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Ilke Platt shortlisted for the African Achievers Awards

Ilke Platt shortlisted for the African Achievers Awards

Ilke Platt, Founder of Poiyah Media has been shortlisted and selected as an Honouree for the 12th Edition of the African Achievers Awards (AAA) under the “Emerging Public Relations Practitioner” Award Category.

The Theme for this Year’s Ceremony & Summit; “Sustainable Development in Africa: through innovation, preservation and green energy” is scheduled for 20 September at the UK Houses of Parliament, London, United Kingdom.

The awards ceremony has fast become established as one of the biggest gatherings of influential and global African Achievers on the continent and has been rated by Forbes Magazine as one of the most prestigious award Ceremonies on the continent.

According to Beldina Auma, Chair of the Award Screening Committee, this award has been granted for its exceptional stride and contribution to the public relations industry in Namibia.

“AAA has partnered with top Global reputation management firm; Reputation Poll International (United Kingdom) for the 12th edition of the awards. Among the high point of the Ceremony, is the African Achievers Awards, which will be presented to Africans making a difference, while their stories will be projected to the Globe. We are happy to announce to you that you are part of the few selected African achievers on that list,” she confirmed.

According to Platt, the award nominations were reviewed by the Award Screening Committee to ensure they meet eligibility criteria. “The Advisory Committee evaluated the top-ranked nominees provided by the Award Committee and recommended the award winners to the Governing Board for final approval. It is an honour to be acknowledged and once more allow our Namibian work to reach global attention.



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