Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) stands with the SAWIP Team of 2014 and SAWIP-US Board Chair, Johan Broekhuysen, after receiving the 2014 SAWIP Ubuntu Award.

On June 24th 2014, the South Africa Washington International Program held its Annual Forum and Fundraiser at the Woodrow Wilson Center. Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) were awarded 2014 SAWIP Ubuntu award during the evening reception.

The Ubuntu award recognizes extraordinary commitment to Africa and a determination to work across party lines in support of enlightened African policies and programs.  SAWIP is honored to award Senator Coons, who serves as Chair of the Senate Subcommittee on African Affairs, and Senator Flake, who serves on the subcommittee as the Ranking Member, with our annual award.

Previous year’s recipients included , Congressman John Lewis (D-GA), Congressman Ed Royce (R-CA), the late Congressman Donald Payne (posthumously) and Senator Johnny Isakson.