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technology 25 Nov 2019

The Zuri Exceptional Women’s Award celebrating the exceptional women in the community

By Waiswa Wafula

Since its inauguration in 2017 by Go Gaga Experiential, Zuri Awards has recognized and supported exceptional women dedicated to creating positive change and inspiring others in their community work.

The awards have been able to highlight the success of both those nominated and those honored through a call for nomination, photography and video sessions, public exhibitions of their work, digital storytelling and above the line highlight of stories in the media.

Due to the consistency, Zuri Awards have grown from four awards to fourteen awards showcasing more women making a difference in various market segments. The awards are hosted annually during the International Women’s Day and goes in line with the 5th sustainable Development Goals on Gender Equality.

The judging of the nominees is done by an expert jury and we look at impact in the following 15 categories:

  • Stem
  • Agriculture
  • Health Care
  • Renewable Energy
  • Humanitarian
  • Innovation
  • Young Achiever
  • Sports
  • Public Service
  • Arts and Culture
  • Media
  • Finance
  • Manufacturing
  • Education
  • Business

The Zuri Award nominees are awarded during a networking dinner award ceremony with the government, N.G.O’s, and our partners. They are also mentored and their products adapted to ensure continuity beyond just the Gala Dinner.

The gala dinner will be hosted on the 5th March with this year’s theme being “women in leadership.” The chief guest of honour invited is Hon. Rachel Shebesh, Chief Administrative Secretary State Department for Public Service.