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Hopewell Chin'ono wins anti-corruption award


2008 Tutu Fellow Hopewell Chin'ono was honoured as a winner of the International Anti-Corruption Excellence Award in Doha, Qatar.  The Zimbabwean journalist and muckraker received the award from the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani in the presence of the UN Special Advocate for the Prevention of Corruption. 

Also present at the ceremony was the President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, and Under Secretary General, Ghada Waly. 

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Fellow's book on systems of social change wins award


2013 Tutu Fellow Dr Francois Bonnici has co-authored with Cynthia Rayner a book titled The Systems Work of Social Change: How to Harness Connection, Context, and Power to Cultivate Deep and Enduring Change.

The book has been well received by critics, giving glowing reviews, and was recognized by the Terry McAdam Book Award - Changing the way we think - at the Alliance for Nonprofit Management conference in November 2022.  It was selected from among 200 books on social change published in 2021.

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James Mwangi a recipient of 2022 Climate Breakthrough Award


2009 Tutu Fellow James Mwangi is one of the recipients of the 2022 Climate Breakthrough Award, the largest climate action award for individuals. James shares this year’s award is with Isabel Cavelier Adarve, a former Colombian climate diplomat; and a trio of ground-breaking campaigners in India: Brikesh Singh, Sanjiv Gopal and Vinuta Gopal. The award provides a $3 million multi-year flexible grant to 'extraordinary changemakers to pursue ambitious climate-change mitigation ideas that have the potential to transform entire industries or countries and materially change the lives of millions of people.

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2012 Fellow wins 2018 Young CEO of the Year


2012 Tutu Fellow Dr Amy Jadesimi has been named Africa's Young CEO of the Year.  Amy is the Managing Director and CEO of LADOL, short for a half billion USD port development infrastructure project at Lagos, Nigeria.  The acronym stands for Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics Base and is an industrial free zone with a logistics base in the shipyard.  Amy's plans go beyond just infrastructure development, however.  She is working towards transforming the area into more than just an industrial area, rather, she wants it to be an economic zone that sustainably creates jobs and business opportunities in the area.

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Tutu Fellow wins 'Change Agent' tech award

Tutu Fellow wins 'Change Agent' tech award

2016 Tutu Fellow Amanda Gicharu-Kemoli has been recognized by the Anita Borg Institute, winning the 'Change Agent' category in their annual GHC ABIE awards for 2016.  The Anita Borg Institute is a nonprofit organisation focused on the advancement of women in computing.  It seeks to connect, inspire and guide women in computing and organizations that view technology innovation as a strategic imperative. Founded in 1997 by computer scientist Anita Borg, the organization is active in more than 65 countries.

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