DARE Network: Winners of the 2024 Ockenden International Prizes

It’s with great excitement that the DARE Network was announced as one of 4 winners of the 2024 Ockenden International Prize. Entries from 56 countries were represented in 2024’s record 174 submissions with the four winning projects operational respectively in London, UK, Thailand, Iraq and Uganda.

In awarding this prize, the judging panel quoted the following about the DARE Network: “ Thailand’s ‘Phop Phra Centre Expansion’ drug rehabilitation project for its sympathetic support of drug-dependent refugees from Myanmar, where addiction is often a weapon of war. The judges singled out a contextual approach and its regenerative agriculture as key elements of its programme highlighting its “empathy and consequent capacity of management to share ideas, a high degree of refugee participation and openness to combining indigenous community-based knowledge and practices.” The judging panel also noted: “The recognition of organic and regenerative agricultural practices provides an interesting edge to the work that also benefits former beneficiaries. The relapse rate is impressively low, while the support of often exploited migrant workers is a strong point,” they added.”

For more information about the 2024 Ockenden International Prize, click here.

DARE Network: Winners of the 2024 Ockenden International Prizes
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