2008 Africa Prize for the Sustainable End of Hunger

Jill Lester and Peter Bourne with 2008 Africa Prize Laureates

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.

Highlights from the 2008 Africa Prize Award Ceremony

Keynote Address by Jill Lester, President and CEO, The Hunger Project

Remarks by Faiza Jama Mohamed, 2008 Africa Prize Laureate

Remarks by Janet Nkubana, 2008 Africa Prize Laureate

2008 Africa Prize Finalists

2008 Africa Prize Jury