April 30, 2021

Launch of the EVPA CoLab Award

Invest. Collaborate. Transform.

Co Lab Award Newsletter May

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 at EVPA's Annual Conference held in Porto 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 Annual Conference.

Benefit from exclusive offers open only to CoLab Awardees - a dedicated peer learning session at EVPA Annual Conference, 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.

Please register your interest so that we can send you the application documents and inform you about updates and meet ups held in the coming weeks.

Contact us

Contact us to discuss partnership opportunities to support the CoLab Award Ceremony at EVPAs Annual Conference and to support other critical activities in the field of collaboration and system change as well as any other questions you may have.

Contact for more info

Anja Koenig , DACH Representative, EVPA

Georgina Siklossy , Communications & Partnerships Manager, EVPA

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