Award Winners

We regularly recognize outstanding leaders who are at the helm of our exemplary partner organizations. Get to know them! 

Grassroots Champion Honorees

The Grassroots Champion award recognizes individuals with deep connections within their communities.

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2022 awardees Kiiya Kiiya, Michelene Barandereka, Solomon Kayiwa Mugambe, James Katumba, Mercy Chikhosi Kafotokoza
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2018 Rising Star Willie Mpasuka

Angel for Africa Honorees

The Angel for Africa award acknowledges leaders who build partnerships and continually serve as a resource for others.

System Innovators Honorees

The System Innovators award honors organizations that have developed an innovative model. 

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2023 awardees Nabiry Juma, Evans Odhiambo, Virginie Niyizigama, Neema Magimba, Kondwani Chijota
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2022 Rising Star Mercy Chikhosi Kafotokoza

Rising Star Honorees

The Rising Star award highlights exceptionally dedicated leaders and their steep trajectory in growing their impact. 

Fighting for Fairness Honorees

The Fighting for Fairness award spotlights an organization that uses their platform to give voice and power to historically marginalized groups, in honor of our founder Barry Segal.