CoLab Award

Invest. Collaborate. Transform.


What is the EVPA CoLab Award?

The EVPA CoLab Award acknowledges system change leaders in the EVPA community and gives broad visibility to remarkable collaboration and system change practices.

The Award will be celebrated at a dedicated Award Ceremony between 15 and 17 November 2021. All applicants will benefit from exclusive offers and support before, during and after the event.


Why does it matter?

During and prior to the pandemic many investors for impact have applied innovative approaches and partnership strategies that have the potential to transform the way in which deeply rooted problems are tackled.

System practices as embedded in EVPA’s Charter of Investors for Impact require specific processes, capacities and mindsets to effectively deal with complexity, unpredictability and the interconnected nature of societal challenges. At EVPA we therefore wish to raise awareness, support peer learning and knowledge development on effective collaboration and system change practices. With that we would like to increase resources directed towards systemic solutions and make investing for impact interventions truly transformative.

Why apply?

We would like to encourage all our members to share their experience on the use of collaboration and system change practices and participate in the CoLab Award – for their own benefits and that of the global investing for impact community.

Increase your visibility and showcase your best practices on a dedicated online platform and at EVPAs CoLab Award Ceremony.

Benefit from exclusive offers open only to CoLab Awardees - a dedicated peer learning session , an intensive two-day CoLab Awardee peer learning Deep Dive in 2022, and more.

Become part of EVPA’s CoLab community of collaboration & system change practitioners.

Contribute to international knowledge development on the role of investing for impact in collaboration and system change practices.

How to apply

The CoLab Award is open to all EVPA members wishing to engage with peers and share their practices and insights in collaboration and system change. Submissions can be made alone or in cooperation with one or other EVPA members. The deadline for submissions is 15 August 2021.

For more information on what we are looking for please consultant the guidance document (download here). For submissions please use the submission template (download here).

Join our Meet Up

We invite for you to our CoLab Meet Ups on August 17 and on September 14. These Meet Ups will provide more information about the CoLab Award, give guidance on what we are looking for as well as the submission process and answer any questions you may have. It will also give you an opportunity to connect with your peers around the topic of collaboration and system change.

meet up august

Contact us

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any further questions comments, suggestions regarding your engagement with CoLab!

Do you want to support EVPA in taking CoLab to the next level and help shape system practices in investing for impact ? We offer exciting partnership opportunities to support the CoLab Award Ceremony in November 2021 as well as other critical EVPA activities in this field. Please contact us!

Contact for more info

Anja Koenig , DACH Representative, EVPA

Georgina Siklossy , Communications & Partnerships Manager, EVPA

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