Oilwatch Africa heartily congratulates one of her members AFIEGO https://www.afiego.org/ as she is named one of the winners of the prestigious Right Livelihood Awards 2022.
This award comes as no surprise to us seeing that we are witnesses to your dedication, doggedness and hard work.We note that for over 12 years, AFIEGO has been promoting and supporting communities from the oil and gas regions in Uganda to protect their environment, land and human rights against oil and gas and other exploitative projects.AFIEGO stands up to the government through advocacy ,non-violent demonstrations and litigation in projects areas such as Tilenga, Kingfisher, the oil refinery, Hoima,East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) etc.This has sometimes landed AFIEGO staff in prisons with their life and properties under threat, yet AFIEGO has remained unfazed and unintimidated, this is highly commendable.
Dear AFIEGO, this award stands alone proudly witnessing your hard work and dedication and we the entire network of Oilwatch International and especially Oilwatch Africa heartily congratulates you. We hope that this award comes to encourage you and propel you to even greater heights.
The Right Livelihood Award https://rightlivelihood.org/ is an international award to “honour and support those offering practical and exemplary answers to the most urgent challenges facing us today.” The prize was established in 1980 by German-Swedish philanthropist Jakob von Uexkull.