Every year the ONE campaign awards a leading African NGO $100,000 to continue its work towards poverty alleviation and reaching the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). As an advocacy organization, ONE works strategically to change policies that affect the African continent. Gathering leading African voices is a top priority for ONE and rewarding African NGOs that help improve their regional communities is a way for them to support the work of Africans helping Africans.
Today, six African organizations were shortlisted as finalists for the ONE Africa award this year. After receiving 250 applications, the pool was shortened to less than ten. The six finalists are:
- Zambia Open Community Schools (ZOCS) of Zambia
- Doper l’Entrepreneuriat par la Finance Innovante et Solidaire (DEFIS) of Mali
- Jerusalem Children and Community Development Organization (JeCCDO) of Ethiopia
- Agricultural Non-State Actors Forum (ANSAF) of Tanzania
- Friends of the Global Fund Africa of Nigeria; and
- Réseau Accès aux Médicaments Essentiels (RAME) of Burkina Faso.
You can read more about each organization and watch videos on the ONE blog. The ONE Africa Award winner will be announced at a ceremony to be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 8 November 2013 as part of the African Media Leaders Forum.