CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – Dr Kandeh Yumkella, former United Nations Under-Secretary-General, has been honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the African Utility Week Industry Awards held in Cape Town, South Africa.
As Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All and Chief Executive Officer of the initiative, he mobilized global action towards a sustainable energy future and was responsible for the planning and implementation of the initiative as well as engaging with the leadership of relevant stakeholders in government, businesses, academia and civil society at the highest level to advocate for and promote sustainable energy for all.
Johannesburg’s City Power, George Airport and Akon Lighting are just some of the exciting and pioneering power and water professionals, utilities and projects that were winners in this year’s awards.
The winners of these prestigious industry awards in 11 different categories were announced at the gala dinner that took place on Wednesday evening, 18 May, during the annual African Utility Week and Clean Power Africa in Cape Town.
More than 5000 power and water professionals have so far gathered in Cape Town for the event which ends on Thursday.
The awards were as follows:
Power Utility of the Year: City Power, South Africa
Power Utility Executive of the Year: Albert Mugo, MD & CEO KenGen, Kenya
Water Utility of the Year: The National Water & Sewerage Corporation, Uganda
Water Utility Executive of the Year: Engr. Philip Gichuki, the Managing Director of Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company Ltd
Clean Energy Project of the Year: Akon Lighting Africa Initiative
Pioneer in Project Finance: The Development Bank of Southern Africa
Community Development Project of the Year: The Noble Water Solutions
Future Leader Award: Michael Njoroge, CEO, Multi-link Group Ltd, Kenya
Power/Water Woman of the Year: Phyllis Engefu Ombonyo, Director: Business
Development, National Environment Trust Fund, Kenya
Energy/Water Efficiency Project of the Year: George Airport Solar Plant
– CAJ News