Previous winners

2016 Winner: Connected Development (CODE)

CODE is a Nigerian based  advocacy organisation with a mission to empower marginalized communities by improving access to information  needed to better local public services. CODE have won the 2016 award as they have  proven that they can effectively wield their expertise to empower local communities to claim funds that have been appropriated to them. Through these activities, CODE has contributed to reducing poverty in target communities by boosting citizen participation in governance. CODE have also been successful in achieving wins in the fight against corruption in Nigeria.

2015 Winner: SWAGEN – Support for Women in Agriculture and Environment

SWAGEN is a member based organisation that uses indigenous knowledge to adapt to, mitigate and improve environmental and sustainable development policies that impact forest dependent communities. The work of SWAGEN is based in the Rwoho Natural Tropical Forest of Uganda.

What began in 1992 as a small group of women responding to a national policy that restricted access to the Forest has grown to a 3,000 member organisation with strategic partnerships across the continent and world.

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 galvanising 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.

2013 Winner: Agricultural Non-State Actors Forum (ANSAF) of Tanzania

Agricultural Non-State Actors Forum (ANSAF) of Tanzania was the winner of the 2013 ONE Africa Award. ANSAF is a network of non-state stakeholders in Tanzania’s agricultural sector that brings the voices of struggling smallholder farmers to the policy-making table. The organisation monitors Tanzania’s agricultural budget and advocates for the government to allocate 10% of its national budget to agricultural and rural development in accordance with the 2003 Maputo Declaration.

2012 Winner: Positive-Generation

Positive Generation uses a variety of advocacy tools and methods in its efforts to ensure quality lives for those living with HIV/AIDS in Cameroon.

2011 Winner: GF2D

GF2D empowers Togolese women to exercise their right to participate in the decision-making processes of their country by deploying paralegals into communities to share legal knowledge and by training women to run as candidates in local and national elections, amongst other activities.

2010 Winner: SEND Ghana

SEND won for its work to educate and empower citizens to take part in the political process and access the services available to them.

2009 Winner: SIDAREC

SIDAREC, a community-based organisation founded by young people in Nairobi’s slums, engages and empowers disadvantaged youth in the urban slums of Kenya’s capital—specifically to prevent violence.

2008 Winner: Devcoms

Devcoms works with the media in Nigeria to train and education journalists and editors on public health issues, especially on those concerning women and children.