The top 10 humanitarian drivers in East and Southern Africa were celebrated on December 17 in the first ever Virtual Driver Recognition Programme Finals Ceremony.
For the fifth consecutive year, Fleet Forum facilitated the Driver Recognition Programme in East and Southern Africa. Fleet Forum set up this programme in 2015 to acknowledge the critical role that drivers play in the delivery of aid and development.
The Award Ceremony was a spectacular success, as over 80 attendees, including former participating Drivers, Country Directors and Global Fleet Managers from several countries were in attendance. The ceremony was also attended by organisations who have never participated in the event, potentially fostering interest to participate in 2021.
Joe Ruiz, Vice President of Social Impact and The UPS Foundation, Title Sponsor of the Driver Recognition Programme, recognised all drivers who have been navigating through the many challenges of the pandemic and commended them for their commitment, dedication and engagement in this 5th Edition of the Driver Recognition Programme.
2020 Key Winners include:
Safe Driving Challenge
1st place: Ronald Mwanje, WHO Uganda
2nd place: Siliman Omar, Action Against Hunger South Sudan
3rd place: Peter Mbai, IOM Kenya
Data Wizard Challenge: Ahmed Saidam, Unicef Tanzania
Leadership Challenge: Kim Koch, Save the Children Malawi