Throughout Africa, there is amazing progress by civil society focused on ending extreme poverty and fostering socio-economic empowerment. These new ideas and exciting approaches are designed and implemented by Africans who understand the complexities of bringing about change and transforming lives in their communities. The ONE Africa Award applauds the progress of these unsung heroes and organizations and looks forward to solutions for the challenges ahead.
This year’s award will recognize the Africa-driven, Africa-led advocacy efforts that have demonstrated success at a community, national or regional level.
When applications closed in September we had received over 150 applications, which have been reduced down to the following 5 finalists:
The 2011 ONE Africa Award winner will be announced on 14th December and you can watch the announcement live here on ONE.org.
The event will be broadcast at 17:00 South Africa time (16:00 CET, 15:00 GMT/UTC, 10:00 EST, 07:00 PST).
Watch the ceremony
By honouring the commitment and progress on the ground, we hope new efforts can be inspired.
We wish all the finalists good luck! we will publish the winner on this blog as soon as it is announced.