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Vida Duti, Country Director of IRC Ghana wins the 2019 OFID Annual Award for Development

Published on: 19/07/2019

The Hague, 19 July 2019 – IRC proudly announces that our Country Director for Ghana Ms Vida Duti has won the 2019 OFID Annual Award for Development for her exemplary dedication to delivering safe, reliable & affordable water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services to the people of Ghana, especially in Asutifi North District. She receives US$ 100,000 from OFID in recognition.

Duti receives the 2019 OFID Annual Award from Indonesia’s Minister of Finance, HE Sri Mulyani Indrawati. Photo credit: OFID Multimedia

On receiving the award at OFID's headquarters during the 40th Annual Session of the organisation's Ministerial Council in Vienna, Vida Duti said:

"I dedicate this award to the people of Ghana and the Asutifi North district for whose quest I gained this recognition. I wish to express my profound gratitude to the Chairman and Ministerial Council, the management and staff of OFID. I assure you of my resolve to work harder towards improving the quality of life for people in the developing world, especially Ghana".

A video impression of the work in Ghana

For more information read OFID's press release here.

Editor's notes

About the Award

The OFID Annual Award for Development was introduced in 2006 to highlight the achievements of organisations and individuals in poverty reduction and sustainable development. Past winners include: Bangladesh-based BRAC, for its support of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh; the Foundation for Integral Development in Guatemala; Syrian refugee Doaa Al Zamel; the Children's Cancer Hospital in Egypt; Kenya's Kakenya Center for Excellence; Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan; Dr Mazen Al-Hajri, renowned ENT surgeon and philanthropist; Professor Muhammad Yunus; and Bartolina Sisa National Confederation of Peasant Indigenous Native Women of Bolivia.

Congratulatory messages can be sent to OFID.

See this tweet from OFID with the announcement of the award.

About OFID

The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) is a development finance institution created to foster social and economic progress in the developing world. OFID Uniting against Poverty.
For more information visit the OFID website

About IRC

We're catalysts of change, working in every corner of the WASH sector to build and strengthen systems that transform lives. With sector colleagues, we are currently using our expertise to deliver WASH systems in six countries and 21 districts and municipalities. We work with local and national governments and with international partners across the world to promote systems thinking and delivery. Our international team is made up of over 90 recognised WASH service specialists and dedicated field staff, based in our focus countries, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Honduras, India and Uganda, and international experts in the United States and our head office in The Hague, the Netherlands.
For more information visit the IRCWASH website.


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