CSR Reporters, Africa’s premier social responsibility and sustainability platform for news and analysis in print and online, about organizational philanthropy and the nonprofit sector hosted several organizations and individuals from across the country for her Nonprofit Excellence Award – 2023 Edition at Merit House in Abuja on the 6th July, 2023.
CSR Reporters is also focused on celebrating the outstanding contributions of nonprofits organizations in communities across Nigeria.
Dr. Uzodinma Adirieje, the CEO of Afrihealth Optonet Association delivered a fantastic presentation as the Guest Speaker of the event. He spoke on Driving Nonprofit Performance and Innovation through Effective Leadership and also highlighted the qualities of the 6-Star General every Effective Leader should have. After his presentation he was decorated with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the organizer’s of the event.
This kind of recognition can only be earned. Congratulations to the CEO of Afrihealth Optonet Association.
It was indeed a memorable moment for us at AFRIHEALTH Optonet Association at the event as we received the Winner of the SDG 3 – Health and Wellbeing Champion Award.
Dr. Alexander AKHIGBE, the founder of African Cleanup Initiative and a partner member of Afrihealth Optonet Association alongside other members received the award on behalf of AHOA.
This BIG win is for all of us at Afrihealth Optonet Association (AHOA) and we are so excited about it. We are indeed encouraged to keep doing more as an association.
Afrihealth Optonet Association (AHOA) is a community-focused civil society organizations (CSOs) international Movement/Network Coalition and Think-tank deeply engaged in promoting policies, practices, programmes and interventions that enhance productivity, accountability, transparency and civil society’s coordination/contributions in Society Welfare/Social Safety nets, Development Work/Sustainable Development, Health; and in educational, literary, scientific, social, development, cultural, sporting, and charitable intervention(s)/purpose(s).
AHOA’s mandate includes Building an inclusive and broad movement for Health and Sustainable Development; Creating avenues to influence the design and implementation of policies, practices, programmes and interventions; Promoting coordination, information exchange and harmonization among the civil society and stakeholder groups across the world; and Promoting citizen involvement, leadership and accountability mechanisms in the implementation of respective interventions. AHOA has a global membership/partnership of over 1,700 (One Thousand, Seven Hundred) organizations mainly from the global South and promotes the ‘One Health’ paradigm where Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being.
AHOA uses partnership/collaboration, advocacy, research/evidence generation, capacity development, outreaches, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) as strategies. AHOA’s activities/interventions are for the benefit of rural and poor urban dwellers, marginalized, vulnerable and disadvantaged populations of women, children, adolescents, persons with disability, persons in conflict-affected areas, the poor, elderly, rural, disadvantaged and vulnerable persons, orphans and the elderly.
The AHOA CSOs Movement/Network Coalition and Think-tank works to explore the nexus between and within the following sectors:
- Health – including UHC, PHC, Reproductive Health, PHC, HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB), Malaria, NCDs, NTDs, Vaccines/Immunization and COVID-19;
- Energy and Environment – including biodiversity, environment, ecosystems, renewable energy, energy efficiency, conservation and climate change (BEEREEECCC);
- Nutrition/micronutrients and Food Security;
- Gender, Democracy, Good Governance, Peace, Human Security and Human Rights; and
- Sustainable Development across regions, populations, communities and generations
AHOA partners with the Society for Conservation and Sustainability of Energy and Environment in Nigeria (SOCSEEN).
AHOA has members/local Chapters in Nigeria’s 36 States and Federal Capital Abuja, National Chapters in some countries, sub-regional Chapters in North Africa, West and Central Africa, East and Southern Africa; and in America, Asia, Caribbean, Europe and Oceania regions. AHOA has a Consultative Status at the United Nations ECOSOC; and an Accredited Observer status at the UNEP/United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA).