Okonjo-Iweala received the award in recognition of her focus on implementing development programs that benefit the poor.
Okonjo-Iweala received the award in Washington DC in recognition of her focus on implementing development programs that benefit the poor and less privileged.
“I appreciate the Trustees of the Global Fairness Award for recognizing a lifetime devoted to development, including the privilege I have now of working for children’s immunization, through Gavi, and for managing climate risk in Africa through the African Risk Capacity,” Okonjo-Iweala said.
“Let 2017 be a year of continued fight for fairness for the most vulnerable among us, and those left behind in this world,” she added.
Other people who were honoured with the award include Filipino development consultant, Cristina Liamzon and American lawyer, Randi Weingarten.