Africa Peace Builder Award 2016 Winners

 Africa Peace Builder Award 2016 WINNER! 

Congratulations to the winner of the 1st ever Africa Peace Builder Award, Arielle Ahouansou from Benin.



Arielle was able to successfully finish in first position with a total of 10,222 votes despite the challenges she faced as the other nominees.

How did you feel when you got the news of your nomination?

“It was such a feeling of honour, pride and satisfaction. Honour to know that I will have the privilege to represent my country for this prestigious competition, after having proven the growing scale of our local peace revolution. The satisfaction feeling came from the fact that every little of my effort in the past could been recognized and rewarded at that moment”… More




Arielle AHOUANSOU is 23 years old medical doctor from Benin. She has a strong passion for leadership growth and has been working with Benin youths through the NGO she founded in early 2014, Arielle was selected to join the 1st African Youth Amani Fellowship in Thailand but could not make it because she got robbed on her way from Benin to Nigeria for visa by road.

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1st Runner Up

Salma Abdalla (Sudan)


Salma Abdalla is a 27 years old Marketing and Digital Media Specialist from Sudan living in Qatar.She is the co-founder of Andariya, a bilingual digital cultural platform for multimedia content.

Salma took the lead in the polls many times and finally finished in second place pulling a total of 9,585 votes.


2nd Runner Up

Wadi Ben-Hirki (Nigeria)


Wadi Ben-Hirki is a 19 years old Nigerian. She is a final year student at Covenant University, Nigeria, and the founder of Wadi Ben-Hirki Foundation.

Wadi was right behind in the first few days of voting but was able to finish up in third position  pulling together 7,195 votes.