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2016 GLOBAL PILOT AWARDS:

Every year alongside the Pilot International Conference, Pilot International rewards all those people, companies and organizations who are making a difference in their societies locally, regionally and internationally through its international awards project called the Global Pilot Awards. The following award categories are ready for nominations for the 2016 Global Pilot Awards:

  • Sustainable Development Award
  • Investment Award
  • Community Economic Development Award
  • International Development Award
  • Climate Change Mitigation Award
  • Renewable Energy Award
  • Global Export Award
  • Environmental Award
  • Waste Reduction Award
  • Innovation Award
  •  Leadership Award
  •  Green Award
  •  Philanthropy Award

Send your nomination of the award of your choice, and accompany it with ¼ page profile explaining achievements, and a personal picture or logo of the nominee to: info@pilot-int.org. Please note that the award nomination fee must be paid at the time of submission of the nomination information.
The deadline to receive award nominations is 31st August 2016. The winners will be announced and awards bestowed on the 17th November 2016 at the closure of the 2016 Pilot International Conference.


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2013 Global Pilot Award winner recognized

Faculty of Community Recognized with a Globe Award

Endorsed by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, Republic of Uganda, The World Clean Technology Summit which took place 31 October – 2 November 2013 at Fairway Hotel, Kampala Uganda, and attracted global attendance, case studies and projects from Uganda and around the world,
concluded with an award giving by Pilot International.
The Faculty of Community, University of Gezira, which was the only institution recognized by Pilot International for 2013 received a globe award. This is in recognition for its efforts in innovation that have spearheaded the empowerment of women by putting in place policies, actions and measures to
facilitate sustainable development on a global scale.
One of the objectives of Pilot International is to facilitate countries to achieve 3 Global Millenium Development Goals, one of which is to promote gender equality and women empowerment.
The faculty of community has done commendable work in this regard by empowering grassroots and vulnerable women through its community orientation programs, who without the efforts of the Faculty of Community would find it more difficulty accessing a meaningful quality of life.
The award was bestowed upon the Dean, Faculty of Community on the evening of 1st November 2013, by the CEO of Street Feet, and a re-known entrepreneur in Uganda.

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2013 Global Pilot Awards Nominations now open
Nominations to the 2013 awards are invited from deserving institutions, individuals and projects from around the around.

Pilot International will celebrate winners with an awards ceremony at the closure of the World Clean Technology summit 31st October -2nd November 2013, at Kampala Uganda. Nominations will close by 1 October 2013.

Email your nomination form to: info@pilotinternationalconferences.com or deliver it at Pilot International, Plot 15/17 2nd Street Industrial Area, PO Box 22500 Kampala Uganda

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD NOMINATION FORM

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"Pilot International rewards Global Innovators"
Monday, October 01, 2012 Kampala Uganda
The world clean technology summit 26-28 September Kampala Uganda, concluded with an international awards ceremony to celebrate the 2012 award winners of the Global Pilot Awards. The event was presided over by The State Minister for Environment Hon. Flavia Munaaba who congratulated the winners and assured them of her support.

She later bestowed the awards upon the winners. The winners were: Chris Adam from Germany who took the Environmental Award; Proscovia Nalukwago Ssebunya who won the Energy Efficiency Award; Eskom Uganda won the Green Award; and SCOUL’s two projects won the Clean Energy and Corporate Social Responsibility awards.

According to the President & CEO Pilot International, Ms. Robinah K. Nanyunja, “Pilot International pledges to continue providing a global platform to promote sustainability, Clean energy as well as production of world green economies through strategic activities and events delivering global solutions, as well as rewarding all those projects, individuals and organizations who are really making a difference in their communities".

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2012 GLOBAL PILOT AWARD WINNERS!


We take great pleasure to announce, acknowledge and congratulate the finalists for the 2012 Global Pilot Awards. This recognition is in regards to their efforts to spearhead global sustainable innovations which are beneficial to human life, economic growth, with reduced or no negative impacts to the environment. Well done to you the 2012 Global Pilot Award Winners!

