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Event: Duke of Sussex to present Commonwealth innovation awards

The Duke of Sussex will present awards to Commonwealth innovators who are pioneering solutions to international development challenges.

Prince Harry will attend the inaugural Secretary-General’s Innovation for Sustainable Development Awards on 14 June at a garden party marking the Commonwealth’s 70th anniversary.

The £30,000 competition was open to all Commonwealth citizens and Commonwealth country-based organisations. It aims to recognise and celebrate the contribution innovators in the public, private and voluntary sectors are making to sustainable development in the Commonwealth.

Selection was based on the impact or potential of the innovations to advance one or more of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Fifteen winners were selected by an independent jury and they will each receive a trophy, a certificate and £2,000 in prize money.

The awards, held at the Commonwealth’s headquarters in Marlborough House, London, will help shine the spotlight on revolutionary ideas that could improve prosperity, protect our planet, promote peace and justice and encourage partnerships in the Commonwealth. See The Commonwealth at 70

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