What is the Grassroot Diplomat
The Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Award is the only award of its kind that recognises the achievements of diplomats and politicians, who represent civilian interests in the areas of policy, social awareness, and business development. The award creates positive role models at government level and encourages representatives to lead effectively for their people. Every year, we receive over hundreds of nominations, out of which only sixty nominees are shortlisted with just two winners per category.
Through our awards, winners become honorary ‘grassroot diplomats’ who embody the values of the organisation and have actively demonstrated that they are working in the interest of civil society beyond political or national interest. As grassroot diplomats, our winners are recognised as role models for the international society and act as ambassadors for what we believe in.
Who can enter?
The Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Award is reserved for politicians and diplomats based in Great Britain and Northern Ireland, although exceptions are made for executives from Chambers of Commerce and multilateral organisations with links with diplomacy. The award categorises politicians and diplomats as follows:
- POLITICIAN: Councillors, Members of Parliament, European Parliament, Members of the House of Lords, and elected representatives.
- DIPLOMAT: International Chambers of Commerce, Honorary Consuls, and diplomatic representatives of various seniority.
For details on the nomination process, please click here.
Deadline - Friday 3 March, 2017
Anyone can nominate with full confidence. Nominators are is advised to review the nomination guideline to ensure your nominations are acceptable.
POLICY DRIVER - Nominee must have actively championed a cause for the betterment of society. Nominee may have authored, campaigned, lobbied or publicly added their voice to a policy issue that they feel strongly about. Policy may be a local, regional, national or international initiative on any subject matter.
SOCIAL DRIVER - Nominee must have participated in social projects, led and initiated by civil society and/or non-government organisations. Nominee actively engages marginalised members of society through social programmes/ projects and participates in work led by NGOs in any field or subject matter.
BUSINESS DRIVER - Nominee has actively participated in supporting small businesses, entrepreneurs and young people as one of the measures to recover from the economic downturn. Nominee may have assisted in creating new jobs or opened paths for greater trade relation that has had a positive effect on society in general.
PAST WINNERS AND NOMINEES
Formers winners and nominees since the inception of the Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Award can be viewed by downloading the latest Who's Who collection or by clicking through our online directory.
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