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ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD
CHRIS ADAM
ENVIRONMENTALIST AND INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER
ADAM + PARTNER
GERMANY/ETHIOPIA

Profile (Justification for Recognition):  

With his discovery of the Adam-retort, Adam had the vision that there must be an alternative to traditional charcoal production. Traditional charcoal production is the main source of worldwide charcoal supply for household fuel and this traditional production becomes more and more unacceptable under environmental considerations.
He had the idea to cleanly burn the volatiles during charcoal production, to create an installation which is pushing efficiency and to design it in a way that the system is acceptable to its user.
Adam is specialized in industrial design and appropriate technology and the “Adam-retort” was designed to this guidelines. The retort reduces harmful emission to the atmosphere to up to about 75% and saves about have (½) of the trees of biomass needed to produce charcoal.
The retort now works successful in many countries like Senegal, Kenya, South Africa, India, Thailand, etc. and it can be built by its owner due to a comprehensive construction manual.
The “Adam-retort” is also useful to produce biocharcoal for the new trend to use charcoal as a soil amendment. Agricultural residues and some left over from industrial production can be carbonized. The retort is a low-cost installation. Up to about 750kg of charcoal can be produced more environmentally friendly per retort per week. (See also Youtube.com, type search: “Adam-retort”).

 


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ENERGY EFFICIENCY AWARD
PROSCOVIA NALUKWAGO SEBUNYA
CEO
PROMOTERS OF EFFICIENT TECHNOLOGIES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
UGANDA


Profile (Justification for Recognition):
Proscovia Nalukwago Sebunya has been involved in the promotion of efficient renewable energy technologies since 1991. She has made sure that she includes innovations that have enabled utilization of the promoted energy technologies in a more sustainable way. She has promoted these technologies among people and institutions throughout the districts of Uganda.  As a result Proscovia has made sure she shares, imparts knowledge and skills which have improved the livelihoods of the people and sustainable development of the communities.  

 

 


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GREEN AWARD
ESKOM UGANDA LTD
HYDRO POWER GENERATOR IN UGANDA
ESKOM UGANDA LTD
UGANDA
 

PROFILE (Justification for Recognition):
Eskom Uganda Limited was awarded a 20 year Concession in April 2003 to operate and maintain the Nalubaale and Kiira Power Stations in Jinja and generates about 55% of Uganda’s electricity. Eskom Uganda generates hydro power, a green energy, from the waters of River Nile in Jinja.

Our Vision is to be Uganda’s Electricity Generator of Choice and our mission is to provide Reliable and Sustainable Hydro Power for National Development.

We are the leading hydro power generator in Uganda, a renewable energy, and are working to conserve the environment around the river and our community by engaging in the greening and tree planting initiatives.  

 

 


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CLEAN ENERGY AWARD
NAYAN DESAI
MANAGER-PROJECTS AND CDM
SUGAR CORPORATION OF UGANDA LTD (SCOUL)
UGANDA


PROFILE (Justification for Recognition):
Mehta Group owes its existence in Uganda since 1904. Sugar factory was however put up in 1924, since then Mehta Group being conscious of environmental issues and was taking action to improve the environment and ensuring that it is not spoiled.
With the installation of new distillery at SCOUL, it was decided to implement an advanced treatment plant to collect and use the biogas arising from the waste water  decomposition whereas there is no regulatory requirement for the implementation of such a specific waste water treatment technology as against the current practice of anaerobic lagoons without methane recovery system.
We are proud to pioneer anaerobic digester technology in Uganda and pave the way for further utilization.
This first of its kind project requires higher investment and technological risk than open lagoon system which will contribute to the sustainable development of Uganda in a number of ways next to the reduced GHG emissions:
The project will optimize the use of natural resources by using agro-industrial waste water, towards the generation of clean and renewable energy displacing fossil fuel and it will contribute to the development of renewable sources as per Uganda’s sustainable development objectives;
The project will enable the use of biogas instead of furnace oil which emits sulphur dioxide (SO2) and other objectionable emissions during its combustion;
The controlled environment in which spent wash is treated will reduce strong odour being emitted from degradable component of spent wash;
The use of domestically available biogas as an energy resource helps conserve foreign exchange, by reducing the need to import fossil fuels to meet the country’s growing energy requirements

 

 


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CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AWARD
PETER ARIHO

MANAGER- EHS
SUGAR CORPORATION OF UGANDA LTD (SCOUL)
UGANDA


PROFILE (Justification for Recognition):

Sugar Corporation of Uganda Limited (SCOUL) is a company following ISO 9001, 14000 and QEMS standards. SCOUL has a total of 6500 Employees with almost 4000 House members.
All house members get free medical treatment in one hospital of 60 beds with x-ray facility and maternity ward and 10 other dispensaries located in different areas. SCOUL also provides free lunch to almost 5000 employees everyday.
Besides this, 6000 Students get subsidized education from 3 Nursery, 15 Primary and 1 secondary school managed by SCOUL.
The Company has planted more than one million trees on 1500 Acres of land with latest agro-forestry techniques, and maintains almost 1000 km of roads for nearby villages at own cost. SCOUL management also organizes medical awareness camps for HIV/AIDS and Malaria at frequent intervals. SCOUL supplies free of cost electricity to their workers’ accommodation.
SCOUL has provided hand pumps for easy availability of water to their Estate camps. The company has from time to time supported victims during emergency like land slide in 2009. SCOUL helps out growers for training, land preparation and subsidized fuel and loan at low interest rates.

