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Community Link an organization that works towards sustainable, self-reliance livelihoods of refugees in Nakivale settlement, has been named among the 2015 finalists for annual 2015 annual $100,000 USD ONE Africa Award.

The $100,000 USD annual prize awards and recognizes innovative African efforts to fight poverty and will incentivise many more of such efforts towards the attainment of the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Nakivale settlement is known as one of the oldest settlements in Uganda. One such initiative is the creation of an electricity plant that uses a maize milling machine to provide electrical power to 100 surrounding tents/homes in the settlement.

Nachilala Nkombo, Acting Africa Director at ONE applauded the work of the finalist organisations, and congratulated all of the 254 aspirants this year.

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“As we exit the MDGs and prepare to implement the new  SDG, this year’s finalists standout  as examples of the effective work African  organisations working  tirelessly  sometimes with limited resources across the continent to help their communities make progress in the fight against poverty and diseases. Be it  halving extreme poverty, empowering women, or ensuring environmental sustainability.  The response rate was overwhelming. Our finalists represent some of the most innovative and results oriented development advocates in Africa, whose incredible work  will no doubt contribute to the attainment of SDGs in Africa by 2030,” she said.

The other  orgnazations on final list are: These are: Africa!Ignite of South Africa; Support for Women in Agriculture and Environment (SWAGEN) of Uganda; and The Global Shea Alliance of Ghana.

About the campaign

ONE is a campaigning and advocacy organization of more than 3.5 million people taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa. Co-founded by Bono and strictly non-partisan, we raise public awareness and work with political leaders to combat AIDS and preventable diseases, increase investments in agriculture and nutrition, and demand greater transparency in poverty-fighting programs.

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