Deadline: June 3, 2022
The one-stage application process invites organisations, innovators and social entrepreneurs to describe their innovative solution, the number of people reached and the magnitude of social impact. Applicants might be contacted to provide more information or evidence as needed to ensure the best possible chance of becoming a Member.
The aim of our collective is to inspire and advocate for organisations, innovators and social entrepreneurs that have reached transformative numbers of people. We do this by celebrating innovations, learning from their scaling journeys and facilitating collaborations across the network. Read more about our activities on our blog.
Members will benefit from opportunities to:
Convene with other ecosystem actors. Collaborate with the MLC’s supporting Partner network, including the brokering of introductions, connections and invitations to shared events. For example, this WHO Primary Health Care Showcase Event featuring MLC Members.
Gain exposure. Celebration and profiling on an international scale through Partner communication materials, MLC-branded sessions at key events. See examples from SOCAP and Devex World, on Twitter, and in the press including Voice of America, and the Stanford Social Innovation Review.
Convene with other Members. Connect with other organisations, innovators and social entrepreneurs, sharing challenges and learning from each other’s scaling journeys, as well as valuable capabilities, market insights and relationships. Explore insights from our events on the MLC Blog and via our newsletter.
- Innovations from any sector will be considered for inclusion in the Million Lives Collective. The key requirement is that the innovation must serve a client base of those living on less than USD $5.50 per day.
- your innovation impacted at least one million people or is it expected to impact one million people within 18 months
Applications are assessed based on the following high-level criteria:
Breadth of Impact: The number of lives the innovation directly impacts.
Innovation: The extent to which an innovation can be considered ‘innovative’ within the current ecosystem.
Magnitude of Social Outcomes: The extent of the impact generated for each end-user of an innovation.
Evidence: The extent to which impact reported is supported by sufficiently rigorous data and documentation.