New African Award for Sanitation and Hygiene Achievements

25 August 2009 | News story

The African Ministers' Council on Water AMCOW) announces the first-ever AfricaSan Awards competition, recognizing sanitation and hygiene achievements in Africa. This invitation to apply by October 9 was sent to the attention of IUCN CEC by Tatiana Fedotova of the Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC).
 

The African Ministers' Council on Water(AMCOW) is pleased to invite entries for the maiden AfricaSan Awards competition, recognizing sanitation and hygiene achievements in Africa.

This announcement is for the first set of award categories: Leadership and Ministerial Award; Technical Innovation Award; and, the NGO/Civil Society Award.

Those interested may nominate themselves or other individuals or institutions. Nominations should include the name and contact details of the nominee, and a short statement (no more than 500 words) about their work and why they deserve the award. The nominees must be involved in sanitation and hygiene-related activities within Africa. Nominations (in English, French or Portuguese) should be sent to nominations@africasanawards.org by October 9, 2009.

Entries will be reviewed by a technical committee of experts and judged by a panel of eminent sector leaders. Winners will be announced in mid-October and sponsored to attend the Second African Water Week in South Africa, from November 9 to 13, 2009, where they will receive a prize, a trophy and a certificate.

For more information please write to:

nominations@africasanawards.org 

Thompson Abu (+234(0)803 311 9493).