Let’s start with a very big ‘THANK YOU’ to all of the organisations that took time to submit applications for consideration for the eighth ONE Africa Award. We applaud you! We appreciate all of the incredible work that you are doing to make the Global Goals a reality in your communities and across the continent.
When the call for applications was made in July, organisations responded overwhelmingly, with 254 submissions from 33 countries. We are very pleased to present the top four organisations below in alphabetical order as our finalists for the 2015 ONE Africa Award:
Africa! Ignite (SOUTH AFRICA) – bringing the history, traditions and culture of rural Africa to the world using sustainable tourism to create market access for KwaZulu Natal’s most talented crafters and youth.
Community Link (UGANDA) – creating a self-reliant refugee community in Nakavale settlement, the oldest settlement in Uganda.
Global Shea Alliance (GHANA) – promoting quality and sustainability in the shea industry by educating women shea farmers on their rights and strategies to participate in the global shea economy.
Support for Women in Agriculture and Environment (UGANDA)—engaging the mostly women driven forest-dependent community of the Rwoho Natural Forest in its development and sustainability.
We will be featuring each of these organisations on the blog soon so you can find out more about their history, projects, and impact being made.
Here are the 23 semi-finalist organisations which also made an impression on us with their innovation, results, accountability measures, partnerships and potential to scale their projects:
|Action for Children in Conflict||Kenya|
|Africa Ignite||South Africa|
|AIDS for Women, Adolescents & Children Int Org||Nigeria|
|BudgIT Information Technology Network||Nigeria|
|Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group (CSBAG)||Uganda|
|Club des Amis Du||Guniea|
|Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy||Nigeria|
|Gender Links||South Africa|
|Girls Empowerment Network||Malawi|
|Global Shea Alliance||Ghana|
|Gone Rural boMake||Swaziland|
|I Choose Life-Africa||Kenya|
|International Community of women living with HIV Eastern Africa||Uganda|
|National Organization of Peer Educators (NOPE)||Kenya|
|Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA)||Kenya|
|Regency Foundation Networx||South Africa|
|Support for Women in Agriculture and Environment||Uganda|
|The Coexist Initiative||Kenya|
|The Future Project||Nigeria|
|Young Volunteers for the Environment KENYA||Kenya|
Congratulations to all of our semi-finalists and finalists!
The winner will be announced on the 20th November as part of the Mo Ibrahim Governance weekend in Accra, Ghana.
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