HIV&AIDS Leader of the Year (Organization):
This Award recognizes a Non- Government Organization (either indigenous or registered in Uganda) which has demonstrated outstanding effort and leadership in the delivery of services to people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS and/or the delivery of technical or support services to community organizations that provide a range of HIV/AIDS-related services to individuals and communities affected by HIV/AIDS in Uganda. Services to people living with HIV/AIDS may include prevention, treatment and social support; technical and support services to community organizations may include a range of activities such as program evaluation and development, needs assessment, supervising and training. The award honors an organization that has designed and implemented creative and unique approaches to directly mitigate the socio-economic impact of HIV and AIDS on society; and also recognizes initiatives that provide information about HIV and AIDS using various channels of communication.
The following criteria will be considered and assessed in reviewing the nominees:
- The recipient must have demonstrated a long-term commitment to the AIDS movement in Uganda for not less than 5 years of operation.
- The recipient will have demonstrated their leadership either throughout Uganda or within their local community in Uganda.
- For Organizations, Awards are open to only organizations registered in the country that have worked for a minimum number of 5 years towards HIV&AIDS
- Anyone may submit a nomination
- Multiple submissions of a single nominee will not be given any additional consideration.
- The selection committee shall, where appropriate, use their own means to verify claims, therefore, nominations must provide full contact details of themselves and their nominee(s)
- Staff and Board Members of Uganda AIDS Commission and Ministry of Health are not eligible for the award but they can nominate outstanding performers outside UAC
All nominations must include the following information: name, organization and full contact information of the nominee, as well as completed questions in the nomination form; along with a nomination statement explaining why the nominee should be considered for this award (maximum 500 words). The nomination statement should provide specific examples explaining how the nominee has demonstrated commitment to work having a direct impact on HIV/AIDS.
The names of award recipients will remain confidential until they are announced at the Awards ceremony.