Meet the winners

Observatoire pour la Développement de la Jeunesse (ODJ)

A nonprofit organisation that believes that investing in young people means building the future. Its vision “to eradicate poverty and inculcate a culture of citizenship in the youth”. 



Illume Creative Studio

A communications agency specialising in designing concepts and developing and marketing content.

Muda Africa

builds Tanzanian and East African youth into professional dance artists who are employable worldwide. They will partner with East African Night of Tolerance/Amizero Dance Compagnie and Soul-Xpressions.

Sudan Film Factory

Sudan Film Factory provides and promotes the concept of high-standard quality media coverage and production by providing the tools, and venue that mediates the process of documenting its events.


Zanzibar International Film Festival

ZIFF, also known as Festival of the Dhow Countries, is an annual film festival held in Zanzibar, Tanzania and is one of the largest cultural events in East Africa. It was established to develop and promote film and other cultural industries as a catalyst for regional social and economic growth.


African Mosaique

African Mosaique is a fashion and design company that promotes the manufacturing and export of African-sourced and manufactured clothing, accessories, and fashion to local and international markets.


Indian Ocean Commission

Indian Ocean Commission is an intergovernmental organisation comprising five member states. Part of their mandate is to promote diversified cooperation for the sustainable development of the Indian Ocean region through a cultural strategy with seven pillars.

Uweza Foundation

A community-led and driven organisation that endeavors to serve young people living in the informal settlement of Kibera in Nairobi. They provide unique opportunities for youths to pursue a path to a better future through the discovery and development of talents and abilities.


Kenya Cultural Centre

is a Semi-Autonomous Government Agency under the Ministry of Sports, Culture and Heritage established by the Kenya Cultural Centre Act CAP 218 and mandated to provide for the performance of music, drama and dancing, for the exhibition of works of art and craft, for the holding of meetings for discussion of matters of literary, historical, scientific or educational interest or importance, and for connected purposes as may be approved by the Governing Council.

Buni Media

is a multimedia organization that uses the power of satire, storytelling, media, and creative expression to fight for an open and accountable society, participatory governance, and freedom of expression to grow the innovative ecosystem.