The African Consulting Group (ACG) has awarded Executive Director of the Citizens Advocacy Network (CAN), Thomas Moore Conteh, as “Emerging Best Civil Society Leader of the year” during the National Civil Society Award 2018/2019 held on the 6th July 2019 at the Golden Tulip Hotel, Aberdeen Freetown.
According to ACG the aim of dishing out the awards is anchored in the belief of recognizing leadership and to empower individuals as well as organizations that have been playing tremendous roles in society which are very essential to moving the country forward.
The National Professional Awards also aim to raise the profile of dedicated professionals in the public and private sectors and highlight the contributions they are making towards developing a fairer, sustainable, peaceful and prosperous future for all Sierra Leoneans.
Commenting after receiving the Award, Thomas Moore Conteh disclosed that, “This award is heartily dedicated to the cause of promoting the ideals of human rights, the rule of law and democratic good governance in our beloved nation”.
This is not the first award Thomas Moore Conteh has received. In 2018 he was awarded and certified as a Youth Ambassador and also one of the 100 Most Influential Youth in Sierra Leone by the Federation of Patriotic Youth and Child Advocacy Network, the Ministry of Youth Affairs and the National Youth Commission. He was also recognized among the 100 Most Outstanding Sierra Leoneans 2019.
His organization, Citizens Advocacy Network (CAN) has been working to strengthen and expand democracy, human rights, the rule of law, electoral processes, monitoring and evaluating government’s policies and programs in Sierra Leone.
The Organization networks with citizens to build political and civic consciousness, to safeguard elections and promote citizens participation, openness and accountability in Governance and he has been a key player in achieving the objectives of the organization.
Because of his outstanding performances in the field of civil society that is why his contributions have been recognised globally.
“I remain humble and committed to promote the ideals of human rights, the rule of law and democratic good governance in our beloved country,” he proudly stated.