On behalf of the NCMG Peace Awards Committee, I welcome you to the first in a series of annual awards which recognise change agents and innovative thought leaders championing justice and peace in Africa.
A corrosive and pervasive secular, self-serving thought has come to govern human relations. We have wrongly confused progress in economics, diplomacy and science with the far more elusive and much more vital ethical progress that is needed for us to live in an environment of peaceful coexistence, sustainability, harmony and the commonality of humanity. These are unattainable from the skills and abilities of science, diplomacy or economics. They will not come about by the signing of agreements and treaties for as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jnr once said, “we must learn to live together as brothers and sisters on this planet, or we will perish together as fools”.
The NCMG Peace Awards constitute an exciting next step in NCMG International’s belief and commitment to a just and sustainable Africa where the inherent dignity of all members of the human family is acknowledged, human rights are respected, social justice is maintained, and all persons are free to develop themselves, lead meaningful lives and actively contribute to their own well-being as well as their communities.
The awards recognize and honour the individuals and organizations who continue to make exemplary commitment and outstanding contribution to the pursuit of peace, justice building, corporate citizenship and youth innovation while championing the capacity of humanity to live in harmonious adjustment with one other.
We invite your participation and most heartily welcome the continued support of everyone as peacebuilding is the business of all.
The 2017 NCMG Peace Award is in five categories: