By Okechukwu Umelo
For a minute, I thought I was attending the Oscars or Grammys. The 2015 AfricaSan awards, held at the King Fahd Palace in Dakar on 26 May, was a night of glitz and glamour. A red carpet was rolled out to welcome participants who enjoyed a gala dinner and vibrant music and theater performances from local artists.
But all the fanfare was for a very worthy cause: to celebrate water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) leaders who have made major strides and broken down barriers in WASH across Africa.
And the winners are:
- Le Service National de l’Hgyiène (National Hygiene Service of the Government of Senegal), HYGIENE AWARD
- Caitlyn Butler, RESEARCH & TECHNICAL INNOVATION AWARD
- Maji na Ufanisi (Swahili for ‘Water and Development’), YOUTH AWARD
- L’Office national de l’eau et de l’assainissement (the National Water and Sanitation Office of Burkina…
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