Those Making a Difference in Africa, Let Them Shine!

AfIAs are one of the most prestigious recognitions within the African nonprofits sector. The AfIA's have become a internationally-recognized honour, awarded to the most outstanding and compelling African philanthropic achievers by their peers and supporters. Beyond this recognition, the intrinsic value of the AfIAs lies in the opportunity for charitable organizations to tell their stories and spread awareness for their causes.


HERE ARE A FEW BENEFITS OF TAKING PART IN THE AfIAs

National & International Achievement

AfIA Awards Winners and Finalists have gone on to receive other prestigious national and international recognitions. One previous Finalists has received the White House “Champion of Change” and Trailblazer in American Diaspora Communities, and several have been recognized with various awards including the Commonwealth Youth Award, Green Apple Award and as CNN Heroes among others.

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Dr Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg (3rd from left ) at the White House -credit Whitehouse.gov/live

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Farmer Tantoh after receiving his Green Apple award at Westminster London

Increased Donations & Program Growth

The attention given to AfIA Awards participants often drives increased donations to support their cause, resulting in expanded programs and services. In several cases, AfIA Awards Winners have gone on to expand their reach from a local, regional, national, to international level based on the recognition they've received.

Media Exposure

AfIA Awards nominations are often picked up by some of the top media sites in the respective countries and around the globe. Every year AfIA Awards nominees are expected to receive thousands in media impressions throughout the eight-month process. AfIA Awards process is a fantastic way to galvanize volunteers and spread the word about the work nonprofits do. As a result of the AfIAs, causes receive national press recognition, connect with new communities of innovative organizations, and created new partnerships. It is a powerful and positive experience for all.

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CNN Hero - credit Bossip

SOME OF THE AWARDS RECEIVED BY AfIA HONOUREES INCLUDE:

CNN HEROES, GREEN APPLE ENVIRONMENT AWARD, YOUTH COMMONWEALTH AWARD, ASHOKA FELLOWSHIP, USA DEPARTMENT OF STATE DIASPORA