 2020 INDIA by post or e-mail
                                       A - NGO DETAILS

Name of the NGO:

Phone contact:
Address:                                    State :

Name and address of the contact person:

                             B - Identity data of the Intervention

Activity Profile :

Target group/s covered :

Implementation timeline (duration in years /months)

Geographical area of action:

Fields of action:

1. Raising public awareness on VISION rights and to fight against the Avoidable Blindness and
   initiatives towards needless blindness ;

2. Promoting diversity in eye care ;

3. Actions aiming at raising media awareness on VISION issues;

4. Actions aiming at increasing access to CARE , TREATEMNT and EDUCATION for Visually
   Challenged population in underserved areas ;

5. Actions aiming at promoting VISION care and community understanding and participation.

                      C - Description of An Innovative Project

Type of activities:
Objectives of the project:

Working methods:

Outputs (results achieved):
Why you consider your project to be INNOVATIVE?

In which way community has been benefited from your project?

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