The ONE Africa Award 2014 recognises Africa-driven; Africa led advocacy efforts that have demonstrated success at community, national or regional level. It aims to recognize, reward, and advance the exceptional work of organizations, founded by Africans and based in Africa, dedicated to helping Africa achieve the MDGs. The $100,000 award will bring recognition to innovative African efforts to fight poverty and will incentivize more of such efforts.
ONE Africa Award 2014 Winner: Friends of the Global Fund Africa (Friends Africa)
Friends Africa supports the fight against HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria in partnership with the Global Fund. They do this by campaigning with civil society, the private sector and governments. Friends Africa’s advocacy work has supported the Global Fund in galvanizing support from African governments, private sector and civil society while also mobilising resources through its Gift from Africa campaign and Africa Champions for Health Initiative.
But it is their ability to demonstrate innovation and impact that had Friends Africa emerge as the winner from a pool of 120 impressive applications from 22 countries across Africa.