Barefoot Lawyers, Uganda
Barefoot Law is a Non-Profit, Multiple award winning Social enterprise dedicated towards using Information Technology towards improving access to justice and the Law.
This initiative is fully funded and run by the volunteers involved in it. The objects of this Initiative is to provide Free Legal consultations and services, develop information technology and Social Media solutions to help in breaking current bottlenecks currently faced in the Justice, Law and Order Sector especially Access to Justice. Gerald Abila is the Founder and Managing Director at Barefoot Law
Mohamed Adow, climate adviser, Christian Aid
Christian Aid is a Christian organization that insists the world can and must be swiftly changed to one where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. They provide urgent, practical and effective assistance where need is great, tackling the effects of poverty as well as its root causes. Mohamed hails from Kenya but works in the UK office. He has been the climate adviser at Christian Aid for more than five years and also acts as the global chair for the Climate Action Network (CAN International), the coordinating umbrella body of all NGO climate advocacy around the world.
South Durban Community Environmental Alliance (SDCEA)
The SDCEA have started a cancer support group, a 24-hour clinic, and a crisis hotline to take note of complaints and concerns from residents. “SDCEA’s leader and Goldman Environmental Prize winner Desmond D’sa and a small staff take on the issues of environmental justice confronting the South Durban community and beyond. SDCEA is an action research organisation that engages residents in identifying and addressing critical quality of life challenges in South Africa’s ‘cancer alley’.”
Wellbeing Foundation Africa
WBFA – a health charity with UN ECOSOC status – is an NGO hero because their approach to health is rooted in empowering communities and women. Toyin Saraki began WBFA after a devastating experience of childbirth in Nigeria which led to the loss of one of her twin daughters. The NGO has brought global best practice models back to Saraki’s home state of Kwara in Nigeria, including the development and distribution of personal health records, and a partnership with Johnson & Johnson and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine to deliver emergency obstetric and newborn care ‘skills and drills’ training in the state that aims to lower maternal mortality by up to 20%.”
Selline Korir, director of the Kenya Tuna Uwezo (KTU) program, Global Communities Kenya
Selline Korir of Global Communities, Kenya, conflict resolution expertise has been widely recognized; her work with KTU Korir had named her an Ambassador for Peace by the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders, and received the Mitek Pemper Award for Reconciliation and International Understanding from Augsburg University. Selline’s lifelong dedication to working with underserved communities to help them move beyond past grievances is an inspiration to all those around the world committed to peace, stability, and reconciliation.
Ebola Community Action Platform, Liberia
The Ebola Community Action Platform (ECAP) in Liberia is a consortium of NGOs and radio stations that were engaged in the fight against Ebola in 2015. ECAP is a large social mobilization project, funded by USAID and developed by Mercy Corps. Established in 2014 at the height of the Ebola crisis, it worked through a huge network of over 70 NGOs, who helped spread life-saving information in their communities. With continued funding from USAID, Mercy Corps will now build on this network to contribute to Ebola recovery and emergency preparedness.
George Woryonwon of Global Communities Liberia
George Woryonwon of Global Communities Liberia has been for decades – and remains today – dedicated to helping the people of Liberia. During the Ebola crisis, he trained and managed several burial and disinfection teams and worked with communities to help build trust and understand the threat posed by Ebola. His work earned him InterAction’s 2015 Humanitarian Award.
culled from guardian