The Moro Naba, the traditional and spiritual leader of Burkina Faso, is the recipient of the first Macky Sall Prize for Dialogue in Africa, 2017.
According to a press release from the Independent Center for Research and Initiatives for Dialogue (CIRID) of 15 September 2017, the information was delivered to the person concerned and then to the Head of State of Burkina Faso, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, by a CIRID delegation led by its founding president, Deo Hakizimana, in Ouagadougou.
“The latter was nominated for this first edition in the same way as the Bishops of the Congo. But finally, it the King of the Mossiwon,” stated the CIRID communique.
Established on 2 June 2016 by the Independent Center for Research and Initiative for Dialogue (CIRID), the “Macky Sall Prize for Dialogue in Africa” is a distinction to honor and encourage all initiatives of political and social dialogue in Africa. It sends a signal of respectability in support of the efforts of an institution such as the AU and the five regional groups from which our states, including the diaspora, which, according to the AU, is the 6thgeopolitical force of the continent.
The Prize is endowed with an annual envelope of 50,000 euros, or nearly 33 million FCFA.
The official award ceremony is to be held in Geneva and will be chaired by the Senegalese head of state Macky Sall, the sponsor of the award, in the presence of other African presidents and the winner. The award date will be announced at a later date.
Based in Geneva, the Independent Center for Research and Initiative for Dialogue (CIRID) is an institution with consultative status with the United Nations.