The Africa-America Institute (AAI) in New York will present MTN Group with the Corporate Social Responsibility Award next month.
With 272 million subscribers, Africa’s largest telecom company will be honoured for transforming communications across the continent, bridging the digital gap, catalysing economic growth, and enhancing living standards.
MTN Group President and CEO Ralph Mupita will accept the award on behalf of the company on September 19th at AAI’s 70th Anniversary Gala.
“MTN is pleased to receive the Corporate Social Responsibility Award from AAI,” the company announced today.
“More information on the award and how MTN is a catalyst for socioeconomic development by bridging the digital and financial divide across the continent will be shared closer to the time.”
The AAI is a 70-year-old organisation dedicated to fostering contact between Africa and America via education, training, and dialogue.
According to AAI, nearly 23,000 Africans have earned scholarships and fellowships since its inception in 1953.
Among the alumni are Namibian President Hage Geingob, Côte d’Ivoire President Alassane Ouattara, Niger President Mohamed Bazoum, and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa.