ONE Africa Award – 4 finalists announced!

ONE Africa Award – 4 finalists announced!


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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.


Photo credit: Africa!Ignite

Community Link (UGANDA) – creating a self-reliant refugee community in Nakavale settlement, the oldest settlement in Uganda.


Photo credit: Community Link

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.


Photo credit: Global Shea Alliance

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.

SWAGEN members triumphantly display their first value addition products

Photo credit: SWAGEN

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
JeCCDO Ethiopia
Community Linkage-Uganda 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
Totohealth Kenya
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.

Follow us on Twitter to be the first to hear who wins!


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