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CAHR Awards 2020 Highlights

2020 Winners

Dr Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, former Minister of Finance and Director-General World Trade Organisation (WTO), won the Aminu Kano Award for Leadership. In a video broadcast from the United States, Dr Ngozi Okonji-Iweala expressed gratitude and said: “I am sorry I cannot be with you there, but I must say I am delighted.”

The Apostle Hayford Alile Humanitarian Award, in the Individual category, went to Safiya Ibn Garba, Founder of Empowering Women for Excellence Initiative (EWEI), a non-governmental organisation which provides multisectoral intervention for girls and women empowerment. “We will continue to work for the betterment of our communities and nation, and in doing so, model the values which this award represents,” an excited Ms Garba remarked.

Aisha Yesufu, a prominent figure in the EndSARS movement and Co-Founder of the Bring Back Our Girls Movement, won the Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti Human Rights Award for her relentless drive for the defence of human rights and justice in the country. ” This award makes me feel that there is so much more we need to do… I will never stop until we get a Nigeria where a child of nobody can become somebody without knowing anybody,” Yesufu said as she received her award.

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, recognized and appreciated outstanding individuals and organisations performing excellently in the areas of human rights and community engagement.  From Segalinks, Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede and Yemisi Ransome-Kuti to Nigeria LNG and Nigerian Agip Oil, explore the winners from the 2019 CAHR Awards.

All 2019 Winners