Winners have emerged in the inaugural BudgIT Active Citizens’ Award towards celebrating phenomenal individuals and organisations that are creating sustainable impacts that have benefited citizens and instituted civic and social change to improve the nation’s democratic development.
Karimot Olábísí Odébòdé has emerged in the United Nations 2022 cohort of 17 Young Leaders for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The United Nations announced the latest group of 17 Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), during the start of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly on the 21st of September, 2022.
Noel Ifeanyi Alumona, has won the 2022 AFS Award for Young Global Citizens, and became the first African to win the prize since its inception in 1914.
The award was presented during the International Youth Day organized by the United Nations Global Communications Department, the AFS Intercultural Programs and The Youth Assembly at the United Nations headquarters in New York.
Noel, who is studying in Vanderbilt University, United States of America, received a cash prize of $10,000 in recognition of his vigorous campaign to end violence against women and girls through proper orientation of boys on responsible behaviour.
The AFS Award for Young Global Citizens recognizes the work of young people around the world for their commitment in improving the global community and contribute to a more just, peaceful, and tolerant world. Aside the star prize winner, Mariana Reyes and Larissa Cevallos emerged second place winners with $2,500 prize award.
Project Afrilingo has emerged winner of the 2022 World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) Hackathon ICTs for indigenous languages held in partnership with the International Decade of Indigenous Languages.
The project is interested in the intersections of technology, media and Ekpeye language preservation. The Ekpeye people are an Igbo subgroup living in the Ahoada regions of Rivers state, Nigeria.
The winning team for Project Afrilingo comprising of Franca Umasoye Igwe, Carl Osimiri and Noah Edet included the creation of a gaming app (prototype) to learn about Indigenous languages and cultures.
Winners of the Women Economic Empowerment (WEE) Stories have emerged at the 2022 development Research and Projects Centre (dRPC) awards held in Abuja.
Four journalists emerged winners in the competition organised by the development Research and Projects Centre (dRPC) and sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation after holding a training programme for selected journalists.
Winners from the print, online, and broadcast categories received cash prizes and certificates of award.