Our Apex Award is given to an exceptional individual who achieved widespread success and recognition in the sector through their approach to challenges, their commitment to implementing innovative solutions, and the achievements they chalked over the year in review. The results of these efforts must prove beneficial to Ghana’s energy development. Both public and private sector personalities are considered under this category. However, Male and Female recipients are awarded separately.
This award recognises exemplary forward-thinking organisational heads who through their leadership style and organisational achievements have demonstrated a clear vision and commitment to building strategic plans to achieve long-term goals that advance Ghana’s energy development. The awardee must stand tall among his/her peers.
This honour is given to individuals who have left an indelible mark on Ghana’s energy sector by going above and beyond to contribute to the sector’s development. The award is intended for persons with not less than ten (10) years of documented achievements in the sector with notable projects or policies to their credit.
Awarded to a company which is rapidly growing by establishing itself as a significant player in the energy sector. The company must demonstrate a long term strategy for building and financing sustainable business growth. A company must be in operation for less than ten (10) years to qualify (Nominee application must include copy of Registrar General’s Certificate to Commence Business)
Ghana hopes to achieve universal access to electricity – 99.8% by 2030. This award will be given to organisations or individuals that are advancing projects, initiatives or solutions that contribute to scaling up rural electrification and keeping power on in a sustainable and environmentally responsible manner.
Awarded to a body of experts under a corporate body that provide strategic research and advocacy on various energy sector issues that are of significance on a national and global level. The think tank must excel in public engagement on a wide range of policy issues with the aim of advancing debate, facilitating cooperation between relevant stakeholders, increasing accountability and transparency, educating the public, and advancing the growth of Ghana’s energy sector.
Recognises initiatives that demonstrate a strategic approach to tackling carbon emissions and protect the environment. Following the adoption of the initiative, the carbon footprint of the specific organisation or locality must have significantly decreased.
Awarded to an individual that provided strategic insights and advocacy on various energy sector issues that are of significance on a national and global level. The individual must excel in public engagement on a wide range of policy issues with the aim of advancing debate, facilitating cooperation between relevant stakeholders, increasing accountability and transparency, educating the public, and advancing the growth of Ghana’s energy sector.
Awarded to an outstanding journalist, correspondent, reporter, writer, anchor, documentary maker, editor or media personnel, who served the sector and public interest through sound reporting and exceptional work. The nominee must have presented relevant and credible energy-related news that highlights issues, educates the public and is impactful.
Under the Energy Transition Framework, Ghana’s projected diverse energy mix will contain 21 GW of renewable energy, giving the country the chance to commercialize its renewable energy carbon credit and staying true to its pledges to a future with net-zero emissions. This award recognises renewable energy deployment projects that are delivering significant carbon savings.
The long-term targets of Ghana’s Energy Transition Framework require oil and gas sector companies to gradually diversify their operations given the risks of; reduced funding for fossil-related projects; potential stranded assets; potential royalties, revenue and job losses among others. This award recognises proactive oil and gas companies taking bold steps to explore new opportunities to diversify their portfolio and embrace low-carbon investments.
Ghanaians must share in the long-term vision of Ghana’s Energy Transition Framework if it is to be well-implemented. This honour is given to an exemplary person who has shown a commitment to this vision and has significantly contributed to the development of a net-zero energy system by their position, actions, achievements, and consistent public engagement.
This award recognises the stellar pioneering contributions of persons to Ghana’s clean energy development prior to the creation of the Energy Transition Framework. This is done to honour the trailblazers whose efforts set us on the path to a gradual and just transition, and to inspire others to continue. The candidate must have demonstrated inspiring leadership, a strong sense of personal responsibility, and substantial influence as a force for change.