Nomination Form

Honoring exceptional work promoting conflict resolution in development projects around the world, the Outstanding Leadership Award aims to celebrate leadership by individuals and organizations who work toward peaceful resolutions in their communities and beyond.

The ACR International Section welcomes your nomination of an individual or a group who merit celebration and recognition. One award will be granted. Please submit your nomination of an individual or group by August 15, 2019. 

The award will be presented to the selected nominee on International Day on Friday September 20 during the 19th annual ACR Conference held September 18-21, 2019 at the Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa in Tucson, AZ. Information on the conference can be found here: https://acrnet.org/event/2019-Conference. 

For questions, please email Erin Dyer Saxon, Chair of the International Section, at erindyer@gmail.com. 

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* 1. Name of nominee (individual or group)

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* 2. Brief description of nominee and their work

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* 3. Briefly describe why you think this nominee merits the award

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* 4. Please include any links to websites, publications, videos or references that could help us know the nominee better

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* 5. If selected, would the nominee be available to attend and very briefly speak at International Day (held on 20 September 2019)?

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* 6. Nominator details

Past ACR International Outstanding Leadership Awardees:
2006Judge Gladys Alvarez (Argentina) for her successful efforts to spread mediation throughout Latin America. 
2007 - Partners for Democratic Change (U.S.A.) for the organization’s work building sustainable local capacity to advance civil society and a culture of change and conflict management worldwide.
2008 – Shamil Fattakhov (Russia) for his leadership in promoting creative processes with youth and adults throughout the globe, through his interactive performance program, ZIPoPo.
2009Adi Gavrila (Romania), founding member and manager of Craiova Mediation Center and president of the Romanian Mediation Centers Union, for his extraordinary work navigating a complex political environment to advance alternative dispute resolution in Romania.
Search for Common Ground (U.S.A.) was selected for its continuous work in challenging international environments, social entrepreneurship, and creative use of media toward managing conflict more constructively.
2010 Sister Pauline Acayo (Uganda), head of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in Uganda’s Northern Region for work in reintegrating child soldiers and former abductees to their communities through traditional reconciliation methods.
Meta-Culture (India), a conflict management organization for making significant inroads in promoting conflict resolution through partnerships with communities, NGOs, governments, academic and faith-based institutions throughout India.
2011George Gachara (Kenya), a young leader, author, and co-founder of Picha Mtaani, for creating a safe space for young people to dialogue about post-election violence in Kenya.
EcoPeace/Friends of the Earth Middle East (Jordan/Palestine/Israel), a regional organization bringing together Jordanian, Palestinian and Israeli environmentalists, for promoting sustainable development and advancing peace efforts in the Middle East.
2012 - Lada Busevac (Bosnia & Herzegovina), Senior Country Officer for the International Finance Corporation in B&H whose international team promotes and sets up mediation in countries around the world.
MiKK, a non-profit organization specializing in international family disputes, particularly cross-border child abduction cases.
 
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