Please join us at the AMCOW AfricaSan Awards event ceremony on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, from 12:45 – 13:45 in the Ballroom.

The AMCOW AfricaSan Awards are Africa’s foremost accolades to celebrate the outstanding efforts of individuals and institutions in improving access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all in the continent.

The awards aim to: raise the profile of sanitation and hygiene in development agendas; promote excellence in leadership and innovation; and put the spotlight on bold initiatives and innovations initiatives that inspire action.

Representing a wide cross section of African society, previous winners of the AMCOW AfricaSan Awards have included an African President, public service institutions, utilities, women leaders, grassroots’ champions, civil society institutions, social entrepreneurs, community organizers and activists—all contributing in diverse and effective ways to ensure that sanitation and hygiene can be accessed by all, everywhere, and every time required.

The fifth edition of the AMCOW AfricaSan Awards will recognize outstanding efforts and achievements in sanitation and hygiene in Africa through Innovation, Inclusiveness and Impact.

  • INNOVATION Award: will honor initiatives that are generating and developing new ideas and solutions towards improving delivery of sanitation services, to make them affordable, reliable, and sustainable.

  • INCLUSION Award: will honor initiatives that develop and implement scale-able programs that target vulnerable and under-served communities to provide access to sanitation and hygienic services.

  • IMPACT Award: will honor initiatives that have contributed to achieving large-scale improvements in sanitation and hygiene by directly impacting on people in resource poor communities.

  • LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT Award: will honor an individual for his/her dedication, commitment and outstanding lifetime contribution towards improving the state of sanitation and hygiene at the local, national or regional level.