Peer-to-Peer Review

Peer-to-Peer Review is designed to support you and your organization’s efforts as well as strengthen the broader community. This is done via personalized feedback on your application from peers who may share a similar commitment to this work. After all first-round applications have been submitted and validated, each organization will receive instructions to score approximately five other applications within their chosen category: (1) Food preparation, consumption, and waste; or (2) Education and rights of women and girls.

Those with valid applications will have two weeks in early August 2018 to complete their Peer-to-Peer Review using four criteria included in the scoring rubric. We suggest allocating approximately 3-4 hours to complete the review (30-45 minutes per application). Please note that participation in Peer-to-Peer Review is required in order to remain eligible for the Prize.

Once Peer-to-Peer Review is complete, scores will then be calculated using an algorithm that ensures a level playing field for everyone. The Peer-to-Peer Review will result in a rank order that The Roddenberry Foundation will use — with consideration given to factors including, but not limited to: geographic distribution, organizational size, and issue area. Up to 50 applicants will be invited to submit a Round Two application. Round Two applications will be evaluated using the same scoring rubric, with up to 30 applications identified as Finalists and scored by the Evaluation Panel judges.


Evaluation Panel

The Roddenberry Prize judges are renowned thought leaders, social entrepreneurs, bridge builders, and experts in their field. They have driven change in meaningful ways and have demonstrated deep knowledge and insight in our two Prize issue areas: (1) Food preparation, consumption, and waste; and (2) Education and rights of women and girls. We are honored to have such an esteemed panel of judges to help with the selection of this year’s Prize.

Agnes Binagwahobw18

Agnes Binagwaho

Vice Chancellor, University of Global Health Equity

Agnes Kalibatabw18

Agnes Kalibata

President, AGRA

Alice P. Albrightbw18

Alice P. Albright

CEO, Global Partnership for Education


Andrea Tamburini

CEO, Action Against Hunger


Danielle Nierenberg

Co-Founder, Food Tank

Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Ertharin Cousin

Global Food & Agriculture Fellow – Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Farah Mohamedbw18

Farah Mohamed

CEO, Malala Fund

Headshot of Lawrence Haddad

Lawrence Haddad

Executive Director, GAIN

Headshot of Michelle Nunn

Michelle Nunn

President & CEO, CARE USA

Musimbi Kanyorobw18

Musimbi Kanyoro

President & CEO, Global Fund for Women


Seema Jalan

Executive Director, UN Foundation’s Universal Access Project

Yasmeen Hassanbw18

Yasmeen Hassan

Global Executive Director, Equality Now