Thomson Reuters Foundation Wins British Expertise International Award

by Zeina Najjar
Friday, 21 April 2017 14:09 GMT

Wealth of Nations Programme Manager, Derek Thorne, accepting the Award for International Capacity Building Project at the British Expertise International Awards on April 5th, 2017.

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Our Wealth of Nations Programme, funded by generous support from Norad, took home the British Expertise International Award for best International Capacity Building Project on April 5th, 2017.

Wealth of Nations (WoN) works with the Africa’s leading journalists and media organisations to expose those responsible for abusing tax and plundering assets.

The amounts lost are far in excess of the sums received by Africa in the form of foreign aid and remittances, and yet this phenomenon is rarely the subject of in-depth media investigation.

WoN has engaged 145 journalists and 12 newsrooms over 3 years, building key capacity in the media, and has raised greater awareness among citizens and decision makers across 36 countries. In reporting illicit finance, 425 stories were published in local and international media outlets.

Learn more about Wealth of Nations here.

The British Expertise International Awards take place every year and showcase the best work of UK organizations on the international stage. Entries come from the worlds of design, engineering, architecture, and international development. The 10 categories were judged by a panel of industry experts and chaired by His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester.