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Okonjo-Iweala wins Int’l Service Award of World Affairs Councils of America

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A former Minister of Finance in Nigeria, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has won the 2020 International Service Award of the World Affairs Councils of America (WACA).

The World Affairs Councils of America is the largest nonprofit grassroots organization in the United States dedicated to educating and engaging the public on global issues.

Dr. Okonjo-Iweala broke the news on her Twitter handle late Tuesday.

The former Minister, while receiving the award, thanked WACA for bringing the world to America through its actions and activities.

SHe noted how interconnected the world has become and the need to be each other’s keeper.

She posted:

Honored to win the 2020 International Service Award of the World Affairs Councils of America. Thank You @WACAmerica for bringing the world to America through dialogue, debate & action! #COVID19 shows us how interconnected the world is & how important it is to be each other’s keeper.

The World Affairs Councils of America confirmed the award on its Twitter handle.

It expressed “true honor and delight” to present its International Service Award to Okonjo-Iweala and hoped for more fruitful collaboration in the future!

WACA tweeted:

We had the most wonderful conversation with you, @NOIweala, at our #WACA2020 Conference: #FrontiersinDiplomacy. It was our true honor & delight to present you w/ WACA’s International Service Award. We hope to work w/ you much more in the future! Thank you!

Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is the Board Chair of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (Gavi), the Board Chair of African Risk Capacity Group (ARCapacity), and former Managing Director of Operations in the World Bank.

She is currently tipped to be appointed the Managing Director of World Trade Organization (WTO).

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