Raleigh, NC, U.S.A. — Stop Hunger Now Southern Africa CEO Saira Khan will receive two prestigious awards from the Centre for Economic and Leadership Development (CELD) during the South America-Africa-Middle East–Asia Women Summit in Dubai on Dec.13, 2016.
Khan is receiving the Global Inspirational Women Leadership Award in recognition of her work in eradicating hunger as well as the United States Congressional Commendation Award, and will also be inducted into the Global Women Leaders Hall of Fame.
In addition, Khan has been named one of Amazons Watch Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential Women in Emerging Economies. Published by CELD, the magazine serves as a leading voice for women in the developing regions of Asia, Africa, Middle East and South America.
Furo Giami, CELD executive director, shared that Khan is being recognized for her contributions to the development of the African region through her impactful work at the Stop Hunger Now Southern Africa, as well as her influential role as a seasoned thought-leader in the region. “We are very delighted to be able to honor the hard work and achievements of Ms. Khan and Stop Hunger Now Southern Africa, an initiative that has brought immense joy, succour, and life to the world’s most vulnerable,” said Giami.
During the Summit on Dec. 13, some of the most influential women leaders and stakeholders in emerging economies will meet to collaborate efforts to increase opportunities for women.
About Stop Hunger Now
Stop Hunger Now works to end hunger by providing food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable people, and by creating a global commitment to mobilize the necessary resources. Based in Raleigh, North Carolina., U.S.A., Stop Hunger Now operates meal packaging programs in 20 U.S. cities and in six international locations. Stop Hunger Now Southern Africa, started in 2009, has operations in Johannesburg Cape Town and Pietermaritzburg with a new branch planned for East London in 2017. For information, visit www.stophungernow.org.