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CAHR Awards 2021 Highlights

2021 Winners

Professor Patricia O. Donli won the Mallam Aminu Kano Award for Leadership, for her role in leading her team to support over 5,000 female IDPs amongst others, whilst Nkatha Mugao from Kenya was awarded the Apostle Hayford Alile Humanitarian Award for her work in reaching out to more than 300 families affected by clashes, violence, and poverty in Kenya and supporting more than 1,200 women-led families.

Uche Kenneth Udekwe, the founder of Natal Cares, a social enterprise that leverages the power of technology and innovation to combat maternal and infant mortality in Nigeria, won the Hajiya Gambo Sawaba Community Impact Award (Individual Category) while the Corporate Category went to IHS Nigeria Limited, a leading tower company in Nigeria for its sustainable innovations.

TotalEnergies Marketing Nigeria Plc, which has reduced its emissions by 1,989 tonnes (the equivalent of planting 88,009 trees) through its solar service stations, won the Ken Saro-Wiwa Environmental Management Award whilst Mauritian-based Djemillah Mourade-Peerbux won the Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti Human Rights Award (Individual) for her work in supporting sexual violence and assault victims.

Full list of winners

The Community and Human Rights (CAHR) Awards – pronounced “Car Awards” – seeks to provide a platform that would encourage businesses to take extraneous steps to correct the anomalies of engagement within communities, primarily extractive communities, by acknowledging and appreciating best performing companies and individuals.

Nominees for the 2020 CAHR Awards were elected by members of the public through an online voting process. The winners were chosen following the voting by a jury made up of eminent personalities from diverse fields. They include celebrities, human rights activists, media personalities and business leaders, including Ruggedman aka Michael Ugochukwu and Tokunboh George-Taylor, communications expert and board member of CSR-in-Action.

Past Award Winners

The Community and Human Rights (CAHR) Awards has, since its inception in 2019, recognised and appreciated outstanding individuals and organisations performing excellently in the areas of human rights and community engagement.  From Aliko Dangote, Dr Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, Safiya Ibn Garba and Aisha Yesufu to She Leads Africa and African Cleanup Initiative, explore the winners from the 2020 CAHR Awards.

All 2020 Winners