Awards

Forbes 30 Under 30: Social Entrepreneur

Kennedy Odede was named one of Forbes 30 Under 30: Social Entrepreneurs in 2014. Forbes 30 Under 30 features tomorrow’s brightest talent, highlighting 30 up-and-coming stars under the age of 30 in 12 different categories.

People’s Choice Award for Outstanding Social Entrepreneur

Kennedy Odede won the 2014 People’s Choice Award for Outstanding Social Entrepreneur from the African Leadership Network, which honors African leaders who demonstrate business excellence and social impact.

Business Daily: Top 40 Men Under 40

Kennedy Odede was selected to the 2014 cohort of Business Daily’s prestegious “Top 40 Men Under 40” which shines a light on Kenya’s young executives to watch.

Future Awards Africa

In the 2014 Future Awards Africa, which unveils the continent’s brightest economic prospects, Kennedy was honored with the Advocacy Prize.

Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award

Kennedy was honored with the 2014 Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award for his outstanding dedication, one of Ali’s 6 core principals that define the next generation of humanitarians.

Transform Kenya Award

Kennedy won the 2014 Transform Kenya Awards Rookie of the Year award which recognizes a young change driver under age 30 whose work has been transformative to a degree beyond his or her years.

Aspen Institute New Voices Fellow

Kennedy Odede was a 2013 Aspen Institute New Voices Fellow, a project dedicated to fostering enlightened leadership and open-minded dialogue.

Clinton Global Initiative Outstanding Partnership

SHOFCO’s partnership “Building a Better Kibera” was featured as an outstanding partnership in the Clinton Global Initiative’s 2013 annual meeting.

Huffington Post’s Ignite Good Challenge

In 2013, Jessica Posner was Huffington Post’s Ignite Good Challenge Early Entry Winner.

Humanity in Action Senior Fellow

Kennedy Odede was a 2012 Senior Fellow with Humanity in Action. Humanity in Action supports Senior Fellows with educational and professional development opportunities and encourages them to collaborate through the Humanity in Action network and Senior Fellows Associations around the world.

Bluhm/Helfand Innovation Fellowship Winner

Jessica Posner was a 2011 Bluhm/Helfand Innovation Fellowship Winner. The award recognizes young people making an incredible impact through social innovation.

Clinton Global Initiative University Project Award

Kennedy Odede was awarded an Outstanding Student Commitment Award from the Clinton Global Initiative University Project in 2011.

Dell Social Innovation Competition Grand Prize Winner

Kennedy Odede was the grand prize winner of the 2010 Dell Social Innovation Competition, a competition that rewards social entrepreneurs looking to better the world.

Echoing Green Fellows

Both Kennedy Odede and Jessica Posner were Eching Green fellows in 2010. Echoing Green’s Fellowship Programs offers support to emerging leaders working to bring about positive social change.

VH1 Do Something! Awards

Jessica Posner was the grand prize winner of the 2010 Do Something! Awards.