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Mo Ibrahim launches 2012 Index of African Governance

By Nnamdi Ojiego

…to announce leadership award
The Mo Ibrahim Foundation will, on Monday 15 October, launch the 2012 Ibrahim Index of African Governance and announce the decision of the independent Prize Committee on awarding the Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership.

The Ibrahim Prize is conferred by the Committee to a democratically elected African Head of State or government who has demonstrated exceptional leadership, served his or her constitutionally mandated term and left office in the last three years. It is the largest individual award in the world – worth US$5 million over ten years and US$200,000 a year for life.

Established in 2007,the Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) provides an annual assessment of governance performance in every African country.

Funded and led by an African institution, and consisting of 88 indicators drawn from 23 independent international data providers, the IIAG is the most comprehensive collection of data on African governance.

The launch will be attended by the following members of the Foundation Board including Mo Ibrahim, Founder, Celtel International; Lord Cairns, Former Chairman, Actis Capital LLP and former Chief Executive Officer, SG Warburg; Nathalie Delapalme, Director of Research and Policy, Mo Ibrahim Foundation and former Advisor on Africa and Development Issues to various French Foreign Ministers;

Mo Ibrahim launches 2012 Index of African Governance….to announce leadership award

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation will, on Monday 15 October, launch the 2012 Ibrahim Index of African Governance and announce the decision of the independent Prize Committee on awarding the Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership.

The Ibrahim Prize is conferred by the Committee to a democratically elected African Head of State or government who has demonstrated exceptional leadership, served his or her constitutionally mandated term and left office in the last three years. It is the largest individual award in the world – worth US$5 million over ten years and US$200,000 a year for life.

Established in 2007,the Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) provides an annual assessment of governance performance in every African country.

Funded and led by an African institution, and consisting of 88 indicators drawn from 23 independent international data providers, the IIAG is the most comprehensive collection of data on African governance.

The launch will be attended by the following members of the Foundation Board including Mo Ibrahim, Founder, Celtel International; Lord Cairns, Former Chairman, Actis Capital LLP and former Chief Executive Officer, SG Warburg; Nathalie Delapalme, Director of Research and Policy, Mo Ibrahim Foundation and former Advisor on Africa and Development Issues to various French Foreign Ministers.

Others are: Hadeel Ibrahim, Director of Strategy and External Relations, Mo Ibrahim Foundation; Sir Ketumile Masire, Co-Chairperson of the Global Coalition for Africa and former President of Botswana; Mary Robinson, Former President of Ireland and former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights; and Salim Ahmed Salim, Former Secretary-General, Organisation of African Unity and former Prime Minister of Tanzania.

Members of the Prize Committee will also be in attendance. They include: Salim Ahmed Salim (Chair), former Secretary‐General of the Organisation of African Unity and former Prime Minister of Tanzania; Martti Ahtisaari, former President of Finland and Nobel Laureate; Aïcha Bah Diallo, former Minister of Education in Guinea and President, Network for Education for All in Africa; Festus Mogae, former President of Botswana and Chairperson of the Coalition for Dialogue on Africa (CoDA); and Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.


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