Ugandan Journalist Nila Yasmin wins the 2019 APO Group African Women in Media Award

Nila Yasmin, APO Group African Women in Media Award Winner receiving the APO Group African Women in Media Award from Nicolas Ponpigne-mognard, Founder and chairman, APO Group

Ugandan journalist Nila Yasmin is the winner of the inaugural APO Group African Women in Media Award 2019.

The award recognises, celebrates and empowers African women journalists who support female entrepreneurship in Africa.

Yasmin was pronounced the winner at the just concluded 5th Africa Women Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) ( hosted at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) on 29-30 October 2019. 

AWIEF is a prestigious annual event that sees global thought leaders, industry experts, policymakers, academics, development organisations and investors gather to dialogue, connect, network, share, collaborate and transact in a combined effort to boost Africa’s entrepreneurship ecosystem for women.

The jury voted Nila Yasmin as the winner for her article “Aweko Faith Is Turning Uganda’s Waste Into Wealth.”

Nila Yasmin making a speech after receiving her award. Picture: APO

She will be bestowed with a USD 2,500 cash prize, an all-expenses-paid trip to a prestigious International Women’s Forum, and online courses from one of the most respected international universities


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