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2011 Global Pilot Award winners Announced

We take great pleasure to announce, acknowledge and congratulate global innovators and sustainability leaders who have come up as the finalists for the 2011 Global Pilot Awards. This recognition is in regards to their efforts to spearhead global sustainable innovations which are beneficial to human life, economic growth, as well as to the planet. Well done to you the 2011 Global Pilot Award Winners!

Award:
AFRICAN LEADER IN INNOVATION & SUSTAINABILITY AWARD

Nominee:  FRANK HABINEZA
Position: PRESIDENT
Organization:
DEMOCRATIC GREEN PARTY OF RWANDA/AFRICAN GREENS FEDERATION
Country: RWANDA

Profile (Justification for Recognition):
He was able to organise and lead a process that led to the official launching of the African Greens Federation, during the African Greens Congress held in April 2010, Kampala-Uganda. This followed a nine years struggle of African Greens trying to have a Greens Federation for Africa, since the Global Greens Congress held in Canberra, Australia in 2001.

Frank Habineza also led a process that approved the African Greens Charter, African Greens Constitution, Rules and Procedures. The Charter is an important document that defines what it means to be Green in Africa. He encouraged and supported efforts to establish the Ecological Party of Uganda, now fully registered and Zambian Revolutionary Green Party-fully registered. He was able to strengthen cooperation between African Greens, by conducting exchange visit to West and North Africa.

He was able to convene an African Greens Preparatory meeting in Benin, June 2009, which established the African Greens Movement and approved documents that were adopted by the African Greens Congress in Kampala in April 2010.  He was behind the revival of the Central African Greens network, which reinforced green activities in Chad, Central Africa Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola and Gabon. In his home country, Rwanda, he was part of a climate change campaign organized by Rwanda Green Society that planted 50,000 trees.

 


Award: COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AWARD
Nominee:  MIKKEL VESTERGAARD FRANDSEN
Position:   CEO
Company: VESTERGAARD FRANDSEN
Country:  SWITZERLAND

Profile (Justification for Recognition):
Vestergaard Frandsen (VF) is a European company based in Switzerland specializing in disease control products.  VF operates under a unique Humanitarian Entrepreneurship business model.  This “profit for a purpose” approach has turned corporate social responsibility into its core business of creating life-saving products for the developing world through its “Carbon For Water™” program. Strong support of the UN Millennium Development Goals is a defining characteristic of the company. 

VF’s products are designed to prevent waterborne, vector-borne and neglected tropical diseases, as well as reducing greenhouses gases to the atmosphere. Although Africa is considered among the most at-risk areas for climate change, less than 5% of carbon projects are based there. The “Carbon For Water”™ program makes a very important correction to the imbalance that exists in the global carbon market.

This is important because environmental experts believe that it’s preferable to encourage a country to build environmental protection into long-term development plans, rather than force them to clean up after industrialization has occurred and negatively impacted the health and environment. The program can combat disease and ensure environmental sustainability by reducing the use of wood and other fuels for cooking fires and removing tons of carbon from the atmosphere.

AWARD: INNOVATION & SUSTAINABILITY SCIENTIST AWARD
NOMINEE: ELHASSAN MOHAMED ELHASSAN ISHAG
POSITION: PROFESSOR
INSTITUTION: UNIVERSITY OF GEZIRA
COUNTRY:  SUDAN

Profile (Justification for Recognition)
As an obstetrician, he has been working in the field of research in maternal health for the length of my career. These include the field of labor induction by quite new method of introducing (Misoprostol), a drug which was used for the treatment of acute gastritis in internal medicine. He has published his researches in the International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics.

These publications lead to the registration of the drug in his country to be used in and licensed for induction of labor, postpartum hemorrhage, made the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologist to use his Data and incorporate it in the Cochrane Library analysis. The international society made use of his published data. The drug, Misoprostol is now considered globally as one of the most important drugs in obstetrics unlike its use in internal medicine. 

More over he has published more than (30) articles in different topics of maternity, maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality, malaria, urology, medical disorders and epidemics in pregnancy. He has more than (50) scientific writing on many web sites of medicine and initiatives, as member of more than (15) of them.

