– The German Africa Foundation (DAS) announced today that the jury Dr. Daniel Bekele unanimously bestowed the highest award DAS in Germany for “his lifelong commitment to human rights in Ethiopia”.
The foundation’s declaration also recognized the key role that Daniel Bekele played in it, ” to significantly reshape the Ethiopian Commission on Human Rights and to work successfully for greater independence and the expansion of its powers ”. The foundation further stated that the award will be presented in a festive ceremony in November 2021.
Award that has been presented annually for over 25 years,
celebrates Africans who are leaders and invaluable in their field
Contributions to progress and progress. Past recipients include alumni
The Malian President Alpha Oumar Konaré, Ghanaian lawyer and diplomat
Mohammed Ibn Chambas and Kenyans
Anti-corruption activist John Githongo. Daniel Bekele will be the first
Ethiopian who receives this award.
The winners are selected by an independent jury made up of experts and officials from the Federal Foreign Office, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and various cross-party representatives of political organizations and personalities from the country. The jury selects from a list of nominees and suggestions from German embassies, foreign representations of public and private organizations with activities in Africa.
The employees of the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission warmly congratulate Daniel Bekele and join the German Africa Foundation in appreciation his leadership and dedication to the cause of human rights. “We at EHRC readily testify that Daniel is a living example of change happening by being the change you want to see,” said Rakeb Messele Aberra, Deputy Chief Commissioner, on the occasion; “His door has never been closed to anyone who needs him, he works twice as hard as his employees and has an unmatched ability to get the best out of people. We are indeed proud to vote for this recognition from our Chief Commissioner. ” Dispatch