Criteria for Successful Applications


1. Your application should be between 300 and 1,000 words,
2. Demonstrate your involvement in - and commitment to - donor recruitment and management activity
3. Persuade that new learning can be shared with others to produce broad-based and sustainable benefit.

We encourage using pictures to support your application (for example of yourself at work or of initiatives you have been responsible for). You can edit a submitted entry at any time until the closing date.

In assessing your application, the following factors will be considered:

Organisational Need. Preference will be given to applicants who clearly demonstrate how their organisation will benefit from improved donor recruitment and management practise. Except in exceptional circumstances, only one applicant is likely to be successful from any one organisation/country.

Donor-Focus. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrates a sustained commitment to donor-related issues

Level of Involvement. Applicants who are actively engaged with donor recruitment and retention issues will generally be preferred to those who have more tangential responsibility

Capacity to Share. Preference will be given to applicants who clearly demonstrate how the training they receive will be shared for the benefit of others in their organisation

Effort/word count. Preference will be given to applications where content is well thought-through and skillfully crafted. Longer entries will generally be preferred to shorter, providing that other quality considerations are met. The inclusion of photographs and other media is encouraged.

The window for application will close midnight 31 October 2017. Those selected to attend the IDEaM programme will be notified within 4 weeks of the closing date.

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Key Entry Rules

  1. You must be employed by a recognised blood collection organisation in Africa or be involved in some other capacity in the recruitment or management of blood donors
  2. You should have Individual or (through your employer) Associate membership of the Africa Society for Blood Transfusion at the time you undertake the IDREaM training.
  3. You should be free and able to travel on the relevant dates and be eligible for any necessary visas etc.
  4. In accepting a training place you undertake to attend all workshop sessions, to participate fully and to share acquired knowledge with others upon your return to work

Application Criteria