- Schwab Foundation announces the winners of the Africa Social Entrepreneurs 2010 Award ahead of the World Economic Forum on Africa, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 5-7 May 2010
- Award will be presented during the Opening Plenary in the presence of President Kikwete of Tanzania
- Nigerian, South African and Tanzanian winners among group of leading social entrepreneurs who provide insights on sustainability and social innovation to the meeting’s theme
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 5 May 2010 –Five social entrepreneurs have been recognized as Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2010 in Africa during the Opening Plenary session of the 20th World Economic Forum on Africa, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on 5 May. Shona Mc Donald, founder of Shonaquip had previously been recognized as the Social Entrepreneur for South Africa. The other four winners are Godwin Ehigiamusoe of LAPO in Nigeria, Brien Holden and Kovin Naidoo of ICEE, and Victoria Kisyombe of SELFINA in Tanzania. They received their awards in the presence of President Jakaya M. Kikwete of Tanzania and the Co-Chairs of the 2010 World Economic Forum on Africa.