Building on the spirit of collaboration that distinguishes its members, the Hilton Prize Coalition explores and evaluates new models to achieve efficiency and high impact for the most vulnerable populations. These Collaborative Models leverage the rich base of talent, assets, experience and insight from its growing membership, as each Coalition member is able to achieve more collectively than it could individually. Through the implementation and dissemination of these models, the Coalition intends to demonstrate how complex collaboration can be forged and focused into meaningful collective impact.
The Hilton Prize Coalition’s projects span a number of impact areas including education, medical research, public health, disaster relief, and youth development with global programs. Perhaps the most critical success and value of the Coalition is the ongoing networking, transparent dialogue and relationships that strengthen each Coalition member, allowing them to carry on their work to improve the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable people throughout the world.
In the spring of 2018, the Hilton Prize Coalition launched five new collaborative projects by Coalition members. To learn about previous Hilton Prize Coalition Collaborative Models, visit our Past Accomplishments page.
Surgeon Training in Rwanda
Co-Lead Organizations: Operation Smile and Partners in Health
Operation Smile, in partnership with Partners in Health, the University of Rwanda, and by extension the Rwanda Ministries of Health and Education, will develop a program to increase surgical capacity in Rwanda by providing training for general surgery and plastic surgery residents. As part of this program, Operation Smile will support a curriculum at the University of Rwanda and host two surgical training rotations for residents, including cleft care and other pertinent in-country surgical needs, at the Partners in Health hospital in Rwinkwavu. The program will also include an American Heart Association life support training as well as pilot a nutrition intervention program to provide nutrition to malnourished patients who otherwise would not be eligible for surgery.
Humanitarian Wellbeing Project
Co-Lead Organizations: The Task Force for Global Health and Heifer International
The Task Force for Global Health and Heifer International will develop a project to conduct research and create recommendations to foster mental and psychological wellbeing of international aid workers. Increasingly, studies have shown that humanitarian and global health workers suffer from stress, burnout, long-term depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, which not only have negative repercussions on programmatic goals, but are detrimental to the mental and psychological health of their employees. Through this collaborative project, The Task Force for Global Health and Heifer International will inventory, analyze, and better understand employee wellbeing policies of other Coalition member organizations. By identifying challenges to human flourishing, they will develop a program to improve resilience, emotional health, and psychological wellbeing of employees.
Disaster Risk Reduction Trainings in Myanmar
Co-Lead Organizations: HelpAge USA and Humanity & Inclusion
HelpAge USA and Humanity & Inclusion have joined forces to develop a program to organize inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) trainings for government officials, self-help groups, and disabled people’s organizations in Myanmar. The trainings will provide information on how to ensure inclusion of vulnerable groups in their DRR activities, including ways to support task forces, provide early warning signals to communities, and provide guidance on how communities can be better prepared. The training will give special attention to the needs of older people and people with disabilities.
Landscape Analysis and Collaboration Assessment
Co-Lead Organizations: BRAC and Landesa
BRAC and Landesa are committed to a better future for people living in Liberia, as such they are developing a program to assess the landscape in Grand Gedeh, Liberia. The resulting program report will include findings and recommendations on delivery mechanisms for closing the gaps on land rights. The report will frame land tenure security as a critical factor in agricultural productivity. It will also include a broader addendum that will feature mutual learning and challenges faced by BRAC and Landesa throughout the project, as well as provide lessons learned to help structure future collaborative projects.
Hilton Prize Coalition Collaboration Coordinator
Khady Beye Sow serves as the Hilton Prize Coalition Collaboration Coordinator and is currently working in Dakar as Tostan’s Public Relations Mobilizer. Originally from Senegal, she grew up in Italy and spent the past 15 years in Canada. Before joining Tostan in Dakar, Khady was a journalist and digital media specialist for Radio Canada International. Over the next several months, in addition to her position with Tostan, Khady will be working with local Coalition members to identify areas of collaboration.