Heifer International Uganda was recently honored with a Uganda Responsible Investment Award after it was voted the Best Hunger and Poverty Eradication organization in the country, said Humphreys Munai, Interim Director of Finance and Administration for Heifer International’s Africa programs.
William Matovu, Heifer Uganda Interim Country Director, receives Africa Responsible Investment Award.
The award, given in Uganda and presided over by Ugandan President H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, was voted on by the people of Africa. The Public Opinions website indicates the intent of the award is to "determine the Most Responsible and Respected Investments in Africa which have contributed a lot towards attainment of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals in Africa."
The award states, "Having been voted for by the People of Uganda in appreciation and recognition of your contribution towards attainment of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals in Uganda, and promoting and upholding International Best Practices and Standards as defined by the Ten Universal Principles of the United Nations Global Compact, The United Nations Millennium Declaration, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, and UN Convention against corruption."
"This is the way to end the busy week seeing our work is recognized by Ugandans and honored by [the] Ugandan President," Munai said.
Heifer Uganda was one of 20 organizations awarded with a 2014-2015 Africa Responsible Investment Award. Heifer Uganda was also awarded the Best Anti-Poverty Organization of the Year in 2013.
About Heifer International:
Heifer International’s mission is to end hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth. For 70 years, Heifer International has provided livestock and environmentally sound agricultural training to improve the lives of those who struggle daily for reliable sources of food and income. Heifer is currently working in more than 30 countries, including the United States, to help families and communities become more self-reliant. For more information, visit www.heifer.org, read our blog, follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or call 1-888-5HUNGER (888-548-6437).