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National Eye Award “Recognizing grassroots initiatives to combat Avoidable Blindness” GUIDELINES Background 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. Objective 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 groups. 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: email@example.com) 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: www.vision2020india.org 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: www.vision2020india.org National Secretariat Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: e-mail: 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) From: To: 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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