Former minister of finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, was on Thursday, December 1, honored with the Global Fairness Award in Washington DC, United States. The award was presented to her by the Global Fairness Initiative in recognition of her contribution to sustainable development, through serving others, and her consistent focus on implementing development programs that benefit the poor and less privileged.
Speaking at the event in Washington DC, the former minister expressed gratitude for the recognition and pledged to continue to fight for fairness for the less privileged.
I appreciate the Trustees of the Global Fairness Award for recognizing a lifetime devoted to development, including the privilege I have now of working for children’s immunization, through Gavi, and for managing climate risk in Africa through the African Risk Capacity. Let 2017 be a year of continued fight for fairness for the most vulnerable among us, and those left behind in this world.