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FAIR Ngoma Awards

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The 2nd Edition of the Fairtrade Africa Impact Recognition (FAIR) Ngoma Awards will take place on Thursday 25th June 2020 at Safari Park Hotel and Casino in Nairobi, Kenya.

Ngoma means drum in Kiswahili. Drums are a revered instrument in Africa with a rich history. In Africa drums hold a deeper symbolic and historical meaning. They were an important accompaniment in ceremonies like births, deaths, marriage, initiation, dance and also an important symbol in battle used to stir up emotion. Drums play a significant role in the definition of the African culture. Its influence resonates across the continent bringing togetherness, a common pulse and a common rhythm.

Fairtrade Africa chooses to drum to celebrate and recognize Producers across the continent. We drum to recognize the fruit of their labour and farming as a business, we drum to recognize the role they individually play in determining their own destiny!

Fair Ngoma Awards Categories

Hired Labour Organisation

  • Gender Committee Of The Year
  • Gender Committee Of The Year
  • Premium Committee Of The Year
  • Workers Rights Champion Of The Year
  • Most Supportive Hired Labour Management
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Small Producer Organisation

  • Environmental Champion
  • Spo chair of the year
  • Income Diversification
  • Social Compliance champion (child protection, gender, youth champions)
  • Best Value Addition to Products
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Special Award

  • Most Enterprising Youth
  • Climate Award
  • Premium Project With Most Impact
  • Most Innovative In Premium Project
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Award Calendar


Launch and call for entries


Ongoing submissions


Submissions close
1st Level judging and shortlisting


Ongoing submissions


Field Verification


2ndLevel judging


NGOMA Awards

Submission Process

  • Submissions open on 14th January 2020 and close on 16th March 2020.
  • In addition to submitting entries on behalf of their organization, all stakeholders are encouraged to nominate a producer organisation for consideration.
  • Submissions must be made through the entry forms on the website: Be sure to follow the guidelines laid out in the forms and category descriptions, as the judges will use this information to evaluate the entries.
  • Only entries from paid up members will be under consideration for the Ngoma Awards 2020.

Evaluation Process

An independent judging panel will be established to review the submissions and select the award recipients according to their entries. The evaluation process will be conducted from March to May 2020.