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CAHR Awards Africa excludes award categories, introduces new technology category: Worldstage

CSR-in-Advocacy, the philanthropy arm of leading development consortium, CSR-in-Action Group, has announced the removal of two award categories from the list of nine awards of the Community and Human Rights (CAHR) Awards Africa 2024, due to their doubling , which honors individuals and companies that have made substantial contributions to their communities and championed human rights issues. This brings the total number of awards to seven.

From 2025, in addition to the seven prizes, individual innovators and organizations will have a chance to win exciting prizes, as organizers will launch a new technology category to honor achievements in that necessarily fast-growing sector.

The organizers decided to exclude the corporate variants of the Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti Award and the Hajiya Gambo Award, in line with the Awards’ original design. As the MKO Abiola Award for Community Engagement has a similar scope to these awards, it has also been decided to maintain consistency and clarity throughout the selection process.

Now in its sixth year, the CAHR Awards Africa, which opened nominations on Saturday, May 11, 2024, provides a platform that empowers individuals by putting the power of recognition in their hands. Through a democratic process, people can nominate their inspiring heroes – exceptional individuals and organizations committed to driving social change – for the opportunity to receive a prestigious award and gain international recognition.

This award is open to changemakers from a variety of fields, including business and advocacy, with categories spanning human rights, environmental stewardship, gender equality, social justice, community development and more.

The Chairman and Chief Executive of CSR-in-Action, Bekeme Masade-Olowola, said: “We have been committed to recognizing outstanding initiatives over the past five years and aim to dig even deeper this year. As we refine our categories and processes, our goal is to find and recognize development partners who represent the spirit of social change and, most importantly, are the people’s choice.”

The organizers apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and encourage anyone who has nominated an organization for the Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti Award (Company) or Hajiya Gambo Award (Company) to consider nominating them in one of the other categories. nominate.

The new technology category, whose name is yet to be announced, will recognize individuals or organizations that have made a substantial contribution to advancing community development and human rights through technological innovation.

Nominations for this year are open in the following corporate categories: MKO Abiola Community Engagement Award, Mallam Aminu Kano Award for Leadership and Ken Saro-Wiwa Environmental Management Award. Individual nominations include the Hajiya Gambo Sawaba Community Impact Award, Josephine Nkemdilim Masade Equal Rights Award, Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti Human Rights Award and Apostle Hayford Alile Humanitarian Award.

The CAHR Awards Africa team expects to receive nominations from individuals and companies whose outstanding work deserves recognition with the nomination deadline set for June 31, 2024. The Awards are sponsored by renowned global philanthropic entity Ford Foundation. For more information and to submit nominations, visit: https://www.sitei.org/the-community-and-human-rights-cahr-2023-awards/