The International Society for Child Indicators (ISCI) Impact Award is meant to highlight the use of child well-being indicators in ways that are likely to have a direct impact on the well-being of children. Through this award, ISCI recognizes that many members of the ISCI community focus as much on impact as on scholarship and that applied child indicator work is highly valued within ISCI. The award is open individuals as well as organizations.
Any activities that use child well-being indicators to advance children’s lives can be nominated for the award. Such activities may include, but are not limited to:
- increasing public awareness,
- monitoring child conditions,
- informing policy/evaluating policies and programs,
- mobilizing advocates for children,
- advocacy activities.
People or groups can self-nominate themselves or they can be nominated by others. The submission includes the following information:
1) the name and contact information of the person or organization being nominated,
2) name and contact information for the nominator
3) what activity or activities you think merit the ISCI Impact award (Please provide detail as to how child indicators have been used and the resulting benefits).
4) endorsements or recommendations from other individuals or organizations supporting the nomination will be highly valued.
The call for awards is disseminated globally and reviewed by the ISCI Awards Committee about one year before the biennial ISCI conference, when the award is conferred in a public ceremony.