Are you an outstanding sanitation and hygiene professional working in Africa? The AMCOW AfricaSan Awards is looking for your nomination. Candidates can submit the nominations no later than January 9, 2019, all information available here. The AfricaSan 5 will be held in Cape Town, South Africa, on February 18-22.
The AfricaSan Award aims to raise the profile of sanitation and hygiene by drawing attention to successful approaches, promoting excellence in leadership, innovation in sanitation and hygiene improvements in Africa, and providing incentives for action to ensuring that sanitation and hygiene can be accessed by all, everywhere, and every time required.
Individuals, non-governmental organizations, ministries, state corporations, and government departments working in hygiene and sanitation can be nominated. The award focus on the following areas:
The nominations must be submitted to email@example.com. For any questions or concerns, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘AfricaSan Awards Inquiries’.
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