North-South Prize 2015 of the Council of Europe goes to Greek and Mozambique organizations

July 5, 2016

The North-South Prize is awarded to two candidates who have stood out for their exceptional commitment to promoting North-South solidarity. The 2015 Laureates are:

Lora Pappa

Ms Lora Pappa  is the founder of METAdrasi, Action for Migration and Development. Through the creation of METAdrasi, Ms. Pappa aimed to address long-standing gaps in the area of refugee protection and migration management in Greece. METAdrasi’s main focus has been primarily community interpretation and the care for unaccompanied minors. METAdrasi and Ms Pappa personally, have based their work on the highest standards of professionalism and ethics, developing specialist training methods, recruiting dedicated and committed staff, bringing pioneering methods and approaches benefitting refugees and vulnerable groups in multiple ways. Biography

Joaquim Chissano

Chairperson of the Joaquim Chissano Foundation, an organisation that promotes peace, social and economic development and culture in MozambiqueJoaquim Chissano has campaigned for peace in the African continent through his work as an envoy and peace negotiator for the United Nations. He has received the highest awards from many countries and has received several prizes, including the Chatham House in 2006 and the inaugural Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership in 2007. He is the founding member of the Mozambique Liberation Front (FRELIMO) and played a fundamental role in the 1974 negotiations on the independence of Mozambique, between FRELIMO and the Portuguese Government. Biography

Source: Centre Nord-Sud – Prix Nord-Sud

One Response to “North-South Prize 2015 of the Council of Europe goes to Greek and Mozambique organizations”


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