Follow The Money Wins Council Of Europe Democracy Innovation Award 2019

Follow the Money emerges winner of the Council of Europe Democracy Innovation Award 2019 at the closing session of the 2019 World Forum for Democracy held in Strasburg.

Follow the Money, an initiative of Connected Development, is a network of grassroots citizens in Nigeria dedicated to advocating, visualizing and tracking government and international aid spending in rural communities.

Follow the Money is a participatory advocacy-based initiative that advocates for the proper use of government and international aid funds in grassroots communities, to ultimately ensure that public services work for the people. It is a network of activists, social workers, lawyers, journalists, development consultants, researchers and data analysts, that have signed up on its social mobility platform. It uses media platforms like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, as well as mainstream media, to amplify the voices of marginalised communities.

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Ndagaba Baba Alhaji Receives Bob Freeman Humanitarian Award [2019]

Ndagaba Baba Alhaji and Dr. Paul Farmer have been awarded the Bob Freeman Humanitarian Award by the United Nations (UN).

Ndagaba Baba Alhaji has dedicated his life, according to the citation of his award, to “working to provide medical supplies and equipment to under-served communities across the African diaspora.”

Ndagaba’s humanitarian effort was inspired by the same he received from a Chicago hospital when he needed a heart surgery that would have costed him 180 million Naira.

Help came for him when the Advocate Christ Medical Center in Chicago operated on him for free and told him all he needed to pay back was to extend the same act of kindness to others.

Dr. Paul Farmer, a professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Chair of the Harvard Medical School, and UN Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Community-based Medicine.

Captain Idahosa Okunbo Decorated With Order Of Lafayette Award

The Lafayette Award at the United Nations Day For Global Peace in Geneva has honoured Captain Idahosa Okunbo with the Order of Lafeyette Award.

The Businessman and CEO, Ocean Maritime Security Limited (OMS) known for his impact contributions in promoting, supporting and creating plausible initiatives for the sustenance of peace in Africa and across the globe, “Captain Hosa” as he is popularly called was presented with his prestigious award by His Excellency, Robert Blum, the President and Chairman of Order of Lafeyette Awards.

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