  He teaches, examine in all medical faculties in his country and serves as full time consultant gynecologist. His university is now celebrating his professorship, which was achieved in a minimum period of time, eleven years.

 


2010 Global Pilot Award winners

Award: HUMANITARIAN AWARD
Nominee: ALMAS JIWANI
Position: PRESIDENT
Organization: UNITED NATIONS FUND FOR WOMEN
Country: CANADA

Profile (Justification for Recognition)

A highly accomplished, dynamic and self-made business woman, who is not only a successful entrepreneur but also a passionate and gifted humanitarian. Currently, Almas is the President of the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) Part of UN Women Canada. She has also served several distinguished boards and portfolios of His Highness

The Prince Aga Khan Council for Canada and The Aga Khan University. With a mission of empowering and strengthening global women’s economic capacity as entrepreneurs and producers, Ms. Jiwani has been committed to achieving this goal through consistent serving several executive boards and portfolios and also through her many speaking engagements, which serve to enrich lives and uplift the status of women at all levels of development globally.

As a result, Ms. Jiwani has become a highly sought-after speaker at international conferences on women’s economic empowerment including gender equality and women’s human rights. She has also become a voice for many underprivileged women and girls who cannot speak, and continues to play a key role in building networks among charitable institutions and socially responsible businesses to encourage an enabling environment.

Most recently, the Greek Postal Authorities and the Government of Greece released a commemorative Hellas stamp and bestowed her with the Goddess Artemis Award 2010 and inducted her into Women’s Hall of Fame in Athens, for her extensive efforts in bridging nations, cultures and elevating the status of women in the developing world;

Ms. Jiwani is the first United Nations member and the second Canadian to be honoured with these prestigious recognitions. In addition, she has been recognized with several prestigious awards and certificates.

Canadian dignitaries and Federal Government have all recognized Ms. Jiwani’s unparallel commitment to her mission in life and her success in realizing her goals. The media has widely recognized her International achievements over the last few years. Most recently, she was featured “Woman of the Week” in Women’s Post Magazine; Rogers TV, First Local also recognized her achievements in a recent News segment. Ms. Jiwani’s impact and influence have created a lasting legacy for various Canadian communities and in other parts of the world.  Stories about her leadership and achievements have earned her enormous respect among from peers, making her first among equals.

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Award: CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Nominee: PIERRE DECLERCK
Position: COUNTRY MANAGER
Organization: BRUSSELS AIRLINES
Country: BELGIUM

Profile (Justification for Recognition)

In Uganda 95% of the population essentially relies on wood and charcoal to cook their daily meals and deforestation has become a serious issue. This project supported by CO2logic amongst others seeks to help save trees, reduce deforestation and ensure better living conditions for the local population by reducing harmful airborne pollutants in their household.

The project facilitates the widespread access to improved woodstoves technologies throughout the country by setting up small ventures with local manufacturers, supporting the development of sustainable distribution channels and subsidizing stove prices for end users. Each stove helps reduce wood and charcoal consumption by up 40% compared to other cooking methods and can save US $75 per year per family. 

Each woodstove contributes to reducing 1.4 tonnes of CO2 per year the equivalent of a return journey for one person from Brussels to Washington D.C. The woodstoves also create a reduction in the emission of harmful pollutants that frequently cause respiratory illnesses such as Pneumonia for children and women in Africa.

UNICEF estimates that 2 million children are killed by pneumonia every year. Pneumonia is the single largest cause of child death and reducing indoor air pollution is one of the key prevention measures. This carbon abatement project would not exist without the financial support coming from carbon offsetting.  The project and its CO2 reductions are independently registered and verified under the internationally recognized Gold Standard label.

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Award: INNOVATION & SUSTAINABILITY IN UNIVERSITIES’ AWARD
Nominee: ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY IN UGANDA (IUIU)
Position: UNIVERSITY
Country: UGANDA

Profile (Justification for Recognition)

Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) is an international university based in the Eastern Uganda. The University runs a variety of academic programs ranging from humanities to sciences. In a bid to address environmental and community health issues, the university established the departments of environment, food, health and biological sciences. The programs have been carefully designed to ensure sustainable development of the community as well as stimulating environmental citizenry.

IUIU applied for this award basing on the following achievements among others which are beneficial to the local communities and the nation at large. In order to improve on the health status of communities, the department of food science and nutrition has the following innovations: Avocado seed beverage which is rich in iron, essential fatty acids and anti oxidants. It is vital in prevention of cancer, anemia, hypertension and an immune booster etc. These are neglected diseases affecting most rural communities’ especially pregnant women. This beverage is caffeine and tannin free as compared to coffee and tea respectively.

