London, 18 June: Do you know someone who has made an impact, and improved the lives of some of the world’s poorest people? If so, you can nominate them for the Guardian Achievement in International Development Award 2010.
The Achievement in International Development Award 2010 is now in its second year, and is sponsored by the Department for International Development and Marie Stopes International. It aims to celebrate the outstanding contributions being made every day by extraordinary people, to global poverty alleviation.
Nominations are welcome for individuals (not organisations) of any nationality and based anywhere in the world. Nominees will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
• The extent to which their activities and achievements have had a demonstrable and positive impact on poverty alleviation – either directly or indirectly
• The sustainability of their achievements in terms of longevity, legacy and impact
• The extent to which the nominee's activities and achievements have changed social situations, public attitudes, structures or policies that may be behind the poverty, exclusion or disempowerment of the people affected
• The ways in which the nominee has demonstrated inspirational leadership.
Nominate your unsung hero of international development by Sunday 25 July, and the winner will be announced jointly with the winners of the Guardian International Development Journalism Competition 2010 at an awards ceremony on 11 November 2010 in London.