Tutu Fellow Landry Signe has been recognized as one of the Junior Chamber International's 2015 Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World. The recognition is for his 'innovative actions, extraordinary achievement, and dedication to serving others', and to 'creating sustainable impact in his community, in Africa and across the globe'. The award was bestowed on him during JCI's International World Congress on 7 November 2015 in Kanazawa, Japan. JCI members and active citizens from around the world voted online to participate in selecting the 2015 honorees and more than 26,000 votes were cast.
Signe joins a prestigious list of past recipients that includes personalities such as US presidents John F. Kennedy and Bill Clinton, Nobel prize winner and secretary of state Henry Kissinger, business tycoon Howard Hughes, actors Orson Welles and Jackie Chan and others, all named before the age of 40 and before they achieved national prominence. All have continued to serve humanity in a great variety of ways.
Professor Signe said on receiving the award that although he was humbled and grateful for it, it was not him but Cameroon and Africa that were honoured by it. He dedicated the award to all young people who are committed to building a better and happier country, continent and world.
A media release about the awards is at the JCI website.