It can be consumed easily as substitute for tea and coffee; Malewa (Bamboo shoots) powder which is a local delicacy of the Bagisu tribe has been improved. Besides improving and adding value to this food, the department is actively advocating for and preserving indigenous food products. This is in line with the objectives of adaptation to climate change by local communities in ensuring food security. The Malewa delicacy is rich in fiber, proteins, and minerals such as zinc, potassium and calcium. These minerals are important as anti oxidants and for bone and teeth formation.

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Award: EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP AWARD
Nominee: STEEL & TUBE INDUSTRIES LTD
Position: COMPANY
Country: UGANDA

Profile (Justification for Recognition)

STEEL & TUBE industries started with Manufacturing of steel products in November 2005 in Uganda. In a short span of 5 years of operations, it has grown into the leading steel manufacturer in Uganda & in the East African region. During this period, the Company has managed to grow at the Cumulative Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of more than 50% increasing its asset base by more than seven times. The Company is still undergoing an expansion project. We are a leader in the manufacturing of Steel products in East Africa, as shown by our exports, for example, the export to East African countries constitute 30%-35% of the Company's turnover.

The Company provides direct employment to over 250 people and indirect employments to more than 500 people. In its quest to provide affordable housing materials to the population at large, the Company has started opening up direct sales outlets in the Communities for easy accessibility. On the sustainability front, STEEL & TUBE industries have an environmental clearance certificate from National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA).

Besides this, the Company does not produce any hazardous waste/scrap to the environment, and this is because of its investment in Wrought Iron Machine line used for re-use of 80% of the scrap generated by its manufacturing process. The balance 20% scrap is being sold to the manufacturers having Hot Rolling facility for their melting & reusing.

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Award: WOMAN ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Name: UKKONIKA PRUDENCE
Title: MANAGING DIRECTOR
Company: K.ROMA LTD
Country: UGANDA

Profile (Justification for Recognition)

Having realized that there were no pure-natural fruit products in Uganda, Mrs. Ukkonika decided to start a company called K-Roma Ltd. Our products are Bella wines including: Sweet Red Wine from passion fruits, Golden Wine from pineapples, Hibiscus Wine from rosella/hibiscus plant, and Bella juices including Passion, Orange, Tangerine, Hibiscus, Pineapple, Cocktail, and Mango. Our entire are products are organic and are free from chemicals.

To date, K-Roma ltd is the leading producer of organic fruit wines and juices in Uganda. The company was registered with a capital investment of one million shillings and is to-date estimated at a worth of two hundred million shillings. It started with only 3 employees but to-date it employs over 20 workers.

Mrs. Ukkonika has motivated and advised the youth to take courses that will help them be job creators. She further advised the young and upcoming entrepreneurs to think positively, be initiative, determined and value quality if they are to succeed as entrepreneurs.

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Award: ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD
Nominee: UGANDA DOMESTIC BIOGAS PROGRAMME
Position: PROJECT
Organization: HEIFER INTRNATIONAL
Country: UGANDA

Profile (Justification for Recognition)

The Uganda domestic biogas program (UDBP) is a public private partnership with Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development as line ministry, HIVOS, SNV and Heifer International in Uganda as a country level national implementing agency. The UDBP targets small-scale cattle and piggery owners in areas where wood fuel is a serious challenge to poor households. 

It is a valuable technology that apart from providing clean cooking fuel provides gas for lighting, eliminates smoke from the kitchen and thus reduces related health problems such as respiratory ailments and eye infections, particularly affecting women. Biogas digesters also produce superior organic fertilizer (slurry) used in agriculture. The slurry improves soil fertility and thus increases agricultural productivity. UDBP plans to construct 12,000 household digesters by end of 2013. Scientists’ findings suggest that due to increased levels of carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide (GHGs) emissions, "warming of the climate system is unequivocal.

The trees are being cut down for firewood, and statistics suggest that tree cover in Uganda has reduced by 80%. A single biogas unit conserves 3 tonnes of fuel wood annually through fuel switching resulting in substitution of unsustainably harvested biomass and maintenance of forest habitat, with associated biodiversity and community benefits. This translates into prevention of release of 5.5tons of co2 into the atmosphere annually from one bio digester, resulting into environmental benefits from reduced contribution to global warming and climate change.

Energy conservation and efficiency are seen as the most immediate and cost-effective ways for energy users, including the private sector and individual consumers, to reduce their carbon emissions impacts. Biogas contains combustible methane, hence preventing the release of the GHG-Methane into the atmosphere.

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