Awards for Excellence

                           Co-hosted with Nnabagereka Development Foundation 



The GTF 2018 Awards Gala, co-hosted with NDF, will celebrate the achievements of African Women as Trailblazers; honouring successful, pioneering African women, whose efforts and solutions are bringing about social transformation in their respective societies and beyond, and thus contributing significantly to sustainable development.

The GTF gala brings together local, regional and international C-Suite executives, investors, entrepreneurs, decision makers, representatives from government, academia and media.

Awards include the following categories:

  • Good Governance 
  • Business 
  • Education
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Global Thinking
  • Science
  • Media
  • Philanthropy
  • Positive Change
  • Promoting Peace and Collaboration
  • Ethics
  • Women’s Empowerment
  • Lifetime Achievement
  • Digital Space

Global Thinkers Forum Award Honourees have included:

  • HM Queen Rania Al Abdullah
  • H.E. the HR for the Alliance of Civilizations Nassir Abdulaziz Al Nasser
  • His All Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew
  • Zaha Hadid
  • Arianna Huffington
  • Elif Shafak
  • HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan
  • Peter Maurer, President International Committee of the Red Cross

Global Thinkers Forum (GTF) is a global platform that brings together a diverse network of thought leaders in order to share their visions of the future, create meaningful conversations around them and effect positive change in the world. GTF’s mission focuses on three areas: accountable leadership, women’s empowerment and youth development.

In the past 5 years, GTF has successfully convened more than 1,000 leaders, decision makers,
entrepreneurs and academics from all over the world. During the Forum as well as the Awards for Excellence Ceremony the hosting country has an amazing opportunity to position and promote itself to an international audience of decision makers and influencers. We are planning toposition Uganda’s potential in Trade, Tourism and Agricultural Productivity.

Her Royal Highness Nnabagereka (Queen) Sylvia Nagginda, Founder and Patron of NDF is also a GTF Honorary Advisory Board Member. The Nnabagereka Development Foundation (NDF), founded in 2000, is a charitable organisation whose vision is to be a leading African organisation that celebrates positive culture and provides development solutions for more than 15 years.

While GTF Kampala 2018 is the result of a partnership between GTF and NDF, the organisers are looking for sponsors who would be willing to seize this opportunity, get on board, and be part of the execution and delivery of this pan-African event.

*Date to be announced

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