2008 Africa Prize for the Sustainable End of Hunger
Honoring Community Leaders Empowering Women
The focus of the 2008 Africa Prize was on Civil Society Leadership for the Empowerment of Women. On October 18, Faiza Jama Mohamed and Janet Nkubana were named co-laureates of the 2008 Africa Prize for Leadership for the Sustainable End of Hunger, at a celebratory gala in New York City. These two civil society leaders were chosen as this year's laureates because of their extraordinary contribution to the empowerment of women in Africa.