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Kansiime nominated for African Woman awards

By Steven Odeke

Added 8th March 2016 07:14 PM

The shortlist announced last week recognises over 60 remarkable women whose fate will be decided by New African Woman magazine's readers

Kansiime nominated for African Woman awards

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The shortlist announced last week recognises over 60 remarkable women whose fate will be decided by New African Woman magazine's readers

Ugandan standup comediane Anne Kansiime got nominated in the first edition of the New African Woman Forum Awards (NAWF) set to be held in London, March 10.

For her hilarious efforts in the world of comedy, Kansiime found herself in the "Rising Star" category against five other candidates from Nigeria, Kenya and Zimbabwe. The awards honour women deemed extraordinary in their fields with significant achievements in their countries and communities.  

The awards are given across 11 categories: Business; Politics and Public Office; Education; Science, Technology and Innovation; Finance and Banking; Media; Sport; Arts and Culture; Civil Society; Rising Star; and New African Woman of the Year.

The shortlist announced last week recognises over 60 remarkable women whose fate will be decided by New African Woman magazine's readers.

The winners will be announced during the Awards ceremony, two days after the International Women's Day, under the theme: "Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality".

Leila Ben Hassen, chair of the NAWF judging panel said that the global theme for IWD is a call to action for parity to close the gender gap, which is squarely aligned with the NAW Forum theme, designed to celebrate women's leadership and excellence on the continent.

"The New African Woman Forum brings together over 150 leaders from business, academia and civil society, as well as key decision makers from the public and private sector. It will also offer a unique platform to meet, network and share the success stories, experiences and challenges of the African Women who are changing the game on the continent. My co-judges and I look forward to discovering more about these incredible women of Africa and selecting this year's winners", she said.

The judging panel comprises Leila Ben Hassen, General Manager, IC Publications; reGina Jane Jere, Editor New African Woman; Onike Nicol-Houra, Principal Business Development Officer at African Development Bank; Amadou Mahtar Ba, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman AllAfrica Global Media and Member of UN Secretary-General's High Level Panel on Women's Economic Empowerment; and Dr Nkosana Moyo, Executive Chairman for the Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS).

Full list of New African Women Awards Nominees below:

BUSINESS

Clare Akamanzi (Rwanda)
Marie Diongoye Konaté (Ivory Coast)
Olajumoke Adenowo (Nigeria)
Salwa Idrissi Akhannouch (Morocco)
Sibongile Sambo (South Africa)
Swaady Martin (Ivory Coast)

POLITICS & PUBLIC OFFICE  

Ameenah Gurib-Fakim (Mauritius)
Amina J. Mohammed (Nigeria)
Bineta Diop (Senegal)
Fatima Haram Acyl (Chad)
Jeanine Mabunda Lioko Mudiayi (DR Congo)
Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (South Africa)
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka (South Africa)

EDUCATION

Bruktawit Tigabu (Ethiopia)
Elizabeth Akua-Nyarko Patterson (Ghana)
Maureen Maisha Auma (Kenya)
Naadiya Moosajee (South Africa)
Noella Coursaris Musunka (DR Congo)
Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg (Kenya)

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION

Chinwe Ohajuruka (Nigeria)
Habiba Bouhamed Chaabouni (Tunisia)
Jamila Abass (Kenya) * Sara Menker (Ethiopia)
Thérèse Izay Kirongozi (DR Congo) * Winnifred Selby (Ghana)

FINANCE & BANKING

Arunma Oteh (Nigeria)
Hela Cheikhrouhou (Tunisia)
Najwa El Iraki (Morocco)
Omokehinde Ojomuyide (Nigeria)
Sipho S. Moyo (Zimbabwe)
Viola Llewellyn (Cameroon)
Viviane Bakayoko (DR Congo)

MEDIA

Dounia Ben Mohamed (Tunisia)
Eloïne Barry (Guinea)
Lerato Mbele (South Africa)
Mo Abudu (Nigeria)
Mona Eltahawy (Egypt)
Yvonne Ndege (Kenya) SPORT
Almaz Ayana (Ethiopia)
Blessing Okagbare (Nigeria)
Cathy Phiri (Zambia)
Genzebe Dibaba Keneni (Ethiopia)
Habiba Ghribi (Tunisia)
Neku Atawodi (Nigeria)

ARTS & CULTURE

Amma Asante (Ghana)
Bibi Bakare-Yusuf (Nigeria)
Bisi Silva (Nigeria)
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Nigeria)
Ellah Wakatama-Allfrey (Zimbabwe)
Nike Davies-Okundaye (Nigeria)
Uzo Aduba (Nigeria)

CIVIL SOCIETY  

Aisha Muhammed-Oyebode (Nigeria)
Debbie Ariyo (Nigeria)
Elizabeth Nyamayaro (Zimbabwe)
Kaleba Ngoie Kasongo (DR Congo)
Leyla Hussein and Nimco Ali (Somalia)
Obiageli Ezekwesili (Nigeria)
Toyin Saraki (Nigeria)
Zainab Hawa Bangura (Sierra Leone)

RISING STAR

Amy Jadesimi (Nigeria)
Anne Kansiime (Uganda)
Hannah Wanjie Ryder (Kenya)
NoViolet Bulawayo (Zimbabwe)
Vivian Onano (Kenya)
Zuriel Oduwole (Nigeria)


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