RECOGNISING “BUNCHFUL” CONTRIBUTIONS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
BUNCHFUL 2021 AWARD CATEGORIES
The Bunchful Awards are inspired by a desire to create a more “bunchful” world. This very much connects to wider efforts towards the delivery of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the UN’s interlinked global goals designed to be a “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all” by 2030
The Bunchful ZHAG Award
The Zayed Hakim Award for Generosity is named of memory of a generous and beloved friend. This award take will recognise an outstanding acts of generosity during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Bunchful “Arising Star” Award
This award will take note of any person at any age who contributes to three or more of the above categories.
The Bunchful “Innovation” Award
This award will recognise inspirational innovation towards solving pandemic-related challenges across a wide range of sphere from technology to new systems. It is linked to UN Sustainable Development Goals in support of Infrastructure, Industry and Innovation and also Sustainable Cities and Communities.
The Bunchful “Sustenance” Award.
This award will recognise efforts to address food poverty, in particular where this has been worsened by the impact of the pandemic. Recipients could include campaigners, food banks, supermarkets and other local sustainable food initiatives. It supports the UN Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger and is other excellent work in this area, including the UN World Food Programme’s work to combat pandemic-related hunger, with these efforts recognised in the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize.
The Bunchful “Vitality”
This award will recognise initiatives in support of promoting both physical and mental health wellbeing during the Covid-19 pandemic. It could include researchers and practitioners across a wide range of fields who have had a significant impact on any aspect of wellness. It supports the UN Sustainable Development Goal of Good Health and Well-Being.
The Bunchful “Wisdom” Award
The award will recognise the efforts of educators and teacher during the pandemic, with particular challenges related to continuing to teach remotely and efforts to minimise disruption in learning despite schools, universities and other educational institutions facing major barriers. It could also be recognise efforts to provide IT hardware and internet access for those without it to be able to continue learning. This award is linked to the UN Sustainable Development Goal of Quality Education.
The Bunchful “Inclusivity” Award
This award will recognise that the pandemic has coincided with a greater focus on diversity issues, including the Black Lives Matters movement coming to the fore. As data indicates different pandemic outcomes for minority ethnic communities, it could consider
work to support equality of access to healthcare and vaccinations, as well as to highlight issues relating specific groups who have been disproportionately impacted by social distancing measures (e.g. women facing domestic violence, multi-generational households and others). It supports to UN Sustainable Development Goals supporting Gender Equality and Reduced Inequalities.
The Bunchful “It’s Our World” Award
This award will recognise positive outcomes for the planet related to this year’s Covid-19 theme. This could include local sustainability projects or reduced emissions and how that might lead to positive future Climate Action and support Responsible Consumption & Production in line with those UN Sustainable Development Goals.
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