Updated Sep 20, 2017CLOSED

2017 GCSP Prize for Innovation in Global Security

Offered by Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP)

In 2015, under the umbrella of its Creativity and Innovation Initiative, the GCSP and its Geopolitics and Global Futures Programme established a prize in order to recognise deserving individuals or organisations that have an innovative approach to addressing international security challenges. The prize is designed to reach across all relevant disciplines and fields. It seeks to reward the most inspiring, innovative and ground-breaking contribution of the year, whether this comes in the form of an initiative, invention, research publication, or organisation.
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CLOSEDSep 27, 2017Deadline

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented in:
RegionAfrica, Asia and Pacific, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America / Caribbean, North America and Middle East and North Africa
Focus AreasAll Sectors and Security
This is an international competition and applications areaccepted from anywhere in the world. Applications arewelcome from either individuals or groups, from boththe public and private sectors.

Proposals can be wide-ranging in scope but shouldinclude a description of the contribution with a focuson how it is novel, and on its significance to sustainableglobal security.

Other Requirements

OtherThe 2nd GCSP Prize for Innovation in Global Security was awarded on 17 November 2016 to eyeWitness to atrocities, a mobile app that provides human rights defenders, documenters, journalists, and ordinary citizens with the ability to capture verifiable videos and photos of international authorities.

Application And Awards Process

A panel of independent GCSP experts will evaluate andattribute a score to each valid application received.

The 15 selected applications will then be passed to apanel of judges - senior practitioners from internationalorganisations, governments and the private sector, fortheir consideration.The panel will be co-chaired by GCSP DirectorAmbassador Christian Dussey and Head of the
Geopolitics and Global Futures Programme ProfessorNayef Al-Rodhan.The winner will be selected by the panel of judges, andselection will be based on the following criteria:
  1. Dedication to sustainable global security
  2. Preservation of human dignity, security and justice
  3. Creativity
  4. Originality


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