Co-founded by Bono, ONE Africa takes action against extreme poverty and preventable disease.
One Africa campaign, now in its sixth year, is asking for individuals and organizations, based in Africa with outstanding contributions towards the fight against poverty and preventable disease.
According to Dr. Sipho S. Moyo, ONE’s Africa Director, “Every year, the ONE Africa Award comes across hundreds of African civil society organizations (CSOs) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working to make a positive difference in their communities and countries.”
She added that One Africa’s goal is to recognize organizations and groups involved in providing direct services that seek to achieve the MDGs and who may equally hold their governments accountable.
The award also highlights the dynamism and achievements of African individuals and organizations focused on bettering the future of their communities, countries and continent. It also celebrates and bolsters innovative, Africa-led and Africa-driven advocacy efforts that help advance one or more of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the world’s blueprint for fighting extreme poverty and disease.
The 2013 award is unique as it will recognize initiatives and programs of African organizations that accelerate the attainment of the MDGs in these last 1000 days before they expire.
In 2012, the One Africa winner was Positive-Generation (PG) from Cameroon while in 2011, GF2D from Togo took the award. Ghana’s SEND won the 2010 award, SIDAREC from Kenya took the 2009 and Devcoms from Nigeria took home the 2008 award.