African Man of the Year
This category of awards recognizes and celebrates the contributions of men who respect and support the full integration and equality of women in all aspects of the African society.
African Man of the Year Award recognizes the efforts of men who use their experience, knowledge, and power in meaningful ways to foster respect, encourage healthy relationships, and create positive opportunities for women, children and those who experience vulnerability and marginalization.
African Woman of the Year
This category of awards recognizes and celebrates the contributions of African women who respect and support the full integration and equality of women in all aspects of society.
Africa Women of Valor are women who use their experience, knowledge and power in meaningful ways to foster respect, encourage healthy relationships, and create positive opportunities for women.
Nominees must have demonstrated leadership within their community, expanded opportunities for and influence the careers of women, demonstrate impact on advancing women’s participation in leadership at community, state, national or across Africa.
Entrepreneur of the Year
Nominees who make this category are individual entrepreneurs on the leading edge of their industry, must have provided job opportunities through agriculture or other non-oil sectors, engaged in a social project at community, state, national or regional level.
Nominees also include innovators doing equally important work, channeling their time, talents and entrepreneurial skills into a business that makes a difference.
Agent of Social Change and Peaceful Cohesion
Nominees in this category of awards are public servants at all levels who have engaged positively through governance and policies that bring about enduring impact on young people’s lives.
Areas of impact include but not limited to youth work skills, youth vocational training, value reorientation through media and education.
Nominees must have impacted at the wider community, state, national or across Africa.
Award for Integrity in Leadership
Nominees in this category of awards are industry leaders and business moguls in Africa.
It recognizes the achievements of the private sector across wide-ranging sectors and disciplines. This category of award showcases the market leaders from across the African nation’s and salutes their achievements.
Nominees must be running an organization that is a business addressing a social problem in Africa.
Award for Creativity & Enterprise
From the development and incorporation of cutting edge technology to the creation of forward-thinking strategies, the creativity and enterprise Awards honor and celebrate those businesses and firms in Africa who are creating opportunities for Africans.
The creativity and enterprise awards give recognition to businesses that are transforming their respective industries by continually setting industry trends as well as showing significant advances in terms of innovation and improvement.
Award for Humanity & Peace Advocacy
Nominees in this category of award are individuals and corporate organization that have addressed cross-cutting challenges in humanitarian services and peacebuilding, explored different concerns and considerations associated with building institutions and sustainable peace.
Nominees must have implemented integrated peacebuilding strategies and strategic policy framework at community, state, national or across Africa.
Award for Integrity in Legislation
This category of Award will recognize legislators for enacting laws, bills and policies that promote economic prosperity, trade and investment opportunities across Africa.
Teacher of the Year
Through extensive consultation, this category of awards was designed to salute school teachers who have committed themselves to deliver standards in the teaching profession and extraordinary efforts made by teachers, often in very difficult conditions.
This award recognizes teachers who are bringing learning to life by engaging and inspiring all children and young people to fulfill their potential.
The aim of this category of award is to recognize and promote excellence in teaching performance, encourage best practices in schools, honor dedicated creative and effective teachers and schools.
Africa Award for Mentorship & Integrity
This category of award recognizes the considerable efforts and accomplishments of African leaders who have consistently serve as effective mentors to the younger generation.
The award category is designed to identify leaders who embody the spirit of mentoring and expanding efforts to cultivate a culture of mentoring in raising next-generation leaders.
African Community Developer of the Year
Nominees in this category of award are African leaders that have addressed cross-cutting challenges in community development, explored different concerns and considerations associated with sustainable community development and transformation initiatives.
Nominees must have implemented integrated community development projects at community, state or national levels.
Youth Empowerment Personality of the Year
This category of awards celebrates African leaders making giant strides in scaling up youth empowerment initiatives and programs.
Nominees must have implemented an initiative that empowers women and youths at community, regional, national or continent-wide economically.
The initiative particularly must be vocational and must have succeeded in training women and youths on how to produce value-added products for economic sustenance.