It was announced last night that M4JAM and Columba Leadership are finalists for the Unilever Global Development Award!!!
So, I am sure you are asking what is the Unilever Global Development Award? Well, this award identifies and recognises Businesses that demonstrate a positive impact on the Global Goals for Sustainable Development to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all.
Here is why M4JAM and Columba Leadership were nominated for the Award.
“M4JAM’s main goal is simple to define: it wants to be the biggest creator of jobs for youth in South Africa, a country where youth unemployment is close to 60%. For M4Jam – a micro-jobbing platform that connects potential employees to companies through an app – its experience in ‘informal’ markets, coupled with its tech-based platform, will help it to achieve its goal; last September it partnered with Columba Leadership (CL) which has a national network of values based social entrepreneurs. Collectively the two organisations hope to unlock opportunities for young people in underserved communities to participate in supply chains traditionally dominated by large corporations. 5,000 graduates from 130 schools in six provinces have taken part in this burgeoning programme to date.”
The finalists comprise of the following Companies: Agro America; Ayzh; Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group; Grassroots Eco-build; Live Well; Modelez International; R Twining and Co;
The Society for Engineering and Technology in Africa Foundation; Sproxil; Sunny Money; Water Health and What 3 Words
M4JAM will be presenting in London in May and the Winner will be announced in July
For more information please follow this link: (http://awards.bitc.org.uk/home-page/the-unilever-global-development-award-shortlist)