Sierra Leone’s Minister of Basic and Senior Secondary Education and Chief Innovation Officer for the Directorate of Science, Technology, and Innovation, Dr. David Moinina Sengeh has emerged as the second most outstanding African Achiever for 2022.
Dr. David Moinina Sengeh was among the 31 nominees. The public was urged to nominate Africans who have made an outstanding contribution toward the realization of African self-determination, dignity, and exceptionalism.
The African Genius Awards, which reward exceptional Africans working to advance Africa’s competitiveness, problem-solving skills, and self-love, are run in partnership between Plus 94 Research and Priority Performance Projects and the University of Pretoria (UP).
AGA recognizes any individual who possesses unique characteristics and skills and has used them to address challenges or to impact African societies in ways that are uplifting, transformative and build the esteem of Africans, and that inspire them to make significant contributions to the continent and its countries’ development in different ways.
The awards are being held for a second year. This year (2022), 31 finalists were shortlisted from 69 people nominated by the public and the Adjudication Committee. “This is almost three times the number of entries received in 2021. The top four participating countries were Sierra Leone, South Africa, Nigeria, and the USA, with common fields or skills being recognized in leadership, philanthropy, entrepreneurship, and innovation.”
The 702’s Bongani Bingwa held this year’s event at the University of Pretoria’s Future Africa Institute on Africa Day, 25 May. 2022.