Namibia's Sustainable Development Awards 2017
25 September 2017
Last Thursday (21 September 2017), the Sustainable Development Awards were announced at a gala event in Windhoek. The initiative was coordinated through the Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia, the Sustainable Development Advisory Council and the Hanns Seidel Foundation Environmental Awareness and Climate Project. The awards intend to recognize the importance of integrating sustainability into the core business and industry as well as the daily lives of our citizens. Over 90 nominations and applications were received overall, and the competition was tight.
Progress Namibia would like to warmly congratulate the following winners in each category:
Best SME: Desert Secrets (Natural Body Care product)
Best Established Company: Rent-A-Drum
Best Eco Entrepreneur among Business Start-Ups: Qora Trading
Natural Resource Management and Utilization: Namibia Future Farming Trust
Research and Development: Department of Agriculture and Natural Resource Sciences , Namibia University of Science and Technology
Youth Action for Sustainable Development: Young Achievers Empowerment Project
Pioneering Journalism in the field of Sustainable Development: Absalom Shigwedha (Print), Kirsty Watermeyer (Radio), Gondwana (Social Media), Blanche Goreses (Television)
To all the entrants, we hope to continue to stand together with you in the quest for a resilient, successful and prosperous Namibia.
Photo: Young Achievers took away the Youth Action Award. Picture Credit: SDA, Facebook.