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The African green award was initiated to recognize, inspire, celebrate and support distinguished young entrepreneurs in the environmental and agricultural sector who have innovative ideas to solve problems...

AFRICA GREEN AWARDS

In line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals was initiated to recognize, inspire, celebrate and support distinguished young entrepreneurs in the environmental and agricultural sector who have innovative ideas to solve problems in ways that promotes a circular economy and sustainable development. The vision for the “African Green Awards” is to become the reference point for recognizing excellence, global best practices, brilliant leadership and professional of individuals in the environmental and agricultural sector in Africa. The award was conceptualized to recognize outstanding environmental driven initiatives, by Youths in Africa.

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APPLICABILITY

The “Africa Green Awards” applies to:
Green Female Award: for females in the Environmental and Agricultural sector who are leading innovators and change makers within this sector in Africa.
Inter-School Green Essay Competition: for secondary schools in Nigeria and Africa to help ignite the drive to get involved and open up the creativity in the younger generation towards the green sector.
Under 40 Green Award: for innovators under the age of 40 who are actively engaging and developing the Environmental and Agricultural sector with relevant proofs to back up the nomination in Africa.
Green Grant Award: Entrepreneurs and small business owners promoting growth and development. in the Environmental and Agricultural sectors who have innovative ideas to solve problems within the sector in Africa.
Africa green person of the year: for individuals in the Environmental and Agricultural sector who are leading innovators/Voices in their country and the continent with relevant proofs to back up the nomination in Africa.
Green Media Award: This award is open to journalists, individuals or team from TV, magazines, newspapers, online platforms and radio that have done or are doing episodes, reports, publicity, film or music on the environment with the potential to bring constructive change and to broadly increase public awareness and understanding of issues focusing on the environment in Africa.
Green Champion Award: This award is conferred on an individual who is interested and acting toward the sustainability of the environment, pushing the youths to do better and be creative and focuses on creating awareness through several channels.

OBJECTIVES OF THE AWARDS

The aim of the awards is to:
1. Recognize and award outstanding individuals whose actions have had a transformative, positive impact on the environment in Africa.
2. To engage the “Africa Green Awards” as a platform to promote excellence and best practices of individuals and create interest in Nature, the environment, conservation, stewardship, ecology and sustainability in Africa.
3. To recognize team work, professionalism and Excellence while making a reference to what can be achieved under a single uniformity of purpose in Africa.
4. To showcase the works of participants and recipients of the awards in other to inspire individuals and corporate organizations to be goal oriented.
The Awards culminate at the Africa Green Awards Dinner recognising the category finalists and the naming of the category winners.

CATEGORIES AND ELIGIBILITY OF RECOGNITION

The “Africa Green Awards” recognizes outstanding accomplishment with the following awards;

Green female

All over Africa, women are working hard and pioneering the vision to rescue the environment from the brink of collapse. They are championing the cause to preserve our planet. They are unstoppable and Green Female Award Category recognises their consistent efforts in the Green sector.

Green Female Award

The contributions of women in socio-economic development have been underappreciated. It begins at the family and community levels where women have been playing the role of managing resources for centuries. Women depend on and are direct users of natural resources. As such, they are the most affected by environmental degradation. Women have been coming up with meaningful solutions, sustainable alternatives and conservative measures to solve environmental challenges. The Green Female Award Category aims to shine the light on the innovative and creative ways women are changing the world.

Under 40 Green Award Category

No one is ever too old to do amazing things. Nonetheless most policies and programs focuses on celebrating the contributions of youth under 35. The need to raise the bar to accommodate people who are valiantly as they grow older is even more urgent in Africa where socio-economic dynamics constrains people from breaking through at an early age. This award category encourages those who discover their purpose later in life. It is never too late to start, especially in the environmental and agricultural sector where each and every little contribution makes a great impact.

UNDER40
GREEN PERSON

Africa Green Person Award Category

The strength of Africa is in her solidarity. As a continent, our interests and pursuits are the same. By working together, we will achieve more than when we work separately. The Africa Green Person Award category celebrates the spirit of Pan-Africanism. We want to represent everyone on the continent. We have shared common struggles; we can celebrate our champions together. We have identified selfless people who are saving the planet beyond the borders of their community and the shores of their countries. The Africa Green Person is more interested in what they have to offer than what they stand to gain.

GREEN GRANT

Africa Green Grant Award Category

The Eleven Eleven Twelve Foundation sees a healthier environment for all. We cannot achieve this alone. We are out to support innovative and collaborative individuals and organisations who share our passion who can initiate positive change that will create ripple effects capable of the changing the world for good.

Inter School Green Essay Award Category

A healthy planet is the right of every child. The best part is that the children of today are ready to fight to get it for themselves. The Africa Green Awards is not about only letting them, it is about cheering them on. This is why the Inter School Green Essay Competition amplifies their voices to the world. Moreover, we have come to realise the largely untapped influence the young ones have over the older ones and this award shows them the tangible value of this influence.

Green Essay Award
GREEN MEDIA

Green Media Award Category

The media has been an effective tool in driving home the awareness about social ills and the depletion of the environment. The eco gospel would not have been made possible if not for the practitioners who through different mediums focuses on the environment to bring constructive change and to broadly increase public awareness and understanding of issues focusing on the environment in Africa.

Green Champion Award Category

This is an honorary award for an individual who is actively involved in changing the narrative and contributing positively to the betterment of the environment.

Green Champion Award

POLICY

Organiser

It is the policy of Eleven Eleven Twelve Foundation–to establish, organize and maintain effective award programs to recognize and promote value adding individuals.

Vision

The “Africa Green Awards” is an initiative of Eleven Eleven Twelve Foundation borne out of dedication, passion and vision to recognize and promote individuals pioneering several innovative practices and processes in Nature, the environment, conservation, stewardship, ecology and sustainability.

Eligibility of Employees

Employees of Eleven Eleven Twelve Foundation and its partners are not eligible for the award.

Awardee

Eleven Eleven Twelve Foundation has the exclusive right to nominate and confer award (as in the case of Africa green person and Green media award) on distinguished individuals in all the achievement categories.

Eligibility of organisations

Persons and organizations having profit making or commercial relationship with Eleven Eleven Twelve Foundation shall not be granted recognition, unless the contribution is substantially beyond the specified or within the terms of the contract establishing the relationship, in which case the recognition shall be honorary only.

Integrity

Eleven Eleven Twelve Foundation reserves the right to confer and withdraw any award given if the character or organization falls short of honesty, integrity and sense of responsibility even after conferment of awards.

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

These guidelines represent recommended practices for recognizing excellent performance and accomplishments in the award program. The “Africa Green Awards” is designed to:

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Ensure that the recognition is based on the individual/team contribution to the environment, conservation, stewardship, ecology and sustainability.

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Ensure that awards are used to motivate, recognize and reward eligible individuals and organizations for their outstanding contributions to the environment, conservation, ecology, and/or sustainability and sustainable development.

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Ensure that due weight is given to awards when qualifying and selecting recipients and that all private and public nominations are documented.

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Ensure that awards are used to the extent that will best support and enhance organizational goals and objectives.

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Ensure that awards are strictly on merit and shall be free from discrimination regardless of colour, religion, ethnicity or disability.

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Eleven Eleven Twelve Foundation reserves the right to confer and withdraw any award given if the character or organization falls short of honesty, integrity and sense of responsibility even after conferment of awards.

Eleven Eleven Twelve Foundation and its organizing partners reserve the right to revise, amend, supplement, or rescind these guidelines at any time for improvement and quality assurance purposes.

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