Africa

Eligibility and Selection Process

Eligibility Nominees for the 2008 Africa Prize must be members of civil society, from grassroots organizations, community groups, non-governmental organizations, labor unions, charitable organizations, faith-based organizations, professional associations and foundations....
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Remarks by Joan Holmes

Statement by Joan Holmes, President of The Hunger Project IntroductionDistinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the celebration of the Africa Prize for Leadership for the Sustainable End of Hunger.The African woman is the invisible "producer" of Africa. For...
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Remarks by Meaza Ashenafi

Statement by Meaza AshenafiExecutive Director, Ethiopian Women Lawyers AssociationStatement upon receiving the Prize I appreciate and value greatly that The Hunger Project, an internationally renowned and highly regarded organization, has seen some significance in my endeavors...
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Remarks by Sara Longwe

Sara Hlupekile Longwe 2003 Laureate Women’s rights activist and immediate past chairperson of FEMNET, ZambiaStatement upon receiving the PrizeI have to thank The Hunger Project for attempting to make my life appear like a series of successful events. But to me it never seemed...
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Remarks by Sister Tebebe Maco

Remarks by Sister Tebebe Maco, 2001 Africa Prize Laureate, at the 2003 Award CeremonyTwo years ago, I stood here in the same place as these two women when I received the Africa Prize.That night changed my life. Let me tell you how.Before, almost nobody knew my work. No one...
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2006

OCTOBER 21, 2006Africa's First Elected Woman President Receives Africa Prize for Leadership On October 21, 2006, H.E. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia and the first woman elected president of an African nation, received The Hunger Project's 2006 Africa...
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Remarks by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Leadership to End World HungerRemarks byHer Excellency Ellen Johnson Sirleaf President of LiberiaOn the Occasion of Receiving 2006 Africa Prize for Leadership Awarded by The Hunger ProjectDr. Peter Bourne, Chairperson and Directors of the Global Board of the Hunger Project; Ms....
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Address by Joan Holmes

2006 Africa Prize for Leadership for the Sustainable End of Hunger Address by Joan Holmes President of The Hunger Project IntroductionLadies and Gentlemen, tonight, we welcome and honor the President of the Republic of Liberia, Her Excellency Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.Liberia is a...
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List of Rural Banks

The goal of the Microfinance Program in each epicenter is to have the facility gain government recognition to operate as a licensed Rural Bank, owned entirely by community members and managed by a majority female board. The Rural Bank then provides the entire epicenter community...
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Africa

Epicenters for Meeting Basic NeedsThe Millennium Declaration calls for special attention to Africa. More than 41 percent of people in sub-Saharan African live on less than $1 per day, and 32 percent are undernourished. Africa has been The Hunger Project's highest budget priority...
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