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!
Launch and call for entries
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.