The International Association of World Peace Advocates (IAWPA), an inter-governmental organization that promotes peace and sustainability globally, recently unveiled this year’s honorary awards nominees for its prestigious Africa Peace Advocate Awards 2023 (APAA23).
This announcement upholds the IAWPA’s commitment towards peace advocacy and acknowledges outstanding individuals who have significantly contributed to peace activities in Africa.
The IAWPA, established under the laws of United Nations, routinely organizes events and recognitions that uphold peace and brotherhood on a global scale.
The organization’s consistent efforts towards recognizing peace advocates worldwide are commendable.
Its high-profile events have become a significant platform to acknowledge activists who work tirelessly for global peace and sustainable development around the world.
The Africa Peace Advocate Awards (APAA) is one of the hallmark initiatives of the IAWPA for honoring exceptional peace advocates in Africa.
It is an esteemed recognition that celebrates individuals or organizations that have made significant contributions to promoting peace and harmony across the African continent.
The award serves not just as a recognition but also as an inspiration for others and a challenge to improve efforts towards attaining a peaceful environment.
In line with its tradition of recognizing such noteworthy contributions, the IAWPA recently unveiled the list of honorees for the 2023 edition of the Africa Peace Advocate Awards (APAA23).
These revered nominees, meticulously selected by the executive board under the leadership of H.E. Ambassador Dr. Samuel Ben Owusu, demonstrated significant efforts in peace advocacy, conflict resolution, community development, and socio-economic contributions aligning with the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.
The release of this list is a milestone in itself. It symbolizes the IAWPA’s unwavering commitment to promoting peace and facilitating a sustainable development culture in African societies.
It is also a resounding bang of the gong, serving as a call to action for individuals and organizations to ramp up their efforts towards peace advocacy.
“The carefully selected uncategorized list features Ghanaians drawn from various sectors of the country, including humanitarian organizations, non-profits, NGOs, international peace initiatives, UN SDGs advocates, businesses, religious bodies, individuals, politicians, media personalities, and public figures, who are advocating, campaigning for peace, and championing Africa’s development.
These peace advocates and philanthropists are reshaping history, closing inequality gaps, grooming leaders, and pioneering new avenues of wealth creation through their various platforms, careers, and professions.
The approach used in selecting the nominees cuts across recommendations, extensive background checks, social impact, advocacy, and promotion of peace, according to IAWPA’s executive board”.
The awards appreciate and celebrate diversity in peace advocacy, recognizing that sustainable development and peace are multi-faceted concepts that require attention across various industries and sectors.
The forthcoming Africa Peace Advocate Awards 2023, which are being organized on the theme “Action for Africa Peace,” promises to be a memorable occasion ripe with opportunities for connection, dialogue, learning, and inspiration.
The auspicious ceremony, which seeks to honor and celebrate deserving awardees for their remarkable commitments to peace by initiating or leading projects that have significantly contributed to conflict resolution, post-conflict reconstruction, and the overall development of respective communities across the African continent, is scheduled to hold at the plush Pottersville Church Conference Hall, East Legon Hills, Santoe, Accra, on September 21, 2023. Time: 10:00 a.m. prompt.
Ambassador Per Stephan, the World Peace President from Denmark, Ambassador Emmanuel Nweke, the International Peace Spokesman, Dr. Sammy David from Liberia, and Ambassador Livingstone Banjagala from Uganda are all anticipated to attend, as well as other prominent members of international and African peacekeeping organizations, UN delegates, and diplomats.
The IAWPA invites all peace lovers worldwide to join this promising ceremony and be part of the quest for international peace and sustainability.
As we anticipate the upcoming grand ceremony, we can all embrace the common hopes nurtured by IAWPA for a peaceful society and sustainable development.
We can also appreciate the critical role of our awardees and peace advocates in driving these dreams towards reality.
Be part of this rewarding journey of peaceful coexistence and sustainable development as advocated by the International Association of World Peace Advocates.
Congratulations to all our Champion Peace Advocates!
Below is the list of the 2023 honorary awards nominees:
- Mrs. Rev. Dr. Joy Owusu
Dean of Covenant Christian Leadership University College, CEO Bolga Waakye, Smile Divilla Ltd.
- Dr. Bright Okoh
CEO of Greenfield Scientific Herbal Clinic
- Lady Rev. Mrs. Martha Frimpong Boateng
CEO, Martha Frimpong Boateng Foundation
- Piesie Esther
- Dr. Chester Bonnako
CEO, Grace Homeopathy Clinic
- Ms. Harriet Nartey
Diplomatic Affairs TV Show
- Ms. Edna Bruce Cudjoe
Edna Bruce Cudjoe Foundation
- Ms. Regina Asamoah
Children and Gender Advocate
CEO Missing Children Ghana
- Apostle Abraham Lamptey
General Overseer, Believers House of Worship Ministries
- Hon. Dr. Mrs. Hanna Louisa Bisiw-Kotei
National Women’s Organizer (NDC)
- Gilbert Aggrey Abeiku
CEO Kaya Tours/Broadcast Journalist
- Nana Ama Anima Tutuwaa I
Naa Tutuwaa Foundation
- Dr. Nana Enyinfua III
CEO, Enakare Foundation
- Mrs. Theresa Tawiah Anang
Head of Women’s Empowerment at Riverside Foundation
- Rev. Dr. Victor Anang
CEO, Crystal Logistics, and General Merchant
- Ms. Pamela Agyapomaa Anokye
- May Adaeze Chinda
CEO, Save The Child and Widow Foundation
- Ms. Emmaline Dartey
CEO, ICS Africa
- Rev. Dr. Nelly Deladem
Prestige Women’s Network
- Mrs. Yvonne Nana Antonio
Fidelity Bank, PLC
- Captain Nii Kojo Nseni Mankattah
President Gadangme Council of Asafoatsemii and Asafoanyemii
- Ms. Cecilia Agyeiwaa
CEO, Anoba Foundation
- Ms. Valentina Ofori Afriyie
- Mr. Philip Dankwah
CEO, St. Philip Enterprise
- Mr. David Osei
CEO, Silicone Properties Accra
- Nana Okogyeaman Oprepeh X
Chief of Abura Tetsi
- Rita Esionam Garglo
No Limits Charity Organization
- Joseph Kobla Wemakor
CEO, Human Rights Reporters Ghana (HRRG)