AfricAvenir's work has in recent years been internationally, continentally and nationally recognized and rewarded.
AfricAvenir's Mahnke Wins Award as Best Film Promoter at Zanzibar International FilmFest
The director of AfricAvenir's Namibian branch, Hans-Christian Mahnke, has been awarded at the Africa Film Development Awards held at the closing event of Zanzibar International Film Festival on 22 June 2014 Best Outstanding Film Promoter Award. This award was given for the first time and recognises Mahnke's outstandinng commitment for the promotion of cinema from Africa.
Prince Kum'a Ndumbe III Receives Two Awards at the "African Diaspora World Tourism Awards" in Atlanta, USA
Prince Kum'a Ndumbe III was honored with two awards at the ceremony of the "Hall of Fame honored celebrities - Hall of Fame Honorees" held on April 27 in Atlanta by the A.D. King Foundation and the African Diaspora World Tourism Awards. The first distinction introduced Prince Kum'a Ndumbe III into the inaugural Pantheon of Celebrities for his "dedication and outstanding contributions to trade in cultural heritage." The second distinction is a unique trophy honoring Prince Kum'a Ndumbe III as an "outstanding scholar of culture and heritage", an award in honor of Dr. Yosef Alfredo Antonio Ben-Jochannan, an Ethiopian, prominent Afro-centric scholars who devoted much of his life to highlighting the indigenous origins of African civilizations.
The trophy was presented to Prince Kum'a Ndumbe III by the famous Atlanta journalist Monica Kaufman Pearson at the Gala awards ceremony on April 27 at the Hotel Atlanta Airport Marriott. In presenting the award, Ms. Pearson exclaimed: "I have the honor to present the award to a compatriot, I am from Cameroon, I Bamiléké!", which provoked a explosion of joy by the Cameroonian delegation. The delagation was led by Sango Ngalame, a former Atlanta resident and president of the local chapter of the RDPC, upon request by the Ambassador of Cameroon in Washington, H.E. Atangana Foe.
AfricAvenir receives Prix International Condorcet-Aron pour la démocratie
The non-profit organisation AfricAvenir International, based in Berlin, Germany, was awarded the Condorcet-Aron Prize in the category for “Prix de la réalisation étrangère” (Prize for Foreign Achievement) in the “Parliament of the French Community of Belgium” in Brussels on 17th September 2009. The Prize, with a remuneration of 1,500€, is annually awarded by the Centre for Political Research and Teaching (CREP) with the aim of honouring committed individuals and organisations who are exceptional in championing the values of humanity and democracy. The individuals and initiatives receiving the award combine critical reflection and practical action to outstanding effect. The reasoning behind the jury’s decision in awarding the prize was as follows: “through its varied activities and cultural exchange AfricAvenir International helps raise awareness amongst the German public of a new perspective on the African continent. (…) The aim is not to talk about the African continent, but to offer a platform to African experts and activists so that a dialogue can be entered into concerning their views and ideas. At the same time AfricAvenir also manages to make a significant contribution to the critical reappraisal of the colonial history of Germany and Europe.” read more
AfricAvenir receives UNESCO Toussaint Louverture Medal
During the Opening Ceremony of the Festival "200 Years Later..." the President of UNESCO's Executive Council, Ambassador Joseph Olabiyi Babalola Yai awarded the organizers - AfricAvenir International e.V. and Werkstatt der Kulturen - with the "Toussaint Louverture Medal", which "celebrates contribution to the struggle against domination, racism and intolerance".
The medal was created on the occasion of the closing of the International Year to Commemorate the Struggle against Slavery and its Abolition and was first awarded to the famous Martiniquais poet Aimé Césaire and Abdias do Nascimento, a founder of the Teatro Expérimental do Negro, the first organization to introduce the rehabilitation of the Afro-Brazilian heritage in the fight against discrimination. The prize is named after the freed slave who led the fight for Haiti’s independence.
African Trophy of Civic Leadership & Commitment
On 13 December 2008 Prof. Kum'a Ndumbe III was awarded the African Trophy for Civic Leadership & Commitment in the Category "Arts & Cultures" for his relentless dedication at the head of AfricAvenir International in favour of African cultural renewal and renaissance. The ceremony took place in Benin and was held under the patronship of His Excellency Dr Thomas Boni YAYI, President of the Republic of Benin. read more
Best Cameroonian Website 2007 Award for AfricAvenir Website - NGO Category
AfricAvenir has received in the framework of the First Celebration of the Internet on 10 May 2007 at Hilton Hotel in Yaoundé, the trophy for the "Best Cameroonian Website 2007" in the "NGO Category". The event was organized by the Ngallé Foundation under the high patronship of the Minister of Communication and Telecommunications.
In the final phase AfricAvenir was competing with Bonabéri.com, CONESTEL and Synergies Africaines. The jury which consisted of Jean Francois Istasse from Canada, Damien Kaiser, Administrator of OPCommunication sprl from Belgium and Christian Ngalle du Cameroun. Public votes accounted for 10% said Damien Kaiser. The trophy was handed to Prince Kum'a Ndumbe III, founding director of AfricAvenir by Judith Ravin of the US Embassy in Yaoundé.
"www.africavenir.org convinces by its capacity of showing an Africa that moves forward, an Africa that knows where it comes from, an Africa that is in search of viable and concrete solutions", the jury commented its decision.