Interswitch Group has been recognised as the inaugural winner of the Linkedin Sub-Saharan Africa rising star award at the 2019 edition of the Linkedin talent awards hosted in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The award was presented to Interswitch Group at the South African LinkedIn Talent Awards ceremony, which took place at the level three premium venue in the heart of Sandton on Thursday, 17 October 2019.
The LinkedIn Talent Awards, in their second edition in Africa, are designed to recognise organisations that invest in understanding, engaging and developing talent based on a company’s page and engagement on LinkedIn.
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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 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.