Saturday, 25 October 2014

Drivers of Chenge Awards

Dear Mr Lopes de Araujo,

I hope this message finds you well. Just a note to follow-up on the communication from Ms Tamarin Marshman for being shortlisted as a finalist in this year's Investing in the Future and Drivers of Change awards.

The Southern Africa Trust and the Mail and Guardian would be honoured to have you and your partner as a guest and finalist at the awards ceremony to be held on Tuesday, 28 October 2014 at the Polo Room, Inanda Club, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa.

The Drivers of Change awards were established eight years ago to recognise individuals and organisations from across the southern African region that inspire innovative partnerships, practices, and strategies to make a real and lasting impact on poverty, especially through collaboration amongst state and non-state actors.  These individuals and organisations are living examples of how things can be done differently. The awards inspire many others in government, business, and civic organisations to cooperate in new approaches to overcome poverty in southern Africa. The awards are presented in four different categories: individual; business; civil society; and government. This year’s awards will also highlight corporates’ contribution to youth development, job creation, anti-poverty and development work that improves the lives of the poor.

The Trust is a regional donor and policy development organisation that supports deeper and wider engagement between governments, businesses, and citizen groups to overcome poverty. To date, the Trust has funded over 169 organisations in support of more than 276 anti-poverty initiatives across the 15 southern African countries, Kenya, Uganda and Ghana. More information on the Southern Africa Trust may be found at

The Mail and Guardian newspaper is a leading weekly newspaper published in South Africa with an online publication and a print distribution footprint across 12 countries in southern Africa. The newspaper is regarded as a premier news source on southern Africa. More information about the Mail & Guardian newspaper may be found at

We would be greatly honoured if you could attend this regional event.

Kindest regards

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