ALM Persons of The Year 2020, voting opens across the Continent to decide winners

Below are the distinguished Africans who made the shortlist of nominees in different categories, and all Africans are welcomed to vote:

AFRICAN OF THE YEAR 2020

This recognition is open to an African whose actions have greatly impacted the continent positively in the year under review and helped shape his or her immediate society and continues to inspire globally.

African of the Year 2020

 

AFRICAN POLITICAL LEADER OF THE YEAR 

(Formerly: ALM Person of the Year 2020 – Political Leadership)
This recognition is open to an African, whose contribution has immensely contributed to deepening democracy and democratic values in the continent. 

African Political Leader of The Year

 

AFRICAN FEMALE LEADER OF THE YEAR

This recognition is open to an African woman who has defied the odds, risen above the patriarchal systems in the continent to positively affect the continent or influence women to aspire for excellence in various fields.

African Female Leader of The Year

 

AFRICAN EDUCATIONIST OF THE YEAR 

(Formerly: ALM Person of the Year 2020 – Educational Development)
This recognition is open to an African, whose contribution to the growth of education and deepening knowledge has been second to none in the year under review. It is also reserved for a member of the academic whose research or policy has contributed to shaping his or her country’s economic growth and development 

African Educationist of The Year

  

AFRICAN INDUSTRIALIST OF THE YEAR 

(Formerly: ALM Person of the Year 2020 – Employment Generation)
This recognition is open to an African, whose actions, policies and business has helped in creating jobs for Africans in the year under review

African Industrialist of The Year

 

AFRICAN PHILANTHROPIST OF THE YEAR 

(Formerly: ALM Person of the Year 2020 – Philanthropy & Charitable Contributions to Society). This recognition is open to an African, who has given more to support a charitable cause, social justice and promote social good.

African Philanthropist of The Year

 

ALM YOUNG PERSON OF THE YEAR

Criteria: Must be between the ages of 18-38; Young persons of African descent, making a difference globally via diverse sectors such as business, IT, entertainment, sports, etc, remaining a positive role model and re-defining creativity, resilience; hard work and ingenuity of the continent’s young people.

ALM Young Person of The Year

 

AFRICA AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT CHAMPION OF THE YEAR

Criteria: This recognition is reserved for any African or leader of an Africa-based organisation with visible track record of sustained investment in the Agricultural sector, creating jobs, food security, and economic development in their respective domains. 

Africa Agricultural Development Champion of The Year

 

AFRICA CLIMATE CHAMPION OF THE YEAR

This recognition is open to individuals; groups; associations; or companies that are deeply committed towards combating climate action in Africa, through investments, CSR or any deliberate strategy.

Africa Climate Champion of The Year

 

AFRICA PEACE & SECURITY LEADER OF THE YEAR

Criteria: This recognition is open to defence and security heads across the continent, with visible strides in the security of lives and properties in their countries. Nominees are also expected to subscribe to highest standards of accountability in the discharge of their responsibilities.

Africa Peace & Security Leader of The Year

 

AFRICAN ENERGY LEADER OF THE YEAR

This recognition is open to Africans with visible impact, through investment, excellent stewardship, and unique invention in Africa’s energy sector

African Energy Leader of The Year

 

AFRICAN PUBLIC HEALTH CHAMPION OF THE YEAR

This award is reserved for individuals who have contributed immensely to the promotion of public health programmes in Africa.

African Public Health Champion of The Year
 

AFRICA DISRUPTOR OF THE YEAR

This award will be conferred on a business leader who has pioneered innovative business ideas and/or technologies that have had a transformative impact on an industry or sector.

Africa Disruptor of The Year
 
Poll closes Friday 8th January 2021 at 11.59pm CAT.
 
All winners of the 2020 awards shall be presented with an award trophy and formally decorated with the instruments of the honor at the 9th African Leadership Magazine Persons of the Year Award Ceremonies, scheduled to hold virtually on February 26th, 2021.
 
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