We are delighted to have supported our client, the Global Institute for Disease Elimination (GLIDE), in branding and launching the second iteration of the Falcon Awards for Disease Elimination (FADE): The Climate Edit.
After we successfully helped launch the inaugural Falcon Awards in 2022, our international development communications team worked alongside GLIDE to name this years’ awards, ‘The Climate Edit’. This was to underscore the awards’ purpose in backing innovation and knowledge expansion at the intersection of climate and disease elimination.
Our sustainability comms specialists created fresh branding materials, a logo, webpage, concept note, a full brand book, a press release and thought leadership in preparation for the launch. The awards attracted 79 applicants from across 44 countries in six continents and garnered coverage in key trade and regional titles such as SG Voice, Eastern Eye, PharmiWeb, and Relief Web.
Nine winning projects were selected from Africa, Asia and South America, receiving up to $50,000 to undertake a formative research project and the opportunity to be showcased during COP28. They covered a variety of knowledge-building research in new and under-explored areas of climate and infectious disease, such as the influence of rainfall patterns on malaria elimination in Zambia, disease forecasting in the Peruvian Amazon, and community-led surveillance and response to elephantiasis in Tanzania. To learn more about the winners of the 2023 Falcon Awards for Disease Elimination, see the full winners announcement here.